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“Konets” is the Twenty-second episode of season 8 of The Blacklist and the hundred and seventy-fourth overall.


Season Finale.

Press Release[]

Reddington makes a disturbing request to Liz in exchange for the truth about his identity.

Number on The Blacklist[]

  • N/A

Unanswered Questions[]

  1. How is the word ”Konets“ relevant to the episode?
    1. A: Its translates to ”ending“ in Russian.
  2. Elizabeth Keen
    1. What will happen to the cash Keen stole in ”Elizabeth Keen”?
    2. Is Keen dead? She faked her death once to escape Red.
    3. What will happen to Agnes Keen? Her only remaining family is Susan Scott Hargrave (Tom Keen) and Katarina Rostova (Elizabeth Keen).
    4. Why did the writers kill Keen? It would have been equally effective for her to have been interrupted by the FBI and forced to escape.
  3. Neville Townsend
    1. How many of Townsend's enemies and allies will be arrested?
    2. How did the fingerprints survive an explosion that removed the option of facial recognition?
    3. How did Elias VanDyke locate Keen?
      1. A: It is possible through the trace on Donald Ressler's phone.
  4. Raymond Reddington
    1. Who is Red?
    2. What is Red’s illness?
    3. Why did Keen need to take command and control of Red’s crime syndicate? Red could have hidden Keen and Agnes.
    4. Why did Red not want Townsend’s criminal empire? It would have enhanced the crime empire he wanted to leave to Keen.
      1. A: As an empire dedicated to Red’s destruction, they are unlikely to have followed his leadership.
  5. Dembe Zuma
    1. Where did Dembe get Townsend’s fingerprint records to verify Townsend’s corpse?
  6. Aram Mojtabai
    1. How did Aram learn of Townsend’s death?

Slanders on the FBI[]


  • It was announced on June 15, 2021 that Megan Boone is departing the show with the season 8 finale being her final episode as a series regular.
  • This is the start of the possible new broadcast date.
  • Red's unidentified illness is revealed to be terminal.
  • Liz is briefly reunited with a grown-up Beth Ryker from the "Pilot."
  • Reddington presents Liz with a letter from her mother containing his true identity that she can only open after he's dead. Red reveals that they were present when one of the few pictures Liz has of her mother was taken and that they are someone who knew Katarina Rostova better than anybody. It's also revealed that whoever Red really is, if Liz knew his true identity while he's still alive, she would never be able to go through with killing him.


Main star[]

Guest star[]

  • Victoria Clark as Mrs. French
  • Delphina Belle as Beth Ryker
  • Jose Febus as Pascual


  • Lukas Hassel as Elias VanDyke
  • Jackson Loo as Red’s Doctor
  • Ginger Mason as Agnes Keen
  • Hazel Mason as Agnes Keen


External Links[]

Season 8 Episodes
 · Roanoke  · Katarina Rostova: Conclusion  · 16 Ounces  · Elizabeth Keen  · The Fribourg Confidence  · The Wellstone Agency  · Chemical Mary  · Ogden Greeley  · The Cyranoid  · Dr. Laken Perillos  · Captain Kidd  · Rakitin  · Anne  · Misere  · The Russian Knot  · Nicholas Obenrader  · Ivan Stepanov  · The Protean  · Balthazar ‘Bino’ Baker  · Godwin Page  · Nachalo  · Konets  ·