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Roanoke” is the first episode of season 8 of The Blacklist and the hundred and fifty-third overall.


Press Release[]

Red directs the Task Force to investigate Roanoke, a legendary criminal who orchestrates elaborate extractions. Meanwhile, Liz works to hatch a secret plan with her mother, Katarina Rostova.

Number on The Blacklist[]

  • 139

Unanswered Questions[]

  1. The title is a reference to the Roanoke Colony.
  2. Roanoke
    1. Who was responsible for the extractions that Roanoke was blamed for?
    2. Who was the prisoner who escaped from Qincheng Prison?
    3. Why was Lev Pasternak murdered?
    4. Who are Coates and Bryson?
    5. Was there an authentic Roanoke?
  3. Raymond Reddington
    1. Why did Red threaten the FBI agent for using Red's name?
  4. Katarina Rostova
    1. Why does N-13 need the Sikorsky Archive?
  5. Elizabeth Keen
    1. Who is telling Keen the truth?
  6. Donald Ressler
    1. Ressler and none of the task force have a moral right to judge Keen.
  7. Aram Mojtabai
    1. Why was Aram surprised that a convict escape from Qincheng Prison?

Slanders on the FBI and police[]


  • Despite Brian Dennehy’s death in April 2020, the character of Dom was recast to Ron Raines since the story is at an a place where [Dom] was absolutely instrumental in it. He’s the central point of the story. He knows a truth that everyone is trying to figure out. So while it was a difficult decision to do, we felt it was necessary, and we hope people understand that.


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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  ·