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The Blacklist - Season 1

The first season of the American crime thriller television series The Blacklist premiered on NBC on September 23, 2013.[1] The season was produced by Davis Entertainment, Universal Television, and Sony Pictures Television, and the executive producers are Jon Bokenkamp, John Davis, John Eisendrath, John Fox, and Joe Carnahan.

The Blacklist - Season 1

The first season introduces Raymond Reddington (James Spader), Elizabeth "Liz" Keen (Megan Boone) and the members of the Task Force, a multiagency law enforcement working group dedicated to hunting down Reddington. Reddington surrenders to the FBI and offers to identify and help capture the criminals he has worked with, whom he calls "The Blacklist", but only if he is allowed to work with Liz Keen, a rookie profiler at the FBI. He refuses to explain why Liz must be involved. The Reddington Task Force, led by Assistant Director Harold Cooper (Harry Lennix), becomes the lead law enforcement agency responsible for capturing or killing the members of the Blacklist at Reddington's behest (usually to Red's benefit), which causes conflicts particularly for Special Agent Donald Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff), who was originally tasked with capturing Reddington. This is the only season for Meera Malik (Parminder Nagra), a CIA officer and member of the Task Force, who is killed in the season finale. The season also introduces series antagonist Milos Kirchoff (Peter Stormare), AKA Berlin, a former Russian KGB officer with a longstanding hatred of Reddington. A major subplot for the season is Elizabeth Keen's discovery that her husband Tom Keen (Ryan Eggold), a schoolteacher to all appearances, is actually a covert operative with an unknown agenda and Liz's efforts to discover who he actually is and who sent him. A second subplot involves the Cabal, a shadowy multinational group that holds positions of influence in government and business, and their interest in Reddington's activities. The Cabal is usually represented by Alan Fitch (Alan Alda), the Deputy Director of National Intelligence, who tries to maintain a civil relationship with Reddington despite the Cabal's misgivings while trying to determine what Reddington actually knows.

The first season of The Blacklist received strong reviews from television critics. The Blacklist has a Metacritic score of 74 out of 100 based on reviews from 31 critics.[23] The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reports an 85% approval rating based on 52 reviews, with an average score of 7.18/10. The consensus reads: "James Spader is riveting as a criminal-turned-informant, and his presence goes a long way toward making this twisty but occasionally implausible crime procedural compelling".[24]

The season starts with Raymond Reddington surrendering to the FBI, establishing his bona fides by helping them to capture an international terrorist long thought to be dead. Red has special conditions for his help -- he has to remain apparently free so that his contacts will still communicate with him and he will only give information to rookie FBI profiler Elizabeth Keen.

As the season progresses it becomes clear that Red has at least one hidden motive for turning himself in to the FBI. From using the FBI to expose breathtaking corruption in the field of international humanitarian work, to enabling those working with him to exorcise personal demons.

Red continues his battle with his unknown adversary, and eventually forces him to break cover in the season finale, where it is revealed that Elizabeth Keen's husband Tom Keen was spying on her for Red's adversary.

To the surprise of some audiences, The Blacklist season 10 is returning to the death of Meera Malik, which occurred back in season 1, but there's a reason for this. Meera Malik was one of the main characters of season 1, making her first appearance in the second episode of the show. In the season finale, "Berlin: Conclusion," Meera Malik and Donald Ressler set out on an assignment to locate the man known as the "Berlin." During the episode, Meera and Donald are separated. Meera is attacked from behind and her throat gets slit, leading to one of the biggest shocks of the first season.

Now, almost ten years later, The Blacklist season 10's story will include Meera and return to her death by introducing her daughter, Siya Malik. Apparently, Siya will be coming to the Task Force with questions about her mother's work and ensuing death. The part of Siya Malik still hasn't been cast, but her role will certainly be intriguing as it should have a big impact on the show.

The Blacklist season 10 returning to the death of Meera through her daughter, Siya, is arguably because the show has recently lost the actors who portrayed two key characters, Amir Arison (Aram Mojtabi), and Laura Sohn (Alina Park). The Blacklist needs new characters, and one of the best ways to introduce a new character is to connect that character to a key event in a previous season. This choice also allows for more connectivity, as a death that occurred in season 1 is now directly linked to a new character in season 10, already setting the foundation for a compelling story.

Revisiting the death of Meera Malik meansThe Blacklist will be able to look at key events from previous seasons of the show from different points of view. Siya Malik will be entering the Task Force from the outside, most likely embittered from the secrecy of her mother's work and her death. Unlike recent twists in The Blacklist involving the death of characters, this fold in the story will allow for a fresh perspective within the organization.

Honing in on 200 episodes, The Blacklist is the NBC crime drama series that resides on Netflix in many regions worldwide. Netflix Canada has just received season 9 and Netflix US will get the ninth season in October 2022.

All of season 8 was added to Netflix in the US on October 6th, 2021, with the full season leaving the NBC app on October 22nd, 2021. All prior seasons before season 8 hit Netflix CA & US in September.

Even though The Blacklist was not on the list of series returning to NBC in the 2022 TV premiere schedule, the show is making sure that exciting things are coming for those who wait. After news over the summer that Season 10 would kick off with a major throwback twist, a new series regular guarantees that a tragedy from the first season will indeed be revisited. Prepare to say hello to an actress playing the daughter of the late Meera Malik!

If you want to revisit past episodes of The Blacklist while waiting for the Season 10 premiere, you can find the last five episodes of Season 9 streaming with a Peacock subscription and all nine seasons with a Netflix subscription.

A few FBI agents can also be seen with Glock 19s throughout the season with Ressler carrying it as his main sidearm for the rest of the season. One of Zamani's men has a Glock 19 in "Pilot". Wujing (Chin Han) and his thugs use Glock 19s in "Wujing (No. 84)". Reactivated CIA agent Meera Malik (Parminder Nagra) uses a Glock 19 as her main sidearm in the season, which first appears in the same episode. Reddington takes Ressler's Glock 19 and uses it for a short time in "Anslo Garrick" (No 16) Part 1". Owen Mallory (Campbell Scott) seizes Liz's Glock 19 and attempts to fire it before he's wounded by Ressler in "The Cyprus Agency (No. 64)". A loaded Glock 19 is seen in an evidence photo near the end of "Ivan (No. 88)". Stragenly enough, a Public Security Police officer is armed with a Glock 19 at the start of "The Pavlovich Brothers (No. 119-122)". Berlin agents operating in New York appear to use the Glock 19 as their primary sidearm.

FBI SWAT operators use them as their main submachine gun throughout the season. Some of the RCMP ERT operators are armed with Heckler & Koch MP5A3s in "The Freelancer (No. 145)" (S01E02). One is used by the Courier as his main weapon when he engages Liz and Malik in the middle of "The Courier (No. 85)". A few mercenaries working for Anslo Garrick are armed with MP5A3s that have railed handguards attached in "Anslo Garrick (No. 16)" and in "Anslo Garrick (No. 16) Conclusion". A few MP5A3s are partially seen on the wall racks of the FBI black ops compound's armory in the former episode. Most of Reddington's own mercenaries use them as their primary weapon near the end of "Anslo Garrick (No. 16) Conclusion". A Syrian Embassy security guard is seen armed with the MP5A3 in the middle of "Madeline Pratt (No. 73)". Berlin agents operating in New York use the MP5A3 as their primary weapon. 041b061a72


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