Red predicts a catastrophe will occur and will stem from the work of an assassin called the Freelancer. When Red and Liz go undercover to protect the killer's next target (Isabella Rossellini), Ressler and a rehired CIA agent monitor the duo from afar.
Liz testifies against a drug lord. Danger lurks when a witness in the case is abducted at the hands of possibly "the Stewmaker," a man responsible for hundreds of missing people. Meanwhile, Red and Ressler join forces for the first time.
The hunt is on for an elusive courier who's delivering a package worth millions to an Iranian spy. As she scrambles to stop the transaction, Liz gets swept up in a kidnapping scheme. Meanwhile, Ressler is forced to accept Liz's importance to the team.
Part 1 of 2. Donald tries to protect Red from a possible assassination attempt. Meanwhile, the next blacklist target infiltrates the FBI's black site and hunts down Red; and Liz gets caught in an elevator.
Conclusion. Liz infiltrates the black site, but trouble looms large. Meanwhile, Red sets out to bargain with blacklist target Anslo Garrick as Ressler's destiny hangs in the balance, and Tom grows increasingly concerned about Liz's situation.
The team goes undercover to pursue the Alchemist, who uses science to transform DNA and who's been assigned to protect a mob informant. Elsewhere, Liz targets an unlikely couple; Tom and Liz's relationship is tested; and Ressler faces a big decision.
An issue of national security centers on an ancient artifact. Also: Red puts the focus on a woman from his past; Red persuades Liz to pull off a shadowy heist; and Tom tries to come to terms with a looming adoption.
A prosecutor is found after being missing for 12 years, prompting Red to target "The Judge" (Dianne Wiest), who allegedly oversees an underground criminal appeals process that punishes those who have wrongly imprisoned others. Meanwhile, Red scrutinizes a woman who tempts Tom in Orlando.
A politician in Prague is framed for murder, triggering the team's effort to take down the Kingmaker, a shifty strategist who's behind the rise of powerful politicians. Meanwhile, Liz unearths a secret that Red has been hiding.
Part 1 of 2. Liz concludes that she can't trust anyone and refuses to work with Red after the truth about her father's death is revealed. Red seeks to make amends and delivers a case the FBI can't turn down. Elsewhere, Liz divulges information about Tom.
Conclusion. In the Season 1 finale, authorities pursue prisoners who are on the run after their transport plane crashes. Liz hopes to enlist Red to help track down all the escapees, particularly the mysterious prisoner Berlin.