Miles McGrath” is the third episode of Season 4 of The Blacklist and the seventieth episode overall.


Press ReleaseEdit

Red and the Task Force take extreme measures to hunt down one of Alexander Kirk's allies, Miles McGrath, a “criminal incubator” who finances crimes for profit. Meanwhile, Liz learns more about her family.

Number on The BlacklistEdit

  • 65

Unanswered QuestionsEdit

  1. Elizabeth Keen
    1. Who is telling Keen the truth? Red and Rostov are not reliable sources of information.
    2. Why are Keen and Tom Keen starting their own investigation into Constantin Rostov?
      1. A: After Liz proved she can not take care of Agnes and herself, even with Tom by her side, Red told her he would take this matter in his own hands in order to rescue Agnes from Constantin.
      2. A: Red wants Liz to discover the truth by herself, giving her leads.
  2. Raymond Reddington
    1. Why did Red tell Keen about McGrath? He told her not to interfere even though he would have known she would interfere.
      1. A: Part of it has to do with the promise of delivering members of the Blacklist to the task force and Miles was a hindrance to Red because of his alliance to Kirk. The other half is because he promised Liz he would try to find Agnes so he told her what he knew, but only the bare minimum.
    2. Why did Red allow Miles McGrath to be arrested? McGrath offered to aid Red.
      1. A: Reddington does not need anything McGrath has to offer, he needs him out of business so Miles can not interfere in Red's criminal affairs.
    3. What will Red do with the Ribowski virus?
      1. A: Red will probably use the virus as a negotiation card against Constantin.
    4. Who was Red torturing?
  3. Miles McGrath
    1. Why did McGrath turn to crime instead of creating a new company?
      1. A: McGrath was a high-functioning sociopath.
    2. Why was McGrath forced out by the board of directors? Other companies allow people to stay even if the leader destroys the company with risky financial investments.
      1. A: The board of directors concluded he was a high-functioning sociopath and pushed him out.
      2. Q: The recent financial scandals and bailouts have proven that blatant fraud will be tolerated if the company is “too big to fail”. Since McGrath had not undermined his company, the board should have tolerated his failings in exchange for high stock prices.
      3. A: It was not about financial scandal or fraud, but about public image, most likely. For example, if Mark Zuckerburg were revealed to also be a high-functioning sociopath, it would severely harm Facebook's reputation. The board most likely had similar fears and wanted to save face.
    3. Why was McGrath forced out by the board of directors? A high-functioning sociopath should be able to out-manuever the opposition. He won the ensuing 100,000,000 dollar lawsuit.
      1. A: Most likely it would have looked bad to have a sociopath as the CEO of a social media behemoth. Miles probably did not care and saw it as an opportunity to do what he wanted.
    4. How did McGrath know he was under surveillance?
    5. Will McGrath reveal his client list to the FBI?
    6. How did McGrath build the railroad line and the hanger in secret?
    7. Why did McGrath need a permanent building versus a temporary building?
    8. What will be the fate of the hanger and the railroad line?
    9. Why were there no lookouts at the hanger?
  4. Samar Navabi
    1. Where did Samar request a transfer to?
      1. A: According to her email she wanted to continue working for the FBI with a similar job, just at a different location.
    2. Why did Samar not return to Mossad?
      1. A: She did in “Lipet's Seafood Company” to stop the New Martyrs Brigade. When Cooper found out, he confronted Samar and told her she must decide on where her loyalties are, the Task Force or Mossad.
  5. Donald Ressler
    1. Ressler is continuing to show his double standards towards the legal system.
  6. Aram Mojtabai
    1. Who was the woman Aram met?
      1. A: She is Janet Sutherland.
  7. Harold Cooper
    1. Why did Cooper tell Keen to call the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention? She is not part of the task force.
  8. Kathryn Nemec
    1. How could Red miss Nemec at close range?
      1. A: Red has a strong bond with Kate, not only professional. Maybe Red did not want to kill Kate, but he knows she can not be trusted anymore and, as Kate's said, she knows too many of Reddington's secrets and weak points.
      2. A: He shot her in the head. Most would think that is a kill shot. He even stuck around a bit and did not notice her move. It is not so much that he missed. It is more like she survived, which is not unheard of.
    2. Who found Nemec?
      1. A: A passing hunter.
  9. Why did Atlanta not have more backup generators?

Slanders on the FBI and CDCEdit

  1. Why did the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention train have low security? There were only 4 guards.
    1. A: Possibly to keep it under the radar as possible. The train itself was already not supposed to be known, so they only kept a skeleton crew around to keep from attracting attention.
  2. Why did the CDC labs not have an independent power supply?
  3. What is the difference between the Hostage Rescue Team and the FBI Special Weapons and Tactics Teams?


Main starEdit

Guest starEdit


  • Timothy Adams as Dean Bradley
  • Kevin McCormick as Janowski
  • Lukas Hassel as Vincent
  • David Lavine as AUSA Savino
  • Michael Stewart Allen as Detective #2
  • Einar Gunn as Nelson
  • Tommy Buck as Second Guard
  • Christian Frazier as HRT Operator



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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