Former government agent Raymond "Red" Reddington (James Spader) has eluded capture for decades. But he suddenly surrenders to the FBI with an offer to help catch a terrorist under the condition that he speaks only to Elizabeth "Liz" Keen (Megan Boone), a young FBI profiler who's just barely out of Quantico.
After decoding information embedded in the fulcrum, Red must stop an imminent threat; Liz looks for answers about her past. The team tracks down a smuggler with ties to the .... well, whatever we're calling it these days. [more inside]
Red and Liz catch wind that Andras Halmi, a trusted advisor of The Director, has gone missing.
Red and the FBI come together to protect Liz when a huge reward for her capture attracts attention from assassins.
Red enlists a task force to locate the Djinn, an enigmatic woman who fulfills revenge fantasies.
Red and Keen head to Iowa to investigate a corporation connected to the Cabal, with Ressler and Navabi on their tail.
Liz turns herself in to the Russian Embassy.
Agent Keen and Red are on the run from the FBI, while Dembe receives contact that will jeopardise his future.
With Red seriously injured, Liz Keen must reach out to his networks, and her past, for help.
The task force tracks a provocative female Blacklister, a frame-up artist who targets the wealthy elite. Tom pleads for Liz's help. Red pressures Liz for the Fulcrum, claiming it's now a matter of life and death. [more inside]
The team pursues a scientist who abducts disabled patients for immortality experiments. Meanwhile, Tom returns to Washington, D.C., but must race to evade new enemies.
New evidence arises that contradicts Elizabeth's testimony, so Red and Ressler go to Germany to find the only person who can exonerate her - Tom.
It's time for a clip show as Elizabeth gives testimony to a judge about the activities of the task force. Meanwhile, Red tracks down Tom's handler.
Liz goes undercover to save Red from being auctioned off by a mysteriously long-lived criminal dynasty. A few familiar faces return.
Agent Keen investigates a cannibalistic serial killer, but encounters heat from the detective investigating the murder of the DC harbormaster. Red follows up with Fitch's contact from the safe.
Red has the FBI investigate a notorious apocalyptic polygamist cult in the mountains of Tennessee, then jets off to Russia to access Alan Fitch's safe. Director Cooper worries about his future.
Keen and Ressler go to Uzbekistan to negotiate for a captured CIA agent, but encounter meddling all around. Meanwhile, a DC detective investigates the disappearance of the harbormaster.
Braxton kidnaps Lizzie and subjects her to an experimental hypnotherapy procedure to recover her memory of the fire and The Fulcrum. [more inside]
Red gets himself captured by the CIA and sent to The Factory, a top secret black site in the middle of the Bering Sea in order to stop another prisoner, the notorious thief Luther Braxton (guest star Ron Perlman), from stealing The Fulcrum. Liz, Ressler, and Samar go there to rescue Red, but the tables are turned when Braxton takes over the prison.
Berlin goes on the warpath against the forces who made him believe his daughter was dead and sent him to the gulag, including officials in high positions in both Russia and the United States. Liz has trouble keeping Tom's imprisonment a secret. [more inside]
Red tells Liz and Samar about an Iranian operative codenamed The Scimitar, who has a mission to kidnap America's top nuclear weapons engineer. Liz gets a lead from Tom in her search for Berlin, but Red has his own business with the criminal.
Red shows his soft spot for animals when he tells Liz about the Mombasa Cartel, an international exotic wildlife poaching ring. Ressler encounters trouble when investigating the murders of some of their operatives in Alaska. Appropriately for Halloween, there is a guest appearance by Carel Struycken. [more inside]
An eco-terror cult tries to exterminate the human race by setting off a pneumonic plague pandemic using the strain responsible for the Black Death. Red continues to search for his daughter. Lizzie meets with some mysterious colleagues. No Paul Reubens this week.
A string of violent incidents turns out to have been instigated by a psychologist who worked on a secret genetic mind control project for the US Government. Meanwhile, Red works to keep his ex-wife safe and happy.
The discovery of a disgraced banker with a "repossessed" transplanted heart leads Red to tell the FBI about a surgeon running an illegal organ transplant ring catering to criminals and the impatient rich. Meanwhile, an arms dealer named Mr. Vargas (guest star Paul Reubens) causes strife between Red and some of his associates.
Red tips the FBI off about a bank that handles the accounts of numerous criminal enterprises without any paper trail, but it turns out he has ulterior motives.
Some months after the plane crash, Elizabeth is living in a hotel room with a conspiracy board about Tom on the ceiling, and Red is in Cameroon extracting information from a warlord employing child soldiers. Back in the US, Berlin hires Lord Baltimore, a legendary data miner, to find and kidnap Red's ex-wife. Also Red gets detained by Mossad for some reason.
People are shot! Elizabeth learns she cannot learn things. Tom is somewhat upset over their separation. People in New York are very chill about a crashed plane and terrorists. Alan Alda doesn't do a good job.