By Natalie Abrams
February 20, 2017 at 09:00 AM EST
Virginia Sherwood/NBC

Does this new promo for The Blacklist spin-off reveal why Tom Keen leaves for Redemption? It certainly seems so.

The Blacklist: Redemption finds the world's most elusive criminals from Red's (James Spader) infamous list coming together to form an elite mercenary team as they try to regain their self-worth after a lifetime of inflicting damage on the world.

Blacklist undercover operative Tom Keen (Ryan Eggold) joins the team's brilliant and cunning chief, Susan "Scottie" Hargrave (Famke Janssen) — who is apparently his mother! — as well as lethal assassin and Tom nemesis Matias Solomon (Edi Gathegi). Tawny Cypress and Adrian Martinez also star.

During a recent episode of The Blacklist, it was revealed that Tom Keen's supposed father Howard Hargrave (Terry O'Quinn) died in a plane crash. But in the exclusive promo below, Howard is very much alive and pleads with Tom to join the company run by Scottie Hargrave in order to get close to her.

Why? Our best guess: Scottie tried to have Howard killed, so he enlists his son to get answers. Can Tom trust either of his parents? Why was he orphaned in the first place? Check out the exclusive promo, below. <iframe id="NBC Video Widget" src="http://player.theplatform.com/p/NnzsPC/widget/select/media/guid/2410887629/3472378?form=html&amp;excludeSharing=true" width="580" height="327" frameborder="0" class="" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen="" resize="0" replace_attributes="1" name=""></iframe>ñöÛå½mÞõ½ýÓFýÑ·´×]ößnoŽ´å§º

We'll get the answers to those questions when The Blacklist: Redemption debuts Thursday at 10 p.m. ET on NBC, after a new episode of The Blacklist airing at 9 p.m.

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