Undercover operative Tom Keen joins forces with Susan "Scottie" Hargrave, the brilliant and cunning chief of Grey Matters, a covert mercenary organization that solves problems governments don’t dare touch. While on the hunt for Liz’s attacker, Tom secretly discovered that Scottie is actually his biological mother. Now, as they team up to employ their unique skills and resources in a dangerous world of deadly criminals, Tom begins his own covert mission to find out more about his shadowy past.
When Raymond “Red” Reddington, one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., he claims that he and the FBI have the same interest: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In the last two decades, he’s made a list of other most-wanted fugitives — people the FBI doesn't even know exist — called “The Blacklist.” Red will co-operate with the FBI, but insists that he will speak only to Elizabeth Keen, a rookie profiler.