In the third season of the hit drama "The Blacklist", FBI Agent Elizabeth "Liz" Keen (Megan Boone) is now a fugitive and on the run with criminal mastermind Raymond "Red" Reddington (James Spader). With Assistant FBI Director Harold Cooper under investigation, a conflicted Agent Donald Ressler leads the FBI Task Force on a massive manhunt for Liz and Red. As they struggle to stay one step ahead of their former colleagues, Liz immerses herself into Red's underworld of disreputable contacts and covert operations. Liz is on an unpredictable journey of self-discovery and all the pieces of her life, including her indefinable relationship with Tom, will be drastically challenged as she continues to believe Red holds all the answers.
A season of two halves
- The Blacklist: Series 3 review by RP
The first half of the season is great tv. After the end of the last series we see if Elizabeth can clear her name and convince her one time work mates that she is no sleeper spy. The roller coaster ride of the first half ties things up in a typical unlikely but acceptable manner and the viewer can relax and breath. Then we go into the sort of season that looks hurried to fit in changes in circumstances and makes us believe that the unlikely events lead to tragedy when we all know they really don't. Lots of long faces and stupid nonsensical conclusions. A great shame but at least by the end we are back into the well trodden path we had before the break into a hurried feeling plot and script writing. Usual good soundtrack makes it all just about hang together.