When will 'The Blacklist' Season 8 Episode 9 air on NBC? Red set to counter doppelgangers in Liz's latest move

When will 'The Blacklist' Season 8 Episode 9 air on NBC? Red set to counter doppelgangers in Liz's latest move
James Spader as Raymond Reddington (NBC)

After yet another Liz-less episode last week, anticipation builds up for when we will finally see our former heroine gone rogue on the NBC crime drama 'The Blacklist'. Fans even speculated actor Megan Boone might be pregnant and hence the show is keeping her away from all the action on what was initially labeled the final season.

But with 'The Blacklist' being renewed for another season, looks like there's not much reason for Liz to stay off our screens. This brings us to our big question — will Liz be back in the next episode? And more importantly, when is the next Episode 9 airing?


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According to TV listings, 'The Blacklist' Season 8 returns with Episode 9 in just a short week's time next Friday, March 5, at its usual 8 pm time slot on NBC. This comes after the show took a significant two months off just two episodes into the ongoing season and returned with steady back-to-back weekly episodes to the joy of fans.

While other shows are busy taking random hiatuses, 'The Blacklist' prevails in that department, although Elizabeth Keen aka Liz has been missing for quite a few episodes now. Whether Liz will return in the next episode or not still remains to be seen, but something tells us, the chances are leaning towards the positive direction.

According to the official synopsis of Episode 9, titled 'The Cyranoid', "The Task Force is thrown for a loop when they encounter a nefarious enterprise that provides doppelgängers for criminals. Red scrambles to counteract a bold move by Liz." Will this "bold move" entail an appearance from the rogue queen herself? Or is she not yet done playing her cards from secret?

Harry Lennix as Harold Cooper (NBC)

This episode comes after Episode 8 on February 26 titled 'Ogden Greeley' where task force's immediate head Harold Cooper will be fronted with an offer he will have a hard time wrapping his head around.

According to the official synopsis of the episode, "The Task Force investigates the apparent disappearance of a defense contractor. Cooper receives an unexpected offer and Red makes a connection." That Red makes a connection also piques our intrigue — could this be the mysterious woman Anna whom he flirted with on the park bench? Fans sure loved seeing it

'The Blacklist' Season 8 airs on Fridays at 8 pm on NBC.

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