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The Blacklist delivered on its promise by finally revealing the fate of Tom Keen during its fall finale — and it should come as no surprise that he is, in fact, dead. After Tom discovered the truth about the DNA results, he planned to reveal the truth to Liz, but the two were instead beaten and nearly killed by Garvey and his men.
Red came to their rescue just a bit too late, with Liz waking up from a coma 10 months later to the terrible news that Tom had died.
"Of all the words I've written on the show, two of the hardest were when Red [ James Spader] told Liz [Megan Boone]: 'Tom's dead.' Nooooo!. Red came to their rescue just a bit too late, with Liz waking up from a coma 10 months later to the terrible news that Tom had died. EW turned to.
Read our postmortem with executive producers Jon Bokenkamp and John Eisendrath here. I spoke with the [executive producers] briefly before we started this season. At the top of this season when they were brainstorming and talking, we had a conversation about it.
What was your initial reaction? He has always had this ideal of setting her free from Red and sailing off into the sunset and living in some beautiful home on the beach with Agnes, and having this family. How does she fill that? So yes, we had conversations with Ryan fairly early about it.
The rest of the cast probably found out as scripts came out. Kaplan or somebody that had been on the show. Was there ever a version of that scene where Red really was the one to off Tom? Tom is like kryptonite to Red. So it was never our intent that Red would actually murder Tom. What we wanted to do was indicate, back in that first episode, that even though it was a bit lighter and more fun this season because Red is rebuilding, it is still The Blacklist , and there are still dark things under the surface.
That was just our way of indicating to the audience that something bad was going to happen. It was almost like a premonition that the walls of that apartment had. Something bad is going to happen. And we knew that by Episode 8, we would work up to that moment and see exactly what had unfolded.
Hopefully it was a fun misdirect. The suitcase, all the baggage they have from the past — it all comes out in this season, and that was our way to acknowledge to the audience that something was off and someone would be on a collision course with disaster. TVLINE Speaking of that suitcase, this episode ends without revealing anything else about where those bones are, whose bones they are or the information that Tom got from those DNA results. Where will that storyline go when the show picks up in January?
This, like those, is one of those out-of-pattern episodes that promises to be super-emotional and raise some really great questions. Regarding the suitcase, it is still out there.
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Tom's final words in the song possibly not heard by Ground Control are: Read our postmortem with executive producers Jon Bokenkamp and John Eisendrath here. He first appeared in the opening scene in a flashback as having been a pilot who died in after the experimental aircraft he was piloting crashed into the ocean within the Bermuda Triangle , and his ghost later appears in the present in the episode. Available For Streaming On. The suitcase, all the baggage they have from the past — it all comes out in this season, and that was our way to acknowledge to the audience that something was off and someone would be on a collision course with disaster.
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