“The Blacklist” is at this point one enormous moral dilemma for one Elizabeth Keen, as she is struggling in order to determine how to handle Alexander Kirk. From one vantage point, he’s an incredibly dangerous, pretty-terrible guy who craves manipulation and attention. Yet, at the same time, Liz believes that he is her father. That belief is a powerful thing, and the desire to have some semblance of normalcy understandably does things to her head. This gets us to where we are at entering the next all-new episode of the show entitled “Dr. Adrian Shaw: Conclusion,” which just so happens to also be the fall finale.
In setting this episode up, let’s remind you of the tradition for these episodes: The landscape is likely going to be very different by the time it comes to a conclusion. We certainly expect to be saying the same thing about this episode by the time we reach the end of it.
Synopsis – “Red (James Spader) pressures Dr. Shaw to locate a former patient. Liz (Megan Boone) contemplates the implications of her ties to an increasingly desperate and dangerous Alexander Kirk.”
Kirk is still alive despite his fate looking particularly grim during the first part of the episode; yet, we have a sinking suspicion it may not stay that way for a particularly long time. We’ve already made our stance clear regarding just how long this man may have to live, and there is a tradition for this show eradicating many of its recurring villains by around the ten-episode mark. We’re getting to that place with Kirk.
Promo – In the video below, you can see Reddington offer up his own life for Liz’s after she is (seemingly) captured at the hospital, following the stunning news (at least to Kirk) that she is not actually his daughter. His life hangs in the balance, but somehow he will still find the time to get exceptionally angry and press Reddington for the answer everyone wants to know: Is he Liz’s father? Hopefully, the answer is no; regardless of whatever journey the show takes us on, that’s still the most predictable answer.