‘The Blacklist’ season 2 finale spoilers: On Tom’s aspirations for Liz

The Blacklist logo any seasonPart of what has made the past few episodes of “The Blacklist” so much more interesting is because we’ve had a whole lot more of Tom Keen. His character and relationship with Liz is interesting: Their marriage was a lie, but Tom bought into it more then he thought he would and found himself loving Liz in spite of his job to stay impartial. Making sure he fulfilled his duties to Reddington had to take precedence over his feelings for her, and Tom’s past allegiance with Reddington poses a huge problem if he ever wants to have something remotely normal with his ex-wife again … but does he even want that?

These two characters are going to be in the forefront of the rest of the season, and in speaking of the events leading up to the finale to TV Guide, executive producer Jon Bokenkamp provides a very interesting window into Tom’s soul:

“I think Tom Keen would like nothing more than to go on a date and have a glass of wine and have a nice, normal conversation … She recognizes how screwed up he is and unhealthy he is for her, and yet there’s something within him that perhaps she thinks is a glimmer of hope.”

While we are not saying that we are particularly confident that Tom and Liz are going to get together again by the end of the season, this is certainly not something we are completely dismissing as a possibility … but we would want to see Tom actually show some loyalty for her beyond just getting her out of prison. The poor woman needs an ally, and not just someone who is there for her professionally or who tells her they are there for her in some duplicitous manner. She doesn’t need another Reddington – one is more then enough for anyone.

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