For the character of the same name, see Dembe Zuma.

"Dembe Zuma" is the sixteenth episode of Season 4 of The Blacklist and the eighty-second episode overall.


Press ReleaseEdit

After weeks of hunting for Dembe Zuma, Red and the Task Force finally get a lead on his whereabouts when Aram goes missing. Meanwhile, Dembe takes a calculated risk as Red closes in.

Number on The BlacklistEdit

  • 10

Unanswered QuestionsEdit

  1. Elizabeth Keen
    1. Why is Keen so important a target to those who knew Katarina Rostova?
      1. A: She is Katarina's daughter with Red.
  2. Raymond Reddington
    1. Why did Red kidnap Liz as a child?
      1. A: Katarina thought Red believed that Liz was his daughter and brought her to America to live with his family. She didn't know that he took Liz to America out of a need to protect both of them. This is because he suspected that Constantin Rostov would take his anger out on Katarina if he learned about their affair.
  3. Vanessa Lopez (Sofia Gallup)
    1. What was the infection Vanessa referred to that needed bee stings?
    2. How many of Vanessa’s and her parent’s victims and clients will be arrested?
    3. Is there enough evidence to convict Chuck Shaw of the murder of Richard Fickman?
    4. Why did Dennis Cauley decide to assassinate Daniel Nakamoto (Alex Sato) in a “prison yard” environment?
      1. A: A "prison yard" environment lends itself to people milling about which means it would be hard to identify who is doing what to whom, a stabbing could be covered up easily.
  4. Samar Navabi
    1. Why is Samar so emotionally close to Aram?
      1. A: Janet knew Samar had feelings for Aram and was doing a poor job hiding it behind a tough facade.
  5. Aram Mojtabai
    1. Why was Aram willing to protect Red?
  6. Dembe Zuma
    1. Why did Dembe insist on finding evidence before going to Red?
      1. A: He suspected that the traitor in Red's organization was someone close to him and was waiting for the chance to strike.
    2. Why is Dembe Zuma on the Blacklist?
      1. A: Dembe is on the Blacklist because the Taskforce believed that he attacked Red.
  7. Kathryn Nemec
    1. What use are the bodies of Red’s victims? The FBI will state that Red killed them and add the murders to his other crimes.
      1. A: The bodies that were dug up from the mass graves were those of Diane Fowler and other important personnel that Red killed over the years. Nemec plans to use those bodies to attack him in secret as a means for revenge.
      2. A: Nemec is exposing Red's murders of high profile victims.
    2. What did Nemec retrieve from hotel room 8?
      1. A: Possibly a dismembered body belonging to one of Red's former members of his syndicate.
      2. Q: Why would Nemec hide a corpse in a motel room? It could be discovered during renovations.
    3. When did Nemec start her attacks?
  8. Katarina Rostova
    1. Who was the man Katarina killed in the flashback?
    2. How was Rostova a traitor to the United States?
    3. Where was Rostova living?
    4. Why were the police present at the house? Rostova told Nemec that involving the police would increase the danger to Liz.

Slanders on the FBIEdit


Main starEdit

Guest starEdit


  • Danaya Esperanza as Isabella Zuma
  • Devale Ellis as Chuck Shaw
  • Bazzel Baz as Baz
  • Chris Griggs as Dennis Cauley
  • Ian Campbell Dunn as Security Guard



External LinksEdit

Season 4 Episodes
 · Esteban  · Mato  · Miles McGrath  · Gaia  · The Lindquist Concern  · The Thrushes  · Dr. Adrian Shaw  · Dr. Adrian Shaw: Conclusion  · Lipet's Seafood Company  · The Forecaster  · The Harem  · Natalie Luca  · Isabella Stone  · The Architect  · The Apothecary  · Dembe Zuma  · Requiem  · Philomena  · Dr. Bogdan Krilov  · The Debt Collector  · Mr. Kaplan  · Mr. Kaplan: Conclusion  ·
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