The Blacklist is Back Next WeekSadly, The Blacklist is not on tonight. It'll be back on November 25. Until then we'll have to console ourselves with promos for "Anslo Garrick" and the discussion of last week's "General Ludd." I saw a tweet saying that Red (the astounding James Spader) is far less redeemable now after a certain moment. I don't agree with that opinion at all. I understood immediately that it was an act borne of both mercy and the need to keep an important secret. It caused him a lot of pain to make that decision. As he made clear in "Wujing," Red will do whatever he feels he has to do to keep Liz safe. That makes for a compelling character and a stunningly emotional show.