What could “The Blacklist” possibly do next? That’s the question on the minds of fans following the explosive ending to episode 18.
[WARNING: Stop reading if you did not watch Thursday's episode of “The Blacklist.”]
Thursday’s installment of the hit NBC series concluded with Liz (Megan Boone) giving birth to her daughter. However, it wasn’t a happy occasion. Shortly after welcoming her baby girl, Liz began to suffer from complications from the car accident she and Tom (Ryan Eggold) were in earlier. The team did their best to save Liz, but with Mr. Soloman (Edi Gathegi) hot on their trail, there was nothing they could do when she flatlined.
Viewers were left in shock, questioning whether the series could truly kill off a main character. And unfortunately they might have a little wait to find out if Liz’s death is for real, or a cover up to throw off Mr. Soloman. Amir Arison, who plays Aram on the show, revealed to Entertainment Weekly that the upcoming episode won’t even feature Liz’s funeral.
“Episode 320 is where the Task Force deals with her death,” he explained to the outlet. “In episode 319, the story focuses on Red [James Spader] and him dealing with his past, his history, and his grief.”
As previously reported, Thursday’s installment will find Red facing “a ghost” from his past. Although a promo video for episode 19 didn’t reveal who this ghost might be, fans are theorizing that “The Blacklist” might finally be introducing Liz’s mother. Red will also have to deal with a grieving Tom. The new father appears to blame Red for Liz’s death, and doesn’t want him in his daughter’s life.
The following installment of “The Blacklist” will feature Liz’s funeral, which EW has exclusive photos of. According to Arison, the funeral takes place approximately a week after Liz died.
“Aram has written a quote down to try to give a speech, which he can barely do,” the actor previewed.
Season 3, episode 19 of “The Blacklist” will air on NBC Thursday, April 21 at 9 p.m. EDT.