‘The Blacklist’ Season 9 Finale Date Confirmed by NBC

The Blacklist Season 9 is more than halfway through the season and the action is beginning to pick up significantly. This season has had a different feel to it following Liz Keen’s death. There have also been multiple breaks for the holidays and Winter Olympics. Now however it seems like The Blacklist is hitting its stride. NBC recently announced the season 9 finale date — Here’s what that means for the rest of the season.

James Spader as Raymond 'Red' Reddington in The Blacklist Season 9. Red wears a coat and shirt, but no hat.
James Spader as Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington in ‘The Blacklist’ Season 9 | Will Hart/NBC

‘The Blacklist’ Season 9 finale will air at the end of May

Previously we’ve been able to speculate when the finale for The Blacklist Season 9 would air, but now we have confirmation. TVLine recently posted the fall finale dates for several NBC TV shows. The final episode of The Blacklist Season 9 is set for Friday, May 27 at 8 p.m.

This finale date also confirms that season 9 will consist of 22 episodes in total, as The Blacklist usually does. The schedule also means that season 9 will not have any more breaks in airing new episodes for the rest of the season. NBC will release a new episode of The Blacklist every Friday for the months of April and May.

These questions need answers before ‘The Blacklist’ Season 9 ends

While it’s a little too soon to tell specifics about what will be included in the final episode, there are plenty of questions that need answers. The task force and Red now understand that Cooper’s blackmailer has a connection to Liz Keen’s death, but they aren’t any closer to finding out that person’s identity.

Episode 15 also opened up new questions. Reginald Cole’s lawyer Tyson LaCroix shows up at the Post Office with a lot of knowledge that he shouldn’t have. For one thing, he knows where the Post Office is and how to get inside. LaCroix also has information about the tracker and knows that Vandyke killed Liz. Unfortunately, LaCroix died in episode 15, so it will be difficult to get answers about this mysterious character.


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The Blacklist Season 9 will hopefully reveal Cooper’s fate. In episode 16, his sentencing was delayed for one month. If he’s lucky, this will give the task force enough time to gather information that could get him off the hook. The Blacklist Season 9 also reveals that in the years following Liz’s death, an unknown investor bought up the majority of shares in Red’s company. Yet another mysterious person whose identity needs to be revealed.

‘The Blacklist’ will return for season 10

The Blacklist fans have likely heard the news already that the show will return for season 10. While it’s far too soon to tell when the new season will come out, we can look to previous patterns for clues. The Blacklist and NBC have been able to get episodes out in a timely manner despite working through the pandemic.

Usually, season finales for The Blacklist air sometime in May, and often times the show returns with the new season the following fall. The first episode of The Blacklist Season 10 could therefore air as early as September 2021, but there’s no way of knowing for sure just yet.