In a surprising move, The Blacklist Season 2 Episode 1, shoved Ray Reddington to the side a little bit.
James Spader's beloved character was still central to the plot, of course, but two different women really stepped to the forefront on the opening fall installment.
We open with Red in the back of a Jeep that’s flying through Cameroon. He’s been seized there by a war lord named Yabbari (spelling?), who is displeased with Red crossing his turf.
But Red offers Yabbari $3 million in exchange for the names of the bounty hunters that Berlin has hired to tail him and, with the assistance of a few Hellfire missiles, our quasi hero learns of the moniker “Lord Baltimore,” a genius data tracker.
Red promptly burns the money he promised the war lord and his associates... and we're off on an adventure!