The Djinn: a mysterious woman who makes the revenge fantasies of her clients come true. That is who Red (James Spader) needs to find in episode 4 of the The Blacklist’s third season. Only this time, Hessler (Diego Klattenhoff) and his team are on the same page. Is this the episode where Red and Elizabeth Keene (Megan Boone) are finally apprehended by her former colleagues? It would seem strange that they would be on the search for someone with such seemingly irrelevant skills, and it looks bad that the FBI is on the hunt for the same woman. But if the fugitives reach the Djinn before their pursuers, they may have access to names in her client list belonging to members of  the Cabal.

‘The Blacklist’ Episode 4 Recap

The Djinn and a man are in her home and a young man is tied to the dining room table. The client has an entire selection knives and the freedom to take revenge for his son in any way he wishes.

Aram and Keene are briefly reunited in the house where her and Red are laying low. He is making contact to tip them off about what the FBI has uncovered about the Djinn and they eventually make contact. At a waterfront park in Brooklyn, she finds a cellphone taped beneath a bench. The Djinn is calling, and instructs Keene to on how to meet her. As she is about to make her move, the police descend upon them. Red gets away, and Keene finds herself in a dark car on her way to an undisclosed location.

At the Djinn’s Lair, she isn’t being any of Keene’s lies. She knows her background, that she is on the run, and that Liz may be after her secrets. However, this is not the Djinn. It is one of her employees, and Red takes part in the questioning. He is always so persuasive. He uses a combination of interest and fear to get her to betray the Djinn.

The Djinn sees herself as a business woman. She uses her employees to sort through potential clients, and uses her free-time to take personal revenge on people who have mistreated her in the past.

Red and Keene find their way to the location of the Djinn. She just finished crucifying a man. We discover that the Djinn comes from a horribly oppressive Muslim background, fraught with brutal issues of sexual persuasion. Red goes on a rant about the human race being “armed with religion poisoned by prejudice and absolutely frantic with hatred and fear, galloping pell-mell back to the dark ages!” He’s never been more right.

Red doesn’t worry about a thing, even after he called the FBI about the crucified guy. They, of course, respond to his location and as they swarm the building he and Liz make their getaway in a helicopter.

Good old Red never lets us down with his wit, calm and persuasive charm.

The Blacklist airs Thursdays on NBC.

Pictured: Megan Boone as Elizabeth Keene.

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