With Megan Boone expecting her first child, will The Blacklist bosses decide to write her pregnancy into the story line?
For those not caught up, her character Elizabeth Keen has been on the lam since the conclusion of season 2 after The Cabal framed her as a Russian spy. But Keen was brought into custody during the midseason finale, so she’ll be calling the Post Office’s big glass box her home for the time being.
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However, before Liz went on the run, she slept with her former faux-husband Tom Keen (Ryan Eggold), which could easily facilitate the show writing in Boone’s pregnancy. But will they? “We are still trying to figure it out,” executive producer Jon Bokenkamp says. “It plays in a number of different ways, both story wise and physically, for Megan in trying to figure out what that would mean to the show.”
“It’s really hard in a show that has — whether he’s her father or not — a parental core to it,” Bokenkamp continues, referencing the dynamic between Liz and Red (James Spader). “In a show that has a father-daughter type relationship, it’s incredibly difficult to ignore the fact that our lead actress is pregnant. It’s still being figured out exactly what that means.”
We’ll know soon enough. The Blacklist returns Thursday, Jan. 7 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.