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TV Review: THE BLACKLIST: Season 4, Episode 9: Lipet’s Seafood Company (No. 111) [NBC]

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The Blacklist Lipet’s Seafood Company (No. 111) Review

The Blacklist: Season 4, Episode 9: Lipet’s Seafood Company (No. 111) plunges viewers into an exciting new chapter in the program’s story.

It was hard to imagine where the show possibly could go after wrapping up its arc revolving around Alexander Kirk, but it managed to start us off a journey into gripping new ground on last night’s episode. Ever in tune with real-life events and sensibilities, the midseason premiere puts our characters in the middle of the transition of power from one president to another. Of course, while it is Donald Trump who Barack Obama is handing power over to in real life, the president is turning over the keys to the Oval Office to Red’s (James Spader) old friend Senator Diaz (Benito Martinez), who would rather not be reminded of his past association with the Concierge of Crime but is not quite able to shake off him off. It goes without saying that the tit-for-tat the two will engage in from here on out will be one of the key things to watch for in future installments of the show.

But Red is hardly the only one to be wrapped up in political intrigue. Agent Navabi (Mozhan Marno) returns to the spotlight when she directs her Mossad colleagues to raid a front for the New Martyrs Brigade terrorist organization and ends up abducted by the ruthless Farook (Anthony Azizi) and his henchman. And yes, Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff) saves the day, but not after busting the Israelis’ operation and giving them an earful for operating illegally in the US. Whether this is a one time thing or a sign that the ever-inscrutable Navabi and perhaps even Mossad are to play a bigger role in the show isn’t exactly clear, but I will definitely be watching regardless of what happens next.

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Reggie Peralta

An aspiring writer, longtime film junkie, and former UCLARadio.com disc jockey (where I graduated with a BA in Political Science), I've made the jump from penning book reviews and current events editorials for HonorSociety.org to writing movie and TV news and reviews.

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