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For the character of the same name, see Thrushes.

The Thrushes” is the sixth episode of Season 4 of The Blacklist and the seventy-third episode overall.


Press Release[]

When Alexander Kirk contracts with a mysterious group that specializes in hacking the world's most secure computer systems, Red and Liz see an opportunity to make a move on Kirk's organization.

Number on The Blacklist[]

  • 53

Unanswered Questions[]

  1. Elizabeth Keen
    1. Where did Keen learn to speak Russian?
      1. A: Liz is actually part Russian. She could have also taken certain language classes as part of her FBI training. Russian is a popular one.
    2. Why was Keen angry at Red? She knows that he is unreliable. Red had a point about a forged Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR RF) file.
      1. A: She believed the DNA file that Kirk is her father, but Red knew better. He knew that Kirk was lying to her.
  2. Raymond Reddington
    1. Why did Red state that government sanctions were effective? History has proven that they can be easily circumvented.
    2. Will Red move to take over Rostov’s syndicate?
    3. Why did Red allow the FBI to arrest Rostov?
      1. A. As much as Red wanted to kill Rostov, Liz still needed him alive because he has answers to her past that she needs.
    4. Is “Nick’s Pizza” a real restaurant?
      1. A: It’s most likely one of many legitimate businesses that Red uses as a cover. Because it was one of the first he used when working with Liz, it's why she has that on his phone to maintain his secret when he calls her.
    5. Did Rene Le Bron confess anything to Red?
    6. Why did Red want Rene Le Bron’s airplane?
  3. Thrushes
    1. How did the Thrushes get voice recordings from the Post Office?
      1. A: They are hackers and Janet, Amar's girlfriend, was a member of the group. She most likely got what he needed through him while he was unaware.
    2. Will the FBI be able to trace the Thrushes based on the confession and the “Rubber duck”?
    3. Were the Thrushes named after the bird or the “Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity”?
  4. Constantin Rostov
    1. Is Rostov the man shot by 4 year old Elizabeth Keen?
      1. A: No
    2. Was Rostov’s ambush “army” arrested by the FBI?
      1. A: Not all of them were arrested. Some of his faction were seen posing as orderlies waiting for Rostov's orders via Odette in “Dr. Adrian Shaw”.
  5. Samar Navabi
    1. Samar is alternating between caring for the Task Force and wanting to avoid them.
    2. Why did Samar cancel the transfer?
      1. A. She wanted to stay with Aram Mojtabai and possibly be with him.
  6. Dembe Zuma
    1. Where was Dembe? Why was he absent?
      1. A: While Dembe wasn’t present for most of the episode, he can be seen standing with Baz when Red visits Liz, Tom, and Agnes at the end.

Slanders on the FBI[]


Main star[]

Guest star[]


  • Joselin Reyes as Romina
  • Bazzel Baz as Baz
  • Tadeusz Von Moltke as Lead Official
  • Kevin T. Collins as Bert
  • Yu Lew as Nick's Delivery Boy


External Links[]

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  ·