‘The Blacklist’ season 2 spoilers: Revisiting the ‘is Red Liz Keen’s father?’ question
The question in the title has been around since the series premiere of “The Blacklist,” and if there is one thing that we would say today, it is that this is a question that will probably continue to be around a while longer. Even though Raymond Reddington said that he is not Liz’s father, there is plenty of evidence to the contrary.
The biggest piece of it? You don’t have to look any further than the burns on Red’s neck that he revealed to the finale. To some, this was all the evidence that they needed to be convinced that the two are related … but creator Jon Bokenkamp is not saying that. Instead, he is walking the line between answering and not answering the question, as he did in a post-mortem interview with TV Guide:
“It’s safe to say that he is connected to her past in some deeply emotional way. Either that, or maybe he was a firefighter in another life. [Laughs] They both have an understanding of [the mythology between them], but don’t really have the whole picture. Like Red says at the end of the finale, ‘You can choose this and confront it or you can hide from it.’ She’s part of the story now and she really doesn’t have much of a choice other than to go forward.”
Bokenkamp claims that he has definitely heard a variety of bizarre theories, including that he is related to Tom to Berlin being her father. This is all ultimately just fun stuff to sit around and talk about, and we’ve got a long time that we can do it over the next several months.
What do you want to see take place on “The Blacklist” next season? Share some of your thoughts below.
May 22, 2014 @ 2:27 pm
Red has always said he wouldn’t lie to Liz. He said in the final that her father was definitely dead. To me that means that Red was at the fire where her dad died and that red was the person who took her to Sam. What Reds relationship to them all is I am looking forward to learning about. Is the fire etc why Red is not happy with his former employer?
May 14, 2014 @ 10:00 pm
I know alot of people don’t want Red to be Liz’s dad because its too “obvious”, but I hope he is. For me, it would be the most emotionally satisfying answer. I will be disappointed if they come up with some lame explanation for why Red cares for her so much (ex. He’s her uncle, her dad was his bff, Red’s using her to get revenge on an enemy, etc). None of that works for me.
May 14, 2014 @ 1:05 pm
Red was in the fire, we know that much. That doesn’t make him her father. It just means he was there. I don’t understand why people take that as proof. Honestly if he IS her father, that would be the lamest revelation in the history of obvious stories. I really, really hope he isn’t.