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The Blacklist: Season 2 (2014-2015)




Critic Consensus: Though The Blacklist flirts with narrative overload, it's held together by James Spader's scenery-eating performance and wildly entertaining action.


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The crime drama's second season tracks officer-turned-criminal Raymond "Red" Reddington (James Spader) as he continues to help the FBI vanquish high-profile evildoers and criminals. Here, Red's battle with his nemesis, Berlin (Peter Stormare), progresses while he tangles with new threats. In other events, special agent Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) desperately tries to keep a secret from being exposed, and Red is arrested and taken to a shadowy detention facility. Among Season 2's villains and nefarious entities: a sinister doctor overseeing a black-market operation; an eco-terrorist cell seeking a deadly weapon; an abduction master; and a provocative female frame-up artist.


James Spader
as Raymond "Red" Reddington
Megan Boone
as Elizabeth Keen
Ryan Eggold
as Tom Keen
Diego Klattenhoff
as Donald Ressler
Harry Lennix
as Harold Cooper
Mozhan Marnò
as Samar Navabi
Parminder Nagra
as Meera Malik
Ilfenesh Hadera
as Jennifer Palmer
Ron Perlman
as Luther Braxton
Ron Cephas Jones
as Dr. Covington
Waleed F. Zuaiter
as The Scimitar
Faran Tahir
as Ruslan Denisov
Stephen Bogardus
as Justin Kenyon
Lee Tergesen
as Frank Hyland
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Critic Reviews for The Blacklist: Season 2

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

Spader continues to nonchalantly demolish the scenery surrounding him with is pursed lips and blasé delivery. Truly, he is a gifted SOB even if looking at him wearing that trademark hat makes me despair.

January 9, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

With such a flamboyant lead in Red and more and more outlandish bad guys, it's felt for a while like The Blacklist wants to be a looser, wilder show than its fairly straight-faced procedural beginnings suggested.

December 13, 2016 | Rating: 7.8/10 | Full Review…
IGN Movies

If this fast paced action and story keep it up, then I'm all in for what should be another great season of The Blacklist.

September 23, 2014 | Rating: 4.3/5 | Full Review…
TV Fanatic

And so the second season of The Blacklist begins. Did anyone else miss the phenomenon that is James Spader as Raymond "Red" Reddington?

September 23, 2014 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…
We Got This Covered

This was a pretty good start to the season.

January 9, 2017 | Full Review…
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

The Blacklist moves away from questions of Raymond 'Red' Reddington's true motives, and towards getting things at the FBI black site back in order, so that more names can be checked off the titular blacklist.

September 23, 2014 | Full Review…

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