As the season of “‘The Blacklist: Redemption” progresses, it looks like Scottie (Famke Janssen), the leader of Halcyon Aegis mercenary group, is not actually the biological mother of FBI agent Tom (Ryan Eggold).
As revealed in the premiere episode, Tom’s father, Howard (Terry O’Quinn), faked his death. He is the founder of Halcyon Aegis who enlisted his son to infiltrate his mother’s firm.
However, in the episode titled “Independence, U.S.A.,” Howard suggested that Scottie is an imposter. How would this affect Tom?
“I think he’s caught in the middle and he doesn’t know what to believe,” Eggold spoke to Entertainment Weekly recently. “If he had to pick a side right now, it’s probably his father only because his father is the one giving him more information,” he added as Scottie still has no idea that their son is alive and that it is Tom.
The 32-year-old actor hinted that Tom would soon find out the truth, but he must undergo a number of twisted circumstances first with his parents.
“Their relationships are certainly beyond tested,” he said.
When asked if how would Tom feel if Scottie is not his mother, Eggold stated that his character would feel relieved knowing that his mother is not “some monstrous person with this plan to betray her country in some sort of nefarious attempt at whatever it is that they’re planning or this double of hers is planning.”
In the latest episode, it looks like that the Halcyon Aegis’s female head is getting closer to uncovering the truth about her son. Scottie would definitely feel betrayed but also relieved that her son is alive, says Eggold.
Furthermore, Eggold teased that Tom will be reunited with his wife, Liz (Megan Boone).
In the upcoming episode of the “The Blacklist” sequel, Tom and Mr. Solomon (Edi Gathegi) will go undercover on an international flight due to a hijack threat.
“The Blacklist: Redemption” will continue on March 23 on NBC.