The Blacklist season 8 episode 21: Raymond Reddington tells the truth

The BlacklistBefore tonight’s The Blacklist season 8 episode 21 even aired, we saw all sorts of frantic promotion promising big reveals. This would be the time when the veil was lifted on a NUMBER of big things. Take, for example, Raymond Reddington’s thirty-year project, and why it was so important to keep secrets from Liz as a means of protecting her.

So was it really necessary to hide so many secrets? Were there a few other bits and pieces of information we didn’t expect? Consider this article your source of updates throughout this article, with almost every single thing clouded by the news that Megan Boone would be leaving the show (and her role of Liz) at the end of the season. That speeds up the process of sharing some info a little, right?

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Entering this episode, we tried to put ourselves in a position where we could be accepting of almost any explanation — the only thing we wanted was for it to make sense to the story that we’ve seen so far. What we got was a long, elaborate story, but no confirmation yet on Reddington’s identity! Instead, we learned that the Katarina Reddington murdered was a fake! The real Katarina is still in hiding presumably, and the Raymond we’ve been seeing all this time is a creation of hers.

It’s a fascinating reveal, for sure, given that Katarina was seemingly behind everything. Is she actually Reddington herself? That theory is out there, but it’s far from 100% confirmed. What we know is that she, Ilya, and Dom were really the architects behind most of this … at least for a time. Now, we have to wait for the identity reveal next week.

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