The Blacklist season 5: Lotte Verbeek open to Katarina Rostova return

The Blacklist logo any seasonCould Katarina Rostova return to The Blacklist season 5 at some point in the future? We know that all of us here at CarterMatt would love to see it. Yet, bringing Lotte Verbeek back as this character is a little bit more challenging than many others. For one, Katarina is a character who, (on the show) has only been seen in either flashbacks or dream sequences. She’s a fascinating part of the show given her obvious ties both to Liz Keen and Raymond Reddington, but it’s never quite been 100% confirmed just what happened to her. There are many theories out there about what happened to her, and those certainly haven’t slowed down thanks to the whole mystery of the suitcase and the bones. That was a big part of the first half of season 5 and due to Tom’s death, we never quite got a full resolution on the subject.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly in a new interview about a possible Blacklist return, Verbeek (who had a notable and fantastic appearance on Outlander this week) made it clear that she is open to coming back:

“So far all my episodes on The Blacklist have been flashbacks. So, you could argue that she’s never been alive in present time. So, who knows? I really enjoyed working on that show.”

At this point, it feels almost imperative to bring Verbeek back in the future given that the show has explored so many other aspects and Liz and Reddington’s history; yet, this is still floating around out there. With the death of Tom there is also another void in the show that needs to be filled, and taking some of that screen time and bringing in a little more of Liz’s family history will be welcome.

The Blacklist season 5 will return to NBC on Wednesday, January 3 — what is curious about the show’s return to NBC is that the first episode has been confirmed at something similar to “Cape May.” That was the first episode in which Verbeek appeared as Katarina. (For the record, we have a hard time imagining that Lotte’s return will be spoiled in advance — when she comes back, odds are it’ll be a surprise.)

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