There are so many things to love about The Blacklist — James Spader, the drama, the chemistry of the entire cast, the twists, did we mention James Spader?, and of course, the fact that so many Blacklisters have such awesome supervillain names. Think in terms of the Stewmaker from early on in the run or the subject of the next adversary: The Cryptobanker.
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Is there a part of the Cryptobanker’s name that makes him sound like the world’s most-boring supervillain? Sure. We think that his superpower is trying to convince you to invest all your money in Bitcoin while sending you repeated URLs about how it’s viable and stable. Odds are, the actual character within season 6 episode 10 (naturally entitled “The Cryptobanker”) will be making things a little bit more complicated.
One thing we should note is this: You’re gonna have to wait a while to see what’s next. Think in terms of Friday, March 8 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern. Why are we getting another hiatus, especially when there are so many stories left to tell? It’s too bad there is no Blacklister whose powers are telepathically getting into the heads of network programmers and determining why certain weeks have new episodes and others don’t. The reality is that NBC is airing a repeat of The Voice premiere next Friday … gotta get that show some more viewers, we suppose.
So what’s actually going to be happening in this episode? Well, think along the lines of the standards for The Blacklist — twists, turns, weird newcomers, and Reddington trying to run some ridiculous gambit that works even when it shouldn’t. What’s so odd about him is that even when it looks like he won’t be able to slither his way out of a situation, he finds his way to do it. He’s made a prison, of all things, work for him. It doesn’t feel like an unholy mess where he has to spend his days curled up in the fetal position hoping that it isn’t going to turn into an episode of Oz.
For a few more details, check out The Blacklist season 6 episode 10 synopsis — it at least gives you a little sense of the cryptocurrency theme to what’s ahead:
03/08/2019 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Friday) : The Task Force delves into the unregulated world of cryptocurrency in order to stop an impending attack, while Red (James Spader) undertakes a risky endeavor in order to secure his freedom. Ken Leung, Becky Ann Baker and Coy Stewart guest star. TV-14 L, V
Two big questions to wonder entering this episode.
How far will the writers dive into cryptocurrency? – It’s not actually the flashiest topic in the world for the average viewer, no matter how many different currencies you come up with that have silly names. (Just take a look at the Last Week Tonight segment on it — it’s glorious.)
How long do you keep this court-case arc going? – We’re almost at the halfway point in the season and we gotta be honest — we didn’t see this lasting this long. Where is the wrap up music tat plays when someone gives an Oscar speech that goes on too long?
What are you excited to check out on The Blacklist season 6 episode 10?
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