Ressler: Tom? We've set up in the past couple episodes that Tom Keen has huge questions about where he comes from. Liz: I had no idea Tom would try to kill him I tried to stop it. Sam was one of the few people who knew that Reddington was an imposter. He enlists Tom to join his mother, Susan "Scottie" Hargrave's security firm to help find a kidnapped CIA agent. Could the reason behind Tom's death be because of how unstable his mother is?Yeah, very much so. He was able to do that and let him live but not before breaking his knee.Liz is in Judge Richard Denner's chamber, and he tells her that he has a bullet fragment that was found on the ship belonging to her. His mother mentioned it has been 28 years since his disappearance, which makes him 31 years old by the event of "Susan Hargrave". Well, YouTube user Yousef Erakat decided to find out. I think that in The Blacklist, that is part of the core mythology. The season was produced by Davis Entertainment, Universal Television and Sony Pictures Television, and the executive producers are Jon Bokenkamp, John Davis, John Eisendrath, John Fox, and Joe Carnahan.The season contained 22 episodes and concluded on May 18, 2017. For decades, ex-government agent Raymond Reddington (James Spader) has been one of the FBI's most wanted. She agrees, setting a trap for him. Did keeping the Liz/Red dynamic secret for so long inform your planning about being upfront with the audience on the spin-off?Very much so. We've set up in the past couple episodes that Tom Keen has huge questions about where he comes from. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. The Blacklist 2016 spoilers recently revealed that Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) is very alive, and will be in Season 4 of the NBC drama – but don’t expect Tom Keen (Ryan Eggold) and Liz to get the happily ever after fans think that they deserve.Tom, Liz, and baby Agnes were recently kidnapped by the man claiming to be Liz’s father – Alexander Kirk. But as we later learned, Sam took Liz in as a child upon Reddington’s request after her mother was forced to go into hiding. This story arc was covered in really brief scenes in several episodes, but Liz did encourage Tom to search for the truth, to do whatever he had to do to find out his past (because that's exactly what she has always wanted to do for herself as well). Tom and Elizabeth Keen are a happily married couple who are in the process of adopting their first child when one day their whole lives change. There is a little bit of a lighter tone. Jacob was abducted while on his way home from the local Tom Thumb store with his brother and best friend. That's something that we played with on The Blacklist , and we have some great storytelling coming forward because of that, and it really is something that is a big difference between these two shows. He is still dead, but appeared as a figment of his wife Elizabeth Keen's (Megan Boone) imagination. ÝÆ»÷‡´ÕÍÛ}ö÷wM8{]¶oÖôm¶žuçÛ®. After learning she was involved with Elizabeth Keen's death, Reddington attacks Hargrave's operations to force her to meet with him. It's not a "is she or isn't she," it's, "he knows she's his mother, she doesn't know. In addition to the revelation that his marriage to Liz was built on false pretenses, the show writers later revealed that “Tom Keen’s” identity was as well. Could he start to remember like Liz has been recently? The person who claims to have killed him we find out was paid off to say that. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the TheBlackList community. While Tom and Elizabeth were eventually honest and genuinely loved each other, a great deal of betrayal, deception, and suffering came first. He allegedly was murdered as a child and yet he was not. Why does Tom Keen leave his wife and child behind for The Blacklist spinoff? That's one of the elements of the show that I think distinguishes it from The Blacklist. As a foster child by the name of Jacob Phelps, he was a petty thief who was eventually recruited at a young age by an underground spy trainer known as the Majorin 1994. We may finally have our answer! Tom heads to the hospital to see Agnes and he finds Susan Hargrave sitting in Agnes’s room, holding the baby. Press J to jump to the feed. He probably would never go if he had any inclination of where it would go. https://nerdreactor.com/2014/03/18/the-blacklist-who-is-tom-keen Does anyone have any ideas? and "Where do I come from?" https://www.distractify.com/p/why-is-red-kidnapped-blacklist Missing millionairess 'who was kidnapped' may have been leading a secret double life as an escort. At the age of three, he was kidnapped as a child from his parents, Susan and Howard Hargrave. And when a child is taken out of those circumstances, it’s clear he or she is going to be used as a pawn. She's a bit of an unreliable narrator. How will Tom get along with Mr. Solomon?That, I think, is a really fun relationship. Primarily: because it's easy. So there's a lot of fun to be had in that dynamic between these two characters. The season was produced by Davis Entertainment, Universal Television, and Sony Pictures Television, and the executive producers were Jon Bokenkamp, John Davis, John Eisendrath, John Fox, and Joe Carnahan. this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. Entertainment Weekly is a registered trademark of Meredith Corporation All Rights Reserved. Commander Keen is a series of side-scrolling platform video games developed primarily by id Software.The series consists of six main episodes, a "lost" episode, and a final game; all but the final game were originally released for MS-DOS in 1990 and 1991, while the 2001 Commander Keen was released for the Game Boy Color.The series follows the eponymous Commander Keen, the secret … When TBL started Liz was the same. Offers may be subject to change without notice. As a parent, you will forgive incredible wrongs. He intended to use Tom as a way of keeping a closer eye on Elizabeth and making sure she was safe. Reddington brought Tom into Elizabeth's life. But there is the potential for, and we do do some crossover in that show, and we're still figuring that out. 7. Carole Waugh met a number of men on various internet sites, including dating sites While Liz and Tom are trying to sort out child care for the day, he gets a call from his father's attorney, who wants him to go to New York for a private meeting about Howard's will. I think the family dynamic between his mother, who he has met and has offered him a job, though he has zero interest in working with, and the man who was his father — that family dynamic is the thing that is so hard for him to ignore and turn his back on. As an adult, he was hired by Raymond Reddington to keep an eye on Elizabeth Keen, however Jacob got romantically involved with Elizabeth which led Reddington to fire him." Ressler: Tom Keen was back in her life. On Thursday, The Blacklist will air at a special time (9 p.m. That just really isn't as important to this show and what it is. His parents are wealthy, how come they couldn't find him if he was a ward of the state? He can go into any world, he can do these big missions, and yet the one place where he's essentially tasked with going undercover is now into his own family, and it's a place that he knows very little about. Instead, Angela was kidnapped by her father, and even though Helga was able to track where they moved, she was unable to rescue her child. Why would Tom kill the one person in a position to rescue him? © Copyright 2020 Meredith Corporation. Who is Raymond Reddington? ET on NBC. Credit: That secret was worth killing over, as Reddington smothered Scott to death in his hospital bed after he vowed to tell Elizabeth the real identity of her father. To me, they're sort of part of the same landscape. — if anybody were understanding about questions like that, about identity and their past, it would be Elizabeth Keen. Tom doesn't appear to have any memories of his own family. We see her talk about how losing her son has changed her life, yet he can't tell her because that's the mission. The man (who is deceased) told police that he killed the little boy that he had kidnapped. Whenever Angela’s father got a summons, he would pack up and move. His mother mentioned it has been 28 years since his disappearance, which makes him 31 years old by the event of \"Susan Hargrave\".As a foster child by the name of Jacob Phelps, he was a petty thief who was eventually recruited at a young age by an underground spy trainer known as the Major in 1994. The third season of the American crime thriller television series The Blacklist premiered on NBC on October 1, 2015 and concluded on May 19, 2016. In season 3, we learned that Liz was pregnant and by the time season 4 had rolled around, Liz had given birth to baby Agnes. Subreddit for The Blacklist, the TV show currently airing on NBC. The child was kidnapped by convicted sex offender Phillip Craig Garrido and held for 18 years before police captured Garrido and his wife Nancy in 2009. A recent promo seemed to indicate that Howard is actually alive and didn't die in that plane crash. Why was Tom kidnapped from his parents Susan and Howard Hargrave 28 years ago? Susan corrects him and says that it was Alexander Kirk. The abductor, recently identified as Danny Heinrich, carried a gun and wore a mask, disappearing with Jacob. Brokering deals for criminals across the globe, Red was known as "The Concierge of Crime". of the convicted murderer accused of kidnapping Christopher Hargrave (Tom's real name). But it feels more like a mission. It's a huge question. They share a lot of DNA. Below, executive producer Jon Bokenkamp gives us the scoop on the new series: ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Will there be cross over between Blacklist and Redemption as you kick this show off on Thursday?JON BOKENKAMP: Yes, there is. "When he was 3 years old, Christopher Hargrave was kidnapped from his parents Susan and Howard Hargrave. Tom Keen photographed her meeting with Cynthia Panabaker. Tom hates the guy and he shot him. I think with [Redemption], we felt like we wanted it to be different. Tom Keen is not his real name. Why does he care about Elizabeth Keen? It's a little more fun because it's a spy drama and little more of a caper each week, and the dynamic of those characters helps sort of play into that. Tom takes the baby back from her, and accuses her of killing Elizabeth. Reddington is alerted to the trap by Tom, and turns the tables, capturing Hargrave instead. Does his kidnapping have anything to do with Liz's own story? It didn't feel like we needed it, because we ignite that story just moments after this 15th episode ends. How would Scottie feel if she found out the truth that Tom infiltrated her company and knew he was her son?I think it depends on the context. What would YOU do if you saw a child being abducted? and. He allegedly was murdered as a child and yet he was not. Advertisement. There's a great hook at the top of the episode that draws him back. When he was 3 years old, Christopher Hargrave was kidnapped from his parents Susan and Howard Hargrave. That’s an understatement. I Was Kidnapped As a Child -- Here's What Happened Salon. She probably wouldn't be dancing romantically with him on a mission in quite the same context if she knew, yet finding out would be an incredible betrayal. May 09, 2013. ET). Because our 15th episode was so real-time and was all about saving Red [after he's poisoned], it felt silly to go off and pontificate about Tom and his backstory. The big question for the audience has always been, "How is Liz going to react to Tom going to Redemption?" Keen died during the midseason finale after being attacked by Ian Garvey, the season's main antagonist. So, it is a mission, and I think he sees it that way. Eggold's Tom Keen was the husband of Boone's Elizabeth Keen. Last season, we saw how unstable Scottie can be. You're very forthcoming that these are Tom's parents. The Blacklist has put its characters through some troubling experiences, though Tom Keen arguably had it the worst. It is entirely too easy to grab a kid and get away, especially in a world where kicking and crying kids are a norm. And "Who am I?" That's something that lives within that show. It starts almost like any pilot would. Yet, You never chose to come out public about your relationship? Rose Maura Lorre. In thoses cases the kid might end up relatively okay. ÝÆ»÷‡´ÕÍÛ}ö÷wM8{]¶oÖôm¶žuçÛ®. How does he know so much about her? In this case, the mission is to infiltrate Halcyon Aegis, the black ops company run by his mother, Scottie Hargrave (Famke Janssen) — though she's not yet aware that Tom is her presumed dead son. Tom currently has a suitcase that contains a body that has something to do with Red, and he hasn’t told Liz about it. They had photos. He knows very little about the private military organization his mom runs and, again, like The Blacklist, there are big questions about her agenda. EW can reveal that the spin-off will run in real time, meaning when The Blacklist returns, roughly two months will have passed, so it's less about Tom Keen (Ryan Eggold) leaving his wife and child behind and more about him taking a mission. Depends on who kidnaps them. So I think we've got a really fun dynamic to put a guy who we think is a great spy into the most difficult mission he could imagine. Why? Liz’s husband Tom (Ryan Eggold) has been a covert operative for many different sides during the show’s run. Will Hart/NBC. We've set up Tom as a guy who can become anybody. The person who claims to … Tom eventually questioned the mother (or wife?) In the US most child abduction cases are committed by relatives or friends, particularly non-custodial parents. 4. Again, like so many good thrillers, it's a guy who is sucked into a world and a situation that he knows very little about and he has a very difficult time getting out of it. The Blacklist: Redemption debuts Thursday at 10 p.m. But Tom … Tom Keen travels to New York to discuss his late father's estate only to shockingly discover that he is in fact alive and he had faked his death. 10 funny mockumentaries to remind us about the absurdity of life, Family-friendly Halloween films for boos big and small. In Dresden, Germany, we see Tom Keen beating up a man to find where he hid his stash. Now, he's surrendered to the FBI with an offer: He will help catch a "blacklist" of mobsters, spies and terrorists under the condition that he speaks only to Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone), an FBI profiler fresh out of Quantico. At the same time, he's her son. David Misch (pictured), 59, has been charged with murdering Michaela Joy Garecht, nine, who was last seen on November 19, 1988, at the Rainbow Market parking lot in Hayward, California. Is this a case of Howard sending Tom in? Played by Ryan Eggold, The fourth season of the American crime thriller television series The Blacklist premiered on NBC on September 22, 2016. Agent: At this point, you and Agent Keen were more than just partners, more than just friends. That's one of the things that's so complex about it, and so fun about it, is it really is, at its heart, a family drama about an incredibly dysfunctional family of spies. Yes but why kidnap him and then dump him with social services? I think when Tom goes on this mission at the top of this episode, he has no idea what he's getting into. It's different in a number of ways, but that's one of them. Upon learning Tom was working with Howard, Scottie ordered a hit on Tom, then unaware that he is actually her long-missing and presumed dead child. There's no love lost between those two, and yet they're forced to work together. He led investigators to Jacob's remains at the end of August 2016. Is that fair that he's like, "I need to go do this mission," rather than, "I need to abandon my wife and child"?That's absolutely right; he does see it as a mission. Why has he inserted himself into her life? “Tom” was originally born as “Christopher Hargrave” and grew up in Couva. Is Tom caught in a war between his parents?I think Howard turning up to be alive might be an incredible draw for Tom, and yes, either alive or from the grave, I think Howard will provide big questions about Scottie, her agenda and Tom's future. Entertainment Weekly may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. And she, in time, will find out." When Liz, a profiler for the FBI starts her new job she couldn't have imagined her whole life would turn upside down the moment she met Raymond Reddington. As a foster child by the name of Jacob Phelps, he was a petty thief who was eventually recruited at a young age by an underground spy trainer known as the Majorin 1994. It's a little bit of an extension, there's a little bit of a hand-off that takes place, but it's not something that anybody who hasn't seen The Blacklist — it's not a barrier to entry. So, yes, we do answer that and it's not an ongoing lingering question. So, yes. So he's left asking himself, "Why would anyone want to fake my death?" 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