You guys, it’s finally February! Yes, today is Super Bowl Sunday, but it also means the return of NBC’s The Blacklist. There were so many opened ended questions from the midseason finale that I’m hoping are explained, or at least some of them in tonight’s episode. Also, I hope that the second half of the season is a little better than the first and not so predictable.
Anyways, I digress. The midseason premiere returns after months of waiting to find out where Tom goes from here, what’s his relationship with Red and what the hell is The Fulcrum?! Also, why does everyone keep asking Red if he has it? Apparently he has a lot of things. There are so many other questions, but those are pretty much my top questions.
Now, let’s talk about Ron Perlman for a minute, shall we? Tonight’s episode marks his debut as the shows newest villain, Luther Braxton. According to TV Guide, Braxton is a meticulous thief who plans his international heists over the course of several months or years and ends up crossing paths with Reddington and the FBI team.
The synopsis for “Luther Braxton”:
RED IS CAPTURED BY FEDERAL AGENTS IN THE FIRST INSTALLMENT OF THIS TWO PART SUPERBOWL SPECIAL -RON PERLMAN GUEST STARS When the elusive Reddington (James Spader) is arrested and taken to a secret detention facility Liz (Megan Boone) and the task force set out to save Red before he disappears forever. Meanwhile, Red encounters Luther Braxton (guest star Ron Perlman) at the detention facility, a thief that he shares a complicated history with. Diego Klattenhoff, Harry Lennix, Amir Arison and Mozhan Marno also star. David Strathairn and Janel Maloney guest star.
Check out a clip from this week’s episode:
Here’s a little recap for you if you need a quick refresher:
The midseason premiere returns on a new night and time, immediately following the Super Bowl to help promote The Blacklist‘s new Thursday night timeslot at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.