SPOILER ALERT: This story accommodates plot factors from the ultimate two episodes of The Blacklist.
The Blacklist ended its 10-season run on NBC Thursday with James Spader’s Raymond Reddington efficiently eluding the authorities for good.
Earlier than the choice was made to finish the Sony drama earlier this 12 months, The Blacklist was a dependable utility participant and performer for the community, regardless of having occupied 10 completely different time slots over its 10 seasons. It additionally underwent a serious transition after Season 8 when each its feminine lead Megan Boone and creator Jon Bokenkamp departed. However the followers caught round; Season 9 reached 29.1M viewers, greater than doubling its score within the 18-49 demographic and its complete viewers in Stay+35 vs. same-day information.
Season 10 kicked off in March with Reddington confronting “unparalleled danger” as a result of former Blacklisters have been uniting towards him in a deadly want for revenge. The 2-hour collection finale started with Reddington on the lam, with the Strike Pressure workforce and the vengeful Congressman Arthur Hudson (Toby Leonard Moore) attempting to find the elusive legal turned FBI informant.
By the tip of the primary episode, Reddington comes face-to-face with Hudson and shoots him lifeless after the congressman put a bullet in Reddington’s bodyguard-turned-agent Dembe Zuma (Hisham Tawfiq). Reddington managed to get Dembe to a nursing house for therapy earlier than persevering with his quest to flee the nation.
At the beginning of the second hour dubbed “Good Night,” the Activity Pressure is again attempting to find Reddington whereas Particular Agent Jordan Nixon (Derrick Williams) vows to avenge the congressman’s demise by killing Reddington himself. That results in a shoving match between Nixon and Assistant Director Harold Cooper (Henry Lennix) as a result of, effectively, powerful dudes gotta be powerful dudes in moments of disaster.
Reddington, in the meantime, lands in Spain, the place he retailers for fruit and veggies at an area market and makes one last name to his granddaughter Agnes (Sami Bray). He additionally takes the time to test in on Dembe, who later learns from Harold that he can be shedding his job. Dembe doesn’t appear to care however he waxes poetic about his outdated pal.
The Strike Group continues to stay one step behind Reddington, whose final moments are spent on a scenic walkabout within the countryside. He comes face-to-face with a drooling bull, who research Reddington with curiosity earlier than charging towards him in gradual movement.
The digicam cuts to a helicopter touchdown on the sector with the Strike Pressure’s Donald Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff) on board. He sees Reddington curled up in a bloody ball, his physique lifeless.
Reddington is lastly lifeless.