‘The Blacklist’ Fans Fuming About Plot Hole ‘Goof’ however Writers Had a Heartbreaking Reason For Doing It

by Jeremy Spirogis
The Blacklist: Redemption - Season 1

Leave it to tremendous sleuth followers to recount each final element from NBC’s The Blacklist. Seriously — nothing will get by the devoted viewers. The hit crime collection holds excessive rankings seven seasons in, however writers have missed just a few key factors. One of which was written out for a devastating motive.

Elizabeth and Tom Keen started ‘The Blacklist’ as a picture-perfect couple

The Blacklist: Redemption - Season 1
Kelli Barrett as Cynthia, Ryan Eggold as Tom Keen | Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank

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The 2013 pilot episode of The Blacklist arrange an ideal couple on the cusp of adopting a child. Tom and Elizabeth Keen (Ryan Eggold and Megan Boone), get a late begin to their workdays after the alarm fails to go off.

However, in typical montage-mode, each get out the door for his or her respective jobs as a supposed college instructor (Eggold) and an FBI profiler on her first day after graduating from Quantico (Boone).

On the surface, Tom and Liz have all of it. A storybook romance. Great jobs they adore. And they’re about to develop into dad and mom for the primary time. Of course, all of it is a set-up to disclose that their lives are a lie.

Tom is a talented murderer and Liz meets her match with the FBI’s Most Wanted prison, Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader). The first episode to arrange the remainder of the collection. This is strictly why followers are confused about an necessary a part of The Blacklist that each one however disappeared.

Fans observed this lacking element from the collection

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That picture of the Keens within the pilot of The Blacklist additionally included one thing necessary: a canine. Seven seasons later, the mere point out of Tom and Liz’s canine could also be a distant reminiscence. However, followers always remember a element as necessary as this.

“What happened to Elizabeth Keen’s dog? Her and tom had a pup in s1 but it disappeared a few episodes,” one Reddit consumer requested.

The solutions are different with references to the truth that Liz has had three canine in complete. She and Tom had one within the pilot, then Liz had a special canine within the season three premiere. Later, Liz had a special canine named Kate that died within the woods.

“She definitely had a different dog in season 1 versus season 2. I thought season 1 they had a lab or other mid-size dog, then suddenly she had a lapdog when she was living in the motel,” one consumer commented.

“Last time I saw it was when Tom said he was going for a walk with it and ran off near the end of season one,” one other added.

In a separate Reddit thread questioning the present’s “disappearing dog,” one fan mentioned FBI Agent Donald Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff) talked about Liz’s canine within the episode about her birthday.

That mentioned, creator Jon Bokenkamp addressed the goof with the Wall Street Journal and the explanation for the sudden disappearance is heartbreaking.

“The original Hudson from the pilot died. His replacement was surprisingly small. We see him from time to time.”

That explains why the unique canine all of the sudden disappeared. It doesn’t cowl why they selected a alternative that seemed nothing like the unique or why it was by no means talked about once more. Fans assume writers can do higher and hopefully, season eight proves as a lot.

One ‘Blacklist’ star has a well-known rescue

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While Liz and Tom’s canine(s) are a sore topic, co-star Amir Arison (who performs FBI Agent, Aram Mojtabai), resolved to undertake a rescue in actual life.

“I’ve always wanted one,” Arison advised Bonobos. “Growing up, my mom and I voted yes, and my dad and my sister voted no. So eventually my mom just got one on her own after we had moved out, and now my dad loves her.”

Arison mentioned his schedule didn’t enable for a canine till The Blacklist got here round.

“Suddenly you get an audition, or you’ve got to go somewhere, and you drive across town and you come back and you’ve got to walk the dog three times. And I just couldn’t figure out how to do it,” he mentioned.

The actor mentioned he and his girlfriend stumbled onto the identical rescue canine independently. They named their rescue Reina and she or he’s made just a few visits to the set of The Blacklist probably tickling the infinite animal lover, Red (Spader). It doesn’t make up for Liz and Tom’s lacking canine however it’s a begin.

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