The Blacklist keeps up the mystery with â€œDr. Adrian Shaw.â€ Alexander Kirkâ€™s health is diminishing, and Liz is in quite the dilemma. Meanwhile, Raymond Reddington has been keeping up his manipulation of the FBI task force.
Red brings a new blacklister to Liz, but she doesnâ€™t really want a new case right now. She finally has her daughter and Tom back, and they can be a family again. But, Red makes his case, and the task force goes after the Coroner. The Coroner helps people find new lives. He finds a way to keep the dead alive on paper long enough for a new person to assume their identity. Of course, these arenâ€™t your Average Joes in witness protection. The people that he creates new lives for are criminals or in serious danger. Red thinks that Alexander Kirk will use the Coroner to disappear.
Once they get to the Coroner, Red steps in to ask for a name. The Coroner created a new identity for a woman by the name of Sonia Bloom. Bloom used to work on next gen genome research. She was trying to get the body to resequence its DNA in order to fight diseases. She now goes by Dr. Adrian Shaw and is running illegal human trials on a ship in the middle of the ocean.
Red warns Shaw in order to get her off of the ship before the FBI raids it. The FBI finds all of her victims in the trial, but thereâ€™s no sign of Shaw. Red lets her know that sheâ€™s in his debt, which is a complicated place to be. Red brings her to a brand new lab where Iâ€™m guessing he wants her to continue her work, but to what end?
With Kirk at the FBI black site, Liz is using the opportunity to talk with him. Sheâ€™s still hesitant, but she desperately wants him to fill in the holes. Well thatâ€™s going to have to wait when Kirk collapses inside the box. Heâ€™s rushed to the hospital where the doctor informs them that if Kirk doesnâ€™t have a blood relative willing to give stem cells, he likely wonâ€™t make it much longer. Liz isnâ€™t sure what she wants to do. On one hand, she knows that Kirk isnâ€™t a good man, but on the other hand, he could give her answers about her past.
She consults with Tom, who doesnâ€™t want her to risk her life to save him. Liz doesnâ€™t understand why Tom wonâ€™t be supportive, and Tom reveals about meeting his mother, Susan Hargrave. She could give him answers about his past, but heâ€™s only worried about his future with Liz and Agnes. Liz understands, but she just doesnâ€™t see it that way. Liz preps for surgery to donate some stem cells, while the lab runs tests on her compatibility.
Liz goes to see Kirk after finding out sheâ€™s not a match to help save his life. Kirk says that itâ€™s not her fault. He even lets her know that heâ€™s leaving his entire fortune to her, but Liz stops him. The lab tests revealed something that neither Liz nor Kirk realized. The test results confirmed what Red has been saying the whole time; Liz is not Kirkâ€™s daughter. So once again, we are back to the mystery behind Lizâ€™s birth father. Kirk looks genuinely surprised when Liz gives him the news. With Lizâ€™s memories surfacing, did she truly grow up with Kirk? If Kirk isnâ€™t her father who is? Could it possibly be Red?
The woman who is in love with Kirk is furious that heâ€™s caught and in the hospital. She asks to speak with him as his attorney, and she lets Kirk know that an extraction plan is in place on his signal. After Kirk realizes that heâ€™s not going to be getting stem cells from Liz, he signals for the extraction. Liz confronts Red about him knowing that Kirk is not her real father. Red urges Liz to get out of the hospital. He knows that Kirk has an extraction plan, and now that he has confirmation that Liz isnâ€™t his daughter, sheâ€™s no longer safe. Well Kirkâ€™s signal is accepted, and the extraction plan is underway. Now what?