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Red Gets Poisoned, but ‘The Blacklist’ Gets Better in “The Apothecary”

Decent writing, great casting, and a potential plot twist help The Blacklist recover some of its faded glory.

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An Overcrowded Episode Shows ‘The Blacklist’ Is Exhausted

"Natalie Luca (No. 184)" suffers from too many twists that don't compel viewers, and Red prepares himself for death -- or just practices for a poetry slam.

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‘The Blacklist’ Continues to Mistake Ambiguity for Complexity

First half, too clever by half; what The Blacklist hasn't achieved this season is far more impressive than it what it has.

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‘The Blacklist’ Continues Its Slow Decline Into Mediocrity

In "Dr. Adrian Shaw (No. 98)", creator Jon Bokenkamp seems dedicated to throwing ice water on our suspension of disbelief.

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There Are a Lot of Loose Ends to Tie-up in Season 4 of ‘The Blacklist’

There's potential for The Blacklist to get back to greatness. It has all the raw materials.

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The Blacklist: Season 4, Episode 5 - “The Lindquist Concern (No. 105)”

Creator Jon Bokenkamp doesn't kill the ancillary characters, he just guts them of everything that makes them interesting.

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The Blacklist: Season 4, Episode 4 - “Gaia”

Even at its worst, The Blacklist never seemed lazy. Until now.

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The Blacklist: Season 4, Episodes 1 to 3

While it was disappointing to see one of the best characters -- Mr. Kaplan -- killed off, it was even more disappointing to see her brought back.

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The Blacklist: Season 3, Episode 23 - “Alexander Kirk (No. 14): Conclusion”

The Blacklist's season-ending surprise is more The Happening and less The Sixth Sense. Not a good thing!

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The Blacklist: Season 3, Episode 22 - “Alexander Kirk (No. 14)”

Unfortunately, The Blacklist decides to use the season's penultimate episode as backdoor pilot for a Janssen-led spin-off.

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The Blacklist: Season 3, Episode 21 - “Susan Hargrave (No. 18)”

The Blacklist re-shuffles the deck, with a new character introduced and a possible spin-off in the mix.

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The Blacklist: Season 3, Episode 20 - “The Artax Network (No. 41)”

Hunky bad guy Tom Keen learns to swaddle, and some other crime-y stuff happens.

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The Blacklist: Season 3, Episode 19 - “Cape May”

Extreme tenebristic close-ups, cello-filled soundtracks, and cryptic dialog -- The Blacklist gets its pretense on.

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The Blacklist: Season 3, Episode 18 - “Mr. Solomon, the Conclusion”

Touching acting, brilliant self-parody, and whetting the viewers' appetite for next week -- The Blacklist bounces back.

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The Blacklist: Season 3, Episode 17 - “Mr. Solomon (No.32)”

Are ten seconds of near-Lynchian imagery worth 59 minutes and 50 seconds of Christmas Lilies of the Field?

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The Blacklist: Season 3, Episode 16 - “The Caretaker (No. 78)”

There are times when you wish a TV show would jump the shark; this is one of those times.

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The Blacklist: Season 3, Episode 13 – “Alistair Pitt (No. 103)”

A nice bounce back week for The Blacklist, although it still has a way to go to regain its mojo.

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The Blacklist: Season 3, Episode 12 - “The Vehm (No. 132)”

Last year, much of The Blacklist felt like 3 pounds of sausage in a 5 pound casing; hopefully, "The Vehm" is an aberration rather than an indication of rest of the season.

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The Blacklist: Season 3, Episode 11 - “Mr. Gregory Devry (No. 95)”

After two and a half seasons, will The Blacklist finally get around to answering one of its central mysteries?

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The Blacklist: Season 3, Episode 10 - “The Director (No. 24): Conclusion”

The Blacklist closes two of the season story arcs and offers up a ho-hum heel turn.

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