When followers of The Blacklist final noticed Elizabeth Eager, she was in a foul means. Not solely did Liz be taught that her husband Tom was now lifeless, however she had the added trauma of studying she had been in a coma for 10 months. With that in thoughts, collection creator and government producer Jon Bokenkamp revealed that the midseason premiere of Season 5 might be far totally different from common episodes in some key methods. Bokenkamp said The Blacklist returns this fashion:
After we come again, we discover Elizabeth Eager in a really unusual and sudden place — she’s not a spouse, not working for the FBI activity power, she’s primarily residing a completely new life. Moreover, there’s additionally no Blacklister on this subsequent episode. As a substitute, it is like its personal little film and in contrast to something we have completed within the collection up to now.
As Jon Bokenkamp said, the midseason premiere will not be a typical Blacklist episode. As a substitute, this Season 5 episode of the collection sounds comparable in tone to the Season three episode “Cape May,” which was the primary time the collection titled an episode something aside from the title of somebody on Raymond Reddington’s blacklist. It feels like an apt comparability to make contemplating that episode featured Reddington mourning what he thought was Liz’s dying and this episode will function Liz dealing with the lack of Tom. No matter how comparable the 2 episodes could also be, Bokenkamp made it clear in his quote to EW that followers ought to be ready for a change of tempo.
The episode will present Liz out of the hospital and strolling with a cane (as seen above), though it is unknown precisely how a lot time has handed since Liz woke from the coma. We are able to in all probability safely say that the episode will not fully happen instantly after she wakes, given the extent of her accidents even when she is up and about. Figuring out that Liz is properly sufficient to be out of the hospital within the midseason premiere makes the spin that she’s not concerned with the F.B.I. taskforce all of the extra attention-grabbing. Even together with her harm, one would suppose the F.B.I. would discover a desk job for her to proceed to contribute if she nonetheless needs to. Then once more, we’ve already know Liz is out for blood in avenging Tom’s dying, and it is potential her alternative to not realign is tied to a lust for revenge by any means potential.
The revenge is probably going coming, however followers will first see a really totally different episode of The Blacklist when it returns to NBC Wednesday, January three at eight:00 p.m. ET. These wishing to see what days different nice reveals might be returning to tv will discover out upon visiting CinemaBlend’s midseason premiere guide. These nonetheless clinging on to 2017 and wishing to see what tv stays can go to the fall premiere guide. Anybody excited about reveals canceled prior to now yr ought to go to our cancellation guide.