The task force pursues an artful bounty hunter in The Blacklist season 4 episode 18.
The Blacklist season 4 episode 18 opens in a bar. A man named Joe Parakio buys a woman named Philomena a drink. She brings him to a second location where he’s surprised to see Mr. Kaplan.
The task force finds out that 86 bodies were found and all of them are former associates or competitors of Raymond Reddington. Harold Cooper points out that none of them wanted to work with Red, but this could still be linked back to the task force.
Red visits a hotel where Mr. Kaplan stayed recently. He looks at the room where she stayed. He finds a bug in the vent and then tells the concierge that he wants to hear the tapes.
The concierge assures Red he’s not a “sicko.” Red says that he’s not judging him, he just needs to listen to the tape.
Elizabeth Keen comes home and sees Mr. Kaplan in her apartment. Mr. Kaplan is holding Liz’s baby Agnes Keen.
Liz tells Mr. Kaplan that she can never make what Red did right, but she can protect her. However, she says that she’ll have to take her into custody.
Red visits Dembe. He gives him a box. He tells him that on the day he decides to leave, he should open the box. Dembe insists that he’s not going to leave. Red says that he can and says, “Whether it’s today or tomorrow or ten years from now, that’s when you open the box.”
The task force tracks down the loft where Philomena has been staying. Samar Navabi finds the name of Philomena’s current target: Alexa Feist.
Alexis leads Philomena to her brother: Marvin Gerard, Red’s lawyer. Although he’s on alert, Marvin trusts his sister enough to allow her and Philomena into his home.
Liz calls Red to tell him that Marvin is Philomena’s target. Red gives her Marvin’s address.
Once he’s abducted, Marvin tells Mr. Kaplan that he’s not turning over evidence against Red. Mr. Kaplan says, “I’m sorry to hear that, Marvin.” Two men who work for her take Marvin away.
Samar interviews for a fellowship that would allow her to work in policy. The person interviewing her calls Islamaphobia a “perceived issue.” She says, “It’s not a perception. It’s a reality.”
At the end of the episode, Dembe finds Red. He tells him that they should find Mr. Kaplan. Red says, “Okay. Let’s get some supper first.”