For seven seasons and over 150 episodes, The Blacklist saw James Spader’s Raymond Reddington enjoy a tense but useful relationship with the FBI’s Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) as they worked together to bring down some of the world’s nastiest criminals.

Season 8 saw that all change, however, as Liz and Red ended up on opposite sides of the divide, leading to arguably one of the best seasons yet.

But following June 16th’s nail-biting instalment, fans of The Blacklist have been left anxiously waiting for episode 22.

The Blacklist Season 8 Promo

The Blacklist Season 8 Promo

The Blacklist season 8 recap

Season 8 of The Blacklist arrived on NBC on November 13th, 2020, several weeks later than originally expected thanks to Covid-19 filming delays.

Despite the slightly late arrival, The Blacklist has continued to enthral fans with its latest chapter pitting its two main characters against each other as Liz becomes determined to find out why Reddington entered her life and what his endgame plan really is.

The fallout could have devastating consequences but before we see what happens next, episode 21 took us back to the very beginning.

Titled Nachalo – Russian for Beginning – episode 21 sees Reddington take Liz to the mysterious epicentre of his criminal empire and through a captivating flashback storyline, their shared past is revealed.


Episode 22 air date and time

  • Episode 22 of The Blacklist season 8 airs on NBC at 10/9c on Wednesday, June 23rd.

The episode will serve as the second instalment in a two-part special, continuing from where episode 21 left off.

Titled Konets – Russian for The End (no prizes for guessing that title) – episode 22 looks set to finally answer some long-asked questions about the mysterious and scheming Reddington.

The official synopsis reads: “Reddington makes a disturbing request to Liz in exchange for the truth about his identity.”


How many episodes in season 8?

  • The Blacklist season 8 consists of 22 episodes.

Yes, that’s right. The upcoming episode is the season 8 finale.

As it’s the season finale, fans can expect some seismic revelations to unfold in episode 22.

Beyond season 8, it has already been confirmed that NBC has renewed The Blacklist for season 9 so there’ll be another batch of episodes heading our way in Fall 2021.


The Blacklist season 8 concludes on NBC with episode 22 on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021.

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