"The Blacklist" season 3 is now on a winter break after NBC aired the mid-season finale episode 8, titled "Kings of Highway", on 19 November. The show is expected to return with its episode 9, titled "The Director" only next year on 7 January, 2016. And if we have to read between the lines of what showrunner Jon Bokenkamp has said, then it looks like Red-Aram-Samar will team up and take "bold measures" to save Liz's life.

In the fall finale, we saw how Elizabeth Keen's run from the FBI finally came to an end after she was arrested by Agent Ressler. And now, NBC has released the synopsis for "The Blacklist" season 3 mid-season premiere and it looks like the show will return with a very intense episode.

Jon in an interview with Entertainment Weekly has hinted that "The Director" will be a two-parter and will be very crucial for Liz's life and safety. "As much as it's a victory for our task force to capture her, it puts her in almost greater danger. It's a race against the clock for Red to enact whatever his plan is that he's been working on for the last eight episodes. It's time for things to fall together, and that is going to be fun," said Bokenkamp.

He added that Red surely has a strategy in mind to save Liz. "He's got a great plan that people are really going to dig seeing how all this comes together. What the audience is going to see is we've been laying in these breadcrumbs over the past eight episodes, everything from hits against The Cabal to the plan with Marvin Gerard in the second episode. It's a very complex, and yet simple plan that he's been hatching since the end of season 2, quite frankly," he added.

The synopsis clearly says that Red and Aram will take bold measures to save Liz, justifying what Jon said in his interview. "In the midseason premiere, Aram is saddled with a huge job, and it's an incredibly emotional episode for Aram. Even Aram and Red have some great scenes together," Jon had mentioned.

But an interesting thing that the showrunner also revealed is that Samar may team up with Red as well after Ressler kicked her off the team. "In the back half of the season, she's not working with Ressler and the team. That would leave her open and available to potentially have some back-channeling with Reddington. Those two have a very unusual and very mysterious relationship. I would think it might be likely to see Red and Samar perhaps teaming up in some capacity," he explained.

Well, going by these clues, it looks like Red and Aram will be joined by Samar in their quest to save Liz's life.

Official plot synopsis of "The Director" reads: "Reddington and Aram resort to bold measures in hope of guaranteeing Elizabeth Keen's safety as she awaits trial."

"The Blacklist" season 3 is on mid-season break and will return with "The Director" on 7 January, 2016. For more information on the upcoming episode and live streaming details, don't forget to check back here.