"The Vehm" is the twelveth episode of Season 3 of The Blacklist and the fifty sixth episode overall.


Press ReleaseEdit

After an associate of Red's is murdered by a rare medieval device, he alerts the task force that a vigilante group from the Middle Ages known as "The Holy Vehm" has been resurrected and is lethal. Red teams up with Liz and the task force to stop the assassins before any more of the targets are killed. Meanwhile, upon receiving shocking news, Liz carefully considers her next move

Number on The BlacklistEdit

  • 132

Unanswered QuestionsEdit

  1. The Vehmic court was similar in operation to the Star Chamber court system which ordered death sentences without oversight.
  2. How can a medieval device be rare? There are numerous people who re-create weapons from all eras of history.
  3. Why are the writers using so many vigilante storylines? The 4 used so far are: “The Good Samaritan“, “The Judge“, “The Deer Hunter“, and “The Vehm“.
  4. The Post Office task force seems to have a double standard concerning the legal system. They are willing to invoke the rule of law against the criminals, but several of their actions have been illegal. Donald Ressler’s behavior has been very high-handed.
  5. Elizabeth Keen
    1. Keen’s reasoning for the adoption is similar to “Kill Bill”. She does not want the child raised by the black market.
  6. Raymond Reddington
    1. Why were Keen and Samar Navabi surprised the Red eliminated Richards to finance his war against the Cabal?
      1. A: They didn't seem that surprised. Red tried to give them a fake story of why Richards wasn't in his office, but they both saw through it.
    2. How did Red find Liz’s attacker?
    3. How did Red convince Zoe to leave by offering the larger apartment? Was it similar to the restaurant in “Sir Crispin Crandall”?
    4. How did Gerald Sullivan know that Richards was responsible?
    5. How did Red learn of Tom Keen’s Boston job?
      1. A: Liz told him when they were in her office.
    6. When talking to Liz about the Cold War he said "our" country was falling apart. Is it possible Raymond Reddington was a Soviet sleeper agent?
      1. A: Red could have been referring to his emotional connection with Rostova. Another option is that he realized the long-term aftermath for the United States in terms of politics and the economy.
      2. A: He actually says "her" country.
  7. Richards
    1. Why did Richards not realize that Red was targeting his money laundering?
    2. Why did Richards not consider the possibility that the Vehm would turn on him if his crimes were ever revealed?
      1. A: He probably thought he had them brainwashed enough to control them.
    3. How many of the victims were pedophiles? Amy Dowd (Lisa Neil) stated that her father was guilty.
      1. A: Ressler said that the Vehm targeted pedophiles and money launderers, so there were more than Amy's father.
    4. Why did Richards need to falsely accuse money launderers? Would the Vehm oppose killing money launderers?
      1. A: The members of the Vehm were pedophiles. Calling the money launderers pedophiles made a personal connection to the members. They saw killing other pedophiles that didn't "atone for their sins" as a way of atoning for their own sins.
    5. Does Richards have any relation to Duke Richards, a name on the Cabal's Fulcrum?
  8. Aram Mojtabai
    1. Why has Aram been sending “trashy novels” to Keen?
      1. A: Probably so she could read them while she was recuperating.
  9. Harold Cooper
    1. Why was Cooper’s office so dark?
      1. A: He didn't want people to know he was living in his office. He probably kept it dark so that it would look like he left.
      2. Q: The office was dark during work hours.
    2. Who sent the flowers?
      1. A: As soon as they arrived Cooper was told they were from his wife.
      2. Q: Cooper said that they had seperated.
      3. A: Charlene would still make gestures such as flowers to try to get him back.
      4. Q: Charlene left because of Harold's obsession with the task force.
      5. A: Charlene had an affair because of Harold's obsession with work before he got sick. Harold left her when he found out about the affair.
  10. Dembe Zuma
    1. Was Dembe’s statement of “that’s enough” motivated by his concern for Red’s behavior? Red is facing the Cabal, Keen’s pregnancy, and Tom’s interference.

Slanders on the FBIEdit


Main starEdit

Guest starEdit

  • Anthony Carrigan as Harris Holt
  • Kevin Weisman as M.E. Jeffrey Maynard
  • David Pittu as James Wagner
  • Maury Ginsberg as Dr. Campbell Meyer
  • Michael Cullen as Cardinal Richards
  • Caitlin Mehner as Lisa Neil / Amy Dowd
  • Andrew Dolan as Gerald
  • Bernadette Quigley as William's Wife


  • Hannah Schulze Eisendrath as Teenager
  • Tim Barker as William Dowd
  • Amy Russ as Young Mom
  • Blair Busbee as Zoe
  • Gregory Casimir as Guard
  • Rachel Napoleon as Meryl
  • Judy McLane as Brenda
  • Bazzel Baz as Baz
  • Antonio Thompson as Brother Joseph
  • J. Cameron Barnett as Hairdresser


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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