When The Blacklist season 5 episode 4 airs on NBC later in October, expect to see Reddington still different than he’s been. Remember that this is a man who previously was spending the bulk of his time running a massive criminal operation with contacts all over the world; now, he’s relatively alone and trying to rebuild. While Liz Keen may be on his side now, who knows how long that is going to last?
In the end, the answer for the time being seems to rather simple: Not that long. We know now what we’re building to potentially later this season, and that is Reddington getting ready to put Tom Keen in the ground. Right now Tom has substantial ammo against Reddington in the form of that suitcase. He can use that how he sees fit in order to create whatever sort of chaos he wants; we know that Tom is going to be spending some time investigating the contents and those bones, and this will be a key cog in the upcoming episode “The Endling” airing on October 18. The synopsis below offers up a little more in the way of insight regarding just what is coming up in the story:
“Liz (Megan Boone) and the Task Force hunt for an elusive criminal who will stop at nothing to destroy some of the world’s most precious treasures. Meanwhile, a surprise encounter leads a cash-strapped Red (James Spader) toward a new business opportunity, and Tom (Ryan Eggold) takes action to investigate the bones in the suitcase. Poorna Jagannathan guest stars.”
Over the course of this episode we imagine that you will get a chance to understand more about whose bones are in that aforementioned suitcase, but there’s no guarantee of precise answers. At the moment, it seems as though there are two clear theories:
1. Katarina Rostova – It makes the most sense for it to be revealed down the road that these are Rostova’s bones, and that Reddington had something to do with her death and isn’t telling his daughter the truth. With that said, is this too obvious?
2. Raymond Reddington – This is an extension of our Reddington imposter theory, that this Reddington is someone else. Remember that the DNA that was tested did not necessarily come from the man that has been spending so much time with Liz and the Task Force.
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