With the seventh season finale of NBC's The Blacklist just two episodes away, many fans are wondering how this year's Katarina Rostova vs Liz's ultimate loyalty storyline will ultimately play out.
These concerns seem more valid in the light of a well publicised Coronavirus production shutdown that has limited the total number of episodes to 19 this season, and has resulted in a finale that will have to combine both live action and graphic novel style animation in order to get its current story arc across the finish line.
The Blacklist is well known for spinning numerous storyline threads that have a tendency to come together in the episodes preceding the finale, and whether you loved her or loathed her, Katarina Rostova, and Liz's allegiance to the woman she assumes is her mother, should take center stage by the season's end. But will it?
Friday's "Roy Cain" (this season's penultimate episode), works hard to put all those pieces in place for May 15th's final episode. In fact the hour ends on such a dark note, the recently released graphic novel images style from the finale seem especially fitting.
Friday's episode will see Red picking up the pieces of the investigation of Dembe's abducted Imam, while Liz and Agent Park find themselves biting off more than they can chew during a routine investigation. Meanwhile, Red is in pensive mood following his (and our!) health scare a couple of weeks back.
Read on for some specific scoop on Friday's episode.
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The Thread Pulls Back
Katarina Rostova is back with a vengeance this week, and her actions will put her directly into Red’s path when she forces Dembe to make a horrible and impossible choice.
Prepare to see Dembe absolutely crushed, and his relationship with Red altered for the worse, following a surprising decision.