In season 8 of The Blacklist, Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) put down her FBI badge and waged war against Reddington (James Spader) for killing her mother. Viewers didnt see the former Agent Keen for several episodes, but she came back in the 14th installment, “Misère,” which filled in the gaps by showing what shed been up to behind the scenes.
“The promise of this episode is to see things from Lizs perspective and step into her shoes,” executive producer Jon Bokenkamp tells EW. “Its a unique episode that plays with time and perspective a little bit, but we get to see what shes been up to while shes been away.”
Keen changed a lot since Reddington walked into her life, so we took a trip down memory lane with Bokenkamp, fellow executive producer John Eisendrath, and Boone to reflect on Lizs defining moments up till her season 8 return.
“Reddington walking into her life didnt only blow up what Liz thought her life was, it began to reveal truths about herself that she didnt know,” Bokenkamp says. In the pilot episode, Reddington asked Liz about the scar on her hand, which was revealed to be from a traumatic childhood event, and that was a tangible example of the pieces of Lizs life that she didnt have.
Their first meeting was shot in an abandoned post office, where more of the pilot was filmed, and thats where the task force headquarters name, the Post Office, comes from. “That abandoned post office was my introduction to how I experience New York through the show,” Boone says. “It takes us on locations that are behind the curtain of the city, in places people have no business being — much like the underground criminal world we are exposed to through Reddington. Its all the underbelly.”
“Red coming into her life in the pilot isnt so much strangers meeting,” Bokenkamp says. “Its the beginning of her journey of self-discovery.”
Will Liz find out who killed Tom?
In a season that revolves around Liz gathering tiny bits of information only to encounter roadblocks, this week’s episode brought the story significantly closer to its approaching end. Liz finally found out – really, she remembered – that Ian Garvey is Damascus and the man who killed Tom. On the one hand, this is great news!
In which blacklist episode does Liz find out that Red is her father?
The truth apparently came out in season 5 episode 22 of The Blacklist. Yes, Liz and Raymond are father and daughter, but the man she thought Red wasn’t her father at all.
Spoiler alert In the penultimate episode, Red takes him to his headquarters in Latvia after revealing that he is N-13, the elusive spy that Liz (Megan Boone) has been searching for all these years. There he helps tell the story of their past and creates clarity about their connection.
Who is Elizabeth Keen’s real father?
In addition, the real Raymond Reddington was Liz’s father, whom she shot as a child, prompting Katarina to send her to her foster father. Since no one was aware of Reddington’s death, Katarina created a new “Red” (Spader) to watch over Liz.
What episode does Elizabeth Keen find out about Tom?
However, at the age of 14, he was recruited by a blacklister and underground spy trainer known as “The Major.” He was taken in to be groomed for covert operations. It was through The Major that Reddington found Christopher/Jacob/Tom and hired him to insert into Liz’s life.
Is Tom Keen a spy?
In the penultimate episode, after revealing that he is N-13, the elusive spy that Liz (Megan Boone) had been searching for all these years, Red brings her to the headquarters of his operation in Latvia. There, he helps tell the story of her past and provides clarity regarding their connection.
What episode does Liz find out about red?
In Season 8, Episode 21, Liz learned the truth about the now-deceased imposter, a KGB agent named Tatiana Petrova, and what really happened to Katarina. After the real Reddington’s death, Katarina and her then-lover Ilya concocted a plan that involved Tatiana.