The Blacklist was more intense than ever in Season 5, which started out with the bombshell reveal that a major character was going to die and ended with the twist that Raymond Reddington is more duplicitous than anybody guessed. Fortunately for the actors, work on The Blacklist wasn't nearly as intense an experience as their characters went through, as can be seen in the Season 5 gag reel. You can find the full reel on the Season 5 Blu-ray and DVD sets, but check out James Spader cracking up with guest star Nathan Lane as well as some other bloopers in this exclusive gag reel clip!
James Spader and Nathan Lane are each showbiz veterans with decades of experience on the small and big screen alike, but that doesn't mean they're immune to getting the giggles on set if something goes wrong! Lane guest-starred on The Blacklist for the big 100th episode that was actually one of the lighter episodes of Season 5, although Liz was busy on her dark quest for revenge while Red was getting into heist shenanigans with Abraham Stern. It provided a break from some of the Reddington family twists and pitted two acting legends against each other for some hijinks. From the quick look behind the scenes in this blooper clip, filming the episode involved some laughs when Spader's mishap threw a wrench in Abraham Stern's attempt to coolly double-cross him.
There were more behind-the-scenes mishaps than just the one between James Spader and Nathan Lane, however, as can be seen earlier in the gag reel clip. I never expected to hear somebody utter the phrase "mental sperm" on The Blacklist, and it's quite clear that the actor never really intended to utter it either. Mozhan Marnò's reaction alone is worth rewatching the footage an extra time or two! Diego Klattenhoff seemed to be having some issues multitasking as Agent Ressler attempted to walk, talk on his phone, and climb into the driver's side of a car all at the same time, and the editors had to break out the bleep button to get the blooper on the reel. The Liz vs. Car Trunk moment is definitely worth a laugh as the badass agent is temporarily foiled by a trunk door that didn't want to close.
The very good news is that this blooper clip is only a taste of the laughs sure to come on the full gag reel, which is available on The Blacklist Season 5 Blu-ray and DVD now. In addition to the gag reel, the Season 5 set comes with all 22 episodes on five discs, 17 deleted scenes, a behind-the-scenes featurette on the 100th episode, and two episode commentaries. You can find the full season at retailers starting August 14. The fifth season is available on digital as well.
The Blacklist will be back for Season 6, so you definitely want to make sure you're caught up on all that happened in Season 5. Although no premiere date for the sixth season has been revealed just yet (and we do know that it's not part of NBC's fall lineup), we can expect the Blacklist crew back together to expand on that Reddington bombshell in the Season 5 cliffhanger and reveal what Liz intends to do about it. For some viewing options while we wait, swing by our fall TV premiere schedule.
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