Executive producer Jon Bokenkamp provides scoop on Liz's family reunion

Liz Keen will come closer than ever to getting the truth behind Tom’s death during Wednesday’s episode of The Blacklist.

Ahead of a two-week hiatus for the Olympics, The Blacklist is expected to drop some major clues about the show’s mythology when Liz (Megan Boone) finally meets her grandfather, Dom (Brian Dennehy), the father of her (supposedly) late mother Katarina Rostova (Lotte Verbeek).

“In this week’s episode, Liz’s search for Tom’s killer will bring her face to face with her biological grandfather — but it’s not the family reunion one might expect,” executive producer Jon Bokenkamp tells EW. “Truth is, we love Brian Dennehy and this episode gives us a chance to dive deeper into his character’s relationship with Red, and the deeper mythology of the show.”

The Blacklist - Season 5
Credit: Will Hart/NBC
The Blacklist - Season 5
Credit: Will Hart/NBC

The Blacklist airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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