None of this happened because Red was keeping a secret. Red keeps all kinds of secrets. A box of bones in the dirt wasn’t hurting anyone. Tom’s pursuit of it brought all this down. Red tried to tell him, ‘nothing good will come from digging up secrets.’ Along with the suitcase, Kaplan dug up Tom’s grave.
But I get it. The writers need some way to actually pry these things out of Red. Whether it be Liz looking for answers or Tom just not stopping, no matter what.
I’m glad they’ll have to find fresh ways to keep the reveals coming.