The Blacklist Season 1: Where Do Red, Elizabeth, and Tom Stand in Episode 11?
The Blacklist is finally back from hiatus tonight, and it’s about time! But while we’ve been desperately holding our breaths for Season 1 Episode 11, “The Good Samaritan Killer,” we’ve also been watching the first 10 episodes on repeat during that time. In case you haven’t, here’s where our favorite agents and assassins are right now.
Raymond “Red” Reddington
We first met Red in the season premiere when he walked into the FBI’s offices and turned himself in. The caveat? He only wanted to work with Elizabeth Keen. Since then, he’s shown that his loyalty is a little wonky. While he has brought Lizzie in on covert missions with truly scary people, he also killed her adopted dad.
We know Lizzie grew up with a man who wasn’t her bio-dad, but is Red her real dad? He told her he isn’t, but we have our suspicions. Last we saw him, he was beelining it out of the FBI’s grasp to hunt down the men responsible for trying to kill him, killing several members of the FBI, and nearly murdering the rest of the people he’s been working with. Unfortunately for Red, it means that he’s now on the FBI’s list.
On her first day at the FBI, Liz was just expecting to get through her morning and somehow be home for an adoption meeting in the middle of the day. Instead, she was escorted directly to headquarters and spent the afternoon cleaning up her husband’s blood from the carpet. She discovered a box in the floor full of passports with Tom’s alternate identities, a bunch of money, and various other bizarro things.
Red told her that Tom is cheating on her, that he’s not the person he claims to be, and that she can’t trust him. But though she maintains a healthy amount of suspicion about the handsome teacher she married, she still sleeps at night by his side.
Along the way to the Season 1 midwinter finale, Elizabeth has been questioned multiple times, and currently seems to be a little clueless as to what to do now that Red has left her side.
Tom, Tom, Tom. What is your deal? He seems like the handsome husband every ruthless criminal-hunting FBI agent would love to come home to, but there’s so much more to him. He was able to pass a series of grueling tests by the FBI after they found out he might not be who he says, but what now? Last we heard, Red was telling Liz not to trust him — as his last words to her before disappearing. What does he know that we don’t about Tom? We can’t wait to find out.
Tune in tonight, January 13, 2014, at 10 p.m. ET/PT to watch The Blacklist Season 1, Episode 11, "The Good Samaritan Killer" on NBC.