‘The Blacklist’ 5×08 Photos: ‘Ian Garvey

NBC has released the photos for the fall finale of The Blacklist, “Ian Garvey” and things aren’t looking good for Tom Keen. After last week’s massive blunder that got him kidnapped and two other people killed, Tom is being held captive and tortured by the mysterious third party who wants to take down Red, and no one knows where he is. Tom’s only hope for survival is Red, ironic right? Tom is always telling Red that he’s a bad influence, and he wants him out of Liz’s life forever, but who is it that Tom always ends up getting help from when he needs it most?….Red. He’s lucky that Red cares about Liz so much, because the only reason that Red ever helps Tom is because Liz loves him. Red is in Tom’s corner by default, and it’s really the only reason he’s still alive at this point honestly.

From some of the photos for “Ian Garvey,” it looks like Red might rescue Tom, and they go after the man who’s stolen the suitcase together, but looks can be deceiving. From the promo trailer, there are scenes where Tom is much more severely injured than he is in these photos, so I think something else catastrophic for Tom is going to happen that isn’t shown here, of course they wouldn’t want to spoil that if it’s true.

I could be wrong, but I wouldn’t be surprised if “Ian Garvey” is the end of the line for Tom. So many signs from the first few episodes of this season seem to be pointing in that direction. He’s been having really foreboding conversations with Liz saying things like “I won’t let anything happen to you”, “you aren’t going to lose me”. When a character says lines like that, they’ve pretty much just signed their death warrant. Not to mention the ominous flash forwards of Tom covered in blood lying on the floor with following close ups of his face and eyes with the life drained out of them. This could have all been used to trick us, but The Blacklist has gone a long time without a major character death (besides Kate last season and Nik this season) and I feel like it’s time for another one. If a death does occur, it’s almost always in the fall finale or season finale, and tonight is the fall finale.

Check out the gallery and read the synopsis for “Ian Garvey below, and maybe get ready to grab the tissues, because Tom Keen could be leaving us tonight and the aftermath is going to be heartbreaking (for Liz anyway).


When Tom goes missing, Liz desperately retraces his steps in order to find him. Meanwhile Red’s hunt for the suitcase of bones puts him on a collision course with Tom that will change everyone’s lives forever.

The Blacklist fall finale airs Tonight at 8/9c on NBC.

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