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Spoilers for The Blacklist Season 7 episode entitled “Louis T. Steinhil (#27): Conclusion” are discussed below.
The Blacklist dropped a betrayal bombshell and a ton of jaw-droppers in the second part of its Season 7 premiere. Among the latter was what happened when Katarina led a full-blown assault on her father Dom’s house. Her father/Liz’s grandfather was critically injured, suffering a nearly mortal wound to his chest.
Thank goodness for Frankie! She stabilized Dom and he was unconscious, but alive, as the episode ended. Red told Liz that Dom may have suffered brain damage as a result of his injury. The Blacklist left fans on pins and needles as they wait to see how and if Dom recovers.
This is as hopeful of an update as it is a disquieting one. Why? Because The Blacklist’s creator indicates that Dom poses a threat to Red. Fans will recall what has happened to characters that have represented a similar issue. Viewers cannot forget that Red killed Liz’s dying adoptive father, Sam, when he was getting ready to spill a secret.
The good news is that Jon Bokenkamp says that Dom’s storyline is not over. A sign that Katarina’s father could survive his severe injury. Bokenkamp’s comments could also mean that Dom’s story could continue via flashbacks. He does not necessarily have to live for his time on The Blacklist to continue.
Having Dom’s fate in such a precarious place opens up a seemingly endless supply of questions. He was the one who provided Liz with “the truth” about Red’s real identity. That he is supposedly Ilya Koslov. While The Stranger brought an air of uncertainty to that version of events, there is hope of clarifying answers in the future.
Dom lived to tell the tale after sharing the explosive news. What does that mean for the veracity of what he revealed? That is open to debate. Keep reading between the lines. Dom’s daughter was apparently betrayed by her father. Now, Katarina is an intimidating big bad on the warpath. Sadly, for Dom, he is in her crosshairs!