‘The Blacklist’ Season 8 Finale Sees Unexpected Death Of Liz Keen, Megan Boone Unlikely To Return
WARNING! Major spoilers are coming ahead for the season 8 finale of The Blacklist. Read at your own risk.
The eighth season of The Blacklist ended with an unexpected twist and turn. Titled “Konets”, the episode sees the death of Elizabeth “Liz” Keen (Megan Boone). Many were shocked by this given that the character is one of the major players in the crime drama.
In the final moments of the season 8 finale, Liz was shot by Neville Townsend’s (Reg Rogers) reight-hand man, Vandyke. The latter showed up out of nowhere and instantly kills her. She was shot in the chest and, unfortunately, she didn't survive her injury.
Through most of the recently-ended installment, Liz headed to the dark path in order to find out the truth about her former partner, Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader). She believes that he’s hiding a lot of secrets from her and she is eager to know them all.
However, in the unexpected turn of events, Liz died without even knowing the real identity of Red. What’s more tragic about her death is that the latter promised he would give her the letter her mother left for her, which will reveal who he really is.
But, Liz had to kill Red first before getting that letter. Although Townsend is out of the picture, he learned about Spader’s character real identity before his death. There is a possibility that he handed the information to his successor, making the situation more dangerous.
Red proposed that Liz should kill him to make herself a criminal that shouldn’t be messed with. She agreed to the plan, but when she's about to murder him, she admitted that she doesn’t want to do it. That’s when the unexpected moment happened, Vandyke appeared and shot her in the chest.
Liz died, and then a flashback appeared – showing the time she spent in the past and the people she spent her time with when she was still alive. Her death is also painful for Red since he did all he can to protect her, only to have her died in his arms in the end.
Meanwhile, after the season 8 finale of The Blacklist aired, Boone posted on her Instagram account. The actress bids goodbye to the cast and crew and thanked fans for supporting her. Her departure is something that has already been planned. Over the past week, it was confirmed that her “imminent exit” is on the table.