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Pattie Sue Edwards” is the fifteenth episode of Season 5 of The Blacklist and the hundred and fourth episode overall.


Press Release[]

As Liz works a new angle in tracking Tom's killers, Red looks to find a creative solution to a tax issue in his money laundering operation. Meanwhile, Aram ventures into the field as the Task Force investigates a mysterious woman behind a deadly viral outbreak.

Number on The Blacklist[]

  • 68

Unanswered Questions[]

  1. Joe Putnum references the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
  2. The episode references the Nipah virus of Ranko Zamani and the character of Frederick Barnes.
  3. Raymond Reddington
    1. When did Red decide to burn down the Internal Revenue Service office instead of the business?
      1. A: Change of plans. When the IRS agent changed, he saw another way to win without sacrificing his business front company and targeted a different weakness with him.
    2. Why were there mistakes on the tax returns?
      1. A: There were no mistakes. Reddington was laundering money through the business and that flagged the tax return.
  4. Elizabeth Keen
    1. Why did Keen warn Singleton against investigating further without backup?
      1. A: She wanted to protect him.
    2. What will Keen do upon positively identifying Garvey as Tom's killer? Will she go to Red for help?
  5. Patricia Sue Edwards
    1. Will Edwards be shown leniency in exchange for her working for the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases?
      1. A: Possibly, due to Edwards exposing Cronin for his actions.
    2. Why was Edwards stripped of her security clearance after her husband was killed?
      1. A: Cronin framed her husband, Dennis, for stealing the opium that lead to his dishonorable discharge. She had her security clearance stripped.
    3. Will Caleb James Cronin's confession be admissible?
      1. A: Given the crimes he committed with his co-conspirators in killing Patricia's husband, Dennis, then framing him for stealing the opium that lead to his dishonorable discharge, Cronin will likely face court martial and prison.
    4. Why where there cartridges in the flag?
      1. A: The 3 casings are from the 3 volleys they shot after Cronin's confession overturned the dishonorable discharge to an honorable discharge. That made Edwards eligible for a 3 volley salute.
    5. Why did Edwards have a number on the Blacklist?
      1. A: She was the criminal who undertook the crime. The blacklist numbers are assigned at random.
  6. Donald Ressler
    1. Why did Ressler refuse to give Cronin the cure after Edwards told him that they were both dying?
      1. A: He wanted Cronin's confession in his involvement in killing Edwards' husband and framing him for the crime.
    2. Why did Ressler accompany Edwards for the 3 volley salute at her husband's grave site?
      1. A: Edwards was in his custody, therefore he had to be there.
  7. Ian Garvey
    1. Why did Garvey kill Singleton and then claim that he will look into the murder?
      1. A: Singleton knew that Garvey was guilty.
    2. How did Garvey find out that Singleton was on to him?
      1. A: He followed Singleton to his office and saw Singleton searching his desk, finding his burner.
  8. Norman Singleton
    1. Why did Singleton refuse to wait for backup?
      1. A: He suspected that his boss, Garvey, was behind the murders and wanted Liz to call the burner cell phone to prove his theory.
  9. Hershey Hepworth
    1. Why did Hepworth confess his “sins” to Red?
    2. Will Charlie Hepworth be admitted to Davenport Academy?
      1. A: He was accepted due to Red promising the headmaster that they will get a new locker room and gym for Davenport Academy.
    3. Why was Hepworth replaced with Larry Hotchkiss?
  10. Why did the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suit not have a longer oxygen supply?

Slanders on the FBI[]


  • Exploiting software vulnerabilities in DNA analysis software by supplying crafted DNA is a real attack vector and not made up.


Main star[]

Guest star[]

  • Jonny Coyne as Ian Garvey
  • Michael Aronov as Joe Putnum
  • Evan Parke as Detective Norman Singleton
  • C. Thomas Howell as Earl Fagen
  • Liza J. Bennett as Patricia Sue Edwards
  • Michael Countryman as Headmaster
  • Regina Taylor as Dr. Hannah Moshay
  • Peter Benson as Hershey Hepworth
  • Dennis Flanagan as Caleb James Cronin


  • Vin Knight as Larry Hotchkiss
  • Jess Nahikian as Phoebe
  • Lee Garrett as Busboy
  • Margaret Reed as Doctor
  • Marilyn Sokol as Ruth Timmons
  • Mylinda Hull as Waitress
  • Shane Patrick Kearns as Judson
  • Nastasha Strang as CDC Official
  • William Day as Hazmat Tech
  • Jim O'Hare as Dr. Marcus Joffe
  • James Andrew Fraser as Officer
  • Brian Roland as CDC Tech
  • Nick Duckart as Response Team Member
  • Sarah Louise Lilley as Jill Conway
  • Danielle Nicolette Najarian as Customer #1
  • Jaz Goodreau as Customer #2
  • Chris Monty as Customer #3


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  ·