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Actress and director Famke Janssen of the Netherlands poses as she arrives on the red carpet for the screening of her film "Bringing up Bobby" during the 37th American Film Festival in Deauville, September 5, 2011 Reuters/Regis Duvignau

Season 3 Episode 22 of “The Blacklist,” titled, “Alexander Kirk,” served as a backdoor pilot for a possible spinoff series starring Scottie Hargrave (Famke Janssen) and Tom Keen (Ryan Eggold). The episode focused on Tom’s background.

It was revealed during the episode that Scottie was actually Tom’s mother, and also indirectly responsible for the death of his fiancé, Liz (Megan Boone).

Previously, Scottie, Tom and Red (James Spader) decided to work together to take down Alexander Kirk (Ulrich Thomsen), the man who planned the attack against Liz and the others on her wedding day, eventually leading to her death. During the episode, the team had to go to extreme measures, like robbing a bank, getting a little girl shot and drugging a wealthy man to scan his retina, just to reach Kirk.

Near the end of the episode, the team managed to reach Kirk’s hidden stash and was able to compel him to meet with Red personally. Tom also shot Mr. Solomon on the side, which will injure, but not kill him. Tom asked some members of the FBI task force to become godparents to his daughter Agnes.

Tom returned to Scottie’s office with the intention of killing her. However, Red called him and said that if he kills Scottie, all the answers he has been searching for his whole life will die with her. Tom suddenly realized that Scottie is his mother, with Red saying that his real name is Christopher Hargrave. Scottie is his long-lost mother.

When he was a child, Tom went missing and Scottie believed that he was already dead. Scottie, however, still does not know the truth about their relationship and the episode ended with her sharing to Tom how she constantly wishes that she would find him someday.

If Liz is still alive, Tom most likely does not know about it. His acts in “Alexander Kirk” showed that he was out for vengeance, and not merely pretending to be angry. Ryan Eggold’s performance showed that he is capable of starring in a potential spinoff series if it actually comes out.

“The Blacklist” Season 3 airs next on May 19 on NBC. It also airs on Channel 7 in Australia. Meanwhile, here's the trailer to the season finale.

Source: YouTube/The Blacklist