NBC’s crime drama is still going strong after nine seasons, with a 10th outing from The Blacklist already confirmed to be in the works. As fans grow increasingly desperate to learn more about Raymond “Red” Reddington (played by James Spader) and his late daughter, Liz Keen (Megan Boone), their return to some of the show’s classic episodes has gave unexpected results.
Eagle-eyed viewers spotted a baffling continuity error during an important scene between Red and his daughter, Liz.
During the season two episode, Quon Zhang (#87), the task force investigates a chilling case involving the corpses of Chinese-American women smuggled out of the country.
Meanwhile, Liz comes even closer to uncovering the truth about her past when she visits Red’s apartment.
At this point in the series, Liz is still unaware that Red is her father, and the man she knows as Red is not who he claims to be.
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However, a mysterious old photograph could be the clue she seeks to discover the identity of her parents.
Unfortunately, this dramatic reveal was undermined for some fans who couldn’t help but notice an embarrassing continuity error with the other photographs on Red’s fireplace.
An observant fan took to the forum movie error message boards when he realized that one of Red’s photos seemed to change between shots.
“As Keen enters Red’s Bethesda apartment, the camera pans to the footage on the fireplace,” they wrote.
Another fan pointed out, “Not only does he find the strength to remove all the wires and lines from the monitor attached to him, but when he goes down the hall to pick up a gun, he’s fully clothed in a jacket and pants.
“Did the very efficient hospital team forget to bring her a hospital gown? Did they operate on him while he was wearing his street clothes? »
Thankfully, the twists came way too thick and fast for fans to worry about the show’s leaps of logic.
Back in Quon Zhang, Liz eventually discovered her mother was a Russian spy named Katarina Rostova (Lotte Verbeek) after scouring every inch of Red’s secret apartment.
Obviously, few viewers were put off by the picture frame continuity error, as Liz would find out the truth about her father’s identity some three seasons later.
Now in season nine, Liz is dead and Red has started to get closer to exposing the person behind her murder.
With some of the highest ratings for NBC, The Blacklist could continue to uncover more dirty secrets and family scandals for years to come.
Blacklist Season 9 continues Fridays on NBC in the US. A UK release date has yet to be announced.