Alistair Pitt” is the thirteenth episode of Season 3 of The Blacklist and the fifty seventh episode overall.


A man named Ericson arriving at a restaurant with his date, he spots a man seated in the restaurant named Raphael and pulls out a gun and stars firing a gun, Raphael fires back and shoots Ericson in the chest, he’s rushed to the hospital. Apparently, his family is in the mob, and they gather around the hospital room ad plot their revenge. A strange man approaches Ericson’s brothers, Dag and Gregor, in the hallway outside the hospital room and offers his condolences.

The strange man hands Dag and Gregor a business card with an hourglass on it – he says that he wants to see their father. Dag and Gregor’s father meets with the strange man, he says that he has “come to save the others”.

Meanwhile, Red is out on a date with a woman, he gives her a German trinket for her collection. The woman gets choked up and tells Red that she is getting married, but she is still in love with Red.

Elizabeth is at the adoption agency, ironically it’s the same agency that she and Tom were using to try and find a baby to adopt before their lives were wrecked. She questions the woman in charge about the procedure, and learns that she will need Tom to sign off and help her find the prospective parents.

Elizabeth heads home and finds Red sitting in her living room, he says that he has urgent work for her. Hans Ericson was shot and killed, and his father Mads Ericson runs a criminal conglomerate, by the Vacaro crime family. The Vacaros have been at odds with the Ericson Family for years. Red says that the strange man at the hospital, Alistair Pitt, is coming to unite the 2 families and merge them together to create the most dangerous crime family the country has seen in decades.

Tom is desperate for a job to support the baby that he doesn’t know Liz is trying to give up for adoption. He tracked down his ex-girlfriend/former handler, and they have an awkward run in. He tries to convince her to let him in on the new job that she is working, but she laughs in his face and reminds him that he dumped her for his mark, and got her pregnant.

Ressler meets up with the DEA, agent Tucker, and tries to get information on the Vacaro and Ericson Family. The DEA laughs when Ressler says that they have intel that the Vacaros and Ericsons are going to merge. Tucker checks with his intel and learns that Ressler is correct, and Vacaro and Ericson are meeting at a local park.

Ressler and his tea, plus DEA agents rush to the park, the intel was correct, Vacaro and Ericson are both there. But, they they head in to a local diner and sit down with Alistair Pitt. Pitt convinces them that both of their businesses are going to go under, unless they merge. Pitt proposes that Ericson’s youngest son marries Vacaro’s youngest daughter. Pitt shows them his client list, wealthy and powerful families, and warns them that if they back out of the merger and he loses money, he will send his clients after them.

Meanwhile, Tom’s ex finally caves and says she has a job for him, she wants him to help her with a heist. She and her team have their eyes on Reinder de Groot, one of the wealthiest diamond traders in the world. Tom laughs that what she is proposing is not a job, it’s a “suicide mission”. She is trying to get him killed. Apparently dozens of people have tried to steal from Reinder in the past, and it failed.

Red heads back to the restaurant to meet with the mystery woman again who is apparently madly in love with him but marrying someone else. After their romantic dinner, Red meets up with Liz. They meet up at a warehouse and Liz has brought along a photo of Alistair Pitt. Red gives the photo of Pitt to a man that works at the warehouse and orders him to find him, he texts the photo of Pitt out to all of his contacts. It’s not long until they find him.

Samar and Ressler head to the hotel where Red learns that Pitt is staying. Samar and Resler find him in the lobby having tea with Ericson. Ericson tells him that his son is not on board, but he wants to go through with the plan, he tells Pitt to arrange the marriage. After the meeting Ressler follows Pitt to a hospital.

Ressler calls Aram and tells him to search the employees and patients for the last name Ericson or Vacaro to try and figure out what Pitt is up to. Aram calls him back and says that one of the Ericson boys’ fiances is a nurse at the hospital. While they are on the phone, Anna walks out of the hospital with Ericson and a black SUV drives by and shoots her in the chest.

After the job is done, Pitt makes a run for it. Instead of chasing Pitt, Ressler rushes to Anna’s side, she’s still alive, barely. He tries to flag down some of the doctors in front of the hospital and calls for help. Ressler is too late though, Ericson’s fiance is pronounced dead.

Ericson rushes home to tell his father that Anna is dead and says he wants revenge on the Vacaros, he knows it was them. Pitt arrives at Ericson’s house and tells him that they need to talk. Obviously, Christopher is confused and demands to know “who the hell” Ericson is and why he was at the hospital when his fiancé was murdered.

Meanwhile at the Vacaro house, his wife is not thrilled about her husband marrying their daughter off to an Ericson, he scoffs that he has a plan. Apparently Vacaro is playing Ericson and Pitt, he has no intention of marrying off his daughter to the family. He is just using the wedding as a ruse to get them all in one place at the same time, then he plans on murdering the entire family. Vacaro whispers to his wife, “tomorrow we kill all of the Ericson’s”.

Red decides to takes matter in to his own hands, and he meets with the Ericson Family to try and get intel on the merge. Meanwhile, Elizabeth and Ressler have Pitt’s phones tapped, they hear him discussing the time and date of the wedding.

Ressler, Liz, and the DEA agent head to the Vacaro-Ericson wedding and set up surveillance. To their dismay they see Red arrive at the wedding. The Vacaros and Ericsons are all milling around and not speaking to each other. Ressler and Liz are taking photos, but they don’t want to make a move until Pitt arrives.

Meanwhile, Tom and his ex-girlfriend have put together what they think is a fool-proof plan and make a move on De Groot. Tom’s ex poses as a thief and he pretends to arrest her in the jewelry shop and informs De Groot that he is a FBI agent to gain his trust. De Groot shows Tom to the back of the office so that he can “secure his prisoner”.

The Vacaro and Ericson wedding is under way. Right before they say their vows, Red decides to make a toast, and casually mentions that Pitt had Christopher’s fiancé killed. Christopher freaks out, the Ericson’s freak out, and then the Vacaros open fire. The FBI rushes in to the wedding in the middle of the shoot out.

Red grabs Pitt and tries to disappear out the back door. Elizabeth chases after him, furious, and shouts that Red didn’t care about the Vacaros and Ericsons this whole time, he just wanted Pitt. While they are leaving the back door of the restaurant, the DEA agent tries to stop them, Red shoots him in the neck and keeps it moving.

After everything is said and done, back at the office, Samar is trying to plan a babyshower for Elizabeth. She breaks the news to her that she is planning on giving the baby up for adoption.

Red has another flashback, he heads to a bar to meet up with his girlfriend Josephine, she calls him crying hysterically and says that her boyfriend found out about them and he is going to kill her. When Red arrived at the apartment, Josephine was beaten and barely breathing, Red was too late.

Red brings Pitt to the same apartment where he found Josephine dead, he explains to Pitt that he blames him for Joesphine’s death. He growls at Pitt, “You destroyed a creature more beautiful than you could ever comprehend”. Then he shoots him to death. Afterwards, Red visits Josephine at a home, she’s in a wheelchair and paralyzed, she doesn’t speak, just stares out the window. Red kneels by her wheelchair and tells her that “it’s done”.

Press ReleaseEdit

Red and Liz work with the taskforce to stop a negotiator who has resurfaced to unite two rival crime families. Tom reconnects with a former flame.

Number on The BlacklistEdit

  • 103

Unanswered QuestionsEdit

  1. Elizabeth Keen
    1. Why are many people refusing to trust Keen? Gavin Tucker of the Drug Enforcement Administration called her “Comrade Rostova”, a Russian spy, and stated she was Red’s ally. The adoption couple refused to meet her. Is the Cabal spreading rumors so that Keen can be re-accused in the future?
      1. A: She is the daughter of a KGB agent and thus people find it hard to trust her.
      2. A: When someone is accused of very serious crimes, even if cleared they will not be trusted.
    2. Keen might re-enter the black market for 3 reasons.
      1. She is relying on Red for support and information.
      2. Many people do not trust her despite Laurel Hitchin's statement of innocence.
      3. She is following the philosophy of the Friedrich Nietzsche quote about gazing into the abyss and becoming The Blacklist “monster“ she is fighting against. The “abyss“ of the Cabal has gazed into Keen.
    3. Why does Keen want to find her mother?
      1. A: She wants answers about her past.
    4. Why did Keen show surprise when she realized Red wanted Pitt?
    5. How did the Post Office learn Keen is pregnant?
    6. What was the “register” everybody mentioned?
      1. A: Registering for baby gifts.
  2. Raymond Reddington
    1. How did Red know of the Drug Enforcement Administration raid?
      1. A: Cooper said the FBI staged the raid so Red would be invited to the wedding. Then Red would give the FBI information about the location.
    2. Why did Red tell Dembe to find the daughter and the son?
      1. A: Red probably viewed them as the most innocent of the 2 families, and he didn't want them to die in the cross fire.
    3. What will Red do with the daughter and the son?
    4. Why was Red unable to find Pitt without drawing him out during the merger?
    5. Why did Red need to draw Pitt out at the dinner? Why not kidnap him without the families knowing about it? Did Red want to also destroy both families?
      1. A: He didn't find him before the dinner, and Red needed to find him before the families started shooting.
    6. Why did Red keep Josephine Molire/Moliere alive?
      1. A: Red doesn't kill innocent people.
    7. Was Red planning to marry Josephine?
    8. Did Red intend to tell the FBI where the Eriksson/Vacarro meeting was taking place?
    9. Did Red suspect a double cross from the Erikssons and/or Vacarros?
      1. A: He found the bride's mother too cheerful and suspected something.
    10. Did the Stockwell and/or Molire/Moliere families seek revenge against Red?
  3. Alistair Pitt
    1. Alistair was similar to Tommy Phelps. Both clients were killed in the event of a betrayal.
    2. Alistair was similar to the Kingmaker. Both had upper class behavior and their clients consisted of the black market power elite.
    3. Alistair was similar to Raymond Reddington. Both arranged agreements in exchange for a percentage of the profits.
    4. Why did Pitt use a golden hourglass for his calling card?
    5. How would have uniting the 2 families have increased their control of the East Coast/Seaboard drug trade to 65%? Both families controlled 22% each and the blood feud had weakened both sides.
      1. A: They used to be at 65% and the feud had weakened them to 22%. They wouldn't have gotten right back to 65%, uniting the families was needed for short term survival as neither's business would have survived if the feud continued.
      2. A: A merged family would have used the combined resources to destroy the competitors that neither individual family was strong to combat on their own.
    6. Why did Alistair not suspect that the Vacarros would use the merger-marriage as an opportunity to massacre the Erikssons?
    7. Why did Pitt not propose the merger-marriage before the restaurant shootout?
    8. What happened to Pitt’s client list book? Will the FBI locate it? They can easily obtain a search warrant for The Alderton hotel room.
    9. What will happen the rest of Pitt's clients? Without Pitt some of the mergers and/or marriages will collapse since Pitt will not be able to order revenge assassinations.
  4. Samar Navabi
    1. Why was Samar trained by Mossad in Jewish family traditions?
    2. How many broken relationships has Samar suffered?
      1. A: At least 2.
  5. Donald Ressler
    1. Why was Ressler surprised that Red found Pitt?
      1. A: Probably because the FBI was unable to do so.
  6. Aram Mojtabai
    1. Why is Aram so invested in the emotional relationships at the Post Office?
      1. A: He likes Samar, and he wants his coworkers to be happy.
  7. Harold Cooper
    1. How many other law enforcement officials are suspicious of the Post Office‘s influence? Will it cause trouble for Cooper? Tucker kept attempting to override Ressler.
    2. The jealously from other agencies, suspicions about Keen, and questions about their arrest rates; give the Cabal leverage if they want to shut down the Post Office task force. Only the death of Thomas Connolly stopped the first attempt. The deaths of Alan Fitch and Peter Kotsiopulos prove that Red's position in the Cabal can easily weaken.
    3. Why did Cooper tell Keen to refuse Red’s calls after the Drug Enforcement Administration raid went wrong?
  8. Tom Keen and Gina Zanetakos
    1. What is the history between Tom and Gina Zanetakos? Gina implied that Tom's relationship with Liz was a personal betrayal.
      1. A: They were lovers. This was explained in both “Gina Zanetakos” and “Alistair Pitt”.
    2. How did Tom contact Gina? He could not ask the Major for help and it is unlikely he knew Gina's code message and/or phone number.
    3. Did Tom and Gina first meet when being trained by the Major?
      1. A: Probably. It is very unlikely they met before.
    4. Were Tom and Gina lovers?
      1. A: Yes. This was explained in the episode when Tom and Gina were talking to each other.
    5. Why did Tom think that the diamond heist would give him enough money to counteract Red’s actions?
      1. A: Tom needed money. He wants to support Liz, and he hasn't had a job in sometime. So he was going to take any job he could before Red interfered.
    6. Why was Gina participating in a diamond heist? She is a corporate terrorist.
      1. A: She takes jobs the Major gives her.
    7. Why did Gina allow Tom to participate in the robbery? Is it love or a double cross?
  9. Dembe Zuma
    1. Did Dembe locate the daughter and son?
      1. A: Yes. He can be seen taking them out of the room around the time Red took Alistair.
  10. Gavin Tucker
    1. Why did Tucker refuse to trust Keen?
      1. A: He made it clear that he still thought she was a Russian agent.
    2. Was Tucker a Cabal agent or did the Cabal somehow influence him to distrust Keen?
      1. A: He probably isn't a Cabal agent, the Cabal publicly admitted that she wasn't a Russian agent and that she was framed. He was most likely influenced by the Cabal like everyone else, through the news reports that she was a terrorist.
    3. Did Tucker believe that Keen’s knocking out of the DEA agent was because she needed to protect Red or she was still a criminal?
      1. A: After he saw her knock the agent out, he said he knew it. He confirmed that she was protecting Red.
    4. Why did Tucker keep attempting to override Ressler?
      1. A: He wanted to catch the 2 families and Reddington.
    5. Who killed Gavin Tucker?
      1. A: It seems implied Red shot him by his response to the incident and he is shown disposing a gun immediately after, but the actual shot is not shown.
      2. A: He was killed by a stray bullet. He was standing in a doorway to the room where shootout was taking place. Red didn’t kill him. Red doesn’t kill innocent people, and Tucker was shot in the side of his neck. Red was standing in front of him, he couldn’t have made that shot.
    6. How would Cooper have kept Gavin Tucker silent if Tucker had lived?
  11. Reinder-De Groot
    1. Was Reinder-De Groot a legitimate gemstone merchant? Geert Klerken killed his enemies and agreed to pummel Gina.
    2. Where was Groot's business located? Geert Klerken accepted the appearance of the FBI.
  12. Eriksson and Vacarro
    1. What will happen now that the Eriksson and Vacarro families have been destroyed? Will it lead to increased warfare between the criminal organizations that will seek to take control of their territory?
    2. How did the arrest of Eriksson and Vacarro families give the Drug Enforcement Administration enough evidence to shut down both families?
      1. A: They were able to arrest major members of the families, thus leaving them leaderless.
    3. Why did a hijacked shipment cause the Erikssons and Vacarros to declare a vendetta?
  13. How severely was Josephine Molire/Moliere paralyzed by her injuries?
  14. Why does the adoption couple want the baby even though they will not meet with Keen?
    1. A: They want the baby. They don't want Keen in the baby's life. They think she would be a bad influence.

Slanders on the FBIEdit

  1. Why does the FBI lack a network of informants?
  2. Why was there static on the FBI equipment?
  3. Why did the raiding teams enter through 1 door? While it did eliminate the possibility of a cross fire, it gave the families escape options.


Main starEdit

Guest starEdit

  • Tony Shalhoub as Alistair Pitt
  • Margarita Levieva as Gina Zanetakos
  • Stephanie Szostak as Josephine Muliere
  • Vincent Curatola as Danny Vacarro
  • Molly Price as Mariana Vacarro
  • Ronald Guttman as Mads Eriksson
  • Jake Robinson as Kristopher Eriksson
  • Quincy Tyler Bernstine as Adoption Agent
  • Joe Holt as Agent Gavin Tucker
  • Ray Proscia as Geert Klerken


  • Matilda Celia Lynton as Waitress
  • Michael Schantz as Dag Eriksson
  • Walker Hare as Gregor Eriksson
  • Collin Ware as Hans ”Happy” Eriksson
  • Abbi Snee as Anna Gardner
  • Gerardo Rodriguez as Rogelio
  • Giorgio Panetta as Rafael Vacarro
  • Allison Strong as Alicia Vacarro
  • Mary Elaine Ramsey as Eileen
  • Jillian Lawton as Laura
  • Jon Wolfe Nelson as Maitre D'
  • Danny Binstock as DEA Agent Davenport
  • Guy Lockard as Driver
  • Timothy John Smith as Gabriel Stockwell
  • Mickey Solis as The Gemologist


External LinksEdit

Season 3 Episodes
 · The Troll Farmer  · Marvin Gerard  · Eli Matchett  · The Djinn  · Arioch Cain  · Sir Crispin Crandall  · Zal Bin Hasaan  · Kings of the Highway  · The Director  · The Director: Conclusion  · Mr. Gregory Devry  · The Vehm  · Alistair Pitt  · Lady Ambrosia  · Drexel  · The Caretaker  · Mr. Solomon  · Mr. Solomon: Conclusion  · Cape May  · The Artax Network  · Susan Hargrave  · Alexander Kirk  · Alexander Kirk: Conclusion  ·
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