Megan Boone: ‘Blacklist’ Season Finale “Full Blown Thriller”

    May 14, 2014
    Kimberly Ripley
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Megan Boone described Monday night’s season finale of The Blacklist as a “full blown thriller.”

“It’s kind of keeping with what we’ve done all season,” she told reporters about the NBC drama’s season finale during a press event last week. “I don’t think we’d be doing it justice if we didn’t make it a full-blown thriller.”

And it definitely lived up to the hype. Megan Boone was her typical deliberate self in her Lizzie Keen persona as she learned one fellow agent was dead and another near death. She broke once during the finale when Tom Keen (played by Ryan Eggold) was shot by none other than Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington himself. Her memories of better times momentarily flooded her sensible side. Tom survived just long enough to whisper something vital into Lizzie’s ear.

Reddington admitted early on in Monday night’s episode while he was imprisoned that “the girl” who, of course, everyone knew to be Agent Keen even before he divulged as much, was ‘worth it.’

Megan Boone would no doubt say that her role as Elizabeth Keen was well worth it during this amazing season of The Blacklist as well.

“What I really like about the finale is it leaves you in a place where you get a sense of where we’re going for season 2,” she said during her interview. “It’s exciting and it’s a new direction.”

That direction was rather well defined as the season finale neared its end on Monday night. Lizzie asked Red if what Tom told her–that her real father was still alive–was true. Even though Red said no, a glimpse at his burned and scarred torso as he tended a bullet wound at the show’s close says otherwise.

Megan Boone is one of the high points of The Blacklist. Fans are no doubt counting the weeks until they see her on TV once again in her role as Lizzie Keen.

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  • Jojo

    This is my favorite show, largely due to James Spader. There isn’t anyone better who could play his part with such conviction, cynicism, and humor. As for Megan Boone – well, she’s a very pretty girl, but not much of an actress. No matter the situation in the show, her facial expression never changes, she just keeps the same sleepy-eyed, bored look on her face. Thankfully the rest of the cast is excellent, and if it weren’t for James Spader, I wouldn’t even watch it.

    • henrythe8thiam

      That’s what I like about her. But I also like Spader, too bad they cancelled Boston Legal, he was good in that too….

      • Jojo

        Alan Shore – who can forget him? His opening and closing statements to the jury were the highlights of Boston Legal. I agree, too bad it’s cancelled.