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The Stewmaker (No. 161) 

When a witness in the murder trial of a ruthless cartel boss disappears, Red (James Spader) leads Liz (Megan Boone) and Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff) on a search for the Blacklist's No. 161, a gruesome hit man known as the Stewmaker.

Director:

Vincent Misiano (as Vince Misiano)

Writers:

Jon Bokenkamp (created by), Patrick Massett | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Spader ... Raymond 'Red' Reddington
Megan Boone ... Elizabeth Keen
Diego Klattenhoff ... Donald Ressler
Ryan Eggold ... Tom Keen
Parminder Nagra ... Meera Malik
Harry Lennix ... Harold Cooper
Clifton Collins Jr. ... Hector Lorca
Hisham Tawfiq ... Dembe Zuma
Deborah S. Craig ... Luli Zeng
Maryann Plunkett ... Ellenore Kornish
Sharon Washington ... Prosecutor
Tom Noonan ... The Stewmaker
Louis Arcella ... Luis Peña
Mariann Aalda ... Risa Peña
Paul Urcioli ... Lawyer
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Storyline

When a witness in the murder trial of a ruthless cartel boss disappears, Red (James Spader) leads Liz (Megan Boone) and Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff) on a search for the Blacklist's No. 161, a gruesome hit man known as the Stewmaker.

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Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Sky [United Kingdom]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

14 October 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | DTS (HD MA) (blu-ray)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The Farmer's Parable that Red (James Spader) tells The Stewmaker and Lizzy (Megan Boone) is essentially the premise of The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976). See more »

Goofs

Metal elements in motel's bathtub would dissolve or at least would be badly damaged by extremely corrosive "stew" - yet all of them look pristine afterwards. See more »

Quotes

Donald Ressler: [Red tips The Stewmaker into his own stew, gets on his knees, and interlaces his fingers behind his head as the FBI breaks in the door] Where's Kornish?
Raymond 'Red' Reddington: We've had a little incident. Agent Keene needs medical attention.
Agent Meera Malik: How did you get in here?
Raymond 'Red' Reddington: That's a pretty blouse.
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Connections

Featured in The Blacklist: The Decembrist (No. 12) (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Made of Stone
(uncredited)
performed by - Matt Corby
played during cabin interior
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If you weren't creeped-out by "The Stewmaker" you're numb to drama..,
5 October 2016 | by uqobSee all my reviews

What's not to love about this episode? Essentially, a serial killer, played by the impeccable character actor bad-guy Tom Noonan, who disappears people in the hundreds. Elizabeth Keen's psychological sparring to buy herself more time and Reddington's casual execution of vengeance, combined with an above average cinematography, put to an evocative soundtrack. This ep stands up to a 2nd and 3rd viewing and set the stage for a great spy/espionage thriller, with more twists and turns than a crazy straw. This and many other eps is one of the foundational episodes that make this series a stone-cold addiction. Lots of great acting from Spader and Boone.


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