In the winter premiere of The Blacklist, Liz seeks to peace but comes face to face with a challenge.
After the events in the fall finale, we find Liz living in the cabin in the woods with a dog, trying to seek peace. But when her dog, Kate, spots someone hurt outside of her cabin she brings him in and helps him. But when a storm is coming and trying to seek help, she gets visitors, who say that they're with the injured man, but not.
Liz gets that feeling and tries to keep track of them and help the injured man out. The wounded man tells her that he's not with them and soon works to come up with a way to get help. With the transponder damaged and a ranger dead, she faces the challenge of taking them down.
As she takes the injured man out of the cabin, she takes out the men one by one until the leader, who happened to be chewing broken glass in ice throughout the episode, chases her throughout the woods to the ranger station and get soaked in chemicals. But when they come face to face again, Liz let that guy have a flare gun, burning him to death.
She leaves the cabin and the woods like if she wasn't there: fingerprints or a photo ID. Hell, everyone in town only knew her by her alias name. Soon, after Liz drops the injured guy at the hospital, she splits and sees Red. She thanks him for not having her followed or protected and tell him that she's going to get revenge for Tom's death.
"Ruin" might as down as one of the best episodes of the fifth season, or probably of all next to "Cape May." Megan Boone shines through this episode with a powerful performance that I think that is worthy of an Emmy nomination. You can see the physical emotions of this episode for the character as we see her getting back to physical shape and meeting with Tom's mother to take Agnus away in flashbacks. I hate to say that this was a redemption kind of episode but it is, but I would go as far as part one of her redemption process with getting Tom's killer as the final chapter in that story. Overall, I give this episode a 9.5/10.
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You can catch The Blacklist Wednesdays at 8/7c on NBC.