Check out what they had to say about the premiere and its dangers here.
Both men agreed that no one is going to be safe before the end of the season. “Someone or even someones may get hurt or more,” Arison hints. “You will learn more about Red and Liz’s relationship. And you’ll learn a little bit more about Tom.”
Lennix agrees that no one can avoid the drama of this final episode. “There’s a lot at stake for everybody — and I mean everybody, on a very real level. Everybody’s on the hot seat,” he says. “Red has informed us that Berlin is after everybody, and I think that will be more out tonight. But of course we want to bring people back for the second season, so we’re not going to answer every question. But we will answer some.”
Of course, Cooper has to go on Red’s intelligence here, but can Cooper really trust Reddington? Lennix doesn’t think that’s necessarily the case. “I think that Red has proven that he should be looked at with suspicion all the time,” the actor says. “But from a law-enforcement perspective, he’s the goose that laid the golden egg. Is that for him to only benefit from? Is he using us or are we using him? That’s the deal with him. I know that he is a valuable asset — I don’t think that trust has anything to do with that whatsoever. If I flip that light switch, do I trust that it will come on? Yeah. Do I trust it enough to put my finger in the socket? No.”
All of the drama in the “Blacklist” Season 1 finale will be revealed Monday, May 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.