Red (James Spader) finally knows that Liz (Megan Boone) knows he’s not the real Red — but will that knowledge save him before it’s too late?
In the exclusive clip above from tonight’s back-to-back episodes of NBC’s The Blacklist, Red instructs Dembe (Hisham Tawfiq) to help him aid and discourage Liz by carrying out a scheme that’s rather… complicated. Then again, “complicated” is the only way to describe Red and Liz’s relationship at this point: Liz figured out at the end of season 5 that Red’s an imposter, and though Red has learned about Liz’s discovery, he’s uncertain of what she’s doing with the information and whether she had anything to do with his incarceration.
It’s no wonder, then, that he’s unsure of whether to work for or against Liz. In the clip, he outlines his plan to have Dembe eliminate Marguerite Renard, the woman who could potentially tell Liz who this Red was before he became Red, but at the same time, reveal to Liz how to find Renard herself. It’s risky, but it’s the only way Red can help Liz find Jennifer (Fiona Dourif) without having her hunt blow up his entire operation. “You’ve done the right thing,” Dembe assures Red. “That may be,” Red responds, “but you just get to Renard first so I don’t regret it.”
Watch the clip above for more. The Blacklist airs two episodes tonight starting at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
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