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


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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