Get your daddy theories ready because The Blacklist is back to toy with every one of them.
The NBC crime drama returns for its second season Monday at 10/9c and picks up a few months after the self-styled "concierge of crime" Red Reddington (James Spader) and FBI Special Agent Liz Keen (Megan Boone) agree to continue their odd, ambiguously familial work relationship. Their main goal is take down the villainous Berlin (Peter Stormare), who is targeting Red and isn't afraid to kill off any FBI agents who are protecting him.
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Berlin's beef goes back years to when Red supposedly killed Berlin's daughter and then mailed her back to him piece by piece."
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Will Sarah escape from Eric on True Blood? — Boris
Aww, did you want her to live? That's cute. She'll soon get what she deserves, but you might be surprised by how the standoff at the Light of Day camp goes down. "I see the cars pull up, and I actually end up deciding to sacrifice myself," Anna Camp says. "I believe that I am the new Messiah, and the best thing to do is to tell the truth and to go out there and just surrender." Sarah does realize there's no way in hell they'll take mercy on her, right?
Do you know if Once Upon a Time's Frozen adaptation takes place before or after the movie? — Dave
A little bit of both, actually. "There...
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Anything on The Blacklist? — Michelle
While everyone has been focused on the mystery of Liz's father, Season 2 will also explore who Liz's mother was. "If the part about my dad wasn't true, what is the truth, if any, that I need to learn about my mom?" executive producer John Eisendrath says of Liz's mindset this year. In other news, there will be a small time jump when the show returns, but Berlin will still very much be in the picture as the main villain in the "first portion of the year," Eisendrath adds.
Will Molly's alien boyfriend Marcus pop up again on Extant? — George
Yes, and the fact that whatever this entity is appeared to Molly as her dead first love is...
The Blacklist's Comic-Con Art
Watch out: Red Reddington is making his way back to Comic-Con International in San Diego. The Blacklist's crafty criminal, played by James Spader, is front-and-center of a new ad prepared by NBC to tout the thriller's upcoming Comic-Con panel, as well as its Season 2 return this fall.
[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Monday's season finale of The Blacklist. Read at your own risk!]
Red Reddington's past misdeeds have come back to haunt him, but it wasn't the notorious criminal who paid the ultimate price in the season finale of The Blacklist.
With a ragtag cadre of criminals loose in New York City after the prison plane crash-landed, the FBI has no other choice but to let Red (James Spader) escape so he can help track down the mysterious Berlin, the person who has been trying to destroy Red's life piece by piece. But Berlin isn't just going after Red; he also wants to make the entire task force pay. Red's warning comes too late for...
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I am so excited for the 100th episode of The Good Wife! What can you tease? — Lisa
ADAM: It's fair to say that all bets are off when Alicia and Will face off in court over the last will and testament of Alicia's murdered client Matthew Ashbaugh (a "returning" John Noble). Just as it did last season, the case will bring up old memories — cough, outdoor sex — for both attorneys. Unfortunately, those steamy memories cause serious (sexual) tension when Will puts Alicia on the stand. And speaking of lust, Kalinda will take a roll in the hay with a new suitor.
Come on! Why doesn't The Blacklist just reveal that Red is Liz's dad? We're all thinking it, right? — Sean
NATALIE: Actually, Tom is Liz's dad. Kidding! (And ew!) The producers are...
"There is nowhere in this world where I cannot reach you, Red. Your day is here, and it will end with your screams." On Monday's episode of The Blacklist (10/9c, NBC), Red (James Spader) finds that he's the one being hunted when Blacklist criminal Anslo Garrick (Ritchie Coster) infiltrates the black site.
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Part crime thriller, part mind game, NBC's new drama The Blacklist has us seeing Red — and loving it. From the moment James Spader's Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the most wanted miscreants in the FBI database, turned himself in, the series has been hooking fans while heaping on the questions about this inscrutable "concierge of crime."
His name is Raymond "Red" Reddington, and he's the Concierge of Crime.
On NBC's new drama The Blacklist, which premieres Monday at 10/9c after The Voice, Emmy winner James Spader plays one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, who has suddenly and inexplicably turned himself in. Who is Red, and what are his motives? Is he good or bad? Does it even matter? Check out nine reasons why we're rooting for Red:
Comic-Con is almost here! On Tuesday, NBC released its full 2013 lineup for the geektastic international convention held each summer in San Diego.
In addition to panels and screenings of fan favorites such as Community and Hannibal, NBC will also showcase some of its anticipated new series, including The Blacklist and Late Night with Seth Meyers.
Series stars and creative teams scheduled to attend are subject to change, but check out the anticipated schedule below.