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Ranking the Best Seasons of 'The Blacklist'  

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This list features the best seasons of The Blacklist, listed from best to worst with pictures of season posters when available. Fans may debate which season of The Blacklist is the best, but each installment of the crime thriller series features memorable episodes. Some seasons of The Blacklist focus on bringing down bad guys and other good seasons explore Red and Liz's relationship.

This list of The Blacklist seasons has been voted on by fans from all over the world, helping to decide once and for all which collection of episodes starring James Spader and Megan Boone are the best. Season One introduced viewers to the FBI task force and Red's blacklist while later seasons highlighted Red's motivations for coming forward.

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The Blacklist - Season 1 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Ranking the Best Seasons of 'The Blacklist'
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The first season of Blacklist premiered on September 23, 2013 and contains 22 episodes. This season focuses on the delicate dance between cop and criminal.

This season contains several memorable episodes including: "The Freelancer," "Milton Bobbit" and "The Pavlovich Brothers."

Memorable moments from Season 1 include:

  • Red turns himself in to the FBI.
  • Red visits Sam in the hospital.
  • Berlin is discovered.
     
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The Blacklist - Season 6 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Ranking the Best Seasons of 'The Blacklist'
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The sixth season of Blacklist premiered on January 3, 2019, and contains 22 episodes. This season continues to focus on the mystery of Red.

This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Marko Jankowics," "Guillermo Rizal" and "Robert Diaz."

Memorable moments from Season 6 include:

  • Red gets arrested.
  • Red gets a last-minute reprieve.
  • The FBI opens an investigation on the president.
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The Blacklist - Season 3 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Ranking the Best Seasons of 'The Blacklist'
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The third season of Blacklist premiered on October 1, 2015, and contains 23 episodes. This season continues to focus on Liz and Red's uneasy relationship.

This season contains several memorable episodes including: "The Troll Farmer," "The Director" and "The Director: Conclusion."

Memorable moments from Season 3 include:

  • Red and Liz go on the run.
  • Red and the task force work together to avenge an attack on Liz.
  • Liz meets someone claiming to be her father.
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The Blacklist - Season 4 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Ranking the Best Seasons of 'The Blacklist'
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The fourth season of Blacklist premiered on September 22, 2016, and contains 22 episodes. This season focuses on the balance of Red, Liz, good, and evil.

This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Esteban," "Mato" and "Miles McGrath."

Memorable moments from Season 4 include:

  • Liz is taken to her "childhood home."
  • Red is poisoned.
  • Liz makes a discovery about Red.
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