Fans of ‘The Blacklist’ have a devastating theory about a major character, and it hurts.
Season 8 authors, according to fans of The Blacklist, still have a lot of questions to answer. Since the show’s inception, the main question has been: who is Raymond Reddington (James Spader)? While the response might not come until the end of the season, the most recent episode raised new concerns about FBI Agent Elizabeth Keen’s (Megan Boone) safety and that of those around her. Here’s why people believe one of the show’s biggest stars is on his way out.
[Below are spoilers for The Blacklist Season 8 episode “Protean.”]
At the end of Season 7 of ‘The Blacklist,’ Liz warned all of her wrath.
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Since virtually all was affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2020, The Blacklist made do with what they had. Fans had mixed feelings about the partially animated finale, particularly about Katarina Rostova (Laila Robins), who was shot in season 8, episode 2. Some speculate that she will return, but executive producer John Eisendrath told TV line in November 2020 that this is unlikely.
He explained, “What we missed in not being able to have the end to Season 7 that we envisioned, we gained back in getting such an adrenaline-filled beginning to Season 8.” “We tried to drive a wedge between Liz and Red at the start of Season 8, and nothing would do that better than killing Katarina right after Liz chose to side with her against Red.”
Liz warned Red that if he killed Katarina, she’d be “done” with him, and she held to her guns during season 8.
“What Red can’t stand is someone he can’t trust knowing those secrets he won’t reveal,” Eisendrath explained. “Once Dom (Brian Dennehy) told Katarina those truths, everything changed. Suddenly, killing her was worth the damage it would do to his relationship with Liz.”
Eisendrath added: “The death of Katarina makes Liz more resolute than ever about getting answers to questions she’s been asking for seven years…. This story is a short summary. Hope you enjoyed.