First, Katarina was willing to race Reddington to his secret medical facility, and she saved his life when she could have captured him. Tweet. ", Katarina says she's discovered why the Townsend Directive is after her, and when Liz asks why, Katarina asks if Liz is on her side. In live action, that would have been shot with green screen and we’d be lucky if we ever popped outside of the car. Status. in a month. Continuing. 'The Blacklist' executive producers Jon Bokenkamp and John Eisendrath break down the events of Season 7, Episode 10 — read our interview. So when we started kicking around ideas for how to complete the season, we looked back at the comic books written by Nicole Phillips, and an animated approach felt very organic. SIGN IN Recaps for TV shows View TV episodes as 50 thumbnails The Blacklist. Indeed, this episode was a whole lotta feelings, a few bug-eyed shocks, and one final reveal that we’ll likely be sorting through for the rest of the season. We’ve always talked about The Blacklist being a bit of a comic book. The Blacklist Season 7 Episode 15 Quotes. "Don't pick Dom over me, knowing what he did… he stole my life, he trained me and betrayed me. She only did this to protect Liz, again sacrificing herself for her daughter. 0. If you missed the last episode’s recap, check it out here. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reports an 85% approval rating based on 52 reviews, with an average score of 7.18/10. Share. Well, Lizzie just declared her allegiance to a vengeful mother who seems to care exclusively about saving her own skin. Recap guide / thumbnail previews for "The Blacklist" Season 7 Episode 7 . TVLINE | How did you land on graphic novel-style animation for this episode? Taking this for the toxic behavior that it is, Liz storms out of the hotel and over to Reddington, waiting to talk to her at the National Mall. by Kailey. Recap guide / thumbnail previews for all episodes of "The Blacklist" Season 7 . And when she arrives, Liz tells this man — her grandfather, who she's been so angry at Katarina for injuring for so long — that she needs him to know something when he wakes up: "The person who did this to you, my mother… I'm on her side now." This impromptu finale episode ends on a note that feels dramatic enough for a season finale without, y'know… finally revealing Reddington's true identity by way of a cartoon or something equally horrifying. The Blacklist adds animation to its bag of tricks in order to finish out season 7 with a bang (and a big decision) in the midst of quarantine. Report Top. From the roof, she dials a number on her phone: "Mother, it's me — I'm ready. ‘The Blacklist’ Season 7 Episode 13 Recap: “Newton Purcell” TELEVISION / THE BLACKLIST. Less dialogue, longer pauses, anything like that? A perfect Blacklist musical moment to add to a series full of them… and a daaaark sign for the future of Reddington and Liz. She’s always feared making this leap, but finally, after seven years, she knows that embracing this darker side of herself is inevitable. If you missed last week’s recap, check it out here. The whole thing was a very virtual experience, but I was really impressed at how quickly and seamlessly the team pulled together to get their specific job done. A guy is about to blow himself up, a programmer who says there are bad things going on. The Blacklist's Diego Klattenhoff Breaks Down Ressler's Origin Story Episode, Teases New Dynamic With Liz By Rebecca Iannucci / May 1 2020, 5:59 PM PDT Courtesy of NBC The season 7 finale of The Blacklist, “The Kazanjian Brothers,” opens with a man named Frank Merwin handcuffed to a briefcase and on the phone with a man at a chess shop.Two suspicious characters approach Merwin and are about to kill him when a SUV shows up with armed men. Big, sweeping, wide shots.” Most of the changes we made to the script were adjustments to open up the visual palette of the show and make things bigger and more fun. He can no longer see Liz's face or understand anything she's saying — and the first call Liz makes for help is to Katarina. Added: October 11, 2019 If you think those secrets of … The Blacklist EPs Tease Season 8 Tribute to Clark Middleton: Glen Will Get 'Sweet, Affectionate' Sendoff The following post contains spoilers for Friday’s episode of The Blacklist . The season was originally set to contain 22 episodes. Permalink: Ilya, Dembe will be there soon.Keep your head down. TVLINE | What can you say about where Red’s health issues are going? He says to have everyone bring their caskets to the island to meet the buyer. ", And here it is, the big reveal: "I'm on your side," Liz tells Katarina, sitting down on the bed with her. Airs. When she forces him to take her to Katarina, she's hiding out in a hotel. this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. Share. Airs. I think she’s reached a tipping point. TVLINE | I’m really intrigued by Liz’s decision to fully side with Katarina at the end of this episode, especially how easily she embraces a darker side of herself. Which is what makes it especially bad that Reddington scares Aram into telling him a break in the case before he tells it to Cooper. Lizzie tells her angrily telling her that Dom is off limits and to stop having her followed. And finally, the real kicker for the supervillain evidence column: This whole brooding final scene is scored to the Rolling Stones' "Paint It Black." 'The Blacklist': Liz and the task force try to find an abducted Red in the Season 7 premiere — read our recap and grade the episode. Fridays 8:00 PM on NBC. SIGN IN Recaps for TV shows View TV episodes as 50 thumbnails The Blacklist. Well, keep in mind, Liz has been on this journey for seven years and gotten no real answers from Red. That’s the kind of thing we would never have been able to do where we shoot in New York City. On The Blacklist Season 7 Episode 12, while on a private island, Red reunites with an old flame and a ring of thieves in a plot to make millions off stolen art. "Are you still having me followed?" If Ott doesn't show up for the meeting with the Kazanjians, Red will know Liz told Katarina she's been had, but Liz doesn’t care about that, she just doesn’t want Red to get to her. The Blacklist fans saw a completely different side of Elizabeth Keen on Friday — and we’re not just talking about her decision to side with Katarina Rostova and embrace her inner darkness. Act 5 was named "The Getaway," in part because Merwin's getaway is thwarted by the Task Force in the most dramatic of animated fashions: After Ressler and Park instruct him to put his hands up in front of the helicopter he's supposed to be boarding, he cooperates… and then releases the lever on his briefcase, sending the papers indicting his clients flying everywhere. Image via NBC. Below, series creator Jon Bokenkamp shares how the half-animated finale came to be, while teasing how that final scene sets up the previously announced eighth season. The Blacklist Season 7 Episode 17 'Brothers' Sneak Peek The Blacklist rarely gets credit for its weirdness, but maybe this episode, the Season 7 finale, will be the one to turn the tide. Recap guide / thumbnail previews for "The Blacklist" Season 7 Episode 2 . Status. If you missed last week’s recap, check it out here. The Blacklist fans saw a completely different side of Elizabeth Keen on Friday — and we’r… Fridays 8:00 PM on NBC. ‘The Blacklist’ Season 7, Episode 14 Recap: “Twamie Ullulaq” TELEVISION / THE BLACKLIST. "She could sense something, intuition was gnawing at her," pops up on the screen as the image slides from Liz's face staring at the brothers' faces…. We see a man digging a box and breaking all the wires inside. ‘The Blacklist’: Season 3 Recap and Review. I don’t want to spoil anything. Aram finds out that the call came from a nearby hotel landline, but when Liz and Ressler arrive, a man who's stationed in the lobby tips the Kazanjian brothers off about the Feds' arrival. S SEASON 7 E EPISODE 2. We jump outside the car to see the vehicle careening through the streets, cars whizzing past, horns blaring. The Blacklist Season 7 Episode 6 Review: Dr. Lewis Powell The Blacklist Season 7 Episode 6 Photos. Continuing. Devane tells Howie he has been selected for a scholarship if he … S SEASON 7 E EPISODE 1. We really didn’t. Then she gets a text from the warehouspital that Dom's vitals are improving and he should be waking up soon. I see a red door and I want it painted black / No colors anymore, I want them to turn black. Katarina says she knows Liz is feeling caught in the middle, but choosing a side seems simple to her: "I'm trying to save his life, even though he won't lift a finger to save mine.". Fridays 8:00 PM on NBC. So Ott meets with the Kazanjians, they exchange wiring information, and presumably, there's some information exchanged about the whereabouts of Maddy Toliver, although we don't see it. S SEASON 7 E EPISODE 2. Red’s not a weak guy by any means, but these health issues aren’t going to go away, and he won’t be able to continue to deny them. The show has a slightly alternative graphic novel feel to it that’s baked into what we do week to week. By the time the FBI arrives, they're all gone, and Liz is now positive that Red is using the Kazanjians to get to Katarina…. During the episode, Liz was forced to officially pick a side between Reddington and Katarina Rostova, after the task force’s latest case put her smack-dab in the middle of those two. "I'm never dishonest, only withholding." ‘The Blacklist’ Season 7, Episode 5 Recap: “Norman Devane” TELEVISION / THE BLACKLIST. So is the Sikorsky Archive just… the Fulcrum 2.0? in a month. Plus, she allowed the wire transfer to go through, essentially giving Reddington information about her whereabouts. "Katarina Rostova… know her?" The following post contains spoilers for The Blacklist’s Season 7 finale. A rogues’ gallery of criminals each week. The comic book structure really works well for the episode, even when the animation is a little iffy. Of course, it's less funny when the Kazanjian brothers shoot the woman because Liz wouldn't put her gun down, but we're later led to believe she lives. Fridays 8:00 PM on NBC. Status. Continuing. Three's a trend — that's the saying, right? The scene quickly switches to Liz sitting at Dom's bedside in the warehouspital, and we seem to be hearing Liz's thoughts played out loud as we watch Megan Boone sitting still, staring — another clever quarantine trick used a few times throughout the episode. Liz confronts Red in the kitchen he's always hanging out in now, where he asks her if she's hungry. Share. The first season of The Blacklist received strong reviews from television critics.The Blacklist has a Metacritic score of 74 out of 100 based on reviews from 31 critics. Tonight on NBC their hit drama The Blacklist starring James Spader airs with an all-new Friday, November 15, 2019, episode and we have your The Blacklist recap below. Status. They recorded their dialogue into their phones, through an app, and uploaded those lines to our post team in L.A. We had animators working in London and Atlanta. If you missed last week’s recap, check it out here. They hold off on making that call just yet, as Red tells Liz about Frank Merwin, an accountant who hides money for criminals, but who now finds himself on the run from one of those very clients trying to kill him. Suddenly, Dembe gets a phone call for Red from Mr. Orville. Report Top. Next episode . Believe me, the Sykorski Archive will come back into play next season. !. Oof, Lizzie is going through it, and this is when we learn that the Blacklist team has been too. After the brothers and Merwin get away in the commotion, Liz has an exchange with Ressler where she tells him the brothers told her they knew her mother with a look: "I was right to suspect there's a connection — Reddington is using us to get to the Kazanjians so he can get to her.". The Blacklist Season 7 Episode 15 Quotes. Tonight on NBC their hit drama The Blacklist starring James Spader airs with an all-new Friday, May 8, 2020, episode and we have your The Blacklist recap below. And when the regularly scheduled episode kicks back in, I think Megan Boone is greenscreened into the bedside scene, finishing Liz's thought process, and leading the way forward into the rest of the "unusual" episode: "I feel like a series of lights have been turned off and I'm standing at the edge of this darkness… and if I take one step closer to it, if I lose one more good part of me, I'll be transformed." Red. Suddenly, Dembe gets a phone call for Red from Mr. Orville. All rights Tonight on NBC their hit drama The Blacklist starring James Spader airs with an all-new Friday, November 22, 2019, episode and we have your The Blacklist recap below. Friday’s episode of The Blacklist threatened to unearth Agent Ressler’s deepest, darkest secret — but thanks to Liz, it will stay buried a while longer. The action-packed animation scenes are splashy and fast-paced, making them feel a lot like an old-school video game… while the close-up dialogue animation looks a liiiiittle like a Barbie movie, just in a much darker color palette. SIGN IN Recaps for TV shows View TV episodes as 50 thumbnails The Blacklist. "You gave me your orders, now I'll give you mine," Katarina replies. In these trying times, when people are using kitchen tables as offices, dish towels as face masks, and in a pinch, coffee filters as toilet paper, The Blacklist had to get creative too. And Liz tells Katarina anyway. Another example, we had a scene between Red and Liz where he gives her the case of the week. ‘The Blacklist’ Season 7, Episode 10 Recap: “Katarina Rostova” RECAPS / TELEVISION / THE BLACKLIST. Proceed with caution! Keep your head down. An animated Park and Ressler head to Merwin's home and find out that he hasn't spoken to his wife in two weeks, but just as they're about to leave, Merwin's young daughter comes downstairs saying that her father just called. Fridays 8:00 PM on NBC. TVLINE | It feels like Liz’s decision to support Katarina instead of Red would alter the fabric of the show quite a bit. Katarina snarls back. by Kailey. Recap of The Blacklist Season 7 Episode 15. in a month. But Liz has made her choice, and that is incredibly clear when an animated version of her dramatically takes to the roof of the warehouspital, striding over to the edge to lookout over the city, as her speech to Dom continues in voice-over: "I was afraid earlier of that darkness I was telling you about — that it might somehow overtake me, that it might just swallow me whole. Red wants the Post Office to find the men who helped him escape, the Kazanjian brothers who "provide security to criminals… indifferent to the carnage they leave behind." SIGN IN Recaps for TV shows View TV episodes as 50 thumbnails The Blacklist. Next episode. By Cory Barker Dec 6, 2019 9:00 PM EST. Agent Ressler teams up with his brother to dig up a skeleton from their past in 'The Blacklist' season 7, episode 17. Because normally Red would just show up at the meeting with Ott on his own, and the Post Office would be one step behind him, getting to arrest whichever Blacklister they were looking for, but only after Red had gotten what he needed from them first…, But this time, Red tells Liz the information about Ott the moment he gets it. How…, Wonder Woman 1984, After Strong Bow on HBO Max, Gets Fast-Tracked…, The Blacklist: Laura Sohn Promoted to Series Regular for Season 8 (Exclusive), Transplant: NBC Acquires Season 1 of Canadian Medical Drama. By Olivia Wilson. The Blacklist Recap: ... By Cory Barker Dec 6, 2019 9:00 PM EST. Recap guide / thumbnail previews for "The Blacklist" Season 7 Episode 1 . And she saw Katarina sacrifice herself not once, but twice in this episode. Report Top. My personal fear for this character I've known so long is that Liz is so worried about being forced to choose a side that she's not worrying enough about who's on her side. The Blacklist fans saw a completely different side of Elizabeth Keen on Friday — and we’r… Next episode. "What would I even say to you if I could?" Continuing. Transplant: NBC Acquires Season 1 of Canadian Medical Drama. "I'm past caring who you are," Liz replies, a fun little lie she's been telling herself recently. And she ain't wrong! If you rush the information out quickly, it feels unearned. "And I know you know I'm not Ilya Koslov," Red counters. Status. He has something in both ears that seem to be hearing aids. Recap. 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