The Blacklist towards Ultimate Endgame, What’s Happening?
As we know that this is the Netflix era and everyone is crazy about watching seasons. The nature of leisure time has changed with time as everyone prefers to sit in a cozy corner of the home and watch something interesting over Netflix while munching popcorns. Although there are many seasons popularly liked by the viewers The Blacklist is simply rocking.
About The Blacklist Season 8
The Blacklist is an American crime thriller television series that premiered on NBC on September 23, 2013. Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader), a former U.S. Navy officer turned high-profile criminal, voluntarily surrenders to the FBI after eluding capture for decades. He tells the FBI that he has a list of the most dangerous criminals in the world that he has compiled over the years and is willing to inform on their operations in exchange for immunity from prosecution. However, he insists on working exclusively with a rookie FBI profiler by the name of Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone). The series also stars Diego Klattenhoff, Ryan Eggol,d, and Harry Lennix. The pilot episode has been written by Jon Bokenkamp and directed by Joe Carnahan. Executive producers for the series include Bokenkamp, John Eisendrath and John Davis for Sony Pictures Television, Universal Television, and Davis Entertainment.
On March 11, 2019, NBC renewed the series for a seventh season, which premiered on October 4, 2019. Each season has received positive reviews with many critics praising Spader’s performance in particular.
What’s Happening towards The Ultimate Endgame?
When it comes to The Blacklist, there is no more pressing mystery than who Red really is. Viewers have been introduced to the essence of the mysterious character at the center of the series. Fans know that he cares about Liz and is a criminal mastermind, but who he actually is?
It will be a while before The Blacklist returns to give fans more clues. In the meantime, the series’ creative power is teasing how it is heading towards revealing “the ultimate endgame.” That endgame seemingly being the reveal of Red’s true identity.
The creator of The Blacklist, Jon Bokenkamp, said that “What we’re also building toward is the truth behind the show. What Katarina is after is at the heart of what the show is about. It unlocks everything. There are big clues that have been laid out there that as they’re starting to fall into place. The promise of what is to come is the ultimate endgame, which we are marching toward and Katarina is incredibly close to. I think that’s super exciting.”
Going further into the story, the viewers can think of, is Katarina this-close to learning who Red really is? She is undoubtedly making strong strides towards it. Having convinced Red that she is dead, Katarina is now working to uncover who on earth Red could possibly be. Despite the story that Liz was told last season by her grandfather Dom on The Blacklist, Red is not Ilya Koslov, and that is not all.
It turns out, Katarina is as in the dark as fans regarding who he actually is. While Liz’s mom does not have the best track record with the truth, viewers can apparently trust that she has been honest about that. She did perform that memory retrieval procedure on Ilya, which certainly strengthens the assertion. What truth is Katarina actually after, though?
So in this regard, The Blacklist’s creator, Jon Bokenkamp told that “The truth that Katarina is after, the truth that she believes can save her and call off the Townsend Directive, is connected to his identity and connected to who he really is. And if she can unlock this, she can unlock a truth that is at the core of the mythology of the show. So are we going to answer it immediately? Absolutely not. Is it on the front burner and something that is driving everything that is happening? Absolutely.”
As this part makes up curiosity for the viewers, here is some more from the story according to which Katarina may be on the search for answers, but it does not sound like she will discover them anytime soon. The thing is if she does not learn Red’s true identity, then she is a dead woman walking. Hence, making her fake death a reality. So the point which is quite intriguing to me is how the truth about Red connects to the Townsend Directive when The Blacklist returns. Are they somehow behind whoever Red actually is taking Ilya’s place in the entire Red Reddington switch scheme? Perhaps. They sound more like the killer group that targeted Samar last season. However, there could be someone instructing them over the plan. They could be the enforcement arm of some secret organization that engineered Red, assuming Reddington’s identity.
What Fans are Questioning Now?
Now the question many fans of The Blacklist undoubtedly want to know are as follows:
- Will Katarina be victorious in finding these much-sought-after answers?
- Or is she on a wild-goose chase that has no end in sight?
- In other words, are fans on the brink of learning Red’s real identity instead of another fake-out?
The Blacklist’s executive producer, John Eisendrath has elaborated it as, “I think it’s safe to say you’ll get an answer as to who Raymond Reddington is whenever NBC tells us we will be ending the series.”
Well… that was all that the executive producer could say at this verge because they want to keep the suspense intact otherwise they know that as soon as everything will be open, the show will be over then. So in order to keep it serving the interest, the viewers should have to wait to know about Red’s identity. I think that The Blacklist could definitely go beyond the significant reveal.
What’s More in Blacklist Season 8?
After Liz and company find out who Red really is, the next leg of the journey arguably begins. There is the whole process of learning more about his backstory. Plus, what he has been up to all these years. Clues are definitely on their way on that front in the former of Red’s former flame arriving when The Blacklist returns in March.
Get more clues about Red’s real identity when The Blacklist returns during the midseason in March on NBC. A premiere date for Season 7’s comeback has not been announced yet, so stay tuned. You can refresh your memory on previous seasons of The Blacklist on Netflix alongside content arriving in 2020.