Red Hired Tom Keen. Denner and Wilcox tell Liz that the memory of Eugene Ames will haunt her. Eggold's Tom Keen was the husband of Boone's Elizabeth Keen. He also wants the car, but because Liz is late he agrees that she can have it. By Bob Sassone. AdChoices A: Connolly has pull in the attorney general's office, so it would have been easy to keep certain information coming to light. Det. Denner is not actually insane but he is shown to be ruthless and anti-government in his own way. Donald wants to go after him, but Red says no, they already delivered the message. Previous THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER is a registered trademark of The Hollywood Reporter, LLC. March 19, 2015 Connolly was just simply rubbing Denner's nose in it and Denner was disgusted that his attempt at making a secret government act revealed failed. Judge Richard mentions that Liz will still be charged for murder because of her previous answers. A: He meant it as kind of a joke, kind of how you learn a secret and wish you had never found out the truth. Richard Denner gave in to legal blackmail and exceeded his authority within the court system. The chemo caused the seizure, which was brought on by his worry for Keen and him having committed perjury to protect her. A: It was worth the risk in Wilcox's eyes. Denner was sickened that Connolly won. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Will Connolly take revenge on Denner? If you don't recognize the name Ryan Eggold, you probably know Tom Keen, the character he plays. But it won't be the same around here without Mr. What Twist Was Revealed: It turned out that Red hired Tom Keen before The Blacklist began to check in on Liz. They insulted each other with accurate descriptions of their flaws. "Tom Keen" The trial of the task force would have embarrassed and humiliated the government. As evidence mounts against Liz in the case of the murdered DC Harbormaster, a federal judge makes it clear to her that she will face severe criminal charges. While they are getting ready for work he shows her two fliers and asks her to choose which one he should visit with his community group. Working in the government while vocally against their transparency and threats would make anyone think he's foolish. She asks Liz not to say anything and she agrees. A: He will be imprisoned for other crimes committed in the process of the murder such as perjury, accessory to murder, and obstruction of justice. She wanted Berlin caught and will do anything for that. He just did not think he would ever have to do something like that in order to actually do the right thing. "Of all the words I've written on the show, two of the hardest were when Red [James Spader] told Liz [Megan Boone]: 'Tom’s dead.' Harold tells Liz that he perjured himself for her. What would Connolly have done to Denner and the case if Denner had refused to end the inquiry? A: It was most likely a trivial detail of whether it was a machine gun, assault rifle, personal defense weapons, or whatever else and didn't care to clarify it. And unlike other "deaths" during the drama from creator/showrunner Jon Bokenkamp and executive producer John Eisendrath, this one will stick. They inform Tom that he needs to come back to save Liz. Connolly goes to see Harold in his office. After escaping, Tom was briefly reunited with Liz at their apartment — only she arrived to discover him tied up and held hostage. He congratulates Harold, a job well done! He was able to do that and let him live but not before breaking his knee.Liz is in Judge Richard Denner's chamber, and he tells her that he has a bullet fragment that was found on the ship belonging to her. The field investigator engages in illegal actions. LIZ'S EX-HUSBAND RATES A HIGH RANKING ON REDDINGTON'S BLACKLIST AS THE TEAM TRACKS DOWN TOM KEEN TO CLEAR LIZ FROM MURDER CHARGES - As evidence mounts against Liz in the case of the murdered DC Harbormaster, a federal judge makes it clear to her that she will face severe criminal charges. How did Connolly get Tom released without questions? Thomas Connolly stated that his rise to power was based on not caring about morality. Why did Wilcox illegally access Keen’s bank accounts? The Blacklist season finale a surprise character return that most fans were not expecting: Tom Keen (Ryan Eggold) Keen died during the midseason finale after being attacked by Ian Garvey, the season's main antagonist. Red then is tasked with telling Liz that Tom has died. Currently Ryan appears as hospital director Dr. Max Goodwin, a main character on the NBC drama series New Amsterdam, which began in September 2018. "I feel incredibly lucky to have played a role with such a uniquely dynamic evolution," Eggold said in a statement to THR. He makes a ruling that if Liz and Cooper testify, it is a matter of national security. The Blacklist has put its characters through some troubling experiences, though Tom Keen arguably had it the worst. The field investigator shows outrage when the guilty escape. The Blacklist Season 2 Episode 16: "Tom Keen" Quotes. Directed by Andrew McCarthy. Elizabeth and Tom's relationship began with the latter lying to her about his identity. Sitemap | At the MWC Kaiser Airfield in Munich Germany, the FBI, led by Donald, storms in and raid a shipping container full of machine guns. His father is of German descent and his mother is of … Tom leaves and the two talk about how Denner did something that wasn't necessary. A: The actual methods are unknown, but as he is with the attorney general, he would have certain tools at his disposal to either modify or erase the records. Nooooo! Why do they love each other? November 15, 2017 The Role of Liz is Played by Megan Boone. He knew the model was FN F2000 and that the neo-nazis wanted them. The Blacklist Recap: Keen, Keen, the Killing Machine. The investigation is shut down after a desperation maneuver. Which are the show's 10 best relationships? She apologizes for that, but not because of the mission. Aram made a get well card but got news that Harold was in the hospital because of low blood sugar. He was able to do that and let him live but not before breaking his knee. A: It was just that: mockery. With James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Ryan Eggold. The Blacklist is in its fifth season and, after the fall finale, fans want to know what happened to Tom Keen. He lets Red know about an arms dealer named Kohl's death and they recruited a new boy that is looking for F2000 assault rifles. Why did Denner take the Keen case even though it was outside his jurisdiction? While he was vocal against it, he still had to do his job. Tom is in Richard's chambers, trying to get answers. When he refused to change his position due to his hatred for a secretive government, Wright played the last card she had: Thomas Connolly. The Blacklist is packed with memorable character dynamics, especially those involving Raymond Reddington. Is Tom Keen a spy on blacklist? He felt they shouldn't follow the rules normally to put away a crooked federal agent and was willing to do whatever was necessary, not thinking of the consequences, only justice for Ames. It could be they realized this and used it as an excuse for a “false arrest”. He acted as though he had enough evidence. Ryan Eggold was born on August 10, 1984 in Lakewood, California. He was upset that she was becoming a crooked individual instead of the good person she was when she first joined the task force. Because of that, he got obsessed and lost sight of where the lines were drawn in an investigation. Red puts the badly injured Liz and Tom in a car to the hospital for treatment. The field investigator is outraged that the guilty are “above the law”. Ryan Eggold AKA Tom Keen is an actor who did great work in The Blacklist, and success has leaped. During Wednesday's midseason finale, star Ryan Eggold's Tom Keen was shockingly killed off the NBC procedural. Red lets Donald know once Tom takes a new undercover role, he becomes real. Episode Information Will Denner, Marking, and/or Wilcox pursue similar cases in the future since they were shown how easy it is to destroy such investigations? Keen. A: Wright was sure that after Keen and Cooper's testimony, that Denner would drop the case. The government official uses their authority combined with threats to end the inquiry. The Top 10 Elizabeth Keen Blacklist Facts You Should Know. A: Denner was always against the government's acts of secrecy. In Dresden, Germany, we see Tom Keen beating up a man to find where he hid his stash. Q: Denner showed rage at Connolly for supporting the government's tactics of secrecy. Since criminals tend to appear intimidating they have a more “dirty” image. Liz talks to Charlene and wants to know Harold's condition. Lukas Reiter (Teleplay)J. R. Orci (Teleplay)J. R. Orci (Story)Lukas Reiter (Story)Jon Bokenkamp (Story)John Eisendrath (Story) Liz imprisoned Tom illegally. He finds out that Tom is still in love with her and that they will go to grand jury. The Sony Pictures Television Studios-produced spinoff was canceled after one low-rated season, with Eggold returning to the flagship as a series regular in its current fifth season. He actually fell in love with her though, and the drama of their evolving relationship played out over several seasons. A: He thought it was worth it when trying to catch who he believed was a murderer. Connolly used his authority to make that point clear, angering Denner, but he couldn't refute it due to his own misconduct. Written by The investigation was shut down because of intervention from. In the court room, Judge Denner doesn't like that the government can overrride the constitution with the “national security” reason. [The Blacklist] - Season 2, Episode 16 "Tom Keen" Thread starter UltimaOnline; Start date Dec 6, 2020; UltimaOnline Alfrescian (InfP) Generous Asset. Connolly focused on the limits of Denner's authority and stated that Denner had ignored his jurisdiction. Will the ruling set a precedent that allows the task force, Wright, and/or Connolly to silence similar incidents? Tom Connolly walks in and says this deal won't happen. The character, later revealed to be a covert operative, was spun off last season to topline The Blacklist… He tells him he doesn't care what happens to him but is only here for Liz. Red tells the team that in order to exonerate Liz, they have to bring in Tom Keen, who is undercover. Red lets Liz know that everything is about her and she shouldn't reflect on this. Ryan Eggold has reflected on his time starring as Tom Keen on The Blacklist.. Connolly would need a plausible reason for Tom's release and the destruction of any records. He wants to know why they are here and tells them to leave. A: He did, but because he spent so much time with her, and also because you can not always help who you love, he fell in love with her for real, while he was pretending to love her. A: He most likely was but got out and only just entered rehab. First, he lets him know that Tom is untrustworthy. Red visits Ruddiger in rehab, trying to obtain information about Die Entrechteten. I watched the first season of NBC’s The Blacklist because, back in 2013, I somehow had enough time to watch a network drama on the basis of the performance of one actor (James Spader). They argue about legal authority and government security regulations. Season 2, Episode 16 Episode Chronology The episode then picked up with the flash-forward featured in the season five premiere as Liz and Tom put up a valiant effort during a violent struggle but are both outnumbered. Ryan Eggold, Composer: Literally, Right Before Aaron. Liz tells Red that Tom will not come back and that this is her fault, the reason why Eugene is dead. Why did Connolly say he regretted learning of Red? Hisham Tawfiq as Dembe ZumaDikran Tulaine as Max RuddigerReed Birney as Thomas ConnollyMichael Kostroff as Martin WilcoxAdriane Lenox as Reven WrightMichael Beach as Brad Marking Bone was born on April 29, 1983 in Petoskey, Michigan. They are drug dealers and the most ruthless in Europe. He had obtained information concerning national security, which he shouldn't have. Eggold's Tom Keen was the husband of Boone's Elizabeth Keen. It aired on March 19, 2015 on NBC. He confesses, saying he killed Eugene and Liz had nothing to do with it. I will miss this TV family immensely and diligently look forward to the opportunity to embody new characters and tell new stories.". Wright would claim that Wilcox had exceeded his authority and cast a “shadow of doubt” on the rest of the evidence. In the end, it came back to wound him. Both sides engage in a gun battle, while Tom escapes. He lets him know that he can get the shipment back if he gets 35% of the cost. He agrees. Next Liz wants to know what will happen to Tom. Even Red, despite his well-dressed appearance, has an intimidating vibe. Looking ahead, Tom’s death upends the show in a way we’re very excited about, and our next episode is unlike anything we’ve done before. You saved a man you hate to help me. The episode premiered in the United States on NBC on March 19, 2015. A: Typically, cops have clean appearances. The sweet and unassuming Tom Keen began his career on The Blacklist as a humble school teacher in a marriage filled with love and affection. The Attorney General lets Liz know that Denner never had a case and there was no chance of a trial. Wednesday's midseason finale picked up with Tom being held captive by a blacklister. They could have used a legal loophole, such as Wilcox’s illegal search. "Tom Keen" is the sixteenth episode of the second season of the American crime drama The Blacklist. The doctor states that Harold's health is improving and the trial is working. Wilcox is outraged that “the Feds are above the law”. Why did Denner lack the needed evidence for a trial? Charlene lets Harold know the doctor is ready to go over his results. A: That's just her personal preference. All rights reserved. Q: Connolly mocked Denner and offered to promote him to a “real court”. | EU Privacy Preferences. A: He meant well. by Privacy Policy | He is mesmerising a brilliant actor . Lesley Goldberg, [Warning: This story contains spoilers from the midseason finale of NBC's The Blacklist.]. Connolly replies, Tom was never in custody. Liz. Tom goes back to his apartment and calls Red. He was not thinking clearly. A: Connolly released him to preserve the secrets of the task force, which would have been brought to open court if Tom was tried for the murder of Harbormaster Eugene Ames. Reddington and Ressler jump into high gear to exonerate Liz but the only solution is to find the recently vanished Tom Keen - wherever he may … The investigation ran the risk of being shut down since some of the evidence was illegally obtained or in a legal gray/grey area. Liz comes to see Harold and apologizes. What is his legal occupation? Q: Why did Wilcox not request a search warrant for Keen’s bank accounts? "I'm grateful for the time spent working with Megan, James and the entire cast. When the FBI arrive outside to take Liz, she gives him the car keys.He calls Liz and goes to the adoption meeting alone.When Liz returns home she finds Tom tied to a chair. He is the covert operative that convinces himself into the role. Other than professional life, his results are also an important aspect to talk about. The series will also celebrate its landmark 100th episode in January. Why did Connolly and Denner need to use the “national security” excuse? Terms of Use | He doesn't want to come back, but Red tells him that she will be indicted and must protect Liz at all cost. Was Cooper’s anger towards Keen caused by the chemotherapy? He will probably move higher up because of his cooperation. A: Cooper knew that Keen was innocent, and did the moral thing keeping her out of prison, where the system would have had her incarcerated for a crime she didn't commit. The doctor tells Harold's wife, Charlene, that Harold has a seizure cause by his condition. ... 1 Elizabeth Keen & Tom Keen. He has a brain tumor, glioblastoma, that was found a year ago, when he was attacked. The Blacklist's Tom Keen (Ryan Eggold) has joined the growing number of dead TV spouses. "That said, we always knew Tom’s exploits would one day get him killed — The Blacklist won’t be the same without him. Donald and Red are looking for Franz Becker, who they think will get in contact with Tom. The good and the bad about a show like The Blacklist is that many stories and subplots are going on all at once. A: Denner stated that after 30 years of being a judge he has learned that the Department of Justice's “barks” are far worse than their “bites”. He thought he was trying to stop a killer using her government position to get away with it. ... when Liz was reunited with Tom ... We still don't know why he came into Elizabeth Keen's life. Liz is in Judge Richard Denner's chamber, and he tells her that he has a bullet fragment that was found on the ship belonging to her. Why was perjury the line Cooper would not cross? Air date Wilcox's and Brad Marking's reactions to Denner's ruling indicate that they have lost previous cases because of the. Won’t come as any surprise — but he went down swinging!" Ryan James Eggold (born August 10, 1984) is an American actor. They have a certain walk, talk, and air about them that criminals can detect. A: While Denner has a grudge against the government, he accepts that national security is a real issue if it's clearly an issue. Why did the characters keep saying they cared about justice? A: He may bend the rules, but he always thought of himself as an honest man, and not someone who would lie under oath. A: It's a turn of phrase. Why was Max not in prison? Guest Stars Connolly won't do anything to someone who just wants to get the last word in. A car drives into the garage and Tom comes up to the car where he sees Red and Donald. If you want to know how Tom died, and who killed him, then keep reading. Arresting Denner would have led to an inquiry and/or trial where Denner could have exposed Connolly's actions. Directed by Eisendrath, who wrote Wednesday's episode with Bokenkamp, said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. The government official is later killed by a member of the task force after the government official threatens the task force. It's insight into how Samar thinks. The episode ends with Cooper (Harry Lennix) standing over Tom's dead body in the morgue, closing the book on Eggold's character. His speech showed that he was sickened that the government had won. Liz comes by and wants to know what they are doing, Red and Donald tell her they have found Tom. Connolly lets him know that he crossed the line and must stop doing what he is doing. She lets him know that the reason why she is here and a better person is because of him. As medical professionals work on Liz and Tom, The Blacklist cuts to black, with Liz later waking up — after being in a coma for 10 months — to find Red by her side. Permalink: You saved a man you hate to help me. Related: The Blacklist: Most Shocking Moments From The Show, Ranked Tom Keen was one of The Blacklist's most complex characters, with the show revealing he was an undercover agent once hired by Red to spy on Liz. © 2020 The Hollywood Reporter, LLC. Why is Denner considered “insane” by the Beltway? “The Longevity Initiative”. A: No. Mostly I'm indebted to Jon Bokenkamp, John Eisendrath and the writers for continuing to elevate the show creatively and always impassioning me to further explore the true nature of this character. The government official directing the investigation ignores the fact that some of the evidence was obtained under legally questionable circumstances. Tom should have received training to avoid emotional relationships. The Blacklist returns Jan. 3 on NBC. It is unknown what criteria Red is using to determine each member's position on the … A: Denner doing what he thought was right, stopping the government from covering up a crime. 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