‘The Blacklist’ season 4, episode 15 preview: Did Mr. Kaplan poison Reddington?

The Blacklist logo any seasonThere are many questions entering Thursday night’s “The Blacklist,” but based on the preview below, one stands out. Did Mr. Kaplan poison Red?

Let’s take a look here at the evidence. Over the past few weeks, someone sabotaged Reddington’s operation in almost every single way that they could. They hired Isabella Stone, they’ve taken contacts away from him, and their work is far from over. At the end of this past episode, we saw them frame Red for hiring Stone himself. Is Red out to destroy his own team? It’s hard to see that being the case.

As for Mr. Kaplan, her motivation comes courtesy of what happened with the shooting earlier this season. Just when it appeared that she was dead, she found a way to survive. She’s recuperated herself back to health, but last we saw her, she was getting into a car on the road. The character is fully in ghost mode at the moment, but she could turn up at any given moment. Now feels like the right time. She’s got a clear motivation for revenge, and her time with Red means that she also have the necessary skills in order to help run some sort of massive, dangerous operation.

Plus, is there any other viable candidate to go after Red? Sure, many other motivated parties exist out there, but she’s the one with a new lease on life, and the one wronged the most. Her coming back to attack him would be greatly satisfying as a reveal … even with a prediction or two on here.

The downside to a reveal

The bad news is clearly the fact that after this episode, you’ll be waiting a while to see what lies ahead. “The Blacklist: Redemption” premieres at 10:00 p.m. Eastern, and it will occupy that timeslot for many weeks. Fingers crossed that “The Blacklist” does enough to excite everyone for a home stretch, one it badly needs. To date, the ratings for season 4 are not impressing anyone, whether it be NBC or viewers hoping for a renewal.

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