Ian Garvey (No 13) **Fall Finale **
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.
Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones got Tom murdered when he uncovered who they belong to and why Red wants them back at any cost.
Ian Garvey tracks the suitcase to Tom, and murders him in a shoot out where Red and Dembe arrive just in time to scoop up Tom’s remains and take Liz to the hospital, where she spends ten months in a coma unaware she’s now a widow.
When she comes round, Red has to break it gently, that Tom is no more. When The Blacklist returns, expect Liz to exact revenge in a most horrific way.
The Blacklist will return in January 2018.
The Kilgannon Corporation (No. 48)
Red and the Task Force place Dembe undercover to infiltrate an international human smuggling organization, but when communication is lost, they must intervene. Meanwhile, Tom’s investigation into the suitcase lands him in grave danger.
The Travel Agency (No. 90)
1 November 2017
While Cooper enlists Red on a case of personal importance, Ressler leads the Task Force to stop the resurgence of once-dormant murder-for-hire. Tom continues to investigate the suitcase despite a warning.
25 Oct. 2017
A volcano pours ash on a town. Surkov takes credit for it, a chemical leak, but it turns out he’s been dead for fifteen months – pancreatic cancer.
Liz learns that her friend, Nick, who was helping identify the suitcase of bones, is dead. She tells Tom, and suspects Red is behind it. When Liz tells Red, she demands he give her a name of the suspect.
MI6 meets with Ressler and the chemical leak at the plant has been contained. Surkov was a person of interest for the alphabet agencies. MI6 suspect a foreman at a Construction company based in Belgrade, and reassures Ressler that Surkov is very much alive.
MI6 had Gafarin under surveillance. He eats lunch every day at a particular cafe. Liz finds out the code name. and the taskforce plan to ensnare him but Aram is nervous when Nobabi is the bait to draw out Gafari. She tells him MI6 are watching him. He runs, and then a white van picks them both up and drives off with them. Ressler and Liz give chase, and in a standoff, it’s revealed the CIA are handling Gafari.
Tom hunts down someone new who can help identify the bones. He poses as a clinical trial participant in order to access the lab equipment. He’s warned that the side effects can include brain damage, and he agrees to go ahead.
18 Oct. 2017
Meanwhile, a surprise encounter leads Red toward a new business opportunity, when a shifty looking postal employee reveals he has a scam robbing empty homes while their owners are on vacation.
Tom investigates the bones in the suitcase. Just when Tom manages to copy Liz’s credentials in order for the DNA test to be ordered on the bones, Pete is murdered. As Nick, the surgeon helping Pete uncover the identity of the bones, arrives at Pete’s looking for an update he is also murdered, and we catch a glimpse of the suitcase – and bones – being taken away.
It looks like they were getting too close to discovering the truth about who is in the suitcase and why Mr Kaplan held onto the remains for so long.
11 Oct. 2017
The team investigates a number of suspicious police shootings. Ressler is distracted by his outside issues. Red needs Tom’s help to re-establish his criminal empire.
Greyson Blaise (No. 37)
With his criminal empire in ruins, Red enlists Liz in a plan to earn cash and deliver a new Blacklister to the Task Force.
Cooper confirms the DNA test proved positive, and Red is in fact Liz’s Father, so Cooper announces it to the Team, and also tells them the new Director has ordered a review of the arrangement the FBI have with Reddington, and the blacklisters. Cooper is chomping at the bit wanting a new case but Red is more focussed on rebuilding his empire. After a long drawn out hour we learn the bounty Red chose was so he could hire Smokey and Hawkins to launder money for him as part of his rebuild.
Agent Nababi and Aram are dating now so Aram in his classically awkward style tells Cooper, and asks if there’s an issue. Cooper says no.
In a flash forward scene it is revealed that Tom Keen is shot dead by Red. We may have to wait all Season to discover why, and whether Tom stays dead. He was going to tell Liz that “Mr. Kaplan had a big secret, she sent me to this bus locker and I found a suitcase full of bones.” The big secret that Mr. Kaplan wanted Tom to share with Liz. Stay tuned.