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The Blacklist reunions just keep coming as production on Season 8 gets further underway. Now, Megan Boone has shared a picture of herself and Hisham Tawfiq on the set of the veteran crime drama, and it has this viewer wondering: what could it mean for Liz and Dembe in Season 8? After all, Liz is no longer Team Red, while Dembe still is.

It feels like ages ago that The Blacklist signed off from its previous season with that impressively-animated finale. The episode also served as the backdrop to Liz’s stunning decision to align with her estranged mother, Katarina Rostova, over her father figure of nearly a decade – Red. It is a choice that will probably not sit well with Dembe. Off-screen, Megan Boone, and Hisham Tawfiq were all smiles, though. Check them out:

Based on Megan Boone’s caption, it was her first day filming with Hisham Tawfiq. What does that mean? You can bet there will be scenes between Liz and Dembe when The Blacklist returns for Season 8. That is not incredibly surprising considering that Liz and Dembe often have scenes on the show. However, the context of their interactions has changed quite a bit, with Liz aligning against Red’s interests.

What will these Blacklist scenes include? Could Dembe be onto Liz early on and figure out that she has turned against Red? If Dembe figures it out, will he spare Red from knowing? Due to what is at stake and what he would be covering for Liz doing, I doubt Dembe would be willing to lie to Red again. Of course, this is assuming that Liz is legitimately on her mom’s side.

I am holding onto the slimmest hope that Liz is faking this whole thing to be a double agent. Regardless, we all have to approach Season 8 with the truth we currently have, and that is that Liz is on the warpath. Yes, even though Red is battling a deadly illness. Thank goodness he has Dembe as his best friend. On a related note, check out this promo art for The Blacklist’s return:

Last season, The Blacklist had promised fewer secrets on the horizon. The show certainly delivered by way of the reveal that Red is not Ilya Koslov. However, it did not answer who he is. That mystery continues to gain clues without actually producing a full reveal. Dembe has seemed to encourage Red to share the truth with Liz. Despite that, Red has remained bewilderingly mum.

Will Season 8 finally witness the most massive reveal of all? Stay tuned. Check out Megan Boone and Hisham Tawfiq when Liz and Dembe return for Season 8. The Blacklist returns in one month as one of this fall’s premieres on Friday, November 13, at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. Until Liz and Dembe come back, you can check out all seven seasons of their past adventures via Netflix’s releases.

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