21 Oct 2021 3:20 PM +00:00 UTC

The Blacklist Season 9 Spoilers, Trailer & Predictions: Dembe Remembers Liz In Emotional Scene

The Blacklist Season 9 will no longer feature Megan Boone’s character, Liz Keene, but this doesn’t mean that her friends will not remember her.

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Even though two years would’ve already passed since Liz’s death, Red (James Spader), Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff), Dembe (Hisham Tawfiq), and more will still remember Liz.

New The Blacklist Season 9 Teaser Released

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A snippet from The Blacklist Season 9 Episode 1 was released during Tawfiq’s interview with PIX11 News. And it shows Dembe working at a construction site.

An unnamed man tells Dembe that he will propose to his girl, Elizabeth, though they have only known each other for two weeks.

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Dembe immediately remembers Liz when his colleague mentions the name Elizabeth. And he told him that he also knows a woman named Elizabeth.

The unnamed man thinks that Dembe and Liz are also a couple just like him and his Elizabeth. But Dembe explains that Liz was his friend, and she died two years ago.

By the looks of it, this wouldn’t be the only mention of Liz in The Blacklist Season 9 Episode 1. Red will most likely mention the deceased character, especially because Liz will have an impact on his decision as to whether to work with the FBI task force again.

Hisham Tawfiq Reveals He Signed On For Just One Episode Of The Blacklist

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In The Blacklist, Tawfiq plays the role of Red’s loyal right-hand man, Dembe.

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During the interview, Tawfiq revealed that he wasn’t supposed to be a regular in the hit NBC series. After all, he was just asked to appear in one episode, and then the creators asked him to return for another installment.

After appearing in two episodes, the creators asked him to be part of an entire season of The Blacklist. And next thing he knew, he became a series regular, and his character is an integral part of the series.

How Will Dembe Support Red After Liz’s Death In The Blacklist Season 9?

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In The Blacklist Season 8Liz was killed off, and Red and Dembe witnessed what went down. Dembe was the one that pulled Red from the scene, possibly because he was worried that Liz’s death would affect Red’s health negatively.

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It is still unclear if Red and Dembe stayed in touch with each other throughout those two years since Liz passed away. But if they didn’t, it would be exciting to see how their reunion would be like.

Dembe has always been a great source of strength and support for Red. So, in The Blacklist Season 9, fans can expect that Dembe will continue to stand by his friend’s side.

When Will The Blacklist Season 9 Premiere?

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The Blacklist Season 9 will premiere on Thursday, Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

The Blacklist Season 9 Episodes 1 titled The Skinner and The Blacklist Season 9 Episode 2 titled The Skinner, Conclusion is closely tied to each other. However, they won’t air on the same day. Episode 2 will air on Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

What Is The Plot For The Blacklist Season 9 Episodes 1 And 2?

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“In the two years following Elizabeth Keen's death, Reddington and the task force have disbanded, with Red's whereabouts unknown; but when one of their own is injured in the line of duty, they are drawn back together to bring down a global conspiracy,” the synopsis for Episode 1 reads.

“A kidnapping poses a test for the capabilities of the task force as they contend with a mysterious pirating organization,” the synopsis for Episode 2 reads.

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