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THE BLACKLIST Season 7 Premiere Scoop

BY Jennifer Griffin

Published 3 years ago

THE BLACKLIST Season 7 Premiere Scoop

For fans of NBC's The Blacklist, the wait between seasons has been an excruciating one.

The season 6 finale, saw Red (James Spader), following Liz (Megan Boone) and Ressler's (Diego Klattenhoff) investigations into his true identity, kidnapped by Katarina Rostova (Laila Robins).

But is this mystery woman truly the Katarina Rostova we've seen in flashbacks? What does Rostova want? And just how much danger is Red in? 

Finally, with the show's return on October 4, answers to some of these questions are finally coming.

The premiere will span 2 episodes, airing on Oct. 4, and concluding on Oct. 11. We've seen both instalments a little early, thanks to our friends at NBC, and have prepped a number of teasers for you below.

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One Secret Too Many?

Last season explored the consequences of bringing secrets to light, as Liz and Ressler dug deep to uncover Red’s true identity.

This season, the show looks set to highlight the harm that exposure can bring to everyone in the Rostov family.

The premiere will also see Liz finally coming clean to Harold (Harry Lennix) about her investigation into Red, and her findings about Red being Katarina’s childhood friend and former Russian spy Ilya Koslov, played by ScreenSpy favorite Gabriel Mann.

Yeah, we’re still not sure we buy that story.

However Liz’s confession, although good for the soul (and keeping the season straight) now puts Harold in a difficult position with his bosses. 

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