The Blacklist: Season 5

The Blacklist: Season 5

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James Spader stars in this crime-mystery series as a former high-ranking criminal who offers to help the FBI track down fellow law-breakers on the Most Wanted list.

2017Rating: R16, Violence, cruelty, sexual violence, sexual abuse themes, sex scenes & content that may disturbUSA

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Smokey Putnum

With his criminal empire in ruins, Red enlists Liz in... More a plan to earn cash and deliver a new Blacklister to the Task Force.


Greyson Blaise

Liz and the Task Force join Red on an international... More adventure in pursuit of a billionaire who moonlights as a high end art thief. Meanwhile, Dembe chases a lead and Tom seeks outside help in identifying the remains in the suitcase.


Miss Rebecca Thrall

While the Task Force investigates a series of suspicious police... More shootings, Agent Ressler is distracted by increasing external pressures. With his back up against the wall, Red drafts Tom in executing an elaborate plan to help re-establish his criminal reputation.


The Endling

Liz and the Task Force hunt for an elusive criminal... More who will stop at nothing to destroy some of the world's most precious treasures. Meanwhile, a surprise encounter leads a cash-strapped Red toward a new business opportunity, and Tom takes action to investigate the bones in the suitcase.


Ilyas Surkov

When Red provides exclusive intel on an international terrorist, it... More puts Liz and the Task Force on a collision course with a rival unit from the CIA. Meanwhile, Red and Hawkins lay the groundwork for their new business venture, and Tom goes undercover in search of information.


The Travel Agency

While Cooper enlists Red on a case of personal importance,... More Ressler leads the Task Force on a mission to stop the resurgence of once-dormant murder-for-hire ring. Determined to find answers, Tom disregards a warning to halt his investigation into the suitcase.


The Kilgannon Corporation

Red and the Task Force place Dembe undercover to infiltrate... More 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.


Ian Garvey

Tom goes missing and Liz desperately retraces his steps to... More find him; Red's hunt for the suitcase of bones leads to lives being changed forever.



Liz abandons her old life and seeks out a fresh... More start in a place where no one knows her history, her name, or the depths of her grief. When an unexpected threat finds her, she is forced to draw on her emotional and physical strength in a brutal fight for survival.


The Informant

When Red directs the Task Force to find a Blacklister... More who uses his position of power to sell sensitive information, Ressler finds himself at risk of exposure. Meanwhile, Liz plans her next move.


Abraham Stern

When Red goes on the hunt for a legendary treasure,... More he draws the attention of Abraham Stern, a cunning manipulator who has devoted his life - and the lives of many innocents - to recovering the fortune that is his birthright. Meanwhile, Liz's quest sends her down a dark path, leading her to study the methods of one of the Blacklist's most dangerous criminals.


The Cook

As Liz works with Red to hunt for Tom's killers,... More she begins to question his motives. The Task Force enlists the help of one arsonist to catch another.


The Invisible Hand

When bodies are discovered in abandoned woods, Red points the... More Task Force toward The Invisible Hand, a group that targets those whose actions are morally reprehensible yet fully legal. Meanwhile, Red steps in to assist one of his employees, and Liz discovers a major clue about Tom's investigation.


Mr. Raleigh Sinclair III

Red assists the Task Force in tracking a mysterious Blacklister... More who carefully develops airtight alibis for murderous clients. Meanwhile, Liz's reinstatement at the FBI hinges on an evaluation with a psychotherapist.


Pattie Sue Edwards

As Liz continues tracking Tom's killers, Red tries to solve... More a tax issue in his money laundering. Meanwhile, Aram goes out to the field when the Task Force investigates a viral outbreak.


The Capricorn Killer

As Liz investigates new details in a cold case from... More her early work as an FBI profiler, she explores her darker impulses in therapy with Dr. Fulton. The Task Force takes action to bring down Tom's killers within the legal system, while Red takes a different approach to closing in on Ian Garvey.


Anna-Gracia Duerte

When an associate of the Nash Syndicate is murdered, Red... More sets Liz and the Task Force on the case in order to recover evidence crucial to bringing down Ian Garvey. Meanwhile, Aram considers a step forward in his relationship with Samar.


Zarak Mosadek

In an attempt to apply pressure to Ian Garvey, Red... More and the Task Force head to Paris to track down a prominent heroin supplier for the Nash Syndicate. Distrustful of Red's agenda, Liz takes her own path in going after Garvey.


Ian Garvey: Conclusion

Liz uses intel from an unexpected source to force Red... More to uncover the secrets he holds; Red initiates a plan to retrieve the duffel bag of bones.


Nicholas T. Moore

An unidentified young girl reappears and the team tries to... More find her connection to the secret Red is hiding. When her family steps in to protect their own secrets, the investigation turns into a race to save the girl's life.


Lawrence Dane Devlin

Samar lands in the crosshairs of an unconventional Blacklister, and... More Aram and the task force spring into action to find her before it's too late. Red journeys to Costa Rica to prevent the duffel bag of bones from being sold at an underground auction.


Sutton Ross

Liz and Red face off in a climactic race to... More find a Blacklister in possession of the duffel bag of bones, forcing the truth about the bones to finally come to light.

The Blacklist: Season 5 | Reviews

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Huffington Post

Huffington Post

The Blacklist is never going to be anyone's idea of great art, but at least it has a pulpy kind of momentum that may well be worth watching for a while; I will stick around to see whether Spader's performance really is the only dish on the menu.

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It's probably a mite too ridiculous for the dire tone it sometimes affects, but it's confident, verging on brazen, and one tends to respect that quality in entertainment.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

You might doubt the series’ long-term viability the way its agents doubt Red’s sincerity. I’ll wait for the show to betray — or bore — me before deciding. Here and now, The Blacklist is top-of-the-list escapism.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Lead actor James Spader and the procedural genre makes this NBC series a winning combo.

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The Blacklist: Season 5 | Release Details

The Blacklist: Season 5 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Netflix.