While January is going to be completely devoid of new episodes of “The Blacklist,” February looks already like it will be the show’s time to shine. After all, the move there to Thursday nights will facilitate a series of new plotlines, but not before a Super Bowl episode kicks things off in grand fashion.
While we’ve heard already that the story of this episode, the first of a two-part event, will be focusing on a standalone plot featuring Ron Perlman, it also seems now like there may be a few nuggets to go along with that on the show’s central question: Why does Raymond Reddington care so much about Elizabeth Keen? While showrunner Jon Bokenkamp is not completely willing to share detials during a chat with TVLine, he does lay out what the scope of the story will be:
“It takes place on a much larger canvas and is a bit more cinematic. It will have some really great answers about Liz’s past and her connection to Red.”
For those wondering, it also seems like the show is addressing one of our own big concerns, and actually giving some of its supporting characters a little bit more to do! Specifically, Bokenkamp said the following the diagnosis that Cooper received earlier this season:
“What it means for him, what it means for his family and what it means for his relationship with Red and the task force will all be featured in the back half of the season.”
We’ve always liked Cooper, so we’re thrilled about anything that allows him a chance to stick around in the limelight a little bit more.
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