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Zarak Mosadek” is the eighteenth episode of Season 5 of The Blacklist and the hundred and seventh episode overall.


Press Release[]

In an attempt to apply pressure to Ian Garvey, Red and the Task Force head to Paris to track down a prominent heroin supplier for the Nash Syndicate. Distrustful of Red's agenda, Liz takes her own path in going after Garvey.

Number on The Blacklist[]

  • 23

Unanswered Questions[]

  1. Elizabeth Keen
    1. Why did she ask Aram Mojtabai to stake out with her at the pub in Baltimore?
      1. A: She needed the technical support.
    2. Why did Keen tell Jennifer Reddington that Red is her father as well?
      1. A: She saw a way to gain an ally and compromise Garvey.
  2. Raymond Reddington
    1. Why did Red refuse to steal the tapestry?
  3. Harold Cooper
    1. Cooper flip-flopped on his morality regarding Zarak Mosadek.
    2. Cooper’s relationship with Cynthia Panabaker resembles the relationship he had with Reven Wright. Justice was balanced with political interference.
  4. Dembe Zuma
    1. Why did Dembe save the guards from the elevator/lift?
      1. A: While Dembe runs with Reddington, he has been proven to have morals and probably didn't think there needed to be unnecessary deaths.
  5. Ian Garvey
    1. Why did Garvey’s contact speak Chinese?
      1. A: Opium is a prominent drug in China. It wouldn't be too far-fetched to think his contact was from there.
    2. Who was the woman that Garvey met outside the bar?
      1. A: She is revealed to be Jennifer, Red's daughter with Naomi Hyland, who is living under an assumed name as Lillian May Roth.
  6. Samar Navabi
    1. Why was Samar upset with Aram for talking to Liz about his giving her the ring?
      1. A: Aram took Liz's advice on giving it to Samar in “Anna-Gracia Duerte”. She stated that Keen and Donald Ressler have had failed relationships.

Slanders on the FBI and Internal Affairs[]

  1. Why did Internal Affairs not discover the link between Ian Garvey and the waitress?


Main star[]

Guest star[]


  • Pierre Epstein as Jean-Philippe Gaspard
  • Marwan Salama as Mateen Mosadek
  • Nuah Ozryel as Lajbar
  • Ras Enoch McCurdie as Kasim
  • Jonathan Brody as Gravedigger
  • Hany Kamal as Older Man
  • Pascal Yen-Pfister as Victor Manzon
  • Liam Campora as French Boy
  • Ilinca Kiss as Docent
  • Mustafa Gatollari as Guard
  • Jon David Casey as Man At The Bar (aka Bill)


External Links[]

Season 5 Episodes
 · Smokey Putnum  · Greyson Blaise  · Miss Rebecca Thrall  · The Endling  · Ilyas Surkov  · The Travel Agency  · The Kilgannon Corporation  · Ian Garvey  · Ruin  · The Informant  · Abraham Stern  · The Cook  · The Invisible Hand  · Mr. Raleigh Sinclair III  · Pattie Sue Edwards  · The Capricorn Killer  · Anna-Gracia Duerte  · Zarak Mosadek  · Ian Garvey: Conclusion  · Nicholas T. Moore  · Lawrence Dane Devlin  · Sutton Ross  ·