There's something about this season of The Blacklist that makes us crave answers... even more than we usually do.
Maybe it's the addition of Laila Robins as Katarina Rostova that suggests more on Red's past, and maybe, just maybe, the full story of that past, is forthcoming?
Or maybe it's because last season's answers (Red is Ilya Koslov, post extensive facial reconstructive surgery? Liz is finally to let go of the past? Really?) left something to be desired.
Either way, we want more, and we want it now, dammit.
And while Season 7 is actually shaping up to deliver more on Red and Katarina's past, there are some questions that are proving to be bigger head scratchers than others right now.
What Do You Mean “I Want My Family Back”?
The season 7 opener saw Katarina openly lamenting the loss of her family, as a result of Red’s previous actions in Belgrade.
However, color us a little confused/suspicious of what family she is referring to. If the Katarina we have seen over 3 episodes is truly Katarina Rostova, then she knows her family — including Masha (Liz), her granddaughter Agnes, and her father Dom are all still alive (although we’re not sure what Dom’s longterm chances are at this point.)
Yes, we know the Townsend Directive has driven her deep underground, but Red has successfully managed to forge a relationship with Liz over the last 7 years despite being wanted by the FBI and a slew of crazed international criminals. So why can’t Katerina do likewise? And if we’re still thinking the answer to that one is because “it’s too dangerous” then why has Katerina moved in next door to Liz and Agnes?
Future episodes will see Katarina getting closer to Agnes (“You remind me of my granddaughter.” Well played, Blacklist), but we would like to know if the Katerina we have been introduced to as this season’s Big Bad is truly the same woman we’ve seen via flashback.