The Blacklist Has 'Shocking' Plans For Red And Dembe After Liz's Betrayal

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The Blacklist Season 6 has a shocker ahead regarding the secret Dembe Zuma (Hisham Tawfiq) is keeping from Raymond "Red" Reddington (James Spader). Red is searching high and low for who betrayed him. Dembe knows that Liz Keen (Megan Boone) is the one.

Whether he should have or not, Dembe agreed to keep Liz's secret. But last week Dembe told Liz she had to tell Red the truth or he would. Innocent people are now getting in the crossfire as Red tries to discover who betrayed him; Dembe wants to feel like he's on the right side of this.

So I'm worried about what series creator Jon Bokenkamp just said about what's to come on that front. He said these final episodes of Season 6 will "significantly" alter Red’s dynamic with Dembe, thanks to the secret.

[Dembe has] kept quiet specifically because Liz has begged him to, because she’s worried how Reddington will react. But the secret that Dembe is keeping is going to take a front seat… [and] what we have in store is shocking, to say the least.

Gulp. Do you think Red would kill Dembe as punishment? It's hard to imagine, and it would be horrible to lose Dembe that way (or any other way), but it's also hard to imagine him killing Liz. So what would be "shocking"? Maybe a death is on the wrong track, maybe that's more expected than shocking.

The Blacklist Season 6 has another big two-parter coming this Friday, April 26. The promo made it seem like Liz would get answers on Red's identity and know the full truth. We questioned that, because The Blacklist has already been renewed for Season 7, and Jon Bokenkamp had already said the entire series would end with answers on who Red really is.

However, Jon Bokenkamp just told TVLine the two-parter will dive into the central question of Red’s past, with the storyline of Red's identity starting to fold in on itself, "giving us answers and resolution." Resolution?! How can that be possible if we won't get the truth until the end, and the end is not this season? There must be a big twist on that front, or another truth behind whatever we get soon.

We do know Red's history with Katarina Rostova is going to be explored more, since Liz's mother will be the centerpiece of the second episode in this Friday's April 26 two-parter.

The Blacklist Season 6, Episode 19, "The Brockton College Killer," airs first at 8 p.m. on Friday, followed by Katarina Rostova's Episode 19, "Rassvet" at the usual 9 p.m. time. This season is meant to have 22 episodes and the May 3 Episode 20 has an interesting twist in the logline when it says Liz "considers a big change."

What change does Liz have in mind? Will it be directly related to her mother, or closer to the secret she currently shares with Dembe about betraying Red?

This Friday's two-part The Blacklist event sounds pivotal, so don't miss it, and keep up with all of the shows winding down right now with our season finale schedule.

Gina Carbone

Gina grew up in Massachusetts and California in her own version of The Parent Trap. She went to three different middle schools, four high schools, and three universities -- including half a year in Perth, Western Australia. She currently lives in a small town in Maine, the kind Stephen King regularly sets terrible things in, so this may be the last you hear from her.