Feeling surprisingly unencumbered, Raymond Reddington (James Spader) is back, and in the process of rebuilding his criminal empire. His lust for life is ever-present as he lays the foundation for this new enterprise - one that he'll design with Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) by his side. Liz finds herself torn between her role as an FBI agent and the temptation to act on her more criminal instincts. In a world where the search for Blacklisters has become a family trade, Red will undoubtedly reclaim his moniker as the "Concierge of Crime".
Back to its best
- The Blacklist: Series 5 review by RP
After a few iffy seasons. Or at least iffy half seasons. Season Five of Blacklist is back to its best. We have a shock in an early episode and plenty of good characters and twists and turns in every story. Yes we have to put up with a needless mushy bit that slows down the pace. Last season was a baby that was the centre of the story. Now the kid is almost totally forgotten in a throwaway line. But pointless romance between characters has to get in the way.
On the whole though, the episodes are almost all strong. Even the lighter ones. Then we have a big pay off at the end. Big secrets that run for a season are usually anticlimactic. But not this one. You mean he .............Didn't see that coming. Others probably will. But a great season with good plots and consistent stories. Great to have it back to its best.