The task force started to close in on Alexander Kirk (Ulrich Thomsen), the man responsible for Liz’s (Megan Boone) death, but it soon transpired that all wasn’t what it seemed. Mr Kaplan (Susan Blommaert) helped Tom (Ryan Eggold) flee the country with his daughter Agnes infuriating Reddington (James Spader) in the process. She revealed that Tom had gone to reunite with Liz in Cuba and explained that she had helped fake Liz’s death to protect her from Red.
Did anyone really think that Elizabeth Keen was dead? Did anyone possibly doubt that Mr. Kaplan (Susan Blommaert) was behind it? Many viewers speculated that Raymond Reddington must have known about the fake death. He didn't, and it was always clear that he didn't, because Red's a great poker player but he's not an infallible poker face. He wears his heart on his sleeve and in his words. If he'd known Liz was alive, he wouldn't have been able to keep up the sustained distress that we saw. And as we predicted here in an earlier piece, Liz showed up for the finale.
To recall, in "The Blacklist" Season 3, Liz met Red's (James Spader) opponent and told her he is Constantine Rostova, the father she thinks she already killed a long ago. It looks like the ghost from the past continuously haunts Liz after she shot her father dead in defense of her domestically abused mother. Kirk had an agreement with Mr. Kaplan (Susan Blommaert) to arrange a meeting to Liz so they could talk personally. But, Liz decided to fake her own death to know the truth about her family.