The Blacklist (2013– )
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Brothers 

Ressler is forced to confront past trauma and family secrets when his brother takes him back home for a risky job.

Director:

Mahesh Pailoor

Writers:

Jon Bokenkamp (created by), Sean Hennen | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Spader ... Raymond 'Red' Reddington (credit only)
Megan Boone ... Elizabeth Keen
Diego Klattenhoff ... Donald Ressler
Amir Arison ... Aram Mojtabai (credit only)
Hisham Tawfiq ... Dembe Zuma (credit only)
Harry Lennix ... Harold Cooper (credit only)
Anthony Michael Hall ... Robby Ressler
Mark Margolis ... Jakov Mitko
Jack Alcott ... Young Ressler
Angus O'Brien ... Young Robby
Chaz Lamar Shepherd ... Tommy Markin (as Chaz Shepherd)
Beth Fowler ... Lisa Ressler
Teri Hansen ... Young Lisa Ressler
Rajesh Bose ... Agent Patel
Chad Ackerman ... Robert Ressler, Sr.
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Storyline

Ressler is forced to confront past trauma and family secrets when his brother takes him back home for a risky job.

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Certificate:

TV-14
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Trivia

This is the first episode in which James Spader does not appear. See more »

Quotes

Elizabeth Keen: Have you looked at my life? I'm a widow and single mom. A marionette that high-functioning sociopath is pulling my string. My grandfather tried to murder my mother. And my mother is a legendary lethal Russian spy.
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Connections

References Miami Vice (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Black Bird Song
(2014)
Performed by Lee Dewyze
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User Reviews

 
Great episode.
3 May 2020 | by stephenthompsonpSee all my reviews

I've watched every episode of Blacklist since the premiere. As I watched this episode progress and realized that Red was not in it I was preparing myself to be disappointed and to write another scathing review similar to a couple of others that I have written when the show went off the deep end of political correctness. But, pleasantly surprisingly, this isn't such a review. The episode was not the customary edge-of-your-seat drama where Red pulls the rabbit out of the hat and saves the day, but it was very well done with a bit of a different, bond-of-family flavor and an authentically heartwarming ending. A very nice change of pace that adds a bit more depth to the characters and the show. Very well done.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 2020 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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