Raymond "Red" Reddington, a wanted FBI fugitive starts working for the Bureau. He will only ask for one condition: to speak only to profiler Elizabeth Keen.
Assisted by a CIA agent and Ressler, Red and Ekizabeth go after "The Freelancer" to prevent a new murder. Also, Elizabeth struggles with what to do about Tom's box.
As Elizabeth starts investigating Tom, Red and the FBI work to find Chinese spy who has previously worked with Red.
Ressler and Red team up for the first time when another criminal on the list, The Stewmaker, makes a witness against a drug lord disappear.
Messenger Robert Knepper is on the run but Red and the FBI don't know his appearance. Elizabeth ends up in the middle of a kidnapping plot.
This time, Red is opposed to a beautiful woman who also happens to be a terrorist. Tom wants to prove he is innocent by giving something to the FBI.
A chemical attack on a subway makes the FBI go after the man responsible for it. Tensions grows between Elizabeth and Red after the conflict with Tom.
As another member of the list is revealed, Elizabeth gets word of a very dangerous plan against the country's financial system. Also, Tom comes to Elizabeth's aid when she is in need.
Tables turn when a member on The Black List goes after Red. Liz gets caught in an odd place.
After Anslo tries to go after Red, things don't go as he planned. They soon discover there is a mole at the FBI and has to figure out who before it is too late for the whole city.
While Red continues to deal with the aftermath of taking down No. 16 Anslo Garrick by finding the mole / leak at the FBI, Elizabeth must deal with a serial killer from her past.
After Red reveals another name on the list who is "The Alchemist", the team does whatever it takes to pursue him because he uses science to transform DNA to free criminals and take the innocent. The FBI soon comes to the conclusion that he has been assigned to protect a mob informant. Meanwhile, Tom and Liz's relationship is challenged and Ressler faces a huge decision.moreless
Once Red tells Liz about a series of baby abductions, the FBI team decide to target an illegal adoption agency in the current case. This investigation turns personal for Liz on the motherhood front.
Madeline Pratt is at the heart of a national nuclear security threat. She wants the information and double crosses Raymond "Red" Reddington and Elizabeth Keen by having them act as a distraction for her theft. This action puts Red and Liz in the real possibility of having the Syrians capture them on foreign soil. On the home front Tom Keen is working towards the looming adoption. At "The Post Office" Agent Harold Cooper is still looking into the Diane Fowler disappearance, which Special Agent Walter Gary Martin is stonewalling very effectively saying the orders "came from the top."moreless
When an innocent person ends up in prison because of corruption in the justice system, "The Judge" balances the scales by insuring the offender does time in a special prison. All of this moves out of myth and into the light, when the police find a missing Assistant U.S. Attorney walking down the street after 12 years (same time a recent inmate he helped convict got out of prison). On the home front, Tom Keen is upset with Elizabeth Keen, when she blows him off (yet again) for work. While out of town Tom meets a woman who attempts to stray from wife and then we learn the truth about him. Tune in to see the truth about Tom; was Red about him being a spy?moreless
A former associate, Mako Tanida, of Raymond "Red" Reddington escapes from an escape proof prison looking for revenge on the FBI team that took him down causing Donald Ressler will never be the same. On the home front, the issues with Tom Keen and Jolene Parker (Lucy Brooks) comes to an unexpected head. At the same time Tom Keen takes out "The Cowboy," whom Raymond "Red" Reddington hired.moreless
You can never go wrong with the classics and this main plot is an homage to "Strangers on a Train," by Alfred Hitchcock. This time, though, there is a twist even Mr. Hitchcock might not find acceptable. He's a contract killer with an unique signature that even the FBI BAU would have trouble tracking down without Raymond "Red" Reddington to point the way. Typically he has ordinary and unrelated people commit a murder suicide on his behalf and stage it as an accident.
Meanwhile, Elizabeth Keen is coming to grips that Raymond "Red" Reddington has been telling her the truth about her husband, Tom Keen. Even, though, he passed his visit to "the Post Office" it is obvious he an agent for someone and they both want to know for their knowledge and safety.moreless
Plots collide as the FBI team and Raymond "Red" Reddington attempt to prevent the Chinese from retrieving a germ war expert with knowledge of the creation and testing of biological weapons outlawed by internationally law and agreements. She is not just a relations and legal distaste for the Chinese, but also their best designer. The Chinese hire the Pavlovich brothers who have yet to ever fail in a mission.
Meanwhile, at home with Raymond "Red" Reddington and Agent Elizabeth Keen, they are tracking her husband, Tom Keen, and Elizabeth wants to deal with him on her own. Raymond gives her the chance by hiring the Pavlovich brothers to kidnap her husband, Tom, and deliver themselves and Tom to Agent Elizabeth Keen.
Tune in and watch how Elizabeth deals with Tom, what he tells her (if anything), and how Red walks away (yet again) "smelling clean to the underworld."moreless
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.
Someone who goes by the name of Berlin is haunting and hurting Red's businesses worldwide. Red goes to Elizabeth Keen to ask for FBI's assistance in gettting to Berlin before Berlin gets to him. How is Tom Keen involved in it? is it just Red's business that Berlin is after or there is deeper personal connection? Will the FBI-Red partnership bear the test of time? We are about to find out.moreless