The Blacklist season 4 episode 16 return date: When Megan Boone, James Spader will return

The Blacklist logo any seasonWhen will The Blacklist season 4 episode 16 be coming back on the air? We’ve got your return-date news below … but let’s say first and foremost that you will be waiting for a while to see new episodes.

As of right now, the return date for The Blacklist seems to be on Thursday, April 20. The reasoning behind such a long delay appears to be mostly a function of The Blacklist: Redemption coming on the air during this hiatus. This eight-episode series is going to be a bridge between the winter and spring seasons of The Blacklist, and will offer up a chance to learn more about Tom Keen’s history, his future, and anything and everything in between.

Will the show live up the hype that was set up? At the moment, it is fair to say that the show did a tremendous job setting up much of the drama, and making you wonder for most of the hour what truly happened with Raymond Reddington to leave him in such a desperate state. (We’re certainly curious about the Dembe question going out of tonight.)

By the time the show does return to NBC, there may be one other question that you need to ask…

Is the future of The Blacklist in jeopardy?

As of right now, there is no news on The Blacklist season 5, and the ratings very much make it into a bubble show seven ways to Sunday. There may be a dedicated following out there for the show, but it is one producing some diminishing returns. At this point, there are challenges regarding whether or not The Blacklist will be coming back at all.

If there is one piece of advice we can offer the show moving into the spring arc, it’s rather simple: Focus mostly on giving the viewers some more interesting, fascinating character-based stories and the relationships that we love to watch. Also, get the cast more closely involved with one another. We love Red (James Spader makes the show), and we want to see more interaction between him and Liz. The more we get these two working together, the happier we will be.

What do you want to see on ‘The Blacklist’ season 4, episode 16? Share in the comments below!

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