Katarina had left a journal in the house that Kirk claimed Liz grew up in and while reading it, she learns more about Katarina's affair with Red along with the Rostov family's long history with a rare cancer. Red explains that he never wanted Liz to end up like him and was trying to prevent that. In "Sutton Ross", Samar awakens from her coma and accepts Aram's proposal. Kirk trades Liz for Red though the person he sends to release Liz safely tries to kill her, saying that Kirk used to be a good man until he saw her on TV on the run from the Cabal and became obsessed with her. 32) is a high-ranking Cabal operative. Though he is able to defuse the situation by escorting Janet away from Samar, Aram becomes worried for her when she leaves work without talking to him. Aram manages to find Samar in time to save her life; however, she is left on life support. She eventually regains her memory of the event when she killed her father to protect her mother. Tom later goes after Susan before Red calls him to stop Tom. Annapurna Sriram as Odette, a lawyer whose mother once worked for Alexander Kirk as a housekeeper. Cast Characters. Reddington ultimately killed him by stabbing him in the neck in "Anslo Garrick Conclusion". He eventually decides to release Cooper, but warns that they will keep an eye on him. The Director indicates there is a close personal connection between Liz and Red, but refuses to tell her what it is. After they pull off the heist, she asks him to run away with her, and he refuses. Milos orders his agents to abduct Fitch and strap a pipe bomb on him, intending to kill him. The Reddington Task Force, led by Assistant Director Harold Cooper (Harry Lennix), becomes the lead law enforcement agency responsible for capturing or killing the members of the Blacklist at Reddington's behest (usually to Red's benefit), which causes conflicts particularly for Special Agent Donald Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff), who was originally tasked with capturing Reddington. Later she is seen on the phone with an unknown person, talking about Tom. Visiting Cooper in the post office, he is able to confirm the woman that Panabaker had a meeting looks like Liz's mother, Katarina. In "Ruin," Hargrave returns to visit a newly widowed Liz, having been exonerated for the crimes her husband framed her for through Tom's testimony. She escapes with Aram only to be tracked down by a second group of Israelis, and Aram is able to call in support and stop the attack. Megan Boone Elizabeth "Liz" Keen. Upon encountering this ex-boyfriend on her return to Anchorage, Alina chooses not to kill him and allows the police to arrest him instead. A most-wanted fugitive works with a rookie FBI profiler to take down criminals and terrorists in this crime series. None of the regular cast will be leaving the show as we enter Season 8, but Clark Middleton, who had … At the end of the episode, Aram is comforted by Samar and realizes his feelings for her. After Liz kills Tom Connolly and becomes one of the FBI's most wanted, Tom departs on his boat to Japan to begin his new life. While being held hostage, Red explains there's a manhunt going on for his arrest in the murder of Zarak Mosadek. Kirk plans to take her back to the house she grew up in so she can see the truth for herself. Later, Katarina tells Kaplan that Reddington kidnapped Liz, believing her to be his daughter. Ian Garvey (Blacklister No. Eventually, Kirchoff sharpened one of the bones he had been sent into a weapon, killed the people holding him captive and escaped and formed his criminal syndicate under the alias "Berlin". Meanwhile, Tom discovers that Elizabeth knows his secret, informs his people and flees. In "Lipet's Seafood Company", it's confirmed that Red allowed Kirk to escape. 73), outwardly, is a well-known and politically active socialite. Reddington acquired him from The Major to insert him into Elizabeth's life, but when Berlin found out, he doubled Reddington's price. Having taken back the bag containing the skeletal remains, he leaves and has a few of his men get rid of Tom and Liz to send a message to Red. She is accepted, but declines upon learning that Aram recommended her for the fellowship, believing he only did so out of guilt for not telling her about resuming his relationship with Janet. As Kirk goes to kill Red, Red whispers something in his ear that causes Kirk to stop. Die Entrechteten (German: "The Disenfranchised") are a neo-nazi movement that smuggle drugs and weapons around Europe. With the help of Marvin Gerard, Red makes a deal with Laurel for her to publicly exonerate Liz on all but Tom Connolly's murder. In "Dr. Adrian Shaw: Conclusion", Kirk escapes the hospital with Liz and is upset to learn he really isn't her father. After the operative is arrested, Samar comforts Aram and pleases him by admitting she rescinded on her transfer papers. It is later revealed Alina fell into disgrace in the Anchorage FBI after flouting the law to catch her mother's ex-boyfriend, whom she blamed for her mother's fatal overdose. Janet even points out that she is doing a poor job hiding it behind a disinterest and tough façade. In "The Lindquist Concern" Tom suspects Kirk is manipulating Liz and seeks out Ressler's help for previous files from the FBI. In "Kuwait", it is revealed that as a young soldier during the Gulf War, Cooper covered up an illicit smuggling operation run by his superiors. The mission is a success and Liz is exonerated of all but the murder of Tom Connolly, for which she agrees to a plea of involuntary manslaughter and is set free. The act was done by a man named Kiryl Morozov on the orders of Alan Fitch, known as "The Decembrist", but Reddington was blamed. So Kirk takes her to the house he claimed she grew up in, near Nova Scotia. While being transported by federal agents, Solomon is rescued by an unknown person driving a Rolls Royce. It's there, Ressler discovers the names of Prescott's clients, including his own name on the list. The meeting was interrupted when a bomb went off, killing 15 attendants and the last of the old Soviet resistance. The last thing he needed is Gale causing him more problems with his life. Elizabeth escapes captivity during the getaway, and utilizing a contact Reddington named prior to her escape, a woman named "Mr. Kaplan" (, Red remains missing and conducts his own investigation to hunt down those who betrayed him during the Anslo Garrick incident. He is killed by President Diaz's aides to prevent him from giving information to the FBI. Thanks to Gerard's deal, Liz is later able to walk free. He eventually succeeds in forcing the Cabal to abandon the Director, and then kills him. Reddington credits her with the theft of 6 million dollars' worth of diamonds from a De Beers outpost in Congo and a heist on a mint in Prague in which the security fibers used to print the Czech koruna were stolen and then used to print counterfeit banknotes. Red reveals that Tom is in fact Christopher Hargrave, Susan's long-missing son. In "The Debt Collector" Liz is kidnapped by Edgar Grant who was presumably hired by a man she had arrested previously that forced Red to cooperate with Kaplan. Madeline Pratt (Blacklister No. In "Sir Crispin Crandall", Gerard locates the vault where Peter Kotsiopulos is keeping his embezzled money. Taking the skeletal remains in a black bag, Garvey orders his men to kill the two. However, unknown to Red, Liz was conspiring with Ross and Red's daughter Jennifer to learn the truth. Deborah S. Craig as Luli Zheng, one of Reddington's bodyguards and his money manager. The entire FBI team is under investigation as internal affairs tries to find the mole. Gina is eventually released from prison. James Spader Raymond "Red" Reddington 169 Episodes (2013-2020) Amir Arison Aram Mojabai 169 Episodes (2013-2020) Diego Klattenhoff Donald Ressler 169 Episodes … In "Eli Matchett", Cooper meets with Tom in a Chinese Restaurant and although he can't be trusted, Cooper thinks he's perfect for the job. 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