The Blacklist season 5: What to look out for next

The Blacklist logo any seasonblacklistIs The Blacklist season 5 episode 12 new tonight on NBC? We wish that it was, especially since we are following up a really fun story in “Abraham Stern,” otherwise known as the 100th episode.

Alas, it’s not happening tonight. NBC is running repeats tonight — strangely, they are not even airing The Blacklist at all and are settling in for two repeats of Law & Order: SVU instead at 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Eastern time. The series will return for two more episodes before the Winter Olympics, so why not go ahead and get some details on both of them now?

The Blacklist season 5 episode 12 (January 31), “The Cook” (title change — this episode was originally titled “Tommy Wattles”) – “As Liz (Megan Boone) works with Red (James Spader) to hunt for Tom’s killers, she begins to question his motives. Meanwhile, the Task Force enlists the help of one arsonist to catch another.”

We knew it was only a matter of time before Liz started to become concerned about whatever Reddington is doing and there is a legitimate reason for her to have paranoia. He has some pretty clear motivations at the moment for wanting to discover what Tom was up to prior to this death — the last thing that he wants is for that suitcase mystery to remain floating around in the ether.

The Blacklist season 5 episode 13 (February 7), “The Invisible Hand” – “When bodies are discovered in abandoned woods, Red (James Spader) points the Task Force toward The Invisible Hand, a group that targets those whose actions are morally reprehensible yet fully legal. Meanwhile, Red steps in to assist one of his employees, and Liz (Megan Boone) discovers a major clue about Tom’s investigation.”

Basically, this sounds a lot like Liz is going to learn a thing or two about the suitcase before we even get to the Winter Olympics. How much she really learns remains to be seen, but signs point to her having some significant clues leading up to the hiatus. It’s hard to not be excited about that.

What do you want to see on The Blacklist when the series returns to NBC? Be sure to share in the comments and check back soon for more.

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