Nothing like a milestone episode go hunting for a legendary treasure and give a throwback to a former blacklister.
When Red finds a famous penny that leads to a hidden treasure, he's over the moon for because well he loves a good mystery. But when he gets road sided by Abraham Stern, that penny is gone, and Red gets the FBI to get it back. Unfortunately, there just to seem to be one more penny left for Stern to take and it's at an auction.
When Ressler and Samar get there to the auction, they were tipped that the penny might be counterfeit and got placed in the police evidence lock room. With Stern gone, Red asks Liz about how he could get something out of the evidence room, and after she explains to him about it, she offered to go in there and plant some.
Of course, Liz would help her father no matter what, but in this case, she's got a bit of road detour when she killed the man that knows who killed Tom. After cleaning up his apartment, the police get there and see the place clean, and as they looked around, they found a bloodied cloth in the sink trash disposal. So with Red's penny at the evidence along with that bloody towel, Liz goes in there with backup in this case with Glenn.
As Glenn and Liz get there, Glenn suffers a heart attack and Liz goes in there and grabs not only the penny but the towel too. As soon as Red receives the penny, Red meets with Stern and talk about the story behind the mystery. Stern tells him about how his father never had everything, but when he died, he left him with four pennies to find a treasure because he didn't want Stern to be like him. So after talks and gave a split deal, they learn about the pennies and that it provides a map to a place in Denver and a message that leads to the highest security banks in the world.
As Red gets his team to help Stern, they go in, but Stern has other plans with his money and places Red back in the truck. But if you know Red, he never gives up or should I say Red always has a plan B in place. Red had a team ready, and they come in with a vacuum attached to a van that would suck from a vent that leads to where Stern's money is placed, and when they started grabbing, the vacuum machine turns on and sucks all the money to Red's van.
As soon as things were getting close to done, Red calls Cooper about that Stern is at the National Bank and tells him that he doesn't feel that he should go along with him. But as Red says "I know you always get your man." And they did.
As for Liz, she not only sneaks in the Police evidence lock up but also sneaks in the FBI files and grabs a record of one of the deadliest blacklisters of all, The Stewmaker. She uses what the Stewmaker did to his victims and used it on the man that she killed. As his body was decomposing, she finds a plastic eye in the drain that has a message or something in it.
When she meets up with Red at a pawn shop, Red gives the only penny left and turned it in for what is Winston Churchill's hat. But the one thing they talked about was Liz pretty much-going rouge to find Tom's killer, and she asked him for help. Red responded with a yes, and a new storyline begins for the rest of the fifth season it looks like.
"Abraham Stern" was, for it to be the 100th episode of The Blacklist, literally one to remember among shows that reach this milestone. It had just the mixture of what The Blacklist is all about with humor and thrilling drama and not to mention the twist of course. Near the end of the episode when Liz and Red talked about how she was handling with one of the men who helped killed Tom, Red talking to her about how dangerous it is. It seems that from that point we come to the opposite of where these two characters were in the pilot. I find the Red and Cooper scenes fantastic and so funny while the chemistry between Nathan Lane and James Spader was just undeniable and so good. It looks like the fun begins for the rest of the season.
Overall, I give this episode a 9/10.
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You can catch The Blacklist Wednesdays at 8/7c on NBC.