The Blacklist (2013– )
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The Director (No. 24) 

While Red creates a crime scene to retrieve his care package, friends of the truth rally around Liz, whose life is in danger now that she's in custody.


Mary Lambert


Jon Bokenkamp (created by), Daniel Cerone | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Spader ... Raymond 'Red' Reddington
Megan Boone ... Elizabeth Keen
Diego Klattenhoff ... Donald Ressler
Ryan Eggold ... Tom Keen
Amir Arison ... Aram Mojtabai
Mozhan Marnò ... Samar Navabi
Hisham Tawfiq ... Dembe Zuma
Harry Lennix ... Harold Cooper
David Strathairn ... Peter Kotsiopulos
Christine Lahti ... Laurel Hitchin
Edi Gathegi ... Matias Solomon
Valarie Pettiford ... Charlene Cooper
Tony Plana ... Mr. Diaz
Deirdre Lovejoy ... Cynthia Panabaker
Andrew Divoff ... Karakurt


While Red creates a crime scene to retrieve his care package, friends of the truth rally around Liz, whose life is in danger now that she's in custody.

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Release Date:

7 January 2016 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


David Strathairn plays a CIA Director in the series. He also played a CIA Director in The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) and The Bourne Legacy (2012). See more »


Raymond 'Red' Reddington: [to Aram Mojtabai] "I am forever in your debt"
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References L.A. Confidential (1997) See more »


Gamble Everything for Love
Performed by Ben Lee
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best!!! episode of blacklist so far
11 January 2016 | by sskulkarniSee all my reviews

one of the best episodes that I have seen . the buildup and the overall contain just awesome and the acting!! of Amir Arison (agent Mojitabai) was just mind-blowing! there was not a sec that dose not galvanizes you. Just 42 min of pure excellence! with all the character included and collection of all the aspect of the story-line was awesome. it is a complete roller-coaster ride with emotions and every intervals. you and expect or i should say interpret and is gonna happen next. overall an excellent writing which was sold by the characters perfectly. it also left enough curiosity for the next episode and did not kill it. waiting for the next episode with great excitement. It can be said that this episode was the best episode of "the blacklist" so far

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