Philomena” is the eighteenth episode of Season 4 of The Blacklist and the eighty-second episode overall.


Press ReleaseEdit

The Task Force chases an artful bounty hunter employed to target Red's closest associates. Meanwhile, Ressler faces a moral dilemma when he takes on a new assignment with a former colleague.

Number on The BlacklistEdit

  • 61

Unanswered QuestionsEdit

  1. Elizabeth Keen
    1. How did Keen trace Nemec to Vienna?
      1. A: Philomena told Keen.
      2. Q: Philomena told Keen it was Italy.
    2. How did Keen “turn” Philomena?
  2. Philomena
    1. How many of Philomena’s clients will be arrested?
    2. Philomena's connection to Nemec seemed to be based on emotions.
    3. Philomena is the patron saint of infants, babies, and youth.
  3. Donald Ressler
    1. Why did Ressler not alter the fingerprint?
    2. Ressler’s comparison of himself to Julian Gale can prove to be a problem in the future. Ressler and Gale are/were obsessed with capturing Red.
  4. Aram Mojtabai
    1. Did Aram alter the fingerprint?
    2. Why did Aram nominate Samar for the Katai Fellowship?
  5. Samar Navabi
    1. How did Samar know that Nemec had visited Keen?
      1. A: It's possible she followed Nemec to Keen's house.
    2. What was the lie Samar referred to?
  6. Harold Cooper
    1. How will Cooper react to the discovery of Diane Fowler’s body? He told Meera Malik that the disappearance must be solved.
    2. Why did Cooper insist that Keen accompany Red?
      1. A: So that he would not go rogue in his own investigation and not report to the Bureau.
  7. Kathryn Nemec
    1. Why did Nemec miss the fingerprint on the record cleaning brush?
      1. A: Depends on where exactly it was on. She probably gave it a quick scrub but missed a corner.
    2. Why did Nemec not find the tape recorder in the Pine Needle Motor Court?
      1. A: Her purpose was to find one of the corpses, in-and-out. Being spied on through the air vents probably didn't cross her mind.
    3. Why was Nemec in Italy?
      1. That was where her aircraft landed.
    4. Why is Nemec going to Vienna?
      1. To recruit Bogdan Ivanovich Krilov.
    5. Where is Nemec getting the money for her revenge?
      1. A: She stole from Reddington's accounts using his name to fund her operations.
  8. Cynthia Panabaker
    1. Panabaker's threat about the FBI abandoning the task force could easily backfire. If indicted, the task force has evidence that the FBI approved of and/or ignored their actions.
      1. A: Because they are a black ops division, that evidence wouldn't matter since the FBI would disavow them and can consider them a rogue group, making any evidence worthless.
      2. Q: The accusation alone would create a public relations disaster.
    2. Panabaker is at risk of turning into a clone of Reven Wright. Her political position will undermine her loyalty to the task force.
  9. Julian Gale
    1. Why did Gale blame himself for the 86 bodies that Nemec gave to the FBI?
      1. A: Because Gale tried to turn a lot of them to informants, and thus blames himself because he believes his interference cause Reddington to kill them.
    2. Why did the FBI keep Fowler’s furniture?

Slanders on the FBIEdit

  1. How did the FBI miss the fingerprint on the record cleaning brush?
    1. A: The scene was about a shooting. Looking at the record player for any reason would not have crossed their minds over how she was shot, the direction, the gun, etc.


Main starEdit

Guest starEdit


  • Bazzel Baz as Baz
  • Bruce Sabath as Congressman Edelstein
  • Ziv Zaifman as Aaron Edelstein
  • John Adams as Carl
  • Meg Heus as Waitress
  • Andrew Frace as Uniform
  • Brian Corrigan as Clerk
  • Tom Flynn as James Middleton
  • Louis Tucci as Driver
  • Daniel George Danielson as Manager
  • Christopher L. Graves as FBI Agent



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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