u/CingKan started the conversation on the r/TheBlackList subreddit saying, “After watching the last episode, it really struck me that they kill every time [off] As a background character, the show always feels smaller.” Characters like Chuck (Jonathan Holtzman) and Morgan (Genson Blimline), for example, don’t get too much screen time, but their presence helps the world feel deeper and more alive , and the show suffers when either of them leave. “We basically went with one of Reddington [fully-fledged] team, most of whom we knew except for Weecha [and] Dembe… It’s a bit sad.”
Others feel the same way. u/Symbare said the original post was “beautiful” and that they miss Baz (Bazzel Baz) and hope Paula (Marylouise Burke) comes back. u/DCI_Benway speculates that salary issues are at stake and that the actors are leaving when they go to literally greener pastures. u/MantiH gives the most succinct reason supporting characters are important to The Blacklist: The earlier seasons with a larger cast “feel much more alive”.