Entertainment "The Blacklist" Shocking Development - Your Thoughts? (With Spoiler)

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  1. OV

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    DO NOT READ THREAD IF YOU'RE PLANNING ON WATCHING EPISODE 18

    Last year there was an ongoing "The Blacklist" thread so I know there are a bunch of regular viewers here, including @ByeYou who was one of the more enthusiastic fans.

    I'm wondering what some others think about a radical development from last week (episode 18) which appears to now change the arc and narrative of the plot-line.

    Do you believe that Liz is really dead and written out of the series?

    It looked pretty conclusive and the characters' reactions around the ambulance very heartfelt. If it's a "Pam Ewing Dream" type plot contrivance to allow Megan Boone to have her real baby and then take the rest of the season off,(22 episodes/season) only for it to end up being subterfuge to stay safe from her enemies, they've put themselves so far into a corner that any explanation of her resurrection would defy plausibility IMO.

    What do you think? Has she been written out of the show? And if so, were the producers forced to do it because she wanted to stay home with her baby, became a demanding diva, or whatever? Playing a pivotal character role, it's hard to fathom that this is a twist the writers would have intentionally taken if not forced to do so?

    FWIW, I read on Hollywood Reporter that "Tom" will be getting his own spin-off show; whether that has something to do with it, remains to be seen :dontknow:
     
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    OV I don't believe it. She will be back.
     
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  3. OV

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    I dunno, seeing the body, Spader's reaction, the bodybag, her fading health thru the episode, etc, no matter how creative the writers, it would be hard to craft a credible explanation.
     
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    :eek: I haven't watched any episodes this season!

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    Now after last night, he's running back to Tom with the locket. I hope he doesn't wind up killing him.
     
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    YodaQuiversStern Turn and face the strange

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    I watched the first half of that episode and was so bored! The show is jumping high over the shark.

    I think she'll be back or they will kill the show after this season.
     
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    Tom's got a spin-off show in the works , which may or may not have a bearing on Liz
     
  8. Lou Loomis

    Lou Loomis Feel the Gern

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    I will say as someone who has watched entire 11-minute blocks of that show at random, non-consecutive times..... She got so fat during her pregnancy and let her natural hair color come back, she was unrecognizable as the hot chick from Season 1
     
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    Red will find the Lazarus Pit.
     
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    Gee...it's too bad that she couldn't remain "the hot chick" during the last trimester of her pregnancy...I mean, how thoughtless of her to nurture and give life to another human being and not be "hot".
     
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    I'm pretty sure that was a bodysuit since she just gave birth on April 15 of this year. That would have been filmed a while back. Also the hair is a wig. She likes to wear her hair short.
     
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    The show totally sucks. They had to write the actress out of the show for a few episodes because she got pregnant and had to have the kid in real-life. They should've just postponed the show until she was done. It's a huge mess.

    I got 5 minutes into last night's show and said, "ah. This is all being imagined by Ray, and they're going to rip off the opening of On Her Majesty's Secret Service." Which they did. And then they had Ray and the girl have to defend the house from intruders, stealing all the gimmicks from Straw Dogs. Which they did. And I also said halfway through, "ah, this will turn out to be the Russian spy who is Liz's mother." Which they did.

    Totally obvious, stupid, lame, every fucking cliche in the world. A big waste of time. James Spader is a very talented actor, but the writing on this thing just went off the cliff.
     
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    I really dug this show the first season, but I gave up this year and have not seen any episodes.

    the lead girl is super cute and nice to look at and james spader is terrific in the role, but that's about it. everything else has gone all THSS. its not fun or funny anymore
     
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    Totally agree. Go work at Walmart if you want to pump out babies like a rabbit.
     
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    She's not dead. No way. They're biding time until she's back from leave.

    And I really liked last night's episode. Sort of reminded me of a Sopranos episode where Tony has batshit dreams. It's a good look into the character.
     
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    I think they faked it for Reddington's benefit, so he would stay away --but, in a twisted way, I hope she is dead, it would be a ballsy move
     
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    I finished last night's episode. So predictable.
     
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    It will be pretty pathetic if they faked her death - since they already did that on the series.

    I watch the show simply because Spader is a hoot to watch, but it's ridiculous on so many levels.
     
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    I watch..

    the pregnancy of a main female lead always kill off the series.

    That being said, Spader is Gold.


    They could write her off and be fine.
     
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    No..she grew her out last year.