'The Blacklist' Season 7 Episode 5: Red is on a personal mission with Dembe while Katarina closes in on Ilya Rastova
Season 7 of 'The Blacklist' has been one that has glued us to the edge of our seats, primarily thanks to Katarina (Laila Robins), Liz's (Megan Boone) mother who is now living as her harmless and friendly next-door neighbor. After capturing and torturing Red (James Spader) for days, and tricking him into leading her to her father's hideaway in the initial episodes of the season, Katarina proved that she in not one to be underestimated.
We know that there is a death warrant for her and she is hellbent on either making it go away or find the person who can make it go away. She is currently pretending to be a wellwisher of Liz and her daughter Agnes, she offers to babysit the latter and even reads out storybooks her and plays with her, but unbeknownst to Liz, she has tapped her apartment, her mobile, and even keeps tabs on who is coming in and going out of the apartment.
It is bizarre that neither Liz nor anyone else in the task force has put together the fact that Katarina is living under their noses, but what is even more surprising is that even Red has not. This scares us now more than ever because everyone recently learned that Ilya Rastova is Red's real name, and Katarina seems to be tracking down the said man, but potentially without realizing that the man who claims to Red is the real Reddington. This would mean that as we had initially predicted, Red is pretending to be Ilya or that the woman who claims to be Katarina is not actually her.
While all of this is going on, the upcoming Season 7 Episode 5 of 'The Blacklist' will see Red going on a mission with Dembe, and we like to think that it has to do something with Katarina. He has surely not forgiven her for what she did to him in the name of torture, and most importantly, he knows that Katarina is scared and dangerous, and will stop at nothing to get what she wants, which seems to be protecting herself.
The task force, meanwhile, is focusing on a criminal who weaponizes diseases. Don't forget to watch Season 7 Episode 5 of 'The Blacklist', which airs on Friday, November 1, after which it will be added to the Netflix library.