Tonight brought us the end of “The Blacklist” season 3, and with that came an answer to a question that many fans have wondered for quite some time: Whether or not Elizabeth Keen is really dead.
Of course, in many ways it’s not much of a surprise that she is still alive, but it was more about how the reveal happened (it was Mr. Kaplan who helped to set things up) that was a surprise. As for why Liz decided to get away, it ultimately seems to be in part because of a realization on her part that Reddington is not going to be someone who gives her the information she seeks. In speaking on this subject, and in part why it worked out for her to be written out of the show for a bit (in reality it was due to a pregnancy), Megan Boone said the following to Entertainment Weekly:
“I can say that it’s clear at this point that the answers Liz seeks about her mother, her past, and her connection to Red aren’t going to come from Red. When Liz asks Red a question — possibly one she’s asked him many times before — he is persistent in steering the conversation to a different subject. He is consistently evasive, so it’s timely that she try other avenues to get the answers she seeks as well as actively seeking out the life she wants. It’s a good point in the series for Liz to break away.”
Ultimately, there are still many mysteries that remain after this season, including whether or not Alexander Kirk is really Liz’s father as he claims, and also the state of Tom and baby Agnes at the moment after Kirk kidnapped Liz.
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