Entertainment news YouTube channel FabTV interviewed Donald Ressler actor Diego Klattenhoff about his character and the show in general around the time of the season 8 finale of “Blacklist.” FabTV once asked Ressler to share a memorable moment from Season 8 of The Blacklist.
“Obviously, it’s great that after all these episodes and all this back and forth, Ressler and Liz got together to see how that plays out,” Klattenhoff replied. He went on to share that he enjoyed hearing fan reactions to the moment both online and in person. “Just thinking how many years we’ve been doing this was a highlight for me,” he continued.
The scene where Ressler and Liz eventually escalate their relationship beyond platonic partnership occurs in the season 8 premiere. In an interview with The Wrap, which was released around the time this episode aired, series creator Jon Bokenkamp also spoke highly of the beginning romance between Ressler and Liz. “It’s such a complex moment full of emotions – that’s what I like about it,” he said. “This kiss between Ressler and Liz is the beginning of a really great story that took years to build.”
Of course, Liz is now completely absent from Ressler’s storyline, altering his character’s development and increasing the significance of their kiss in hindsight.