Blacklist wasn't the WOW! I was expecting. It's a sleek, good-looking show, and nobody does contemptuous amusement better than Spader. But in addition to the echo of Hannibal and Clarice, the hour had other things we've seen before -- a gun battle and an explosion (only 20 minutes into the first episode), an endangered child, which wire to cut. The premise has a built-in limit, since that list can't be endless. I do so hope that Red is not Liz's father, since that's what everyone must be expecting even after just one episode.