Why The Blacklist's Red Made That Major Decision In This Week's Episode, According To One Executive Producer

Why The Blacklist's Red Made That Major Decision In This Week's Episode, According To One Executive Producer

Massive spoilers for the November 20 episode of The Blacklist Season 8 entitled “Katarina Rostova: Conclusion” are discussed below.

The Blacklist took a stunning turn that many might have suspected, as the hour unraveled and the cat-and-mouse game between Red and Katarina climaxed. It turned out the episode’s title, “Katarina Rostova: Conclusion,” would literally mark the “conclusion” of her life. Red decided to kill Liz’s mother in the final minutes of the episode, despite Liz’s desperate pleas. This now sets Liz on the warpath against her mentor, so why did Red do it?