‘The Blacklist': Dembe Doesn’t Know How Much Longer He Can Keep Liz’s Secret From Red (Exclusive Video)

Red’s right-hand man is facing a crisis of conscience

Last Updated: April 19, 2019 @ 5:48 PM

Dembe’s got a secret, but can he keep it?

In TheWrap’s exclusive new clip from Friday’s “The Blacklist,” Dembe (Hisham Tawfiq), Red’s (James Spader) closest friend, most-trusted confidant and right-hand man confesses to a spiritual advisor that he is facing a crisis of conscience with the potential of big implications for Liz (Megan Boone) and Red.

Fans of the NBC spy drama will remember Dembe has been keeping one giant fact hidden from his employer all season long: Liz was the one who turned Red into the police.

“My word is my bond. And before I break my word I will give my life,” Dembe tells the man, adding that his bond with Red “extends with him through this life and into the next.”

While Dembe’s work with Red once saved the lives of innocents, now he’s “not no sure” that’s what they are doing and what he should do about Liz’s secret.

Watch the clip above.

Here’s the official description for tonight’s episode, titled “The Third Estate”:

Red (James Spader) and the Task Force spring into action to stop an anti-capitalist terrorist group from kidnapping and torturing the children of the one percent. Meanwhile, Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff) goes behind Liz’s (Megan Boone) back to find out what happened to her mother, former KGB operative Katarina Rostova. Jennifer Ferrin and Richard Thomas guest star.

“The Blacklist” airs Fridays at 9/8c on NBC.

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