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“Ivan Stepanov” is the Seventeenth episode of season 8 of The Blacklist and the hundred and sixty-ninth overall.


Press Release[]

Red tries desperately to rescue an old friend at all costs, while Liz and Townsend conduct an interrogation.

Number on The Blacklist[]

  • 5

Unanswered Questions[]

  1. Everybody is declaring their moral superiority while proving otherwise.
  2. It is now war between 4 factions: Townsend versus FBI versus Red versus Keen.
  3. Ivan Stepanov
    1. What did Ivan say to Townsend?
      1. A: In “Dr. Adrian Shaw: Conclusion“, it could be the truth about what Reddington whispered to Constantin Rostov.
  4. Elizabeth Keen
    1. Where can Keen go? The FBI is pursuing her, Townsend is hunting her, she does not trust Raymond Reddington, and her syndicate has “gone dark“.
    2. How did Keen detect Priya Laghari?
  5. Neville Townsend
    1. The amount of gemstones did not seem to equal 36,000,000 dollars.
    2. Why was Priya allowed to leave using the front door?
    3. Why was Townsend’s family murdered? A non-violent verbal threat would have been effective as Townsend was already smuggling narcotics.
    4. Why was Townsend not murdered by the Vory?
    5. How much was Neville going to pay Priya?
    6. Why was there a lack of guards at the interrogation building?
  6. Raymond Reddington
    1. What is Keen’s importance to Red?
    2. Why could Priya not tell Red the address verbally? Why was a text message required?
    3. How much was Red going to pay Priya?
    4. Will Priya take the payment from Marvin Gerard?
    5. What did Raymond tell Ivan when speaking Russian?
  7. Harold Cooper
    1. Cooper cannot trust the FBI as malware was on Donald Ressler’s FBI telephone.
  8. Aram Mojtabai
    1. What was Aram guilty of?

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Season 8 Episodes
 · Roanoke  · Katarina Rostova: Conclusion  · 16 Ounces  · Elizabeth Keen  · The Fribourg Confidence  · The Wellstone Agency  · Chemical Mary  · Ogden Greeley  · The Cyranoid  · Dr. Laken Perillos  · Captain Kidd  · Rakitin  · Anne  · Misere  · The Russian Knot  · Nicholas Obenrader  · Ivan Stepanov  · The Protean  · Balthazar ‘Bino’ Baker  · Godwin Page  · Nachalo  · Konets  ·