'The Blacklist' Season 7 Episode 8: Red's oldest, favorite friend is in Katarina's custody, will she find out the truth about Ilya Koslov?
Frank may not be Ilya Koslov but he certainly knows who is and might even know how to get to him.
In the most recently aired Season 7 Episode 7 of 'The Blacklist', we see that Red (James Spader) is finally catching up to Katarina (Laila Robins), even though she has managed to stay a couple of steps ahead of him at every turn. Red finally found one of the very few people Katarina cares about and used him to initiate a phone conversation with her. However, it is clear almost immediately that she has no intention of turning back on her mission to save herself.
As we saw her telling Red in 'Hannah Hayes', she is done letting men control her life and had decided to put an end to supposed witchhunt against her. Even as the whole who is the real Red remains in question, we see that Katarina is tracking Ilya Koslov, which we were told is Red's real identity. However, many fans seem to believe that he is actually Red, and that the Ilya diversion is created so that no one would know about his real identity.
Now, however, things have gotten really complicated, with Katarina trailing the former KGB agent, and having come to the residence of none other than Frank Bloom (Brett Cullen) aka Red's BFF for life. Red only just told Frank in 'Hannah Hayes' that he was not only the criminal mastermind's oldest friend but also the most favorite. It seems too simple for 'The Blacklist' to give us the identity of Ilya Koslov so quickly and expected for Red to keep Ilya this close to him.
While Frank may not be Ilya Koslov, but he certainly knows who is, and might even know how to get to him, or worse, if it is actually Red or not. In the upcoming Season 7 Episode 8 of the NBC series, we will see Red and Dembe (Hisham Tawfiq) trying to get to him before Katarina extracts any information out of him. 'The Hawaldar' will focus on Red finding Katarina, and hopefully also on Liz (Megan Keen) finally finding out the truth about the seemingly docile old Russian woman who has been taking care of her daughter in her absence.
Season 7 Episode 8 of 'The Blacklist' will air on NBC Sunday, November 24.