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The Blacklist: The Stewmaker

After being forced to testify against a drug trafficker, Hector Lorca, the witness is abducted. Red informs the FBI that "The Stewmaker", a guy who has managed to stay under the radar after hundreds of abductions, is in town. Things get out of control forcing Red and Ressler to work together.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x4
Airdate: Monday October 14th, 2013
Special Airtime: 10:01 pm

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Oct 21, 2013
UK (sky LIVING) Oct 25, 2013
FI (TV5) Mar 18, 2014

  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (12 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Deborah S. Craig
As Luli Zeng
Hisham Tawfiq
As Dembe
Mariann Aalda
As Risa Peña
Clifton Collins, Jr.
As Hector Lorca
Louis Arcella
As Luis Peña
Maryann Plunkett
As Ellenore Kornish
Paul Urcioli
As Lawyer
Richard Arthur Scola
As Danny Kornish
Sharon Washington
As Prosecutor
Tom Noonan
As The Stewmaker

Co-Guest Stars
Christopher Parker (2)
As Security Guard
Daoud Heidami
As Desk Clerk
Erik Martin (1)
As US Marshal
James Rutledge
As Heart Attack Juror
Maduka Steady
As The Academic
Toussaint Abessolo
As Haitian Buyer

Roman Blat
As Police Officer
Main Cast
James Spader
As Raymond "Red" Reddington
Megan Boone
As FBI Agent Elizabeth Scott Keen
Diego Klattenhoff
As FBI Agent Donald Ressler
Ryan Eggold
As Tom Keen
Harry J. Lennix
As FBI Assistant Director Harold Cooper
Parminder Nagra
As CIA Agent Meera Malik


A man with a massive dog is checking in to a ground-floor room in a hotel. He pleasantly chats with the clerk. He moves several suitcases into the room and stares in the mirror. The man takes off fake teeth, removes his wig—he had been wearing a disguise. The bald man takes a shower and pours disinfectant over his whole body. After, still nude, he disinfects the entire hotel room before covering every inch of the room in plastic. He has several bruises on his naked body...

Read the full recap
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Matt CorbyMade of StoneEnd scene
SuunsUp Past the NurseryOpening sequence

Episode Quotes
Liz: A man's life is at stake!
Red: A man's life is always at stake. And tragically low stakes at that. I should remind you that I did not offer you my services to help you round up your run of the mill drug lord or what have you. You all seem to be doing a perfectly mediocre job of that on your own. I'm after the big game Lizzie. The ones that matter.

Liz: Do I really have tells?
Tom: Lizzie, you're an open book. which is one of the things I love about you. I always know exactly what you're thinking.

Red: You see Lizzie, now I'm interested.
Lizzie: Why?
Red: The Stewmaker is in town. You're going to need a plumber.

Red: Your witness is dead, you lost Lorca, and he took Agent Keen. I'd say that my meeting with Lorca might be the equivalent of you falling on your ass and landing in a pile of Christmas.

Donald: Lorca is not going anywhere, and I'll never trust you. You know why?
Red:Because after tracking me for years, you've come up with one undeniable truth. I only do what's good for me. And that is a person you can trust, Donald. Now, lets go.

(FBI raids the cabin and finds Red with Elizabeth)
Agent Malik: How'd you get in here?
Red: That's a pretty blouse.

Liz: You're a monster.
Red: Yes.
(Elizabeth climbs into the ambulance)
Liz: How can you live with that?
Red: By saving your life.
(closes the ambulance doors)

Donald: Lorca got away.
Red: Cost of doing business.
Donald: No. You're not just going to let him go. He was offensive. You didn't like that.
Red: He is on my jet.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJon Bokenkamp
Executive ProducerJon Bokenkamp  |  John Eisendrath  |  John Davis (4)  |  John Fox
Co-Executive ProducerJohn Zinman  |  Gerrit Van Der Meer  |  John C. Kelley  |  Wendy West  |  Jace Alexander  |  Patrick Massett  |  Michael W. Watkins
ProducerAnthony Sparks
Consulting ProducerLukas Reiter  |  J.R. Orci
Warning: The Blacklist season 1 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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