#TheBlacklist S5, Ep. 17/18 "Anna-Garcia Duerte (No. 25)"/"Zarak Mosadek (No. 23)" Recap/Review

Let the rebuilding of Red's empire continue.


With a new episode of The Blacklist tonight, here's a quick recap of the last couple of episodes.

"Anna-Garcia Duerte (No. 25)" 

As Red get in contact with an associate of the Nash Syndicate, he gets shot and killed while on the phone with Red. Thinking that it was Garvey, Red sets Liz and the Task Force on the case to recover the evidence that's they need to bring down him.

But the case takes a total left turn when learning that the associate's daughter happens to be his wife (now widow) and it doesn't end there when other "husbands" have been killed as well. The killings have been in the hands of Anna-Garcia Duerte, who was one of the girls that she helps killing their husbands. The one person that talked Anna to turn herself in was Samar, who might know a bit about what she's gone through.

In the meantime, Liz figures out that Red was the one that ordered the witness to disappear, but tells her that the witness isn't reliable for them to take down Garvey, but the guy is safe. But one thing is for sure, Liz will learn what's in that suitcase one way or another.

The episode was terrific as well as given a stunning twist to the case of the week.Also, the build-up to Liz getting Garvey has been breathtakingly good when it put the relationship with Red and Liz to another level. Overall, I give this episode an 8.5/10.



"Zarak Mosadek (Mo. 23)"

When Red gets the information about someone who knows Garvey, he tries to get Liz and the Task Force to come to Paris, but only getting the Task Force. There Red and the team try to get to one man whose son has been held, hostage. Call it what you want, Red has one of the best times hanging and dealing with help to get to the guy. When saving the man and his son, Red get him to make a phone call to someone who knows Garvey, his boss.

Meantime, with Liz not going with Red and the team, she goes on her mission with Aram. They spy and steal documents about Garvey from another federal officer. Liz and Aram spy on Garvey at a pub, who doesn't do anything but eat and enjoy his time, but spots someone that he talks with and hugs when he leaves. There Liz took her and asked her questions about Garvey, let alone show her the whole evidence board. She tells her that Garvey has been a good person to her, but says to Liz the shocking moment of the episode.... that Garvey told her to keep away from her father..... Raymond Reddington.

Fun, suspense and most of all shocking when it comes to the final scene of the episode. It goes to show you that The Blacklist is still on its game when it comes to shocking storyline moments like this one. I just can't wait to see how this Family Reunion will go now. Overall, I give this episode a 9.5/10.

You can catch The Blacklist Wednesdays at 8/7c on NBC