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5 Questions THE BLACKLIST Needs to Answer

By on October 17, 2019

THE BLACKLIST -- "Les Fleurs du Mal (#150)" Episode 703 -- Pictured: James Spader as Raymond "Red" Reddington -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)

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.

For example:

How Powerful is The Townsend Directive Exactly?

Forget the Cabal. The Townsend Directive are the guys you seemingly never want to cross.

This group, with a “standing order to kill Rostova that is very much in play” has hunted Katarina across continents and decades, prompting the question: what does Katerina know that makes her such a valuable target?  Because all this for betraying the KGB by switching sides? It seems a bit much, no? Considering the KGB hasn’t existed since 1991?

We may actually get some answers to this one in the short term. October 18th’s “Les Fleurs Du Mal” will see Red attempting to negotiate with a former associate involved in the Townsend Directive giving us a first real look at this shadowy organization with a grudge the size of the former Soviet Union.

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