Now that we are finally close to Super Bowl Sunday, NBC is starting to share some more details on “The Blacklist.” This episode airing on February 1, entitled “Luther Braxton,” is the first of a two-part event. What is the purpose of it? More or less, to tell a standalone plotline that appeals to longtime fans of the show, but also those watching for the first time. After all, why wouldn’t they want to do everything in their power to get some more people watching the show (and if you’re not watching, you really should be).
Take a look at the official synopsis below to see just how Raymond Reddington finds himself in trouble in this episode (like he does in pretty much every episode – a sharp tongue will do that to you), and also how Ron Perlman is going to enter the picture as the title character, and the villain for this episode:
“When the elusive Reddington (James Spader) is arrested and taken to a secret detention facility Liz (Megan Boone) and the task force set out to save Red before he disappears forever. Meanwhile, Red encounters Luther Braxton (guest star Ron Perlman) at the detention facility, a thief that he shares a complicated history with.”
The only thing we worry about when it comes to this episode is that the show may try to do a little bit too much, and in the process, that could end up hurting it. After all, this is something that we have seen some other Super Bowl shows struggle with over the years (yes, we are looking at you “Elementary”).
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