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WARNING: Only spoilers from the current season (Season 2) are whited out.


Jolene Parker/Lucy Brooks

Played By: Rachel Brosnahan

A mysterious woman who claims to be a substitute teacher and has been attempting to seduce Tom, but definitely has an ulterior agenda. Her real name is Lucy Brooks, and she has been spying on Red. She works for whoever Tom does, and was sent to make sure he remembers he only married Elizabeth because she is his target.
  • Ambiguously Evil: While she definitely isn't who she claims to be, it's not clear on whose side she is on. It's looking increasingly like the bad guys, though.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: It's clear from the start that her intentions towards Tom and Liz are far from benign. Turns out, she was sent to make sure he was still evil.
  • Character Death: Killed by Tom by suffocating her with a blanket.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: We have actually seen her way before her debut; she was the girl whose body the Stewmaker supposedly got rid of, the one whose photo Red stole at the end of that episode. Later, Red runs her name through ViCAP.
  • Consummate Liar: The audience knows from the start that she isn't who she claims to be, but she puts on a good act.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: She is visibly disturbed by how ruthless Tom is. Ironic, since she was sent to make sure he was still evil in the first place.
  • Faking the Dead: According to Red, her real name is Lucy Brooks and she faked her death to elude him.
  • Manipulative Bitch: She's quite adept at manipulating people, as seen in how she worms her way into Tom's life.
  • Punny Name: A Cover Version of the Dolly Parton song "Jolene" plays over her and Tom at one point; since it's established that Jolene is a fake name, she might well have chosen it for that very reason.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Cowboy warned her that Tom would kill her; despite already being freaked out by his ruthless behavior, she didn't listen. She paid for it.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Killed off one episode after we find out what she was after in the first place. We barely saw the "real" her, just her Jolene Parker alias.


Alan Fitch

Played By: Alan Alda

A mysterious individual from Reddington's past, apparently connected to a larger organization of some kind. He is on a Senate committee investigating the task force in the aftermath of the Garrick attack (which he was ultimately behind), and Fowler secretly reports to him.


Walter Gary Martin

Played By: Jason Butler Harner

  • Dirty Cop: It's revealed he's working for Alan Fitch, and helps break Red out of custody.
  • Jerkass: Martin is a condescending asshole when interacting with just about anyone.
  • Smug Snake: He's very pleased with himself for no discernible reason.
  • Tyrant Takes the Helm: After Cooper is injured, Martin takes over the task force.


Diane Fowler

Played By: Jane Alexander

An official at the Department of Justice, she's the head of its Criminal Division and is in charge of making sure that the FBI's secret task forces does it duty of apprehending the names of individuals Reddington supplies through his blacklist. She also recruits retired CIA agent Meera Malik to make sure that task force does its job.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She was an Obstructive Bureaucrat at worst for most of her appearances, until we find out that she's actually the one who orchestrated the attack on the Post Office and thus murdered several of her own people, to cover up a criminal conspiracy she is involved in.
  • Character Death: Killed off by Red in the 13th episode.
  • Evil All Along: She's The Mole everyone was looking for.
  • Jerkass: While her reasons for being a Obstructive Bureaucrat are more or less justified, she could at least try to be less abrasive and disrespectful about it. Justified because she's actually a villain.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: Applies to her, but only because she's skeptical of Reddington's condition for a possible pardon for all his crimes.
  • Mole in Charge: She's the head of the Criminal Division, and also responsible for providing the information on the black site to Garrick's team.
  • Pointy-Haired Boss: Not entirely, but has some shades of it due her treatment of Cooper and his team.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Became this after being informed that Fitch's party was covertly doing surveillance on her. Later on, it turns out she and Fitch were working together from the start.
  • Smug Snake: Revealed as this after her secret is uncovered. She massively overestimates how valuable she is, and ends up on the wrong end of Reddington's gun for this.


Sam Scott

Played By: William Sadler

The adoptive father of Elizabeth Keen.
  • The Atoner: According to him, he must make up for some mistake he committed by telling the truth. What mistake is still unknown. Unfortunately for him, Reddington disagrees.
  • Character Death: Reddington gives him a Mercy Kill combined with He Knows Too Much.
  • Cool Old Guy: Seems to have been a pretty decent dad to Liz. He's implied to have trained her as a Con Artist and a thief, but this might just make him cooler.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Constantly uses sarcasm to ease the tension with his daughter.
  • He Knows Too Much: Red kills him to prevent him from telling Keen the truth. According to Reddington, her knowing the true identity of her biological father would put her life in danger.


Naomi Hyland/Carla Reddington

Played By: Mary-Louise Parker

A woman who was kidnapped by mercenaries hired by Berlin courtesy of Lord Baltimore, she was living a normal life married to Frank Hyland with their only daughter, Jessica.
  • Starting A New Life/Witness Protection: After Reddington went underground, she was accussed of being an accomplice before she proved herself innocent. The FBI decides to put her in another place with a new name for herself and her daughter.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: What Naomi felt after she was forced to relocate from her old house.
  • Walking Spoiler: Hard to describe her without spoiling since she has a significant role in the second season.
  • Woman Scorned: How Naomi feels after Reddington abandoned her in the 1980s.


Frank Hyland

Played By: Lee Tergesen

Naomi's "legitimate" husband after being given a new life.

  • Oh, Crap: How Frank reacted after he found that Naomi was once married to Redington before she was given a new life and name.
  • Starting A New Life: Like Naomi, Reddington arranged for Frank to move out.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Cheats of Naomi with another woman. Reddington and Vargas were, however, able to straghten things out with him.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Reddington tells him that he needs to move after his residence was attacked by Lord Baltimore.



Played By: Paul Reubens

One of Berlin's arms dealers operating in the eastern coast of the United States. He's also secretly in league with Reddington's group as his Double Agent/The Mole on the inside.

  • Afraid of Blood: Vargas is actually scared of blood that he could possibly faint.
  • Double Agent/The Mole: Works for Reddington as his agent in Berlin's group as one of the man's arms dealers.
  • Serious Business: When he's threatening the woman having an affair with Frank, Vargas gets very upset over her lack of treatment in taking care of her dog.
  • Weapon of Choice: Uses a silenced Walther PPK.
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