The pandemic has forced many industries to think outside the box. Schools have moved classes and exams online, talk show hosts are filming from home, and some movies were released directly on digital platforms, forgoing a theatrical release. But NBC's hit crime thriller "The Blacklist" may have just taken the cake with their creative solution to ending the current seventh season of the show - a finale that blends both live-action and graphic novel-style animation.
The season was supposed to have 22 episodes but production was halted midway through the 19th episode. The crew had a decision to make. Cut the season short and end on episode 18, which wasn't intended to be or even produced as a finale, or rewrite episode 19 to act as the season finale? They went with the latter but still had to figure out how to film the remaining half of the episode. The solution? Animation.
This was such a good decision and the episode was so fun to watch. The crew really did an amazing job and it just goes to prove the old adage, necessity is the mother of invention.