This outing also saw the sad departure of agents Alina Park (Laura Sohn) and Aram Mojtabai (Amir Arison), though there’s a chance Amir could return after his stint on Broadway.
Clearly, some viewers felt it was the right decision to kill off the disruptive heroine, although the first season without Liz was met with a mixed response from die-hard fans.
Even so, the series is still proving popular enough to continue for a 10th season, which will premiere in February 2023.
The odds will be stacked against Red without his most trusted allies on hand, although Siya Malik (Anya Banerjee) will hopefully fill the gap left by the absent agents.
The Blacklist season 10 premieres Sunday, February 16, on NBC. A UK release date is yet to be announced.