As we start to look towards The Blacklist season 6, isn’t this also the right time to think about the endgame?
Let’s start by making the following abundantly clear: We’re more than happy with the series and because of that, we don’t want to see it end come anytime soon. Yet, you also have to think from a pragmatic standpoint: The series is moving to Fridays and with that, there’s going to be a tremendous challenge for most of the season with it. You have to figure out a way in which to draw big viewership, and along the way we have to hope NBC is giving them some sort of notes as to how happy they are with its performance.
Basically, the most important thing to us is that if this turns out to be the final season, the executives give them word in enough time to conjure up a proper ending. If they don’t tell you that the show is ending before you start to write the final few episodes, at that point we think that you either leave part of your story open or figure out some new road to travel down. As of right now, for example, the big mystery is learning who this Raymond Reddington really is. Maybe you can learn that this season but then save why they’ve done what they’ve done for season 7. You want to provide answers (you don’t want to string viewers along forever), but you also do not want to provide so many that, in turn, you don’t want to have nothing else to discuss in the future. Even if the season 6 cliffhanger is a smaller one, you do need it if the show’s fate is up in the air.
Our feeling is this — even if the ratings are lower for season 6, given the producers a 13-episode final season to wrap things up. It still feels like there is too much to unpack for season 6 to be the end of the road.
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