When The Blacklist is back for Season 9. So the show was headed for unknown waters. This will be the first season since the death of Liz Keane. Also, it will be the first season without producer John Bokenkamp. Still, after being on the air for years, the show’s dedicated fan base stuck around. Hardly an episode has gone without some mention of Liz. Actually, the entire plot of Season 9 is still centered around him. It may have worked for season 9 but now the show has been renewed for season 10. The blacklist can apparently continue without Liz. And it looks like her story may finally be coming to a close.
Liz Keane Was Mentioned During ‘The Blacklist’ Season 9
Blacklist Season 9 focused heavily on the after-effects of Liz Keane’s death. Red’s quest for answers and revenge dominated his every move. And it’s easy to see why. Redd has said over the years that Liz is the most important person in his life. So of course, everyone involved in his murder has to pay. However, in Red’s all-consuming quest for revenge, he never considers how much his own actions contributed to his death.
Flashbacks are included in various episodes
Throughout the season, flashbacks have been included in various episodes explaining the after-effects of Liz’s death for each character. “Between Sleep and Awake” featured Wrestler breaking out of addiction. “The Bear Mask” sinks into Aram’s guilt over his inaction and inability to save both Liz and his former girlfriend Summer. “The Conglomerate” reveals Park’s past. Reveals that Liz meant more to him than some fans might have thought.
These episodes weren’t compelling because of Liz Keane. The blacklist is full of talented actors who are finally getting their moment to shine. Season 9 proved it. That these characters are strong in themselves. And of course, many fans of The Blacklist just want to see James Spader do his job more than anything else.
John Eisendrath calls season 9 finale ‘final chapter in Liz Keane’s story’
After the departure of John Bokenkamp, John Eisendrath took over as the sole showrunner for The Blacklist Season 9. Season is ending. And Red finally knows the truth about who ordered the murder of Liz Keane. Eisendrath teased the final episode of the season, which airs on May 27.
those responsible for his murder will be released
“The emotional stakes couldn’t be higher,” Eisendrath told TV Insider. “This is the final chapter in the Liz Keane story. Will her death be avenged? Will those responsible for her murder be released? And will it result in one of our most beloved characters going to jail?”
Promo photos from the season 9 finale show the task force visiting Liz’s grave. Perhaps one last moment is being spent in the memory of her life. By all accounts, it looks like The Blacklist Season 10 will break away from its reliance so heavily on Liz Keane. Of course, this begs the question, “What will the new season be about?” TV Insider indicated that Season 9 will end on a cliffhanger that could carry over into the next season.
Fans are skeptical about Liz’s story coming to a close
Still, it’s worth noting that some fans doubt that Season 9 will actually be the end of Liz Keane’s story. “He will be mentioned several times in the next season. Bet on it,” wrote one Reddit user. “We were told that 8×22 was the end of the Liz Keane chapter and we determined it to be a lie. Laughing out loud. So forgive me if I don’t believe them this time too,” another he said.
Back in Season 3, The Blacklist tricked fans with the death of a fake Liz Keane. Although it looks like she is actually dead this time. Some fans think Megan Boone will appear in some capacity in the future. For now, fans will have to wait and see if The Blacklist Season 9 is really laying Liz to rest.