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“Nicholas Obenrader” is the Sixteenth episode of season 8 of The Blacklist and the hundred and sixty-eighth overall.


Press Release[]

Liz and the Task Force track new leads in their investigation of N-13 while Red takes steps to infiltrate Townsend's criminal organization.

Number on The Blacklist[]

  • 133

Unanswered Questions[]

  1. The current balance of having Keen, Townsend, Red, and the FBI as allies and/or enemies cannot be sustained.
  2. Nicholas Obenrader
    1. Where will Obenrader go? The FBI has taken his photograph and fingerprints.
    2. What file was taken from the Kelmund Realty Corporation?
    3. How did the FBI justify the transfer to the CIA? Was it a bluff?
  3. Elizabeth Keen
    1. Keen was correct that the FBI will never hold Red accountable.
    2. If Keen‘s extraction had succeeded, then how was she planning to interrogate Ivan? She did not trust Townsend or the FBI.
    3. How did Keen convince the task force to decipher the newspaper messages?
  4. Neville Townsend
    1. What is Townsend suffering from that causes such violent mood swings?
  5. Raymond Reddington
    1. What book was Red reading?
      1. A: Red and Dembe were reading Albert Camus's ”The Stranger” (the 1989 Vintage printing).
    2. Why did Ivan Stepanov’s abduction create so much chaos in the Russian government?
    3. How did Red open the vault safe?
    4. Was Red bluffing about Obenrader’s client list?
    5. What is the difference between a criminal and a crook?
  6. Alina Park
    1. Why did Alina leave the book on the park bench?
    2. What book was Alina reading in the park?
      1. A: ”Just Fly Away” by Andrew McCarthy.
  7. Harold Cooper
    1. Cooper is maintaining his moral superiority while selling his morals.
    2. Cooper‘s decision to track Priya Laghari shows that he has sided with Red.

Slanders on the FBI and police[]



Main star[]

Guest star[]

  • Reg Rogers as Neville Townsend
  • Kecia Lewis as Esi Jackson
  • David E. Harrison as Ivan Stepanov
  • Nick Westrate as Nicholas Obenrader
  • Rana Roy as Priya Laghari
  • Andrew Rothenberg as Becker
  • John Keating as Thom McCarty



External Links[]

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  ·