"Susan Hargrave" is the twenty-first episode of Season 3 of The Blacklist and the sixty-fifth episode overall.   


Press ReleaseEdit

When Reddington links an elegant, powerful and extremely dangerous woman to the recent tragic events, the task force is forced to play a deadly cat and mouse game to stop her before she strikes again.

Number on The BlacklistEdit

  • 18

Unanswered QuestionsEdit

  1. Natalie Luca” and “Susan Hargrave”
    1. Edgar Legate assassinated an oil minister from Saudi Arabia while in Kuala Lumpur.
    2. Raymond Reddington and Howard Hargrave were attacked in Kuala Lumpur by assassins using machetes.
    3. Susan Scott Hargrave and Baldur Magnusson have heard numerous versions of the story.
  2. Raymond Reddington
    1. Did Red hijack the oil shipment?
    2. Why did Red want the oil shipment? He stated that global prices were depressed due to oversupply.
      1. A: It was revealed in "Alexander Kirk: Conclusion" that he wanted to switch out the oil shipment with the oil Constantin Rostov had in the US as a means to flush him out of hiding.
  3. Susan Scott Hargrave
    1. The name Halcyon Aegis is ironic since it literally translates to “peaceful shield” and their operations create controlled chaos.
    2. What was Operation Cobalt?
  4. Cabal
    1. Was Laurel Hitchin’s protection of Halcyon Aegis because of their importance to the government or the threat of retaliation against the Cabal?
    2. Laurel’s decision to fold under pressure indicates that she is losing her position of power and will have to rely on Red for protection.
  5. Samar Navabi
    1. How did Navabi know that the random citizen’s mobile phone was not a secure phone?
  6. Donald Ressler
    1. Ressler’s behavior shows a double standard. He was opposed to working with Tom, but wanted to make the arrest of Hargrave’s client without evidence. His behavior on the street was borderline harassment.
    2. How long can Ressler play both sides? Eventually he will have to choose between Red or the FBI.
  7. Harold Cooper
    1. Cooper’s meeting with Rodney Blakely parallels Thomas Connolly. Both work for the Deparment of Justice, are obstructing Cooper’s investigations, their actions are based on personal power/fear, can damage the task force, and Cooper has a personal relationship.
    2. Cooper’s allies in the government have either deserted him, will not give aid, or are dead.
    3. How long can Cooper play both sides? Eventually he will have to choose between Red or the FBI.
    4. Cooper showed a double standard with Red. He was opposed to letting Red have the oil, but used Red’s connections in the black market.
    5. Why was Cooper opposed to letting Red have the oil? It was not a dangerous cargo and Cooper has accepted Red’s other victories.
  8. Baltimore–Washington International Airport
    1. Why did Red wear the specially designed sunglasses? The government does not have his retinal patterns.
      1. A: How do we know the government doesn't have his retinal patterns? That would seem like something they would have recorded when he turned himself in.
      2. Q: In "Mr. Gregory Devry" they lacked Red's blood DNA records.
      3. A: They lacked Red's DNA from the 1980's. They have nothing to compare his current retinal patterns to.
    2. Senator Robert Diaz’s speech at the airport seemed to be a reference to Donald Trump or Senator Ted Cruz.
    3. Why did the recognition software programs use retinal scanners?
    4. How did the guard know that his partner had assaulted him?
      1. A: Probably process of elimination. It was only him, his partner, and Red. Red was in front of him so it couldn't have been him, and then when he wakes up his partner and Red were missing. Had it been someone else, both guards would probably have been knocked out not just one.

Slanders on the FBIEdit


Main starEdit

Guest starEdit

  • Famke Janssen as Susan Scott Hargrave
  • Tawny Cypress as Nez Rowan
  • Kelly AuCoin as Benjamin Stalder
  • Benito Martinez as Senator Robert Diaz
  • Victor Williams as Officer
  • Joe Urla as Samuel Rand
  • Alyssa Bresnahan as Cynthia Rand
  • Denver Milord as SWAT Commander


  • Sarah Hunt as Amanda Bigelow
  • Kevin Isola as Bradley Clark
  • Bazzel Baz as Baz
  • Jay Klaitz as Operator 3-8
  • Jeffrey Omura as Trey
  • Don Noble as Rodney Blake
  • Brennan Taylor as Young Businessman
  • Erik McKay as TSA Officer
  • Eric T. Miller as Officer Cousins
  • Robert Harrington as TSA Worker


External LinksEdit

Season 3 Episodes
 · The Troll Farmer  · Marvin Gerard  · Eli Matchett  · The Djinn  · Arioch Cain  · Sir Crispin Crandall  · Zal Bin Hasaan  · Kings of the Highway  · The Director  · The Director: Conclusion  · Mr. Gregory Devry  · The Vehm  · Alistair Pitt  · Lady Ambrosia  · Drexel  · The Caretaker  · Mr. Solomon  · Mr. Solomon: Conclusion  · Cape May  · The Artax Network  · Susan Hargrave  · Alexander Kirk  · Alexander Kirk: Conclusion  ·
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