Warning: many spoilers forward for the midseason premiere of The Blacklist Season 5, referred to as “Destroy.”
The Blacklist ended the primary half of Season 5 on a really tragic observe as Liz discovered that her husband had been killed. Even worse, the midseason finale revealed that Liz had been left significantly injured and comatose for ten months, which meant that Tom’s dying would nonetheless be contemporary for her whereas all people else would have had time to take care of it. We have identified for some time that Liz can be in search of payback within the again half of the season, however we might solely marvel how The Blacklist would begin that specific story. “Destroy” lastly answered how Liz would kick off her quest for revenge, and it was completely badass.
Okay, it was a mixture of badass and emotionally unhealthy, however we are able to benefit from the badass for now and take care of the inevitable emotional trauma in a while. In “Destroy,” we watched a standalone episode of kinds as Liz retreated to a distant cabin underneath an assumed title with solely a canine for firm to mourn Tom’s dying. She handed younger Agnes to Tom’s mother (who presumably has loads of free time after the cancellation of the spinoff) and requested Purple to vow to not attempt to discover her. In flip, she promised to attempt to not search for hassle and keep away from falling into an abyss of grief and anger. Sadly for any makes an attempt at restoration within the aftermath of Tom’s dying, hassle discovered Liz, and he or she wreaked every kind of havoc on it.
As an ice storm descended on the mountain the place she was dwelling, Liz found a really injured man half frozen to dying on the sting of the woods. A gaggle of mysterious males confirmed up subsequent, telling a sketchy story a few crashed aircraft that went down after they have been on a visit to fish/hunt/shoot a bear. It was fairly clear that they have been mendacity, and Liz did not have something in the best way of backup aside from her canine Kate and a forest ranger. With the injured particular person bleeding to dying, one of many males and the ranger determined to attempt to courageous an ice storm and attain assist. The plot thickened when the person returned with out the ranger, and Liz made a horrible discovery when she went to her barn to search for her canine. Each Kate and the ranger had been violently killed, and Liz was not comfortable about it.
Sadly for the unhealthy guys, the lady that they had discovered and meant to kill was a former FBI agent whose data of her environment gave her a definite edge. Outnumbered and confronted with the truth that the injured man would die sooner moderately than later if left behind, Liz set occasions in movement that killed off the unhealthy guys in some brutal methods. Apparently (and awesomely), she really set the occasions in movement earlier than she found her useless canine and good friend, freezing shards of glass into ice cubs for one of many males to chomp on.
Liz drugged one other of the lads by slipping a mickey into the peanut butter he was consuming. One other bit the mud after she tricked him down right into a cellar stuffed with gasoline, and he or she locked him in earlier than tossing a lit lighter down an exhaust pipe. Though we did not see that specific dying, we did hear the screams. She lastly managed to take the final one out for good after dousing him in gasoline after which taking pictures him with a flare from a flare gun. The entire fiasco ended with Liz dropping the injured man off at a hospital for therapy, returning to the cabin to wipe away all traces of her fingerprints and DNA, and heading again to civilization to reunite with Purple.
The reunion didn’t go as Purple had hoped as Liz matter-of-factly knowledgeable him that she was all the best way again to well being after her accidents, had simply killed a bunch of males, and wasn’t dropping any sleep over it. She acknowledged that she’ll in all probability lose sleep in a while, however solely after she “crossed the abyss.” Killing the lads enabled her to appreciate that she’s all the best way again and able to go after the individuals who had killed Tom. She’s a lethal drive to be reckoned with, and I’d not wish to get in her means any time quickly.
All issues thought of, I might say we’re in for an intense rest of Season 5. Whereas it was actually a bummer to find that The Blacklist wasn’t messing round with the Season 5 premiere trace that Tom can be dying sooner moderately than later, it is fairly thrilling that we’ll get to see an entire new aspect of Liz on her path for revenge. New episodes of The Blacklist air on Wednesdays at eight p.m. ET on NBC. The 100th episode is coming up, and we needs to be in for an thrilling experience shifting ahead. On your different viewing choices, check out our midseason TV premiere guide and our 2018 Netflix schedule. You should definitely take a look at our breakdown of the biggest and wildest TV deaths of 2017.