Get ready Blacklisters!
Tonight marks a finale like no other, as The Blacklist goes gritty graphic novel style in order to push its last episode of the season across the line, during the height of the Covid19 pandemic.
The episode, “The Kazanjian Brothers” will see Red and Katarina battle against each other when the Task Force’s latest investigation into a criminal accountant gives Red an unfair advantage in their struggle for power and intel.
But as Red’s health declines further, and Katarina faces exposure, Liz is forced to finally choose a side.
Meanwhile, a new and deadly foe looks set to take center stage in Season 8.
Read on for some specific scoop on Friday’s episode. As always, we promise to abide by the network’s request not to reveal major plot points or character developments that would spoil your enjoyment of the live episodes. However, Scoop and Spoiler articles from our magazine do dip a toe in spoilery waters, so please proceed with caution.
What Can We Expect?
Graphic novel, you say? So what exactly can fans expect from tonight’s unique episode?
Tonight’s episode combines animation and live-action over the course of the hour. The live-action scenes are classic Blacklist, and play out just as any other episode might. The animated scenes also play like any regular scene (with the benefit of added titles, thought bubbles and other typical comic-style additions). These animated moments are peppered throughout the episode, rather than stacked together after a certain number of minutes, so expect some back and forth. The animated scenes are also blended into the episode in a way that feels organic and faithful to the tone of the show. Although the animation is at times a little “rough” it by no means takes away from the episode, its dramatic tension, or emotional beats. Overall, we were impressed by how well the finale was put together over so little time.
PS, as an added bonus, the cast drops by to say hi.