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In another colossal twist, Katarina ended up moving next door to her daughter, Liz, and granddaughter, Agnes. That was just one of last week’s jaw-droppers. The Blacklist is bound to have more in store as Katarina’s next plan snaps into place and lots of other things. You see, Liz still does not know that her mother is even alive.
Red knows and is still keeping that a secret from Liz. Now The Blacklist’s “most formidable big bad” is living next to her own daughter and lying about her identity. All of this is bound to have an impact on Red and Liz’s relationship, right? Asked how Katarina's presence changes things for them, The Blacklist’s executive producer, John Eisendrath, told TV Insider:
Liz’s decision to bring Agnes home is clearly going to be an issue from this point on. Agnes unwittingly paid her grandmother a compliment in the latest Blacklist episode. Where will it go from here? If Red keeping the truth about Katarina being alive leads to anything bad happening to Agnes, it would be a deal-breaker.
I could see Katarina kidnapping her. She still has not gotten the info she wants from Red. Now that he is on the loose, she may be spying her next target. Red did not spill with his life on the line, but Agnes would be a different story. That said, I do not think that Katarina would actually hurt her own granddaughter for this mysterious info.
As for Liz and Red’s relationship, it all goes back to what Red told her in the latest episode. Her investigation awakened the ghost that is Katarina Rostova. Thus, plunging everyone into peril! John Eisendrath continued:
The Townsend Directive sounds a lot like the organization that went after Samar last season. Would they be willing to use Agnes in their pursuit of her grandmother? It is a scary thought. I still do not know what Red gets out of keeping Katarina being alive a secret from Liz. Is it in case he has to kill her?
Tune in to see how Liz and Red’s relationship is impacted when new episodes of The Blacklist air Fridays at 8 p.m. ET on NBC, as part of this fall's premieres. You can catch up on all things involving Katarina, Liz, and Red, via past seasons of The Blacklist that are streaming on Netflix, along with lots of upcoming content.