The Blacklist Spoilers: What’s Next in Season 1? (Episodes 16, 17)

March 13, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

The Blacklist on NBC is on a week break as the last episode aired on March 3 and the next one, episode 16, is set for March 17.

Let’s check out what we know about the upcoming episodes so far:

-Episode 16

Titled “Mako Tanida,” the official description says that the next target on the Blacklist is one of Red’s past associates, crime lord Mako Tanida (guest star Hon Lee) Tanida escapes from prison and is out for revenge.

Also, Tom confronts Jolene after she interferes with his mission. 

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Sometime soon, possibly in the next episode, Liz finds out about Tom’s huge secret, reported E! News, adding “The fallout is pretty spectacular.” That would be that Liz is actually Tom’s target. 

“Agent Keen will turn to”Tom”‘s “older brother” to get the truth about his background. Unfortunately, there is something not right about Liz’s “brother-in-law” either. (So many quotes of doubt!) In fact, he may have a connection to Jolene,” according to TV Guide

The actor who plays Tom teased viewers, saying that “If indeed Tom is who he says he is and is some kind of assassin or con man, Tom’s going to flip … you’re going to see a side of Tom you’ve never seen before.”

-Episode 17

Titled “Ivan,” this episode features a Russian cyber terrorist known only as “Ivan” (guest star Mark Ivanir), who is suspected in stealing a new cyber defense asset. Red and Liz discover a huge cover up.

Meanwhile, new evidence surrounding the disappearance of Jolene helps unravel some of the mystery behind Tom.

The air date for the season finale was recently announced as May 12. There will be six more episodes after “Ivan” before then.

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