May 15, 2016
‘The Blacklist’ Finale, Season 4, And Spin-Off Spoilers: A Major Role For Alexander Kirk?

The Blacklist season 3, episode 22 ended with a major reveal and a significant progress on catching the man who ordered the abduction of Elizabeth Keen.

In The Blacklist "Alexander Kirk (1)" episode, Tom Keen (Ryan Eggold) discovered that Susan Hargrave (Famke Janssen) is his real mother whereas Alexander Kirk, the Russian Oligarch who tried to abduct Elizabeth Keen landed in the U.S. after one of his foreign political puppets was pressured to lure him to a trap.

The Blacklist has been one of the best TV shows since airing its first episode in 2013, and this has led to the renewal of the series for a fourth season while a spinoff has already been put in place. In the last few episodes, a lot has unfolded as The Blacklist creators try to prepare the audience for the spinoff series.

NBC has already ordered the new series The Blacklist: Redemption, which stars Ryan Eggold and Famke Janssen as lead characters to air across its network. In the recently concluded episode of The Blacklist, Halcyon via Susan Hargrave offered Tom Keen a job.

While it wasn't revealed whether or not Mr. Keen took the job, given the fact that the two characters will be working together in the new spinoff series implies that he probably did. This means that Tom Keen's days at The Blacklist are probably over.

However, if Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone), the killed off leading character in The Blacklist returns, then it's possible that Tom might show up sparingly on the NBC show.

In the next episode of The Blacklist, "Alexander Kirk: Conclusion (2)," it is expected that Kirk will be captured and jailed, or ultimately terminated. That's how Raymond 'Red' Reddington (James Spader) prefers to do things anyway, especially if the people involved threaten the lives of those close to him.

In The Blacklist, whenever an episode character has been split into two, like "The Director (1)" and "The Director: Conclusion (2)," that character has ended up dead, or completely eliminated from the series, apart from one occasion.

The Blacklist Season 3, Episodes 17 and 18 went by the character names "Solomon (1)" and "Solomon: Conclusion (2)." However, Solomon (Edi Gathegi) still appeared in The Blacklist's most recent episode, Alexander Kirk (1).

As such, this sets the precedence and given the current circumstances, there is a strong case of Alexander Kirk surviving the ordeal set up by Reddington and the task force beyond the current season.

In addition, Alexander Kirk only appeared once on this season of The Blacklist. His name only popped up in episode 21, "Susan Hargrave." The other characters like "The director," "Berlin," and "Solomon," among others were popular in the series before they were finally handed their own episode titles.

The Blacklist has always maintained a political theme twisted with conspiracy theories and powerful people intent on protecting their assets or secrets. Alexander Kirk appears to fit that description given the recent reveal of his links to politicians and other powerful people. As such, he is most likely a character that will remain in the series through season four.

Alternatively, given the fact Susan Hargrave is now one of his main targets; he could eventually become a major character in The Blacklist: Redemption as he goes head to head with Scottie to settle their differences. Furthermore, he still intends to take Tom Keen's daughter, so this adds weight for him to feature in the spin-off series as he advances his plans.

Nevertheless, Alexander kirk will first have to escape from the authorities and the Reddington-led task force in order to pursue Scottie and Tom Keen's daughter. But then again, the teaser for the next episode could have revealed how he escapes.

The teaser says that "As Reddington and the task force close in on the person responsible for Liz's death, a shocking betrayal leaves them racing to save one of their own." So does this mean that they abandon the chase and focus on saving their own?

That's a high possibility, which leaves Alexander Kirk free to disappear and begin running his missions behind the shadows like he has always done. This means that Alexander Kirk could be very much part of The Blacklist season 4, or The Blacklist: Redemption.

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