Could it be possible to have two big villains on “The Blacklist” season 4? That seems to be the question at hand since Alexander Kirk (Ulrich Thomsen) joined the series.
Entertainment Weekly described his character as a “mysterious villain” and the longtime rival of Raymond Reddington (James Spader). Moreover, he is the biological father of Liz Keen. Yet, it’s uncertain if Kirk is the villain next season, Cinema Blend wrote. The publication cited “The Blacklist” executive producer John Eisendrath’s explanation of the character’s villainy to EW in a separate post.
“That’s definitely a cliffhanger for next year. It’s definitely an, ‘Oh my God, who really is this person, what’s his agenda and what is going to happen to Liz?’ We’re left with Red and everyone aware of the fact that Liz is alive, and she’s also been abducted,” Eisendrath said.
So, could his villainy be a subjective matter? From Red’s viewpoint, he would be a villain since he put Liz in danger, the publication noted. On the other hand, he saved Liz due to their familial relation. Thus, he might not be as bad as many thought. However, Liz isn’t sure if she can trust him. Actress Megan Boone weighed in on her character’s relationship with her alleged father.
“Oh no, I don’t think she trusts this guy. He took away her family and possibly the anonymity she tried to gain by faking her death,” Boone told EW in a separate interview. Executive producer Jon Bokenkamp revealed Kirk would add interest to season 4 despite the trust issues about his character.
“I don’t know why we wouldn’t believe him. Red’s said before that he’s not Liz’s father. This man shows up in her life and says he’s her father. Liz should take him at his word. She thought she shot her father,” Bokenkamp told EW in a separate report.
“What I do promise is that Alexander Kirk and his relationship to Liz will ultimately give us a far deeper understanding of Red’s relationship to Liz in season 4,” Bokenkamp revealed.
“The Blacklist” season 4 premieres on September 22, Thursday at 10 p.m. on NBC, PremiereDate.TV reported. The criminal drama series