The Blacklist Season 9 Episode 4 Recap “The Avenging Angel”

Don’t miss Celebrity Myxer’s recap of The Blacklist Season 9 Episode 4 “The Avenging Angel.” The task force races to locate a blacklister who uses any means necessary to return what has been unjustly stolen. Ressler asks Park for a favor. Cooper tries to piece together an event for which he has no memory. Here’s what you missed!

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Previously on The Blacklist Season 9 Episode 3, when the Vatican’s rare treasures were stolen, Reddington immediately knew who was behind the caper. It was a blacklister pulling the ultimate con to swindle a fanatical religious fraternity who thought they were stealing the idols to destroy them- yet the confidence man was selling them on the black market. He’d also owed Reddington half a fortune from a previous deal and Red tried to cash in but ultimately lost him to FBI custody. Dembe, one of Reddington’s close friends, intercepted Red’s cash cow and chose justice over their friendship.

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Warning… spoilers below!

On The Blacklist Season 9 Episode 4, a powerful man, Adam McHenry, was gassed and knocked out inside his hotel room. When he woke, a team of goons and a mysterious woman made him read a note while being filmed then tossed him off the high-rise balcony!

Cooper woke up in a parking garage, he had a blackout. When he returned home, his wife was worried and confessed a man she once had an affair with was shot and killed last night. He checked his clip and noticed one bullet was missing…

The Avenging Angel

Dembe met with Reddington and it was awkward since the FBI arrested his cash cow con man. Dembe knew he returned for him but stayed for Angus. The conversation shifted towards two rivaling tech startup founders. One took a nose dive off a high-rise building. Reddington suspected it was the work of a Blacklister, The Avenging Angel. She has been causing mayhem in the past decade exacting terrorist acts on those she feels oppresses others to right their wrongs.

Nothing In Common

The team interviewed the tech partner, he had sued McHenry claiming he stole his intellectual property, but he recently lost his case in court.

Aram found an online thread of how The Avenging Angel possibly chose her victims. She operated an online prayer group and some would confess wrongful things done to them.

Reddington visited the son of a former colleague to steal a rare Vincent van Gogh painting. He planned to use it to lure out The Avenging Angel.

Ressler had been struggling with passing his drug test and Park wasn’t letting up. Eventually, she softened and give him some of her urine to use.

Cooper called a colleague to run a ballistics test on his gun.

Aram and Dembe went to a house where they suspected The Avenging Angel was staging. They had just missed her. Meanwhile, she set up an operation to intercept and kidnap another powerful billionaire, Derek Huntley. They investigated their findings to determine The Avenging Angel’s real name was Michaela and now shortened to Michael.

Walter Conrad, Derek Huntley, and William Green had been kidnapped by The Avenging Angel on The Blacklist Season 9 Episode 4

Walter Conrad, Derek Huntley, and William Green had been kidnapped by The Avenging Angel on The Blacklist Season 9 Episode 4

The team wondered why The Avenging Angel was surveilling Walter Conrad, Derek Huntley, and William Green. They all had nothing in common. Meanwhile, she revealed the three men to each other along with an operating room…

Green had congestive heart failure and he was next on the heart transplant list. Conrad was the hospital administrator and Huntley bribed his way to the front of the line, bumping Green to suffer from his condition and a prognosis of 6 months to live. The Avenging Angel planned to take Huntley’s heart and give it to Green!

Suddenly, Michael’s people informed her of a case they had been working with the missing van Gogh painting. She wanted to meet the buyer!


Forced surgery commences on The Blacklist Season 9 Episode 4

Forced surgery commences on The Blacklist Season 9 Episode 4

Back at headquarters, the team pieced together a motive and a possible location while Cooper informed Reddington.

Reddington invited the original owner to retrieve her stolen artwork all the while gaining the address to meet The Avenging Angel. Of course, Weecha was by his side and she was searched for weapons. They removed a small arsenal from her. However, Red told the men they forgot her most important weapons… her hands! She beat three men down and they waltz in the makeshift OR to talk Michael down.

Raymond "Red" Reddington on The Blacklist Season 9 Episode 4

Raymond “Red” Reddington on The Blacklist Season 9 Episode 4

Reddington’s solution to the problem involved pulling a gun on her and he shot her in the head!

When the swat team arrived they found Green alive, and well, and with a new heart. While The Avenging Angel had a bullet in her head and was missing a heart.


Cooper confronted Reddington via phone as to why he brought them the case only to be ironic… avenging others.

When Ressler got his urine test back, he passed but it revealed cancerous. Which meant it was Park’s who possibly has cancer since she gave him her urine.

Cooper got the ballistics test back it was a match for the bullet that killed his wife’s former lover

What did you think of The Blacklist Season 9 Episode 4? Let’s talk about The Blacklist in the comments below! Catch up with our recaps!

Air Date: November 11, 2021

The Blacklist Cast

  • James Spader as Raymond “Red” Reddington
  • Megan Boone as Elizabeth Keen
  • Harry Lennix as Harold Cooper
  • Diego Klattenhoff as Donald Ressler
  • Amir Arison as Aram Mojtabai
  • Hisham Tawfiq as Dembe Zuma
  • Laura Sohn as Agent Alina Park
  • Susan Blommaert as Mr. Kaplan
  • Teddy Coluca as Brimley
  • Genson Blimline as Morgan
  • Deirdre Lovejoy as Cynthia Panabaker
  • Jonathan Holtzman as Chuck
  • Deirdre Lovejoy as Senator Cynthia Panabaker

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Please note: after the 2022 Olympics, The Blacklist will move from Thursdays to Fridays starting February 25, 2022.

The Blacklist Season 9 Episode Guide

Season Episode Title Air Date
9 10 “TBA” February 25, 2022
9 9 Boukman Baptiste January 20, 2022
9 8 Dr. Razmik Meier January 13, 2022
9 7 Between Sleep and Awake January 6, 2022
9 6 Dr. Roberta Sand, Ph.D. December 9, 2021
9 5 Benjamin T. Okara November 18, 2021
9 4 The Avenging Angel November 11, 2021
9 3 The SPK November 4, 2021
9 2 The Skinner: Conclusion October 28, 2021
9 1 The Skinner” The Blacklist Season 9 Premiere October 21, 2021

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2 comments on The Blacklist Season 9 Episode 4 Recap “The Avenging Angel”

  1. Betty Smith says:

    Who was the actress who portrayed the 90 year old Holocaust victim whose Van Gogh painting was stolen in Blacklist “The Avenging Angel”?

  2. Dr. Ross du Clair says:

    Last night’s episode, “Avenging Angel” showed that even without Bokencamp, the writers can still produce gripping story arcs. The ninety-year old Holocaust survivor in a heavy metal band was incredibly powerful; The lyrics, her voice, the stage, everything was detailed so beautifully and compelling. A gem inside this drama. We’re left with Harold doing the right thing outside the police station; but, do we really know? Here’s what I do know: Blacklist is THE only piece of television I watch. It is mystery, gripping story, intellectual, a challenge for my logic, and more than just entertainment.
    Also last night, the cinematography explored many new camera angles and framing. The lighting explored details in the shadows. The Director and Cinematographer are to be praised for moving out of the “Golden Ratio.”

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