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'The Blacklist's' Megan Boone: 'James Spader believes in me more than I believe in myself'

Life on "The Blacklist" is good, if you ask Megan Boone.And how could it not be? NBC's Monday crime drama is one of the season's new hits, with strong ratings (including those from post-broadcast DVR viewings, where the show has set a couple of records) and positive reviews ... and a breakout star in Boone as novice FBI profiler Elizabeth Keen, who's drawing interest and information from enigmatic ex-fugitive Raymond "Red" Reddington (James Spader)."I was so elated," Boone tells Zap2itof learning she'd be teamed with Spader, since she was cast for "The Blacklist" first. "He often believes in me more than I believe in myself. I'm expected to carry the show with him, and at first, that was really a daunting task."James helped me to know that I could put that energy into the work that we do together. And in doing so, he established a partnership with me that runs really deep and is... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/11/the-blacklists-megan-boone-james-spader-believes-in-me-more-than-i-believe-in-myself.html

'The Blacklist' kills off [spoiler]?, as Liz Keen goes 'Die Hard'

On the most recent "Blacklist" episode, an old friend of Raymond Reddington's comes back into his life to wreak havoc on the FBI team. Anslo GarrickThe case of the week is super-bad guy Garrick, who feeds the Feebs bad intel so they'll bring Reddington to their off-the-grid facility, which he then infiltrates -- he is there to take Reddington and kill anyone who gets in his way.While Agent Ressler is taking Red to safety, Ressler is badly shot in the leg and Reddington rather kick-buttingly staves off more bad guys and drags Ressler to safety himself -- inside "the box."It's a more or less impenetrable see-through box, which is an amazing framing device to use so that Garrick can address Reddington while Red tends to Ressler's wounds. It makes for very heightened tension, particularly when Garrick starts threatening FBI agents with a bullet to the head if Red (or anyone) won't open the box. In... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/11/the-blacklist-kills-off-spoiler-as-liz-keen-goes-die-hard.html

The Blacklist (NBC) Episode 9 “Anslo Garrick”

The Blacklist  Episode 9 “Anslo Garrick” airs Monday, November 25 at 10PM on NBC. Episode Synopsis:  The Blacklist Episode 9 “Anslo Garrick”- Donald (Diego Klattenhoff) attempts to protect Red (James Spader) from a possible assassination attempt but is misled. The newest member on the blacklist, Anslo Garrick, (guest star Ritchie Coster) infiltrates the FBI black site and tries to capture Red. Meanwhile Liz gets caught in an elevator and tries to figure out what is going on. Harry Lennix and Parminder Nagra also star. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2013/11/25/the-blacklist-nbc-episode-9-anslo-garrick/

'The Blacklist' ratings, interactive site and more to tide you over while it's off this week

"The Blacklist" took a break this week for three hours of "The Voice" -- we know, we're dying too, so here are a few goodies to tide you over until next Monday, Nov. 25, which promises to be a game-changing episode. First off, have you checked out the "Blacklist" interactive site? You can find it at //www.042983.com, which if you'll remember is Lucy Brooks' ViCAP database number. Once there, you have to give it permission to access your Facebook but it then takes you on a fun journey of putting your friends and family on its spy board. I decided that a friend is a "habitual liar," a colleague "pays cash for almost everything," that my mother-in-law is "most paranoid about her privacy" and then it turns out the man who presided over my wedding is likely on the Blacklist. Heh.Secondly, good news -- ratings are still going incredibly strong for this new NBC drama.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/11/the-blacklist-ratings-interactive-site-and-more-to-tide-you-over-while-its-off-this-week.html

'The Blacklist': Alan Alda to guest-star as Red's enemy

There is no shortage of bad guy's on "The Blacklist." Alan Alda of "M*A*S*H" fame will fit right in when he guest-stars as the nefarious Mr. Crowley.According to a report from Access Hollywood, Alda will play Crowley, a man from Raymond "Red" Reddington's (James Spader) mysterious past. Crowley will arrive to confront Red and to warn the criminal-turned-informant (but probably still criminal) that certain evidence must remain a secret. If not, then Red's own life could be in danger.Most famous for his starring role as Hawkeye Pierce in television's "M*A*S*H," Alda's long career more recently includes recurring parts on "The Big C," "The West Wing," "ER" and more."The Blacklist" airs Mondays at 10 p.m. on NBC.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/11/the-blacklist-alan-alda-to-guest-star-as-reds-enemy.html