Red started loosing it, before liz faked her death. When she was planning to marry Tom again, we saw him become sad and desperate. He knew he needed to stop Tom but had no good way to do it.
He knew if he killed Tom, Liz would ask him and he had vowed to never lie to her, so he knew he’d have to tell her the truth. That would cause her to hate him and he’d lose her forever.
For once, Red was helpless to do anything except stand back and watch the woman he loved more than life, marry another man…again!
Then, making matters worse, Liz faked her death to get away from Reds influence.
Can you imagine how you’d feel…..to love someone so deeply, watch them die, only to find out they staged it all and did it to get away from you?!
No wonder Reds a mess. It’s a miracle he’s held it together as well and as long as he has.
He’s in such a dark place right now. I hope Lizzy will have some compassion and be kind to him. I hope she will take Dembe’s concerns to heart and try to pull Red back.
When he shot Kate, I think he killed a big part of himself. They had a long history and a close bond. He’s been consumed with guilt and grief over that as well.
But he’s tried to forge on. I think he’s still somewhat suicidal. Even with Liz alive, she’s keeping him pushed out of her life. Without her, he has no hope, no reason to go on. If he gets killed, he really doesn’t care that much.