"The Invisible Hand" is the Thirteenth episode of Season 5 of The Blacklist and the hundredthtwo episode overall.


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When bodies are discovered in abandoned woods, Red points the Task Force toward The Invisible Hand, a group that targets those whose actions are morally reprehensible yet fully legal. Meanwhile, Red steps in to assist one of his employees, and Liz discovers a major clue about Tom's investigation.

Number on The BlacklistEdit

  • 63

Unanswered QuestionsEdit

  1. The reference to the “white whale” is similiar to what Red said in “Pilot”.
  2. Raymond Reddington
    1. Why does Red want to attack the Nash syndicate?
      1. A: Gaining market share.
  3. Invisible Hand
    1. How was Stephen Altman generating electricity?
  4. Samar Navabi
    1. What was the deal/threat that Samar offered to Sophia?
  5. Ian Garvey
    1. Ian’s badge indicates that he is in the United States Marshals Service.
    2. Why is the legend/myth of Katarina Rostova so powerful that her legacy holds such influence and/or sway?
  6. Why did Dominic Wilkinson call Red? In previous episodes he stated that he despised Red.
    1. A: He called Red to warn him that Liz is getting closer to the truth. Dominic also warned him to stop being evasive and tell her the truth about what he did. As much as Dominic despised him, he has shown he does care for Red.
  7. Why did Anna Hopkins call the hotel desk?
    1. A: It is generally considered a good idea to check with hotel security before opening the door for anyone you were not expecting.
  8. Why did the Cleveland Bandicott know that Garvey was a police officer based on his technical knowledge?
    1. A: He met Navarro and Garvey who asked him to create a state of the art tracker in the glass eye for Navarro.
    2. Q: Not everybody who works in law enforcement is an expert in surveillance equipment.
    3. A: People with a deep understanding of surveillance equipment broadly fall into 3 categories: those who develop and build it, those who deploy it (espionage/intelligence, police), and hackers.

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Season 5 Episodes
 · Smokey Putnum  · Greyson Blaise  · Miss Rebecca Thrall  · The Endling  · Ilyas Surkov  · The Travel Agency  · The Kilgannon Corporation  · Ian Garvey  · Ruin  · The Informant  · Abraham Stern  · The Cook  · The Invisible Hand  · Mr. Raleigh Sinclair III  · Pattie Sue Edwards  · The Capricorn Killer  · Anna-Gracia Duerte  · Zarak Mosadek  · Ian Garvey: Conclusion  · Nicholas T. Moore  · Lawrence Dane Devlin  · Sutton Ross  ·