The Blacklist (2013– )
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Ivan (No. 88) 

Liz investigates the disappearance of Jolene. The team hunts a young boy posing as Ivan, the infamous hacker.


Randy Zisk


Jon Bokenkamp (created by), J.R. Orci | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Spader ... Raymond 'Red' Reddington
Megan Boone ... Elizabeth Keen
Diego Klattenhoff ... Donald Ressler
Ryan Eggold ... Tom Keen
Parminder Nagra ... Meera Malik
Harry Lennix ... Harold Cooper
Hisham Tawfiq ... Dembe Zuma
Amir Arison ... Aram Mojtabai
Rachel Brosnahan ... Jolene Parker
Susan Blommaert ... Mr. Kaplan
Will Denton ... Harrison Lee
Quinn Shephard ... Abby Fisher
Frank Deal ... David Fisher
Mark Ivanir ... Ivan
Alfredo Narciso ... Agent Galarza


Red tells Liz that a hacker known by the name Ivan is responsible for the death of a man. Thing is that the man operates in Russia. Liz goes to where he died and they're approached by NSA agents who tell them to back off. Cooper shows up and tells them they should work together. They tell them that the man who was killed was working for them and he was working on something that can enable anyone to access anything which a hacker like Ivan could use. And he had it with him when he died but there's no sign of it. So Liz and Red go to Russia to find Ivan and see if he has the device. At the same time Liz is looking for Jolene while Tom tries to make sure anything linking him to Jolene is gone. Written by

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Official Sites:

Sky [United Kingdom]




English | Russian

Release Date:

24 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

DTS (HD MA) (blu-ray)| Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


When Harrison Lee hijacks the subway train, the exterior action shots use apparently unused footage from the film Money Train (1995). There is even a random continuity error in the show that proves this: After Harrison activates the emergency breaks, a quick shot of the exterior show sparks shooting out of a bullet hole ridden side of the train, just as the train looked at the end of "Money Train" before it derails. See more »


Kaplan says Jolene was strangled. In The Blacklist: Mako Tanida (No. 83), Tom began to strangle her, but then smothered her using a sheet. See more »


Tom Keen: [about Jolene] Don't beat yourself up. You could never have known this. You never really know people. Do you?
Elizabeth Keen: I'm gonna find her. Who she works for. Whoever they are. Whatever it takes. I'm gonna find her.
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The Anniversary Waltz
Music by Dave Franklin and lyrics by Al Dubin
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15 March 2019 | by kanyidSee all my reviews

1. A top secret project would never be transported in a civilian car! Really! 2. Oh let's just ask the perp his name when you're yards down the hall. Hopefully you knew his picture already dorks! 3. Oh yeah let's turn on one light post at a time. Yeah that is totally possible. 4. Hey you think we should turn the sirens on whenever we're going to nab him? He'll never figure it out.

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