“The Blacklist” is returning to NBC on Thursday, September 22, and while that may feel far away right now, it could be here before you know it. Therefore, now seems like the right time to start to measure out what the series is (hopefully) considering for the premiere.
Where we left off – The great news is that Liz Keen is alive! The bad news? Alexander Kirk, noted criminal mastermind and adversary of one Raymond Reddington, has her. Even worse news? Kirk may very well be her father. She is separated from much of what she held dear, including her newborn daughter Agnes. There are cliffhangers, and then there is someone dangling off the ledge waiting for someone to drop you into oblivion. We’re looking at this one more as the latter.
What should happen – If Kirk is really Liz’s father (which we’ve been skeptical of most of the summer), we need details, a backstory, and a reason to suddenly care about this guy who just showed up into the wold of the show. If he is not the father, then hopefully we get through this quickly and the show hires Maury Povich for a guest spot.
Seriously, we do need more backstory on Kirk, just as we need some further trajectory to eventually get Tom over to his spin-off and away from the family he worked so hard to meet again in Cuba. Given the short run for “The Blacklist: Redemption,” our feeling is that he will make at least sporadic appearances here until it launches. For Reddington, he needs to figure out once more the way to protect Liz, and also explain more of his own history with Kirk and how he fits into the whole puzzle. He’s got a reputation to uphold as the Most Interesting Man in the World (take that, former Dos Equis guy!), and this is a chance to prove his worth.
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