SWEEEEEEEEPS! I would like to thank Jon Bokencamp, Mr. Kaplan, and May Sweeps for this episode of The Blacklist. I would also like to thank the beam of sunlight that follows Little Liz’s mom around, the continued theme of bespectacled men with many layers, and Tom Connolly, for continuing to be the total slimeball we’ve always known he was.
The Blacklist’s Liz Keen may put her own life on the line to save the one man who basically destroyed hers.
After learning that Red (James Spader) was responsible for inserting Tom Keen (Ryan Eggold) into her life, Liz (Megan Boone) turned over the Fulcrum with the vow to rid Red from her life for good—though she’s made that promise several times before. Will this time hold true? EW caught up with executive producer Jon Bokenkamp to get the scoop on what’s in store:
Was that a late April Fools’ joke? Was Raymond Reddington really just shot in the last minute of tonight’s Blacklist? In the chest? And was he bleeding out of his mouth? And perhaps even more unbelievable, did Liz actually tell Tom at one point during this episode that Red has a moral code and it doesn’t include lying to her?
Last week, Liz told Agent Cooper that he was the only person in the world she completely trusted. At the time, she was trying to get away with a patented kidnapping/murder combo and he was waving around his morality flags like one of those inflatable creatures outside a car dealership because he couldn’t even recognize the person she’d become anymore; but tonight, ol’ Coops gets the unrecognizable tables turned on him.
NBC’s hit drama The Blacklist offers no shortage of tense moments for its core cast, least of all for Diego Klattenhoff’s Agent Donald Ressler.
Ressler is often out in the field, assisting Liz (Megan Boone) and Red (James Spader) on the hunt for criminals both at home and around the globe. Ressler has faced some of the show’s most gruesome murderers but when Klattenhoff visited the EW office, he faced a challenge unlike anything his character has dealth with: a confusing video game.
Early on in this particularly pivotal episode of The Blacklist, Agent Cooper lets Liz have it; he tells her that he doesn’t know who she is anymore, who she’s become to force him into lying for her. He goes back on it, of course, because this is Elizabeth Keen—the woman who can make sociopaths experience l-u-v, make the most unapologetic of criminals feel guilt, bring corrupt world leaders to their knees with her secret power of stuffed animal hiding spots. So, what’s a little perjury, kidnapping, and murder cover-up between supervisor and employee?
As Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) faces the very real possibility that she’ll be convicted of killing the DC Harbormaster, Red (James Spader) will set his sights on getting her off the hook by tracking down the real culprit, Tom Keen (Ryan Eggold), who is actually on the infamous Blacklist.
“You tell her the truth by telling her everything.”
These are the wise words of Dembe to one Raymond Reddington, spoken just after the biggest bomb of the night was dropped: Red hired Tom to spy on Elizabeth Keen before Berlin did. That’s their connection. That’s what’s been hinted at. That’s the truth.
There’s just something about Tom Keen. Listen, I know that Lizzie just confessed to Red that she cares about him, and that was important, and I am glad she did it… it’s just that with Tom in the mix again, it somehow makes the cementing of Liz and Red’s care for each other feel even weightier than it would have without him.
Liz’s former faux husband Tom Keen (Ryan Eggold) is returning to The Blacklist this week and EW has the exclusive sneak peek at his new look.
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