The Blacklist Season Finale Fan Reactions From Around the Web
Remember the seen marks the Christmas trees little five-year-old Marsha ran out into a Christmas tree lot? Lid followed her out there. There was a man standing in the dark behind the Christmas trees that all they showed was his face for a second I think that’s the same guy. I think that was Kirk.
Nina Marchetti Schwalbe, TheBlacklistTV
I’m liking the character Morgan (Red’s Army) these past few episodes..has he not played a police officer, ambulance driver, guarding Agnes and now helping with the truck swap?…Go Red’s Blue Collar Go To guy!!!
Marilyn Van Diepen, Clearing the Red Tape
I’ve been thinking about something. I think the best scene in the finale wasn’t the “surprise ending” but rather the scene between Red and Harold. Think about how much Harold hated Reddington at the beginning of the show. And now he was wanting Redington to stay. What a testament to them both. It was very touching!
Michelle Jones, Clearing the Red Tape
I feel as though Kirk is the real father. He did not come out of the woodwork until the name Masha Rostova became known. They share the same eye color. The hemophilia fits with my Romanov theory and it would explain some of the secrets Red is hiding from her. I don’t believe Kate is dead. Their relationship is damaged but Red and her go back a long way and her intentions were good.
Chuck Towns, Clearing the Red Tape
Alright. Many of you think that Kirk is not Lizzie’s dad. But I’m here to debunk that theory.
- There has been so many debates over the past 3 season of whether Red is Lizzie’s dad. And after 3 seasons I think the writers finally realized that it’s time to put that debate to rest. There are so many questions that needed/need to be answered. So they answered this one.
- They wouldn’t end a season on a cliffhanger for something that wasn’t true. That’s not how the writers do things on this show.
- I think in “Cape May” it revealed that Red had some type of relationship with Liz(Masha) and Katarina, but that he wasn’t the father of that girl
- When Solomon was after Liz, he said several times not to kill Lizzie, this is because her dad wanted her alive.
Colin Anderson, TheBlacklistTV
Re: Mr Kaplan’s fate
Here’s what I want to happen, after thinking about it I don’t want Red to kill her HOWEVER I would not mind Red chewing her out for a while and possibly demoting her for a while, it keeps her alive and also addresses Reds feelings of hurt and betrayal, so I think that’s the only way it would work imho, I think to forgive her easily would be a cop out imho and he has an image to uphold remember within the criminal fraternity so he can’t be shown to be weak on this, anyway that’s my win/win scenario I came up with.
Lou Lou McLellan, The Blacklist Exposed
Theorizing that one could time travel within his own lifetime, Naval officer Raymond Reddington stepped into a snowstorm, and vanished.
He woke to find himself trapped in the past, facing mirror images that were not his own, and driven by an unknown force to change history for the better.
His only guide on this journey is Katarina, an observer from his own time, who appears in the form of an opium haze that only Red can see and hear.
And so Red finds himself leaping from life to life, striving to put right what once went wrong, and hoping each time that his next leap will be the leap home.
Wendy Davies, The Blacklist Exposed
Red Is Not Elizabeth’s Father
I have never thought Red to be her father. I’ve always thought the connection is Paternal but not blood related. I’d love to spin him and Katarina having a love child – but – with his need for her marrow or the baby’s (which would undoubtedly risk the baby’s life without a care for Kirk/Rostov) – instead, with the love and wrath shown for Luli, Dembe, and any he loves, he has watched Liz grow, shielded her as best he could to hide her from her own past, the truths within that past, and more dangerous the people involved….and exactly as the speech he gave her about the Harbormaster’s daughter – it will never be enough.
His love for her doesn’t have to be blood borne to be blessedly eternal and deeply endearing without end. I love children I babysat and helped to raise as a babysitter as a teen and now see them as adults with their own children and my heart aches for the memories, for example, a young Wayne Dryden, mere 3 year old looking up at me one night as I lay with him on the couch, trying to get him to sleep, and he reached up and touched my face with his little hand and said simply and softly, “I love you Joey”…and I instantly had a few hot tears run down my face as I said, “I love you too Wayney”….so love can dwell within anyone and be that strong. I am 46, I was 14 when that happened and the memory is still THAT strong.
So…Red isn’t her father and yet he will do anything to protect and care for her and her child, and now Tom. Tom is now an extension of that protective shield because of his importance as a father to the child and a love to Liz. He may not like it but he will most certainly do what is RIGHT!
Joey Schoenberger, Blacklisters Only
Here’s what I think……
The last couple episodes were of reveals we find out who Tom’s mother is Susan Hargrove so that’s why I think that Alexander Kirk IS Liz’s father. But I do think red was in love with her mother and somehow that got her killed (maybe Alex even killed her because of the affair) and Liz’s grandfather never forgave him for that as he stated (you’ve gotten my whole family killed). I also think that Alexander Kirk guy is dying and that’s why hes been pursuing Liz so bad he needs something from her. Or her daughter. What do you guys think anyone agree??
I really hope he forgives Kaplan.
PS. Ryan Eggold states that red is not Liz’s father
Toya IamWe Davis, TheBlacklistTV
I’m so glad we can put the Daddygate debate to rest! Red gave his gf his goods while she was married. Twist is that no one knows it! Cue the mystery music…
Don’t agree? Good. Because how boring would that be if everyone were as perceptive, witty and funny as me?
Dina Melo, TheBlacklistTV
Long shot, Liz is actually NOT Masha and Katarina was pregnant with Liz and they think she is Masha bc her memory was tampered with, but the real Masha did die in the fire…Red thought THAT was his daughter only to learn that, no Katarina was pregnant with his real daughter? Man, it’s getting late…my brain is going crazy!
Rachel Towns, Clearing the Red Tape
Some thoughts on the finale…
The main cast signed 6 year contracts with the show. Therefore, it’s safe to assume The Blacklist will be around at least till season 6.
The Blacklist is going into it’s 4th season and there are A LOT of questions left to be answered. It makes total sense that we will start to get some concrete answers in season 4.
I realize that most fans assume the father has been revealed with the emergence of Alexander Kirk but I say not so fast.
I think Alexander’s story will lead us to the true identity of Liz’s bio father. My theory…
- Kirk believes he is Liz’s father.
- Red believes Kirk is Liz’s father.
- Kirk is ill and he is clearly after Liz and Agnes for a medical reason. We don’t know the exact illness but we can assume that he’s after Liz’s blood.
- “Why doesn’t Liz get a DNA test to see how she is related to Red?” That’s a famous question that fans have asking since the pilot episode. Well, I think we may get that DNA test in season 4.
- Kirk will test Liz’s blood to make sure she is compatible. This will reveal a shocking twist. She won’t be his daughter. This will prompt Liz or Kirk to test her DNA.
- Who knows when the writers will reveal the result but I think Red and Liz will discover they are father and daughter at the same time. This means everything he has ever told Liz about her father will not be a lie. He simply thought otherwise. OR Liz will know the result and keep it from Red or vice versa.
- Tom Keen’s part/time departure from The Blacklist to the spin off.
I keep thinking about Tom choking out that guy in front of Agnes. Perhaps he will realize his loose ends, his past (baggage) and all the danger that could come his way will directly effect his family. He will set out to discover his past, right his wrongs…etc. Liz will be with baby on The Blacklist. The spin off will debut mid season of The Blacklist and this gives the writers ample time to resolve the Kirk story line and set up Tom’s departure.
Susanne Patterson, Clearing the Red Tape
It was far too predictable, but this season seemed to me like they weren’t sure where to go story wise. Hopefully they have found their direction. We have been building and building mythology with little to no answers, only minute details that seem to expand the blacklist universe and much as they try to clarify it. This finale with its “revelations” most everybody most likely saw coming at least seems to direct us to where I think we ultimately need to go; to find out more about the family history of the Rostova’s and how red is and came to be involved.
Kevin Baker, Clearing the Red Tape
Here’s my thought process….IF, Kirk is really Liz’s father, why would he want Tom and the baby killed. He would “off” his own grandchild? Wasn’t there a scene in the finale where he ordered them (Tom and Baby) to be found and killed? Seems like the only one protecting those two is Red.
Nancy Laudando, TheBlacklistTV