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But 60-year-old Spader wasn’t taking pity on Roker. “Now here I am playing — wait for it — Al Roker!” the morning show co-host says. “The mind boggles.”
The May 8 milestone episode will see the Task Force investigating a kidnapping executed by seemingly impossible abductors and Dembe (Hisham Tawfiq) landing in a perilous situation. Meanwhile, a recent health scare will cause Red (Spader) to start to consider who might succeed him. Along with Roker, Tom Wopat and Laila Robins will guest star.
Roker has also appeared as himself in other NBC series, including 30 Rock, Seinfeld, and Will & Grace, as well as multiple Sharknado films.
The Blacklist, now in its seventh season, airs Fridays (8 p.m. ET) on NBC.
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