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Watching The Blacklist is like putting together a puzzle, with only corner pieces to work with. We know there’s a picture in mind, that eventually we’ll be able to lock together a picture of some part of the characters’ back stories, but for now, we’re clueless. And one of the characters that keeps us guessing without fail is Liz Keen (Megan Boone).

Newcomer Megan has done a bang-up job of setting the stage for her character’s growth. When we first met Liz, she was just a woman and a wife who wanted a baby and was starting a new job. Granted, that new job was as an FBI profiler and she had just graduated from Quantico. But with each new episode, we’ve become more curious about what makes the pretty, brilliant Liz tick.

First off, we have no idea where she comes from. Yes, she was raised by someone who wasn’t her father, and Red (James Spader) killed him as he lay close to death in a hospital bed. That’s something, and is definitely a plot line we’ll want explored as the show rolls on in its second half. Why did this man take her in? What is his connection to Red and to the life she now leads?

One of the only things we really know about Liz Keen is that Red chose her to help him carry out his dismantling of the FBI’s blacklist. But the interesting part is not just that we don’t know why, but that we have a feeling she’ll figure it out before we do. We’ve barely had a chance to scratch the surface of what she’s learned in her training for the job, so instead of all surprises coming from outside of her in the future, she is likely packing a few up her carefully tailored blouse.

We also need to know more about that husband of hers, and how she’s dealing with the idea that he isn’t who he says he is. While she questioned his background briefly, after finding passports and other clues that he has a shady side, she seems to be sleeping fine now. How can this be, we wonder, when she is trained to question everything and seek out answers in whatever ways she knows how?

With Red’s words, “Be careful of your husband,” still hanging in the air after the midseason finale, we have to think that she’ll heed his warning and do some digging. Now, without Red shoveling beside her, it’s likely we’ll get a much closer look at who Liz Keen really is.

NBC’s The Blacklist returns for Season 1, Episode 11, “The Good Samaritan Killer” on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

What do you think is the most interesting thing about The Blacklist so far? Are you dying for the show to return?

Julia Wayne is an Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!