Cooper told Red that he knows Maddie Toliver is Liz' mom. But Liz talks about her to Red as if she doesn't know she's actually Katarina (she refers to her as Maddie instead of Katarina, and the Maddie alias has only been available for maybe 6 months, as a result of Katarina paying to have the real Maddie killed).
So, thanks to Cooper, Red knows that Liz knows/thinks that Maddie is her mother, even though Liz has never discussed/admitted it to him? Or was it just assumed that he knew that she knew since she also knew that Maddie/Katarina had not actually been killed?
Furthermore, didn't Red who is "never dishonest, only withholding" respond to Liz' one time question about whether Maddie was her mother by denying it? Wait-we haven't seen the results of a DNA test. Maybe Red didn't lie, and "Maddie" isn't Katarina. That would explain the complete lack of accent, no similarity to young Katarina, and real lack of maternal behavior. Did Dom actually recognize her as being Katarina? Wouldn't she have spoken to Ilya in Russian, not English, when she was interrogating him? Have we ever heard her speak in Russian?
Finally, isn't the Townsend Directive going to want its money back now that so many people know that she's not really dead?
Yes, that was confusing.
Exactly. Plus, the accountant is clearly going to be relevant going forward. It was pretty funny when he said that clearly Liz and Ressler had nothing to hide. I almost thought he was being sarcastic.