Characters / The Blacklist: Others

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WARNING: Only spoilers from the current season (Season 5) are whited out.

Other Characters


Reven Wright

Played By: Adriane Lenox

The Deputy Attorney General and Fowler's replacement overseeing the Task Force in Season 2.
  • Black Boss Lady: She's the overseer of the FBI Task Force although unlike most examples she's not a cop herself.
  • Character Death: Killed by Laurel Hitchin to ensure her connections to Solomon are not made public.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: She goes to great pains to consider any political implications of the Task Force's actions which may make her seem like an Obstructive Bureaucrat. However, she goes to equally great pains to protect the Task Force.


Samuel Aleko A.K.A. The Samoan

Played By: Dante Nero

A former confidential informant of Meera Malik, later employed by Elizabeth to hold Tom Keen prisoner.


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.


Mr. Vargas
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. He's revealed to be in league with the Cabal.
  • Afraid of Blood: Vargas is actually so scared of blood that he could possibly faint.
  • Double Agent/The Mole: He works for Reddington as his agent in Berlin's group as one of the man's arms dealers. A case of irony when it's revealed in Season 3 that he's a double agent for both Reddington and the Cabal.
  • 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: He uses a silenced Walther PPK. Red takes it from him and blasts one of his traitorous subordinates with it.


Zoe D'Antonio
Played By Scottie Thompson

Milos Kirchoff's biological daughter. Thought dead by Berlin, she is tracked down by Reddington to clear up the misunderstanding that started their war.


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

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 accused 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 Reddington 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 on Naomi with another woman. Reddington and Vargas were, however, able to straighten 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: Sahr Ngaujah

A Cameroonian warlord whom Reddington extorted for information about Berlin.
  • Character Death: He's shot and killed by Liz.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: His ear is rather badly burned.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Yaabari would have lived longer and died richer if he hadn't brought Red at the King family auction to indulge in some ill-advised vengeance.
  • Smug Snake: Yaabari considers himself to be smarter and more threatening than he is. He scares children, but not people like Red.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He almost exclusively uses child soldiers.


Eugene Ames

Played By: Franklin Ojeda Smith

A Metro Police officer and DC harbormaster who found Tom Keen in the boat where he was imprisoned.


Det. Martin Wilcox

Played By: Michael Kostroff

A Detective investigating the DC harbormaster's disappearance.
  • Hero Antagonist: Due to his investigations, he comes into conflict with Liz, but he's just trying to do his job.
  • Nice Guy: He's shown to be a very charitable person.


Judge Richard Denner
Played By: John Finn

A Superior Court judge who hears the case against Elizabeth in the death of the DC harbormaster.
  • Bald of Awesome: Sports a pretty impressive bald head.
  • Cool Old Guy: He seems to be in his 50s or 60s, and ends up being a pretty reasonable guy.
  • Hero Antagonist: He initially opposes Liz, but he's just trying to do his job; there's no indication that he's actually anything but an upstanding citizen.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He's initially hostile to Liz and disbelieves her story, but after the full facts of the case are revealed, he doesn't like it, but he lets her go.


Katarina Rostova

Played By: Lotte Verbeek
A Russian spy who figures heavily in the show's back story. She is eventually revealed to be Elizabeth Keen's mother. Katarina Rostova is her KGB alias; her real name is currently unknown.
  • Driven to Suicide: Reddington hallucinates her drowning herself in the ocean.
  • The Ghost: Has yet to be seen on screen alive, although Reddington hallucinates her in "Cape May".
    • Shows up in various flashbacks in the 4th season. And the season ending suggested that Reddington may have been involved in the events that led her to her death.
  • No Name Given: Well, we have her KGB alias, but we don't know her real name.
  • Shrouded in Myth: It's initially unclear whether she ever even existed or was just a myth, but it's later revealed that she genuinely did exist. Not much is known about her, even her real name.
  • Uncertain Doom: It's initially claimed that she is dead, but later clues suggest that she may not be. It's currently unclear which is the case.
    • The ending of "Mr. Kaplan" confirms that she did die.