There was clearly a lot of action in the The Blacklist Season 2 finale, which Ecumenical News says had 7.49 million viewers. Since that show has been renewed for another season, it has left viewers wonder what will come next. This is what is known on The Blacklist Season 3 Episode 1 Spoilers, Release Date, and Plot.
According to The Latin Post, the big question that The Blacklist fans are wondering is whether or not Tom Keen (Ryan Eggold) will team up with Red (James Spader) in order to keep Liz Keen (Megan Boone) safe. The obvious question that needs to be asked is if Red really needs back-up? Red's character always has this smugness that transmits that he is holding all the cards, and his agenda is very, very private.
A recent review of the Season 2 Finale of The Blacklist from Variety said that NBC Entertainment chief Bob Greenblatt describe the episode as a "game-changer", but the "temptation was to roll your eyes". After all, The Blacklist has been stringing its viewers along as far as Liz Keen's past is concerned.
For those of you who missed the Season 2 Finale, here is a summary with some spoilers: It began with Elizabeth Keen being interrogated by two FBI agents, who seem to know about her Russian birth as well as her real name, Masha Rostova. Red manages to use his influence to cut the power to FBI headquarters and have Cooper rescue her from there.
Liz then joins up with Tom as they go after a Russian spy named Andropov, but men from the Cabal kill Andropov before the two can get to him. Tom and Liz admit their feelings to each other and end up spending a night together romantically.
Later on, when Liz shoes up at a banquet to confront Connolly, where she shoots the crooked Attorney General. Suddenly, Liz remembers everything about the night of the fire, as Liz was the one who shot and killed her own father.
Liz then reunites with Red and they get into a van and flee the country together, as Liz soon becomes one of FBI's most wanted, as she is being framed for the murder of a United States senator. Red is also put on this most wanted list.
The Latin Post describes Season 3 as returning to "a very different show". This is a quote from Megan Boone, who states that "Season 3 is going to be the same characters but a different show, a very different dynamic".
Boone did not give away anything specific, but stated that the task force is "imploding" which means that the structure of The Blacklist will change. Also, with Boone working outside the law instead of in it, it will hardly be police procedural anymore.
In fact, with Liz being a fugitive, it makes it very complicated if she and Tom will ever have their happy ending. The Hollywood Reporter recently interviewed Ryan Eggold, the actor who plays Tom, and he explained that The Blacklist Seasons 1 and 2 focused on unveiling the biggest series questions, but the next seasons will be about finding answers.
The Venture Capital Post has stated that Liz Boone's character is planning on taking center stage in Season 3, as opposed to Red, played by James Spader, who always manages to steal the show in a very subtle way.
The Blacklist Season 3, Episode 1, will begin in the fall, but there is no word on the actual Premiere Date.