The Blacklist star confirms THAT character death

Photo credit: NBC Universal
Photo credit: NBC Universal

From Digital Spy

Warning: this article contains major spoilers for the midseason finale of the current run of The Blacklist.

Photo credit: NBC Universal
Photo credit: NBC Universal

They teased it was going to happen, but not in the way we expected. Yep, the latest episode of The Blacklist season five saw Tom Keen killed off.

We thought Red would be the one to do it, but he was actually trying to save Tom from Garvey's henchmen. Unfortunately, as Liz awoke from the coma Garvey put her in, she learned the devastating news.

But is that really curtains for the character? Well, actor Ryan Eggold has told Entertainment Weekly that "[Tom's] unequivocally dead. There's certainly no funny business there."

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Photo credit: NBC Universal

"We've talked about the possibility of a flashback," he added. "It would be fun primarily in the sense that learning truths from the past inevitably colours the present and your current perspective.

"I don't think it would be a lot, but something would be interesting."

A flashback wasn't the only thing that Eggold teased – when asked if he knew the results of the DNA test, he had this to say:

"[Executive producers Jon Bokenkamp and John Eisendrath] told me a direction for it, and where that might be headed, which was helpful at least to know the level of reaction and how significant this news was and would be for Liz.

"But they did not tell me the whole story, and I'm sure that what they did tell me will change."

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The Blacklist will return on January 3 on NBC. Sky One airs the show in the UK.

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