'The Blacklist' Season 8 Episode 2: Does Liz have genuine feelings for Ressler? Fans say he's 'whipped'
'She's playing him!' a fan commented
'The Blacklist' premiered with Season 8, and in a curious twist, Elizabeth 'Liz' Keen (Megan Boone) burned every bridge with all her friends. For some reason, she believes that her mother Katarina Rostova (Lotte Verbeek) can get her grandfather Dom (previously Brian Dennehy, now recast with Ron Raines) to talk, and reveal all the secrets about her real family. She refuses to believe that Kat can torture him, and has gone rogue. Liz is on her own right now, leaving a rather disheartened Raymond 'Red' Reddington (James Spader) and Agent Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff) behind. She even estranged herself from Ressler, after finally kissing him...and then taking away his gun. In the second episode of the show, the two have an intense conversation again, though fans are sure that Liz feels nothing romantic for Ressler and that she is manipulating him, just so that he lets his guard down.
Others hope that Liz and Ressler are working together on the down-low, but that seems highly improbable. "don't understand Ressler's undying devotion to Liz when she clearly feels nothing romantic for him. Ressler desrves better. #TheBlacklist," a fan wondered.
"Ressler act like he whipped! Or did I miss the episode when him and Liz got naughty? All I’ve seen is a kiss. Guess kiss can have you acting a fool too. #TheBlacklist," another wrote. "I’m conflicted by that last scene. How do we know that Liz isn’t manipulating Ressler to let down his guard??? I need ANSWERS. #TheBlacklist," a fan tweeted. "Ressler is letting Liz railroad him..dude is her superior..anyway Liz is abducted #TheBlacklist," another tweeted.
I’m conflicted by that last scene. How do we know that Liz isn’t manipulating Ressler to let down his guard??? I need ANSWERS. 😳 #TheBlacklist— Kailey Gross (@kaileygross) November 21, 2020
Ressler is letting Liz railroad him..dude is her superior..anyway Liz is abducted #TheBlacklist— Ben (@risenshadow86) November 21, 2020
There are still several questions that the show is yet to address, starting with, why did Dom (Ron Raines) lie to Liz? His extravagant story about Red being Ilya Koslov was exposed. One speculation could be that Dom is related to Red in some way. Apparently, it was said that he had devised the plan to take over Raymond Reddington’s identity. He had taken this step to protect her mother and to avoid any adversity with her enemies. He "altered" his face to become Raymond Reddington. But Liz still can't understand his motivations. Dom knows the real truth, and he holds the key to all the answers that have been plaguing the show for a while.
Tune into 'The Blacklist' on NBC at 8 pm.