The action of this week's mid-season finale of The Blacklist resumes at the conclusion of last week's episode, immediately reversing Dembe's apparent execution. Credit where it's due, they tricked me -- I had been largely unmoved by his early death, but now they have a chance to actually develop the character before killing him off dramatically.
'The Blacklist' Mid-Season Finale Recap: Red Answers the Paternity Question
The gunshot that we had all associated with Dembe is actually the FBI tech guy shooting someone. He reestablishes the base's communications, but it doesn't do much good: he and Liz are quickly captured, and Red gives himself up.