All things are coming to an end in this action-packed last season! Here is everything we know so far about
The Blacklist Season 10 finale episode.
Four months into the 2023–24 broadcast season, fans have already started to wonder if the series finale episode of this American crime thriller television series will premiere later than everyone has been expecting on the NBC network. If you are wondering the same thing, then you have reached the right place to clarify all your doubts!
If you recall, sometime around the series renewal, the network confirmed that the 10th season of The Blacklist would have a total of 22 episodes! It will be divided into various segments as major networks like NBC tend to make the series go for many midseason breaks.
These gaps are laid out over many months in order to properly broadcast all the episodes in a year’s schedule. It is currently unknown how many breaks the series will take in the upcoming months. So far, 13 episodes have been announced, with the 13th episode (the title of which is unknown) set to debut on May 21, 2023, at 10 p.m. ET.
This line-up makes it look like the season will take a summer hiatus and will air the remaining nine episodes sometime later this year, which is likely to conclude in the fall of 2023. We’ll just have to wait and see what the future holds because there are reports circulating that there’s a chance that a writers’ strike is going to take place starting in May 2023.
This could delay a lot of fall TV productions, with James Spader’s The Blacklist being one of them, and leave a shot open for this drama to conclude sometime in the fall of 2023. Of course, this is just a rumor, and details will be verified later by the cast or show creators.
This is great news for the fandom, as they will have many months to look forward to knowing how the story will conclude without it being cut short. We speculate that the episodes will once again start releasing throughout the autumn season, leaving a chance to properly conclude the show the way it truly deserves after spending ten long years on the NBC network.
Why is The Blacklist ending with Season 10?
In an interview with NBC, Spader finally revealed exactly why he believed the show had to end with Season 10. “I think if the show went beyond this year, it would turn into a very different show,” he said.
“And I think that the thing that has been nice about this show was that we’ve never really had a really clear paradigm for the show. Tonally the show shifts a lot from episode to episode, and I think that even the show has taken strange turns, and I suspect that the show if it went much further, would just become something that would be less recognizable to me.”
Additionally, Lisa Katz, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming’s president of scripted content said in a statement: “It isn’t often that a series resonates so deeply with an audience that it airs for 10 seasons, but The Blacklist proved to be a perfect combination of highly talented producers, stellar writing, a cast that never failed to deliver, and a crew that always rose to the occasion.”
Further adding, “A huge thank you to our partners at Sony, everyone from the past decade who made this show an integral part of NBC’s storied history, and, of course, a special nod to James Spader, whose performance remains nothing short of spectacular.”
The Blacklist Season 10: When will the next episodes premiere?
In its landmark 10th season, “The Blacklist” returns as Raymond Reddington (James Spader) confronts unparalleled danger. With Reddington’s covert role as an FBI informant facing exposure, former Blacklisters will unite against him in their lethal desire for revenge – testing Red and the FBI Task Force as never before. Take a look at the official guide for the upcoming episodes below:
Season 10 Episode 7: The Freelancer: Part 2 – April 9, 2023: The episode is directed by Cort Hessler and written by Sam Christopher. The official synopsis of the episode states, “The return of The Freelancer unveils a conspiracy involving a local photographer; Ressler hits a personal milestone.”
Season 10 Episode 8: The Troll Farmer, Part 2 – April 16, 2023: The episode is written by Taylor Martin. The official synopsis of the episode states, “Most-wanted fugitive Raymond “Red” Reddington agrees to work with the FBI to catch his blacklist of mobsters, spies, and international terrorists – on the condition that he must work with profiler Elizabeth Keen.”
The Blacklist Season 10: A quick recap of the season so far
Episode 1: The Night Owl: The episode is directed by Cort Hessler and written by Lukas Reiter. The episode is viewed by 2.32 million US viewers, and the official synopsis states, “Six months after Wujing’s escape from custody, Reddington mysteriously resurfaces in Manhattan amidst an explosion; when a former blacklister is found at the scene, the task force begins to investigate a larger conspiracy at play.”
Episode 2: The Whaler: The episode is directed by Michael Caracciolo and written by Sean Hennen. The episode is viewed by 1.76 million US viewers, and the official synopsis states, “The Task Force works to infiltrate a high-stakes poker game tied to Wujing with the help of new team member Siya Malik; Red and Cooper have opposing tactics when Agnes is bullied at school.”
Episode 3: The Four Guns: The episode is directed by Matthew McLoota and written by Katie Bockes. The episode is viewed by 1.89 million US viewers, and the official synopsis states, “An assassination attempt on Sen. Panabaker leads the Task Force to a group of renowned pickpockets; Red sends a dangerous gift to an old friend in custody.”
Episode 4: The Hyena: The episode is directed by John Terlesky and written by Daniel Cerones. The episode is viewed by 1.72 million US viewers, and the official synopsis states, “Red attempts to secure a late financier’s fortune locked by a series of challenging clues; when a deadly assassin pursues the money, the Task Force bands together to protect the endowment’s rightful heirs.”
Episode 5: The Dockery Affair: The episode is directed by Ruben Garcia and written by T Cooper & Allison Glock-Cooper. The episode is viewed by 1.78 million US viewers, and the official synopsis states, “An investigation surrounding the murder of a judge sheds new light on an unsolved case; Red’s relationship with a trusted colleague is put in a precarious position when his cooperation with the FBI is disclosed.”
Episode 6: Dr. Laken Perillos, Pt. 2: The episode is directed by Michael Caracciolo and written by Noah Schechter. The official synopsis states, “When Dr. Laken Perillos resurfaces to join Wujing’s crusade against Red, a member of the task force is put in danger.”
All the episodes of The Blacklist Season 10 are available to stream on NBC and Netflix, which is ideal for many international viewers. Additionally, you can also stream the series by renting or purchasing it on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu. The series is also available to watch exclusively on Peacock TV where the episodes are published after they air on the channel, based on the user’s location.
While you wait for The Blacklist Season 10 to premiere new episodes on NBC, catch up on prior episodes.