See Lotte Verbeek's return to The Blacklist in episode centered on Liz Keen's mom
The Blacklist goes back in time
NBC will air two new episodes of The Blacklist this Friday. In the first, at 8 p.m., Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff) discovers something about Liz Keen's (Megan Boone) mother, Katarina Rostova, and her past; the 9 p.m. hour focuses solely on her backstory — no "blacklister" in this episode.
Titled "Rassvet," the special second hour sees the return of Lotte Verbeek — seen here with guest stars CJ Wilson and Gabriel Mann — as the enigmatic Katarina, and explores her turbulent spy history. On the run after a mission goes wrong, she turns to a man who has always vowed to protect her (Mann). It's “essentially a 45-minute independent film that dives deep into the mythology,” executive producer Jon Bokenkamp tells EW. “It’s an episode with some big answers, an episode that we’ve been waiting a number of years to tell.”
Ahead, see exclusive photos from the special episode of The Blacklist, airing Friday at 9 p.m. (following another new episode at 8 p.m.) on NBC.
—With reporting from Shirley Li