I’m loving “The Blacklist,” not only because of James Spader’s mysterious character of Raymond “Red” Reddington, but because the production is so well done. Every episode leaves me impatiently waiting for the next.
James S. Levine writes the original music for each episode, and he’s no stranger to the soundtrack business, having penned music for a long list of movies and TV shows, including “Glee,” “American Horror Story,” “Major Crimes,” “Damages” and many more.
In addition to original music, “The Blacklist” features just the right tunes for pivotal scenes. Here’s the list for season one so far; I’ll update this list with new episodes as they air. And if I get behind, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me to update it.
SEASON ONE EPISODES (Click the images below each episode to buy the songs):
PILOT – 1 x 1 (Read the Recap)
“Morning Light” by Rachel Goodrich
Liz & Tom rush to get ready for work.
“Piano Trio No. 2 in E Flat Major, Op. 100 D. 929: Andante Con Moto” by Schubert
Red checks out his hotel room.
“Ain’t That A Kick In the Head” by Dean Martin
Red has dinner in his hotel room as Liz watches via surveillance, then Ressler updates her.
“Didn’t I” by Darondo
Liz arrive home to find Tom tied up and tortured.
“State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)” by Jim James
Liz rips up the carpet in the dining room and discover a box full of money and passports with a variety of Tom’s aliases.
“99 Problems” by Hugo
Liz goes to see Red, who tells her she must have discovered a secret of Tom’s.
THE FREELANCER – 1 x 2 (Read the Recap)
“Sympathy For The Devil” by The Rolling Stones
Red is picked up from a boat and taken to Washington, D.C.
“Sinnerman” by Nina Simone
Red leaves the table, pulls a bait & switch and escapes custody.
“Big Apple Boogaloo” by Brooklyn Funk Essentials
Liz & Red walk about Floriana’s party. Ressler warns Dembe about drinking on the job, and Floriana tells Liz about a shipment of girls that went missing.
“Citizens” by Alice Russell
Liz puts Tom’s secret stash back into it’s hiding place, then visits Tom in the hospital. The carpet in the house is replaced. Liz takes Tom home. Ressler sees the scar on Dembe’s back. Liz gets out of bed. Red hangs out at a restaurant.
WUJING – 1 x 3 (Read the Recap)
“Hey Man, Nice Shot” by Filter
Montage of Shanghai scenes; a man drives through the streets of Shanghai, is shot dead and has his briefcase and hand stolen (yes, hand).
“Bird 1” by Underworld
Ellie takes Tom for a walk, the briefly returns to the house as a group of men plant bugs and take photographs.
“Here With Me” by Robot Koch
Liz heads home, and Ressler tells Cooper that Liz is hiding something. Red opens up an envelope with Chinese symbols on it.
THE STEWMAKER – 1 x 4 (Read the Recap)
“Up Past The Nursery” by Suuns
The Stewmaker checks into a hotel, removes his disguise & covers his room in plastic, then finishes preparing the room.
“Let Go (Breakdown)” by Alice Russell
Red gets a call from Liz while at a meeting in Haiti.
“Smile” by Nat King Cole
Liz asks the Stewmaker his name.
“Made Of Stone” by Matt Corby
Red takes a photo from The Stewmaker’s book, Ressler comforts Liz, and Red gives Liz the photo book.