I tend to bring to the set what I think serves the material and the characters, and try not to bring too much more than that. The nature of our relationship therefore… was not dissimilar to the relationship between Reddington and Elizabeth Keen - in that you had somebody who knew more than you, and yet the person who knew less was incredibly hungry and game, yet reticent and out of her depth… [Red] clearly has strong feelings for [her]. Even though he is very protective of her, he has put her in the greatest jeopardy of her life to date. He’s willing to put her in the most dire circumstances, I think because of a presumption on his part that she’s up to it. She’s somebody who - not unlike himself - is very functional in the most dire of circumstances.
James Spader on Red’s strong feelings for Liz (and briefly on his working relationship with Megan Boone).redandlizzie)
Hmm. She saved him from the fire. I’ve said it before, and I’m saying it again. Maybe she went back fir him. Maybe she gave him hope. Maybe she was fearless. Somehow, I think she saved him, however young she was.