‘The Blacklist’ season 3 finale reaction: Show boss breaks down Liz’s decision, far-reaching impact


How much was Elizabeth Keen willing to give up in order to try to give her daughter Agnes a normal life? This was a question that was in many ways central to the big finale of “The Blacklist” on Thursday night, and we learned that with the help of Mr. Kaplan, she managed to fake her death, flee to Cuba, and eventually have Tom join her there. It was a shocking mission, and one that is going to have huge consequences as everyone starts to become aware of it. Obviously Reddington feels betrayed, but what about the people at the FBI Task Force?

Based on what executive producer Jon Bokenkamp had to say on the subject in a post-finale interview with Deadline, the future of Liz and the aftermath of her choice is something that is going to unspool on the fourth season, and it will create some delicious drama as a result:

“I think the decision Liz made to fake her death will have significant impacts, not only with Red, but with the entire team! How much of a betrayal was this? How understanding will the others be? I think there is a lot of fertile material there, story wise, and that’s going to be a big part of Season 4. You think this was a roller coaster ride? Just wait.”

Structurally, much is still up in the air, but for now we presume that the third season is going to revolve in part on seeing whether or not Reddington can track down the location of Alexander Kirk, and if he does, if he also can make sense of the information he has told Liz about supposedly being her father.

If you missed it, head over here to see some further news from Megan Boone on the engine that pushed Liz to make this move. Also, sign up at this link to join our CarterMatt email list, where you can get some further news sent right over to you. (Photo: NBC.)

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