Well, now we know where Elizabeth always stood about killing Reddington!
Megan Boone is a very talented actress who became popular as FBI agent Elizabeth Keen on “The Blacklist” series.
She excelled at her role for eight seasons of the show and only recently announced that she had left the series and set her sights on new movies and shows.
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As amazing as her run in the series was, Boone reportedly had a rough and interesting beginning on the show. On her first day, she had an unforgettable interaction with James Spader, who plays the main character, Raymond Reddington. During her very first scene with the popular actor, she literally stabbed his neck.
As odd as that scene might seem, it was the first scene in many that would establish the amazing working relationship between Boone and Spader, the remaining actors, and “The Blacklist” team as a whole.
Here’s a recap of the scene and Boone’s time on the show.
Boone Narrates The Stabbing Scene
Boone shared that the stabbing scene was the first scene she acted in with Spader in her interview with the Daily Actor.
She revealed that it was one of her favorite scenes on the show. “It was my first scene shooting with James, and that was the first time I learned what an incredible co-worker and collaborator he was going to be.”
She also said, “The scene in the plot where I stabbed Reddington in the neck was really an incredible day. We were on the 29th floor of the Waldorf Astoria, which was just kind of larger than life, you know, an experience that felt a little like I had gone into a different paradigm or something.”
When asked to explain more about how she felt and how the scene went down, she said she was unsure of herself, nervous, and tried to keep to herself and work hard. She also shared that Spader kept checking on her and was very supportive, which helped her relax and become free and collaborative with the team.
According to the actress, this was the first moment of the wonderful working relationship she and Spader would come to share later on.
Boone Left The Show After Season Eight
Sadly, fans of Boone and her impact on the show were saddened when producers announced that the actress would be leaving “The Blacklist” after season eight. In the season’s finale, it was confirmed when a long-time enemy surprisingly killed her character.
How did she die? Well, in the last episode of the season, Liz and Red shared a moment where she revealed that she didn’t want to kill him after the two hatched a plan to kill him to boost her tough image.
However, she could not shoot the man she had come to love after hating him for a long time. In a shocking twist, one of Neville Townsend’s men, Vandyke, saw her on the street and shot her in the back.
Fans watched as she bled to death in Red’s arms while her life throughout the series flashed through her mind. And, as the scene ended and the curtain fell on season eight, that marked the last time that fans would see Boone on “The Blacklist.”
Boone has shared in several interviews that the decision to leave the show stemmed from her desire to expand her portfolio and work on other TV projects.
Boone Makes A Tribute Post To Elizabeth Keen
After announcing that she was leaving the show, Boone took to Instagram to render an emotional tribute to her eight years working on the NBC series. She posted a photo of her as Keen standing with Spader and wrote the tribute in the caption.
The caption read, “This experience, for me, has been an entire life inside of my own life. These eight years playing Liz Keen have helped me better define the world and myself, as she set out to do the same. Liz sought incorruptible familial bonds, and collided with powerful forces to reveal the boundaries where a cruel, indifferent world ended and she began.”
In conclusion, she thanked the cast and crew of “The Blacklist,” saying, “What a list. What a dream. Thank you all.”
Season Nine: What Do We Know?
Boone’s departure from “The Blacklist” was hurtful to fans, and many wondered on social media how producers would adjust the storyline without her and how the show would continue.
When season nine of the show started airing on NBC, another shock awaited fans; the large time jump that kicked off the season.
Season nine resumed the story two years after Liz’s death, with the disbandment of the task force and a Reddington that had disappeared into thin air.
Of course, in typical Blacklist style, the breakup didn’t last very long, as the team reunited to take up their task of hunting down the names on the blacklist.
Fans can check out the new season on NBC every Thursday at 8 p.m ET.