''The Blacklist'' is not done and dusted yet as some may have thought after the fifth season finale. Raymond Reddington's dark secrets finally crawled into the light creating a starting point for more thrilling spy-criminal-law enforcement breathtaking action.

Season 6 is set to return on NBC. It'll be a different approach as the network decided to air the first two episodes of the new season on consecutive days, January 3 and 4 respectively.

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According to IMDb, the sixth season's premiere will be the ''Dr. Hans Koehler'' episode followed the very next day by the ''The Corsican'' chunk.

Given the show's structure in the past, having Raymond Reddington (James Spader) on the villain's side again might change the show's dynamic. Raymond was the one who pointed out different criminal masterminds to the FBI task force led by the Harold Cooper.

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'Blacklist' format could suffer changes

Throughout the first five seasons, ''The Blacklist'' did well by pursuing various secondary narratives while the bigger part was kept mostly on the side. But the mystery revolving around Raymond Reddington and that duffel bag received some adrenaline shots from time to time.

Eventually, the whole build-up led to a climax with Elisabeth Keen (Megan Boone) discovering that the one she had thought was Raymond Reddington and her father was, in fact, an impostor.

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The real Raymond Reddington's bones were placed in that duffel bag that caused so much pain. Elizabeth's husband, Tom Keen died trying to solve that puzzle.

According to cinemablend.com, the notorious criminal is headed for some serious jail time.

Given the change in Elisabeth and Raymond's relationship, the past format of the show could be altered. In the meantime, we can take a sneak peek into this universe by watching the official trailer of Season 6.

James Spader is 'The Blacklist's' most valuable asset

The 58-year-old James Spader is a long-standing name in the TV series' industry with over three decades of experience in the field. ''The Blacklist'' couldn't have reached its current heights if it wasn't for Raymond Reddington's surreal character. James Spader put up quite marvelous acting to create a spectacular person. The hard work paid off as James Spader was nominated twice (2014 and 2015) for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series Drama.

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In less than three weeks, ''The Blacklist'' universe resumes its pile of intrigues, politically-driven games, conspiracies and all those action scenes that helped this show survive all these years.

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