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Anna-Gracia Duerte” is the seventeenth episode of Season 5 of The Blacklist and the hundred and sixth episode overall.


Press Release[]

When an associate of the Nash Syndicate is murdered, Red sets Liz and the Task Force on the case in order to recover evidence crucial to bringing down Ian Garvey. Meanwhile, Aram considers a step forward in his relationship with Samar.

Number on The Blacklist[]

  • 25

Unanswered Questions[]

  1. Raymond Reddington
    1. Red’s misjudgment with Ian Garvey resembles his misjudgment with Kathryn Nemec.
    2. How did Red find out about the ledger which detailed Jawal's dealings with Garvey?
      1. A: Liz told him about it after getting a confession from Anna in the location where it is.
      2. A: Red was arranging a meeting to obtain the ledger when Jawal was killed.
    3. Why did Red need the FBI file on Jerry Jawal?
      1. A: To see if the ledger had been recovered from the crime scene.
  2. Anna-Gracia Duerte
    1. Why did Anna use a car bomb? What reason would be accepted for a car bomb? The Jerry Jawal murder was staged to look like a robbery.
    2. Will Anna become an advocate for anti-child marriage?
      1. A: As she was doing that through her assassinations, this is very likely.
    3. Why did Anna resent her parents for making her marry Robert Corbin?
      1. A: Anna had been raped and the parents forced the marriage to avoid their public shame. She was effectively treated as an item, not a person.
      2. A: She was a child and was raped by a man 30 years older than her. Her parents victim-blamed her for being raped and for “causing a scandal“, and then they forced her to marry that same man, not only forcing her to associate with her rapist, but guaranteeing her to a lifetime of sexual abuse and mental anguish. Any person in their right mind would be resentful.
  3. Elizabeth Keen
    1. Why was Keen angered over Red's involvement in taking the witness who watched Garvey kill Norman Singleton?
      1. A: Garvey cannot be charged with a crime without a witness.
    2. How did Liz convince Anna to help her find the ledger that involved Jawal's dealings with Garvey?
      1. A: She implied that it was part of her plea bargain.
    3. Why did Liz ignore Red's warning not to meet with a man who worked on the airline's shipping company?
      1. A: She is tired of Red's verbal evasion.
      2. A: She was concerned about finding the witness and was not aware that Garvey was setting up a plan to kidnap her and Aram.
  4. Donald Ressler
    1. Why did Ressler suffer no injuries from the car bomb?
      1. A: Ressler noticed the car bomb before it went off, so he was able to take cover, preventing any serious injury.
  5. Samar Navabi
    1. Why did Samar tell Anna the story of what happened to her cousin Yana?
      1. A: To prove that she could empathize with Anna's motivations.
      2. A: Yana was a child bride and thus Samar knew what Anna went through.
    2. How did Samar convince the attorney general to have Anna charged as a minor, rather than an adult?
      1. A: Cooper and Samar stated that Anna's attorneys would turn Anna into a poster child, martyr, and public celebrity. Gerald would be seen as the man who was defending child marriage.
  6. What explanation will be invented for the bar killings?
    1. A: Internal strife, most likely. Because it was a bar for white supremacists and clearly a gang, it's easy to to believe that there was inner trouble.

Slanders on the FBI[]


Main star[]

Guest star[]

  • Jonny Coyne as Ian Garvey
  • James Waterston as Dale Rayburn
  • Jearnest Corchado as Anna-Gracia Duerte
  • Agneeta Thacker as Reva Jawal
  • Peter Rini as Assistant U.S. Attorney Gerald Walker
  • Teddy Coluca as Teddy Brimley
  • Catherine Missal as Tara Rayburn
  • Sean T. Krishnan as Adesh Patel
  • Andrew Guilarte as Jerry Jawal
  • Jenn Harris as Auto Tech Callie


  • Shane Patrick Kearns as Judson
  • Sejal Shah as Puja Patel
  • Matthew Blumm as Officer Brad Lamply
  • Andrew Kaempfer as Bouncer
  • Jakob Von Eichel as Donnie-Wayne
  • Carson Lee as Walter
  • David Millstone as Coogan Hudnutt
  • Taprena Michelle Augustine as Madeline Cohen
  • Jared Johnston as Stav
  • Andrew Mihalko as Good Samaritan


External Links[]

Season 5 Episodes
 · Smokey Putnum  · Greyson Blaise  · Miss Rebecca Thrall  · The Endling  · Ilyas Surkov  · The Travel Agency  · The Kilgannon Corporation  · Ian Garvey  · Ruin  · The Informant  · Abraham Stern  · The Cook  · The Invisible Hand  · Mr. Raleigh Sinclair III  · Pattie Sue Edwards  · The Capricorn Killer  · Anna-Gracia Duerte  · Zarak Mosadek  · Ian Garvey: Conclusion  · Nicholas T. Moore  · Lawrence Dane Devlin  · Sutton Ross  ·