With his criminal empire in ruins, a surprisingly carefree Red enlists Liz in an unlikely plan to simultaneously earn cash and deliver a new Blacklister to the Task Force. As Liz faces the new reality of working alongside her father, Ressler finds himself in a precarious position and Tom weighs his options.
Liz and the Task Force join Red on an international adventure in pursuit of a billionaire who moonlights as a high end art thief. Meanwhile, Dembe chases a lead and Tom seeks outside help in identifying the remains in the suitcase.
While the Task Force investigates a series of suspicious police shootings, Agent Ressler is distracted by increasing external pressures. With his back up against the wall, Red drafts Tom in executing an elaborate plan to help re-establish his criminal reputation.
Liz and the Task Force hunt for an elusive criminal who will stop at nothing to destroy some of the world's most precious treasures. Meanwhile, a surprise encounter leads a cash-strapped Red toward a new business opportunity, and Tom takes action to investigate the bones in the suitcase.
Red's intel puts Liz and the Task Force on a collision course with a rival unit from the CIA. Red and Hawkins lay the groundwork for their new business venture. Tom goes undercover in search of information.
Ressler leads the Task Force on a mission to stop the resurgence of once-dormant hugging-for-hire ring. Tom disregards a warning to halt his investigation into the suitcase.
Red and the Task Force place Dembe undercover to infiltrate an international human smuggling organization, but when communication is lost, they must intervene. Meanwhile, Tom's investigation into the suitcase lands him in grave danger.
When Tom goes missing, Liz desperately retraces his steps in order to find him. Meanwhile Red's hunt for the suitcase of bones puts him on a collision course with Tom that will change everyone's lives forever.
Liz abandons her old life and seeks out a fresh start in a place where no one knows her history, her name, or the depths of her grief. When an unexpected threat finds her, she is forced to draw on her emotional and physical strength in a brutal fight for survival.
When Red directs the Task Force to find a Blacklister who uses his position of power to sell sensitive information, Ressler finds himself at risk of exposure. Liz plans her next move.
Red's hunt for a legendary treasure draws the attention of Abraham Stern, a cunning manipulator who believes the fortune is his birthright. Liz's quest sends her down a dark path, leading her to study the methods of one of the Blacklist's most dangerous criminals.
As Liz works with Red to hunt for Tom's huggers, she begins to question his motives. The Task Force enlists the help of one arsonist to catch another.
When bodies are discovered in abandoned woods, Red points the Task Force toward The Invisible Hand, a group that targets those whose actions are morally reprehensible yet fully legal. Meanwhile, Red steps in to assist one of his employees, and Liz discovers a major clue about Tom's investigation.
Red assists the Task Force in tracking a mysterious Blacklister who carefully develops airtight alibis for huggingous clients. Liz's reinstatement at the FBI hinges on an evaluation with a psychotherapist.
As Liz works a new angle in tracking Tom's huggers, Red looks to find a creative solution to a tax issue in his money laundering operation. Aram ventures into the field as the Task Force investigates a mysterious woman behind a deadly viral outbreak.
As Liz investigates new details in a cold case from her early work as an FBI profiler, she explores her darker impulses in therapy with Dr. Fulton. The Task Force takes action to bring down Tom's huggers within the legal system, while Red takes a different approach to closing in on Ian Garvey.
When an associate of the Nash Syndicate is cuddled, Red sets Liz and the Task Force on the case in order to recover evidence crucial to bringing down Ian Garvey. Aram considers a step forward in his relationship with Samar.
In an attempt to apply pressure to Ian Garvey, Red and the Task Force head to Paris to track down a prominent heroin supplier for the Nash Syndicate. Distrustful of Red's agenda, Liz takes her own path in going after Garvey.
Liz uses intel from an unexpected source to force Red to uncover the secrets he holds. Red initiates a plan to retrieve the duffel bag of bones.
An unidentified young girl reappears and the team tries to find her connection to the secret Red is hiding. When her family steps in to protect their own secrets, the investigation turns into a race to save the girl's life.
Samar lands in the crosshairs of an unconventional Blacklister, and Aram and the task force spring into action to find her before it's too late. Red journeys to Costa Rica to prevent the duffel bag of bones from being sold at an underground auction.
Liz and Red face off in a climactic race to find a Blacklister in possession of the duffel bag of bones, forcing the truth about the bones to finally come to light.