With no new episode of “The Blacklist” on tonight or next week, we understand if you feel as though you’re missing out on some exciting cases … and figuring out what in the world is going to happen with Liz Keen and her crazy life next.
One of the reasons for these delays is so that production can keep weeks ahead of schedule, and there are many reasons for that. Not only does it allow time for the editors, but it also enables there to be some changes made to the show’s blueprint here and there to accommodate what the viewer is looking for. For more examples of this, just take a look at what Megan Boone said to Us Weekly while at a Television Academy event recently in New York City:
“Anything that the audience reacts to on The Blacklist, they can ultimately believe that they will be satisfied … The way the show evolves is that the writers are writing three episodes from now when the episode they’re watching airs. They can see the audiences response and say, ‘Three episodes from now they want to see this happen,’ and they can tie it in.”
While no one at the event dished heavy spoilers on what could be coming around the bend soon, there was the following quote handed down from James Spader as a mini-tease of sorts:
“We do learn more about his past as the show develops. As you’re going into the end of this season, you start to learn more about him. And I think it relates to what I love about playing about him is that I still at this point, even after finishing 22 episodes of the show, I’m still so hungry to find out more, and I still don’t know a lot.”
Ultimately, this may be because Raymond Reddington really is the most interesting man in the world.
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