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The Best Episodes of The Blacklist

Every episode of The Blacklist ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of The Blacklist!

Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In the last two decades, he's made a list of criminals and terrorists that matter the most but the FBI cannot find because it does not know they exist. Reddington calls this "The Blacklist". Reddington will co-operate, but insists that he will speak only to Elizabeth Keen, a rookie FBI profiler.


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The best episode of "The Blacklist" is "The Director: Conclusion (2)", rated 9.2/10 from 2934 user votes. It was directed by John Terlesky and written by Lukas Reiter. "The Director: Conclusion (2)" aired on 1/14/2016 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Ian Garvey".

  • The Director: Conclusion (2)
    9.2/10 2,934 votes

    #1 - The Director: Conclusion (2)

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2016-01-14

    The Cabal prepares to assassinate Liz, triggering Red's call to the task force to outmaneuver the Cabal in a bid to exonerate her. Red delivers a final ultimatum.

    Director: John Terlesky

    Writer: Lukas Reiter

  • Ian Garvey
    9.2/10 3,223 votes

    #2 - Ian Garvey

    Season 5 Episode 8 - Aired 2017-11-15

    Tom goes missing and Liz desperately retraces his steps to find him; Red's hunt for the suitcase of bones leads to lives being changed forever.

    Director: Bill Roe

    Writer: John Eisendrath, Jon Bokenkamp

  • Tom Connolly
    9.1/10 2,843 votes

    #3 - Tom Connolly

    Season 2 Episode 22 - Aired 2015-05-14

    Liz realizes she is being framed by The Cabal forcing Red to use his connections to help her clear her name. As Cooper receives shocking news, Ressler, Samar, and Aram must decide who on the task force can still be trusted.

    Director: Michael W. Watkins

    Writer: N/A

  • The Director (1)
    9.1/10 2,745 votes

    #4 - The Director (1)

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2016-01-07

    Liz awaits trial as Red and Aram take risky measures to protect her.

    Director: Mary Lambert

    Writer: Daniel Cerone

  • Rassvet
    9.1/10 1,995 votes

    #5 - Rassvet

    Season 6 Episode 19 - Aired 2019-04-26

    Alone in a foreign country after a mission goes catastrophically wrong, Katarina Rostova goes on the run to avoid the forces trying to hunt her down.

    Director: John Terlesky

    Writer: N/A

  • Requiem
    9.0/10 2,247 votes

    #6 - Requiem

    Season 4 Episode 17 - Aired 2017-04-20

    Memories of the past set Red on a dangerous collision course with an enemy determined to destroy his criminal empire.

    Director: Terrence O'Hara

    Writer: Daniel Cerone

  • Mr. Kaplan: Conclusion (2)
    9.0/10 1,949 votes

    #7 - Mr. Kaplan: Conclusion (2)

    Season 4 Episode 22 - Aired 2017-05-18

    With his empire in tatters, Red makes one last desperate move but Mr. Kaplan may have predicted his play.

    Director: Michael W. Watkins

    Writer: Daniel Cerone, John Eisendrath, Jon Bokenkamp

  • The Osterman Umbrella Company
    9.0/10 1,710 votes

    #8 - The Osterman Umbrella Company

    Season 6 Episode 14 - Aired 2019-03-29

    Red directs Liz to investigate a secret organization of assassins hired by global intelligence agencies to eliminate former agents, a case with ramifications that will change the task force forever.

    Director: Bill Roe

    Writer: Sean Hennen

  • Robert Diaz
    9.0/10 1,869 votes

    #9 - Robert Diaz

    Season 6 Episode 22 - Aired 2019-05-17

    As the president's true plan comes into focus, Liz and the task force fight to avert disaster. Red meets in secret with a man who holds information about his past.

    Director: Bill Roe

    Writer: N/A

  • Anslo Garrick (1)
    8.9/10 3,914 votes

    #10 - Anslo Garrick (1)

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2013-11-25

    Anslo Garrick, the newest person on the blacklist, tries to capture Red; Liz is caught in an elevator.

    Director: Joe Carnahan

    Writer: N/A

  • Mr. Solomon: Conclusion (2)
    8.9/10 2,652 votes

    #11 - Mr. Solomon: Conclusion (2)

    Season 3 Episode 18 - Aired 2016-04-14

    A team member falls into grave danger due to a tragedy, leading the task force to rely on Red and his unorthodox methods. Meanwhile, an unforeseen complication impacts Tom and Liz.

    Director: John Terlesky

    Writer: Daniel Cerone

  • Alexander Kirk: Conclusion (2)
    8.9/10 2,326 votes

    #12 - Alexander Kirk: Conclusion (2)

    Season 3 Episode 23 - Aired 2016-05-19

    As Reddington and the task force close in on the person responsible for Liz's death, a shocking betrayal leaves them racing to save one of their own.

    Director: Bill Roe

    Writer: Lukas Reiter, J.R. Orci

  • Berlin: Conclusion (2)
    8.8/10 3,035 votes

    #13 - Berlin: Conclusion (2)

    Season 1 Episode 22 - Aired 2014-05-12

    Liz is forced to reunite with Red in order to track down Berlin.

    Director: Michael W. Watkins

    Writer: N/A

  • Leonard Caul
    8.8/10 2,333 votes

    #14 - Leonard Caul

    Season 2 Episode 19 - Aired 2015-04-23

    Red fights for his life while the task force races to track down a mysterious figure from his past while Tom provides help in an unexpected way.

    Director: Michael Waxman

    Writer: N/A

  • The Troll Farmer
    8.8/10 2,599 votes

    #15 - The Troll Farmer

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2015-10-01

    With the FBI hunting Liz for the murder of the attorney general, she and Red go on the run. Red reaches out to a contact for help fleeing the city.

    Director: Michael W. Watkins

    Writer: John Eisendrath, Jon Bokenkamp

  • Raymond Reddington (1)
    8.8/10 1,043 votes

    #16 - Raymond Reddington (1)

    Season 10 Episode 21 - Aired 2023-07-13

    It's the task force versus Hudson and his agents as they chase down Red — who stays one step ahead of them. Zuma's transgression is caught on camera.

    Director: Michael Caracciolo

    Writer: Noah Schechter, Katie Bockes

  • Anslo Garrick (2)
    8.7/10 3,463 votes

    #17 - Anslo Garrick (2)

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2013-12-02

    Liz infiltrates the blacksite and disarms the signal jammers to call in backup but runs into trouble along the way. The fate of Ressler hangs in the balance as Red tries to bargain with Anslo Garrick. Meanwhile, Tom becomes increasingly worried about Liz’ situation and the fate of Red is unknown.

    Director: Michael W. Watkins

    Writer: J.R. Orci, Lukas Reiter

  • Luther Braxton (1)
    8.7/10 2,673 votes

    #18 - Luther Braxton (1)

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2015-02-01

    When Red is arrested and taken to a secret detention facility, Liz and the task force set out to save him before he disappears forever. At the facility, Red encounters a thief with whom he shares a complicated history.

    Director: Joe Carnahan

    Writer: N/A

  • Karakurt
    8.7/10 2,148 votes

    #19 - Karakurt

    Season 2 Episode 21 - Aired 2015-05-07

    Following intel from Red, the FBI find themselves one-step behind the most dangerous Russian Assassin, Karakurt, an enemy on U.S. soil. To avoid catastrophe, Liz and Ressler meet with Russian Counter-Intelligence who offer insight not only on Karakurt, but also on the identity of Liz’s mother. Cooper finds himself in a compromising position.

    Director: Steven A. Adelson

    Writer: N/A

  • Dembe Zuma
    8.7/10 1,622 votes

    #20 - Dembe Zuma

    Season 4 Episode 16 - Aired 2017-04-20

    After weeks of hunting for Dembe, Red and the Task Force finally get a lead on his whereabouts when Aram goes missing. Meanwhile, Dembe takes a calculated risk as Red closes in

    Director: Jean de Segonzac

    Writer: Brandon Sonnier, Brandon Margolis

  • Minister D
    8.7/10 1,477 votes

    #21 - Minister D

    Season 6 Episode 9 - Aired 2019-02-22

    As his trial begins, Red puts Liz and the task force on the case of a Blacklister who uses incriminating evidence to extort people -- and who Red believes can prove his innocence.

    Director: Michael Caracciolo

    Writer: Jonathan Shapiro, Noah Schechter

  • Bastien Moreau (1)
    8.7/10 1,549 votes

    #22 - Bastien Moreau (1)

    Season 6 Episode 11 - Aired 2019-03-15

    Liz and the task force make a play to uncover the truth about an international assassination in a last-ditch effort to save Red's life.

    Director: Andrew McCarthy

    Writer: John Eisendrath, Jon Bokenkamp

  • Anna McMahon
    8.7/10 1,492 votes

    #23 - Anna McMahon

    Season 6 Episode 21 - Aired 2019-05-10

    Presidential adviser Anna McMahon faces off with Cooper and the task force in a winner-takes-all race to locate the missing dossier containing details of a conspiracy against America.

    Director: Michael Caracciolo

    Writer: Taylor Martin, Kelli Johnson

  • The Troll Farmer (3)
    8.7/10 1,070 votes

    #24 - The Troll Farmer (3)

    Season 10 Episode 9 - Aired 2023-04-23

    The Task Force races against the clock to recover a valuable asset stolen from the US government. Red hatches a plan to help track down the perpetrators.

    Director: Christine Gee

    Writer: Lukas Reiter

  • Arthur Hudson
    8.7/10 883 votes

    #25 - Arthur Hudson

    Season 10 Episode 20 - Aired 2023-07-06

    Cooper is caught on the defensive when summoned by the Attorney General. Red visits dear friends.

    Director: Christine Moore

    Writer: Sean Hennen