The Blacklist season 2 spoilers indicate a hot season of James Spader’s best performances! Season 2 of The Blacklist premiered last night, with James Spader kicking ass and taking names. However, there were certainly some surprises along the way, not to mention the return of some well-known names in the Blacklist cannon. In a new interview with Hollywood Life, Spader discusses some spoilers pertaining to his true identity, as well as teases some of the larger villains for Season 2’s story arc.
James first explains that it’s unlikely we’ll get any concrete confirmation on whether Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington is Elizabeth Keen’s [Megan Boone] father, but he also does hint that Red was probably the person who pulled Liz out of the fire – even if he wasn’t necessarily her ‘father’.
James Spader also gives away The Blacklist spoilers essence when he adds that he and Berlin share quite a few scenes over this season, which they’ve already shot. This confirms that Berlin will be the ‘Big Bad’ of this season, just as Liz’s husband was the undercover Big Bad of last season. He claims that Red’s relationship with Berlin is ‘cautious’, which means that their villain-to-hero face-off teased in the premiere is bound to get more complicated by the end of the season.
He also discusses the villains of Season 2, adding, “Some of them are connected to sort of a longer story and the bigger story, and some of them are connected to some things much more immediate.”
Overall, expect the Blacklist to continue playing on the tightrope of Red’s morality in Season 2. As always, his first priority seems to be ensuring Liz’s safety, even if he has to continue walking on a thin line regarding the FBI. But you know, that always leads to better television! Also, you can never get tied of him passive-aggressively insulting the FBI with quippy one-liners.