What is Liz’s path ahead on The Blacklist season 5? Megan Boone explains
What lies ahead for Liz Keen on The Blacklist season 5? It’s really not much of a coincidence that the title for the first episode back is “Ruin.” That is where we’re going to find her for most part as she will be separate from most of your other favorite characters — she’s on her own, but she also wants it to be that way. She’s a woman trying to find a way to channel and get through much of the pain that has been eating her alive ever since Tom’s death. It’s one thing for her to lose her husband; it’s another altogether to lose him in such a way where she’s left yearning for revenge and an opportunity to right what she feels to be an egregious wrong.
As a result of this, it feels pretty darn clear that you should not expect Liz to be smiling a whole lot in the second half of the season. This is a very different version of Liz than what we saw during the first half of the season, and for more on that Megan Boone teased up the following to Entertainment Weekly:
Yeah, we’re not gong to see a lot of Liz giggling. [Laughs] That was a lot of fun to play. It was nice to be in on the joke at the beginning of the season, because The Blacklist always serves up its thriller with a wink and a smile. I was glad to be tipping my hat to the audience a little bit. I don’t mind going on this new path now that I’ve gotten a little levity. The back half of season 5 will definitely explore how Liz is going to approach this phase of her life, and we’ll see her lean on these maybe genetically inherited darker impulses and behave a little bit like Red. But in that, we’ll also see her able to enjoy the darker underbelly of life a little bit more.
The thing with Reddington is that there is an undercurrent of lightness that does course through him every now and then, but he probably had to get through some serious demons before he made it to the point where he could smile. Maybe that will be the case for Liz here, as well. Eventually she’ll because so numb to some of the violence and rage that it produces a different reaction in the end.
What do you think Liz Keen’s future is going to be on The Blacklist season 5? Do you think that we’ll ever seeing the happier side of Liz on the show again after all of this with Tom? Be sure to share in the attached comments below!