America’s long nightmare is finally over as James Spader and “The Blacklist” return to NBC with all new episodes. Last we saw of James Spader’s Red he had finally broken free from the FBI and his maybe daughter Elizabeth Keen. Instead of helping the bureau to hunt down criminals from the list, he’s now on the run. Alan Alda also appeared in the Fall cliffhanger as one of Red’s arch enemies. Tonight we not only get a new name from the list, but also more of Alda vs. Spader, which is on par with Ali vs. Frazier.
NBC doesn’t give much away in their preview for tonight’s episode, titled “The Good Samaritan Killer”.
A serial killer from Liz’s past strikes again while Red hunts for whoever betrayed him. Alan Alda and Frank Whaley guest star
“The Blacklist” was losing some stream until the two part cliffhanger changed all the rules. Red is out on his own, but he’s still looking for revenge. Now his only goal is striking back at those who killed and threatened his friends. Maybe this serial killer is one of those nurses who think their acts are those of a good Samaritan.
There of course will be one or two awkward moments between Liz and her husband as well. Those two still haven’t settled the whole, is my husband a secret assassin thing. That kind of issue can tear a marriage apart. TV is just better when James Spader is on. He’s still TV’s Most Valuable Player. Without him “The Blacklist” might not have made it past four episodes. Put him in NBC’s “Ironside” and that show would have been a hit instead of “The Blacklist”. It’s a pleasure having him back.
Date: Monday, December 2nd
Episode Title: “The Good Samaritan Killer”
Start Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
Online Stream: NBC.com