Considering all that happened on The Blacklist Season 4, Red looks relaxed and happy in these photos for The Blacklist Season 5. It could be because he's relieved he finally got the big secret off his chest. And now that there's a new dynamic with Liz, we bet he'll have a new empire up and running in no time.
But the mystery of where the suitcase went has to be preying on his mind. How soon before he finds out Tom holds all the secrets?
Check out the photos from The Blacklist Season 5 Episode 1 to see what's up with the rest of the team. How do you think The Blacklist Season 5 will play out?
"Smokey Putnam" airs on Wednesday, September 27 at 8/7c on NBC.
If you need to catch up before the season premiere, you can watch The Blacklist online right here via TV Fanatic.
Daddy Daughter Dance - The Blacklist Season 5 Episode 1
Even though his empire is gone, Red is having a good time with Liz. Perhaps they are celebrating the revelation that he is indeed her father. Maybe they're celebrating that Mr. Kaplan is no longer in their lives.
Meeting Red - The Blacklist Season 5 Episode 1
Liz has a lot on her mind with everything that went down. Mr. Kaplan dead. Red's empire destroyed. Tom gone. She'll depend on Red, but Red will also be depending on her.
Old Friends - The Blacklist Season 5 Episode 1
It seems Red is introducing Liz to some old friends -- Smokey and his lady friend Hawkins. Is this right before Red sets up Smokey for his fall?
Smokey - The Blacklist Season 5 Episode 1
Smokey's looking mighty happy. Does he have any idea what Red is about to do to him?
Relaxing - The Blacklist Season 5 Episode 1
Red looks like he doesn't have a care in the world. Personal empire be damned. Red built up his empire once, he can do it again. And did you notice, even in the pool, Red must wear his signature hat.
A Serious Discussion - The Blacklist Season 5 Episode 1
Red is taking Liz for a drive somewhere. Are they discussing the new dynamic of their relationship?