The Blacklist Season 9 Episode 8 Recap: Viewers Stunned After Another Fan-Favorite Departure

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The Blacklist Season 9 returned with another heartbreaking episode — another fan-favorite character left the show. Red (James Spader) was forced to bid goodbye to one of his allies.

The Blacklist Season 9 Episode 8: Red Bid Goodbye To This Trusted Character

In the premiere episode of The Blacklist Season 9, the viewers were introduced to two new characters — Weecha Xiu (Diany Rodriguez) and Mierce Xiu (Karina Arroyave). After a two-year time jump when Red went into hiding after leaving Dembe Zuma (Hisham Tawfiq), Weecha and Mierce were by his side to look after him, Express reported.


He found great allies in the two sisters. They helped him hide from Dembe and took care of him. Weecha took the role of Red's bodyguard. Meanwhile, Mierce and Red got more closer and in episode 4, there were hints of a romantic relationship between the two. The episode ended with the two in bed.

However, in the latest episode, Mierce decided to move on from Red. She realized that he was still grieving the loss of Liz (Megan Boone) and couldn't still let go of the past.

Red is still trying to tie the loose ends from the night of Liz's murder and he seems to have found some answers using Elias VanDyke’s (Lukas Hassel) phone.

When he told Mierce about this, it only strengthen her decision to let him go. She bid goodbye because she knew that he was still not ready to start a new journey and still had a lot of things to fix.

How Did Liz Keen Die On The Blacklist?

Megan Boone was one of the key characters in the series, but her character bid goodbye last season. The viewers were shocked when the series creators killed Liz because they thought she was invincible.

Liz met with Red and while they were talking, she was hot in the back by one of Townsend's (Reg Rogers) men. She died in the arms of Red. Dembe (Hisham Tawflq) immediately pulled Red away. Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff) was the first from the task force to find her dead body.

Some fans are still hoping that Liz is still alive. In Season 3, she faked her death to keep her daughter Agnes away from Red. So, many viewers hope that she will still return in another twist of fate. However, some were convinced that this time, Liz is really dead.