After eight seasons of playing Liz Keen on NBC’s blacklist, Megan Boone is ready to say goodbye.
On Wednesday, in a heartfelt Instagram post, which she posted during the airing of her latest blacklisted episode, Boone expressed her gratitude to her fans and colleagues for their support. “This experience, for me, has been a lifetime inside my own life,” she began, alongside a photo of her and her co-star James Spader in character. “Those eight years of playing with Liz Keen helped me define the world and myself better, as she set out to do the same. Liz searched for unbreakable family ties and collided with powerful forces to reveal the limits where a cruel and indifferent world ended and where it began.
She added that “at the end of its story, I’m grateful, especially to the people I shared this moment with: my fellow cast members present and past, our amazing team who carried every day for all. people involved, and those of you we entertained. The dreams within this little life are the memories I still have of passing guest stars, however briefly, of their faces, their voices, their idiosyncrasies and their talents. So many of you have been in my 150+ episodes that, ironically, I couldn’t list you all here, but… What a list. What a dream. Thanks everyone. “
Earlier this month, news broke of Boone’s departure from the NBC drama, in which she has starred with Spader since her debut in 2013, was announced. It was reportedly scheduled for release long before The Blacklist Season 9 pickup in January, giving the show’s writers plenty of time to craft Liz’s final arc. (Read our recap of Boone’s latest episode.)