Blacklist finally reveals how Red & Liz are connected

Ben Lee
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From Digital Spy

Warning: This article contains spoilers for the season 4 finale of The Blacklist.

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One of the biggest questions on The Blacklist has finally been answered, as the season finale confirmed the connection between Red and Liz.

For years, fans have been speculating – and thanks to a DNA test carried out by Harold Cooper (Harry Lennix), we know at long last that Red (James Spader) is Liz's (Megan Boone) father.

Just as we all thought!

Or... maybe not?

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Even though this family connection has been one of the most popular fan theories since season one, people are now speculating that it's one big bluff and that Red isn't Liz's father.

OK, let's backtrack a bit.

Showrunner Jon Bokenkamp has pretty much confirmed that the DNA test result is completely accurate.

But Red's blood sample curiously came from decades ago – so what if James Spader's Red is not the same one? What if James Spader's Red isn't the real Red?

Add to that the fact that Mr Kaplan dug up bones which Red wants to remain hidden.

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"That makes me smile," Bokenkamp told Entertainment Weekly. "Look, it is one of the theories that I've obviously heard. There is a big camp that [believes the] Raymond Reddington imposter theory, that Red is not who he says he is.

"I mean, I can't deny that that all still adds up and is one of the theories that makes sense. It's out there, it's cool, I'd love to have you walk me through the whole thing.

"But this imposter theory is one that's alive among our fan base. This season, we have really motored ahead. Each season, we've given real concrete pieces of this puzzle, and this season is no exception.

"They're all pieces of this puzzle that is slowly coming together to paint one large picture."

So that's a maybe?

Thankfully, The Blacklist has been renewed by NBC and will definitely come back for a fifth season.

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