‘The Blacklist’ Bosses Tease Liz & Katarina’s ‘Alliance’ & A Major Season 7 ‘Shift’

‘The Blacklist’ fall finale featured so many epic twists and turns. HL spoke EXCLUSIVELY with the EPs about that loopy Katarina twist and what to anticipate when the present returns.

Contrary to what Red thinks, Katarina Rostova could be very a lot alive. Red believes that Katarina is useless and he watched her die, however that isn’t the case. On the opposite hand, Liz is aware of Katarina is alive and helps her keep hidden. This kicks off a complete new journey for Liz on The Blacklist as she searches for solutions about her mom. Hollywood talked EXCLUSIVELY with EPs John Eisendrath and Jon Bokenkamp about what this twist means for the present.

“With Liz and Katarina, there is the promise of this relationship sort of evolving and growing behind Red’s back, which is probably not a good thing, but it allows for the audience to sort of step into Liz’s shoes and work the mystery with somebody who grew up with the mystery,” Bokenkamp instructed Hollywood. “Not only is she a spy, she was at the heart of everything that sort of bloomed from the mythology that is our show, so it shifts the dynamic in a really fun way. It’s not like Liz sort of teaming up with her sister, who was somebody from outside of this world. This is like right into the heart of darkness and she’s trying to unlock the mystery. I think that’s going to not only offer some great answers but also be a lot of fun in terms of watching how this unfolds.”

Despite Liz and Katarina’s relationship now, ought to Liz finally belief her mom on the finish of the day? “I think that Liz is trying to answer that question for herself,” Eisendrath stated. “Katarina is her mother, so she has an obviously incredibly powerful emotional pull for Liz regardless of her absence in her life. So Liz is naturally curious and wants to, in many ways, give her the benefit of the doubt because her life would be a lot better if she could ultimately trust her mother. Like I said before, she has a self-interest in potentially aligning herself with her mother because she thinks that her mother and she both want the same thing, which are truths that Red seems to be withholding. So it’s an alliance that’s not only based on trust but it’s based on self-interest.”

As far as Red goes, he thinks he can return to enterprise as regular. Bokenkamp teased that with Red being at midnight means “we can shift the tone a bit. It doesn’t mean he won’t catch up. I think how he does or if he does is what’s going to be a lot of fun. I think one of the things that is nice about this turn of events is that it allows the show to take a breath and take on a bit of a different color when we get back.”

During the autumn finale, there was a second the place Ilya Koslov instructed Red, “I didn’t tell her.” There are nonetheless quite a lot of unanswered questions with Ilya and Bokenkamp stated that the present will revisit Ilya ultimately. “We know that Ilya is at the heart of this truth with the secret,” he stated. “He is an incredibly important part of the show. We will see him again when we come back in March, but that story isn’t as urgent as the story that we’re telling with Liz and Katarina. He’s still out there but in a bit of a reduced capacity. At least for now.”

As for the remainder of the duty drive, you may count on “a lot” to go down. “We are going to continue Aram’s relationship with Elodie and that story is going to have a sort of a climax in the back half,” Eisendrath teased. “We’ve introduced Agent Park and we’ve talked about her issues with Anchorage and that secret is going to get unpacked in the back half, and we think we have a really good story for Ressler introducing part of his past. Years ago we talked about a story about how his father passed away but there are certain truths about what happened then that we are going to also unpack in the back half. We have lots of stuff for each of the characters.” The Blacklist season 7 will return in March 2020.

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