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  • David Buchanan
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    The third season of The Blacklist premieres tonight, October 1!

    Episode: The Troll Farmer

    Synopsis: Liz and Reddington, now both on the FBI’s Most Wanted list, are on the run, and Red enlists the help of one of his connections to help them flee the city; the Taskforce questions who among them can still be trusted.

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    vinny
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    Beyond happy that it’s finally back!!!

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    David Buchanan
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    Great season premiere! I thought the conclusion to last season was really well done, and they didn’t miss a beat in picking up the pieces. Seeing Red and Liz staying just one step ahead of Ressler and the Task Force was suspenseful, and they managed to incorporate some nice pathos (oh how I have missed James Spader’s hypnotizing monologues over the summer) and humor. Although I’m disappointed that Red and Liz got separated, I thought Liz running to the Russian embassy for asylum was an unexpected and smart plot direction that may pay off better than if Red and Liz managed to get out of the city together.  Also, they didn’t waste any time bringing Dembe to the forefront, and I’m interested to see how he interacts with the Cabal.  I assume they’re manipulating him to get information on and track down Red, but they probably have something more exciting in store.  Very happy to have The Blacklist back! 

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    vinny
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    I didn’t exactly love this episode BUT it was a great start to the season. Red is really just one of the best drama characters on tv in my opinion and Lizzie going to the embassy reminded me of that guy that did that in real life….whose name escapes me right now. Anyways, my grade: B+

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    David Buchanan
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    Episode: Marvin Gerard

    Synopsis: Ressler aggressively pursues Liz, who is seeking aslyum in the Russian Embassy; Liz turns to Red for help, and he turns to attorney Marvin Gerard to help them get out of a hostage situation; Cooper is being coerced to exit the Task Force.

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    David Buchanan
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    I really enjoyed this episode!  One of my biggest concerns after the season premiere was that they too quickly separated Red and Liz, so I was glad to see they brought them back together in this episode.  I thought they ditched the Russian Embassy and Liz’s seeking of asylum without realizing its full potential, but it was worth it to dedicate most of the episode to those great diner hostage scenes. I’m curious to see how the titular Marvin Gerard will factor into future episodes, as it looks like he’s helping Red interpret information from the Fulcrum. And now with Liz and Red sailing off to who-knows-where, I’m excited to see how Ressler and the Task Force catch onto them again. Oh and poor Dembe!

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    vinny
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    This episode was awesome….had all the ingredients of what people love about the Blacklist without going overboard on one  more than the others. Ressler might be the worst FBI agent of all time lol. Tom is back!!! I’m expecting Resler to admit he is in love with Liz this season….just a theory.

    My grade: A

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    David Buchanan
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    Episode: Eli Matchett

    Synopsis: Red and Liz arrive in the Midwest as a part of Red’s plan to exonerate Liz; Ressler and the Task Force continue their search, but get sidetracked by a food crisis; Cooper turns to an unlikely ally.

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    vinny
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    Ok so this episode was good BUT there wasnt a moment where I went “WOW” like I usually do. I did like the ending a lot though. My grade: B

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    David Buchanan
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    Agreed that there wasn’t a particular wow-factor in this episode, but I thought their incorporating of a riff on Monsanto was well-designed for the universe of this series and thoroughly engaging. Three episodes in and I continue to find Ressler chasing Liz and Red to be compelling, and I like the character development with Liz that we’re seeing, especially in this episode. I’m excited to see how Cooper factors in, now that he is enlisting Tom to help with Karakurt. I think forcing Cooper out of the Task Force was a strong move for the series, and I like how this season has really disrupted the established narrative. I’m also surprised and happy to see Paul Reubens pop up again, and curious as to how he will factor into the season; it’s been a while since we’ve seen his character, and the reveal was well done. It’ll also be nice to see Dembe have someone to interact with going forward.

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    David Buchanan
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    Episode: The Djinn

    Synopsis: Red and Liz enlist the help of the Task Force in tracking down The Djinn, a woman who fulfills revenge fantasies, who may be able to steer them toward the Cabal.

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    kristie kramer
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    I see Red’s back to his old Shenanigians……Love James Spader

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    vinny
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    Loved this episode! A+

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    David Buchanan
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    “The Djinn” felt more like a case-of-the-week that we would have seen in Season 1 or Season 2 of The Blacklist, but it was actually a nice relief from the breakneck pace of Liz and Red on the run. The case itself was strong, offering plenty of twists and turns. I also particularly liked all of the scenes with Tom this week, especially the montage of him crafting his undercover story. Paul Reubens became a critical player in the season arc, too, with him double-crossing Dembe. I’m really excited to see where that story is going! Another strong installment when all is said and done.

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    David Buchanan
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    Episode: Arioch Cain

    Synopsis: When a large bounty is posted for Elizabeth, Reddington and Ressler work together to protect her from the numerous assassins after the reward.

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