The Blacklist "List" Thread #7: "Zamani was only the first. If you want the whales on my list, you have to play by my rules."

The Blacklist "List" Thread
7th A P P R E C I A T I O N T H R E A D


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"It's called the Blacklist. That sounds exciting! That's why we're all here, of course.
My wish list, a list I've been cultivating for over 20 years. Politicians, mobsters, hackers, spies.
I’m talking about the criminals who matter. The ones you can’t find, because you don’t even know they exist."
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The Blacklist

7. Tom Keen

Jacob Phelps is a social outcast and petty thief. He is recruited at a young age, in 1994, by an underground spy trainer known as the Major. As an adult, he is hired by Red to keep an eye on Liz. As part of his cover, Jacob takes the identity of Thomas Vincent Keen and starts working as a fourth grade teacher. Tom gets emotionally involved with Liz and because of it Red fires him. To protect himself and to remain with Liz, Tom goes to Berlin and the Major reassigned Tom's contract to Berlin when offered double Red's original price. He and Liz eventually marry and make plans to adopt a child. Tom kills Jolene Parker and the Cowboy after they discover that Tom is not who he says he is. Liz eventually also finds out that Tom isn't who he says he is, after being warned by Red several times and Liz has their marriage annulled. Liz holds Tom captive on a boat for 4 months, where she demands him to tell her everything. Tom is discovered by The Harbormaster and Tom kills him in order to make sure Liz is not going to jail for kidnapping him. After all of this Liz sets Tom free and Tom disappears. He goes to Germany where he goes undercover. Liz is charged with The Harbormaster's murder and Red and Ressler go look for Tom in Germany to convince him to come back to the States to save Liz. Tom eventually comes back and confesses to killing the Harbor master. Assistant Attorney General Tom Connolly makes sure the charges for both Liz and Tom are dropped and Tom is a free man. The Major, seeing Tom as a liability after this affair, tries to shoot Tom but the Germans intercept them; Tom bargains for their lives and they both manage to escape, but The Major is still set to have Tom killed. Desperate, Tom hides at Liz's place and pleads her to give him his passports; in exchange, she convinces him to tell her the truth about his relationship with Red, then reveals that she had always known that on some level, Tom's love for her and their life together was genuine. He later tells Liz of his dream to become a fisherman and urges her to come with him to Japan to start a new life with each other, but she declines, telling him that she needs to finish what she's started. 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.

8. Berlin

Milos Kirchoff starts out in the Red Army, rises to the rank of Colonel and later becomes a member of the KGB. Notorious for sending his enemies to the gulags in Siberia, he is a loyal servant of the Soviet Union. In 1991, near the end of the Cold War, Kirchhoff takes part in a meeting in Kursk with other Soviet officials on how to combat their more progressive countrymen who want the Soviet Union dissolved. The meeting is interrupted when a bomb goes off, killing 15 attendants and the last of the old Soviet resistance. The act was done by a man named Kiryl Morozov on the orders of Alan Fitch, known as "the Decembrist", but Red is blamed. Shortly after that, Kirchhoff's daughter is suspected of falling in love with a dissident and imprisoned. He uses his connections to help her escape, but the Kremlin found out and decided to use him as an example to the Motherland. He is put in a Siberian gulag where a lot of people he had put away were imprisoned. One day, he is sent a pocket watch he had given his daughter. Over several months, someone sends him several body parts and is led to believe that they were his daughter's and that Red is behind it. In reality, Alan Fitch sends body parts belonging to someone else and helps Kirchoff's daughter escape to the United States. Eventually, Kirchhoff sharpens one of the bones he has been sent into a weapon, kills the people holding him captive and escapes and forms his criminal syndicate under the alias "Berlin". Kirchhoff still believes that Red killed his daughter and he kidnaps Naomi Hyland, Red's ex wife. Red meets with Kirchhoff several times. He agrees to get the money that was stolen from him in exchange that Red gets Naomi back from him unharmed. Kirchhoff once more blames him for his daughter's death and intends to hurt Red by going after Zoe, whom he assumes is Red's daughter. Red reveals that Kirchhoff's daughter is actually alive and someone else in his syndicate had lied to him about her being killed. He is soon reunited with his daughter, who had been living under an assumed name as Zoe D'Antonio. After being reunited with Zoe, Kirchhoff learns the truth of Red's innocence. He kills Kiryl Morozov after learning of Fitch's orders to frame Red and use Kirchoff as a pawn. Using Zoe to gain the access numbers to free Fitch, Red holds Kirchhoff at gunpoint. Red returns to the warehouse where he is holding Kirchhoff prisoner with a bottle of vodka and places 2 shot glasses in front of him. After they reminisce about the Cold War and finish the bottle, Red kills Berlin. Christopher Maly (Craig Keen, Tom's brother) Lucy Brooks (Jolene Parker) and Tom Keen worked for Berlin.

11. Tom Connolly

Thomas "Tom" Connolly is a good friend and colleague of Cooper. They meet prior to 2003 when Cooper is leading an FBI task force in the Middle East, and Connolly is the US Attorney prosecutor that works alongside the group. Sometime during the war, an American named Alan Rifkin defected to the Taliban, and assisted them in massacring a village in Afghanistan. Rifkin is captured, but refuses to confess to his crimes. FBI and military interrogators, on Cooper and Connolly's orders, then brutally beat Rifkin until he confesses. With this confession, he is sent back to the US and put on death row for treason and murder. Connolly becomes a prominent member of the US Attorney's Office in Washington, D.C.During the events revolving around Justin Kenyon and a bomb plot, Connolly visits Cooper at the Post Office, telling him that he is about to be confirmed as the next Attorney General of the United States. He wants Cooper to join him in the administration as Director of the FBI. Cooper declines. Connolly asks why Cooper won't take the job. Cooper tells Connolly about his serious health issues and that the prognosis is quite bad. He also tells him about the trial group he had recently been declined for, and how it is pretty much his only hope. Connolly uses his connections to get Cooper in the trial. Connolly is blackmailing Cooper into doing what he wants or he will make sure that Cooper is not going to be a part of the trial anymore. Connolly is revealed to be a new member of the Cabal. The Director states that betraying Cooper was the price of a seat at the table. Connolly reveals his involvement with the Cabal to Cooper and that he is part of the Cabal. He then admits that he has been gaining leverage from Cooper and the Cabal owns him. He threatens to shut down the task force since he is aware of the laws Cooper broke. Later, Connolly is appointed Attorney General. When Liz is framed for the assassination of a U.S. Senator, Connolly forces Cooper on administrative leave for keeping Liz from being questioned. Through Liz, Cooper discovers that his disease was a hoax orchestrated by the Cabal through Connolly, and angrily confronts him together with Liz. They threaten to give evidence proving his corruption to the FBI unless Liz is cleared of her charges, Karakurt is charged for the crimes, Cooper is reinstated, Charlene is released, and Red is left alone. Connolly ignores them, pointing out that he controls the FBI, he controls the Department of Justice, and no Federal judge will oppose him. Connolly tells them that the Post Office will be painted out as a rogue unit and its members prosecuted. When Liz points her gun at him, he tells her that killing him will accomplish nothing since he will only be replaced. Despite Cooper's pleas for her not to pull the trigger, Liz shoots and kills Connolly.

12. The Decembrist

Publicly, Fitch works as an Assistant Director of National Intelligence. On the side, he is a senior member of the Cabal whose secrets Red knows. Red has arranged for those secrets to be divulged in the event of his death in order to make sure Fitch's organization stays away from him. He is the one responsible for Berlin's daughter's disappearance, having helped her escape from a gulag and faking her death. Fitch arranges for Anslo Garrick to attack The Post Office and capture Red so that he could interrogate him as to whether Red's new arrangement with the FBI affected their previous agreement. He decides that Red had not betrayed the Cabal after all. He forbids Garrick from killing Red, as he believed that doing so would release the evidence against him and his cohorts. After Berlin finds out that Fitch is behind his daughter's disappearance, he orders his agents to abduct Fitch and strap a pipe bomb on him, intending to kill him. The FBI later finds Fitch with a bomb strapped around his neck. He is escorted to FBI headquarters and locked in the same box that Red was sent into after first being detained by the FBI. There, several bomb squad officers attempt to disable the bomb. Eventually, Fitch announces he does not want any more blood on his hands than he has already, and asks the bomb squad officers to leave. Fitch asks Red if he has the Fulcrum. Several members doubt that Red still has the Fulcrum. Red merely says that he cannot stop the bomb. Fitch says that his death will trigger a series of events, which will make it harder for the moderates to resist the radicals, and predicts that by 2017, conditions will get worse. Fitch names 2 members who might be willing to ally with Red. Fitch then tells Red the combination to a safe he has hidden away in St. Petersburg, but is unable to tell him the location within the city before the bomb explodes.

14. Alexander Kirk

Alexander Kirk is a powerful billionaire businessman who made his fortune buying up Russian companies after the fall of the Soviet Union. Kirk was revealed to be the mysterious client who had hired Susan Hargrave to capture Liz. After Liz's death, he hires an assassin to kill Tom and take Agnes. Red and Hargrave steal 300 million dollars from Senator Diaz, a presidential candidate Kirk was backing, in an attempt to get Kirk to the United States, but Kirk does not take the bait. After Red frames him for selling oil to radical jihadists, Kirk is forced to appear before a congressional committee to testify. He changes his mind at the last minute when his men discover Liz is alive. He has Liz kidnapped and brought to him, where he reveals to her that he is her father, Konstantin Rostov. He is suffering from an unrevealed medical condition.

16. Anslo Garrick

Anslo Garrick is a mercenary who specializes in raiding classified and well defended prison facilities and extracting high level prisoners, always using extreme levels of violence. He works almost exclusively with a unit of highly armed, countryless mercenaries known as "The Wild Bunch". At some point, he successfully raids a CIA black site in the Bering Sea to exfiltrate a man named Mahmoud al-Azok. His employer pays him to plant evidence that blames the raid on Peruvian insurgent organization Shining Path. At some point he and Red work together, though the alliance ends in 2008 when Garrick gives the FBI Red's train number and itinerary for a stop at Waterloo station in Brussels. When Red arrives, a hit squad led by Ressler made an attempt on his life, but they fail. Red realizes that Garrick has betrayed him and shoots him, damaging the right side of his face and apparently blinding his right eye. However, Garrick survives and spends 5 years in a prison described as a "black hole". To remind himself of the incident, Garrick never repairs the facial scarring with surgery. At the request of Alan Fitch, he organizes and leads a raid on the Post Office.
The raid begins with a hijacked garbage truck being driven to the loading bay and as the truck approaches the compactor was opened to reveal armed men inside who quickly kill the FBI guards. Garrick and his men then place jammers on telecommunications links while killing any guards who try to stop them. After cornering the remaining FBI personnel in the armory, his numerically superior force captures them. The purpose of the attack is to capture Red, but he manages to enter a secure holding cell together with Ressler, who is shot in the leg by one of Garricks's men before Garrick and his men can catch Red. After discovering that the cell is reinforced against bullets and explosives Garrick tries to force Cooper to open the cell by threatening to kill him. When this is unsuccessful, he drags Luli Zeng in front of the cell, and threatens to shoot her unless Red opens the door. Red is unable to open the cell, so Garrick shoots Luli. He then drags Dembe in front of the cell and repeats his demand. Garrick realizes from Red's reaction to seeing Liz that threatening her will probably have a better outcome than threatening Dembe. When he puts the gun to Liz's head, Red forces Ressler to reveal the box password. Garrick uses the password and Cooper's hand to open the box. Garrick and some of his men take Liz and Red to the lower level and begin to drill though the floor. When the drilling is complete they all escape through the storm drains to a waiting ambulance. In the ambulance Garrick has to drive when Liz's escape causes the death of the original driver. Red's DARPA tracker is removed and Red is taken to a deserted building for interrogation. Garrick has Red suspended by his arms and a doctor injects Red with a drug to heighten his sensitivity to pain. Garrick then starts hitting Red, without requiring any information. After Alan Fitch finishes questioning Red, Garrick asks if he can kill Red. Fitch is initially unsure, but Garrick convinces him to let him kill Red. Garrick approaches Red and taunts Red by saying that after he has killed Red he will go after Liz. Garrick then asks if Red is actually feeling something. As Red plunges the scissors into the back of Garrick's neck he replies "regret".

18. Susan Hargrave

Susan "Scottie" Hargrave and her husband, Howard, are the owners of Halcyon Aegis, a private military intelligence firm that deals with situations that directly violate official American foreign policy. They had a son together, Christopher, who disappeared without a trace at the age of three. Scottie is hired by Alexander Kirk to kidnap Liz. The entire operation went sideways and Liz got into an accident and died during childbirth. After learning she was involved with Liz's death, Red attacks Scottie's operations in order to force her to meet with him. She agrees, setting a trap for him. Red is alerted to the trap by Tom, and turns the tables, capturing Scottie instead. She denies any responsibility in Liz's death, and reveals that she was contracted to capture Liz by a man named Alexander Kirk. Red then proposes a temporary alliance with her. In order to catch Kirk, Red and the task force have to work together with Scottie, Solomon and Nez Rowan. Tom wants to kill Scottie for her part in Liz's death but is stopped by Red who tells him that Scottie is his mother.

21. Luther Braxton

Luther Braxton is a professional thief known for stealing money and information from the People‘s Republic of China, Iran, and the United States. He typically organizes his operations to take place during wars, natural disasters or other upheavals and take advantage of the surrounding chaos to cover them up. He is credited with stealing 282 million dollars from Baghdad during Operation Shock and Awe and the abduction of a CIA asset from Tehran during the 2009–10 Iranian election protests. Braxton has a past with Red, including an incident in Belgrade where Braxton bested him, killing Red's local point man and hanging him by the neck with one of Red's own neckties. While serving in the Gulf War, Braxton is involved in a traumatic friendly fire incident in Khafji. He is successfully given therapy to have the memories of it removed. Luther Braxton is imprisoned at the Factory, a CIA black site in the Bering Sea that houses inmates trained to resist torture. Red is also brought there after he was arrested in Hong Kong. Red has information that Braxton is going to break out the Factory and hands that information over to the warden in exchange for his freedom. Meanwhile Braxton is being tortured by electrocution, but doesn't talk. When the technicians call it off, one of the guards slips a piece of the electrical equipment into Braxton's mouth. After being taken to his cell, Braxton uses the equipment he has been given and other supplies from his cell to rig the door with the electrical wiring of a lamp. When a guard who is bringing him food tries to unlock the door, he is electrocuted and falls to the floor. An alarm goes off and the section goes on lock down. Guards with assault rifles and full SWAT gear enter the section and toss tear gas into his cell, but Braxton, who has covered his mouth and nose with a scarf, fights back, steals one of their rifles and kills them. Now free, Braxton unlocks the other cells of the section, which turn out to house his accomplices, a group of hackers, munition experts and former special ops fighters. Together, they break out, gas the security staff and take over the facility. As his operatives take hostages, including Samar and Ressler, Braxton is contacted by the CIA and asks to talk to someone in authority. He is put through to Harold Cooper and asks for the master code for the facility. Threatening to kill hostages, he gives Cooper ten minutes to decide. Then Braxton starts hanging Samar by the neck and Cooper gives it up. Planning to access information leading to the Fulcrum, Braxton's men go to the server room and enter the code. Meanwhile, Red and Liz are in the facility basement and overheat the boilers. The resulting explosion puts a stop to Braxton's plan, but alerts him to their location. He grabs Liz, who tells him that Red, who has been knocked unconscious, is dead. Red is found and woken up by one of the guards who works for him. After being given a shotgun by one of the facility's guards Red fights his way through the riot, breaks into the control room and takes out Braxton's guards. He tries to convince Braxton that the Fulcrum will only make him more of a target than he already is. When Braxton talks about the Fulcrum and a fire in which it disappeared, he spots the burn on Liz's wrist and realizes her connection to the incident. Red tells Liz to put a bullet in Braxton's head, but then they are interrupted by an air strike launched at the facility by the CIA. After being saved by the missile barrage, Braxton and his surviving accomplices grab Liz, disguise themselves as paramedics and use a medevac helicopter to fly to the Grace River Hospital in Juneau, Alaska. Once secure, they torture Liz for information about the Fulcrum, but realize that she can't remember the fire from her childhood. Braxton kidnaps Dr. Selma Orchard, who gave him memory therapy after his fire incident, and holds her son hostage, threatening to kill him if she doesn't get Liz to remember what happened to the Fulcrum. Braxton also gets a call from Red, who once again warns him that he is out of his depth. While Dr. Orchard and Braxton's men work on Liz to get her memories back, Braxton goes to a church to meet with the Director, who is revealed to be the one who hired him to raid The Factory. Now having a better idea of what's at stake, Braxton raises his price for the Fulcrum, but promises to have access to it by the end of the day. As Braxton leaves, he is ambushed by Red and Dembe, who force him into their car and drive away with him. Later, after Liz has been saved, Red kills Braxton and leaves him hanging in the Director's home.

22. The Scimitar

Red described him as a 2 parts conman, 1 part assassin. The Scimitar. An Iranian assassin also known as Walid Abu Sitta. In 2009, he kills a Sunni tribal leader after joining his militia and fighting for him for 7 months before finally killing him. He directs the suicide bomber that kills many people including Shahin Navabi, Samar's brother. In retaliation for the assassination of Kian Nouri, an Iranian nuclear scientist, carried out in part by Samar, he is hired to kidnap Amalia Collins. A key member of the Cloud Top missile research program. As he does not initially know her name, he creates an elaborate scheme to convince the FBI that one of his own team is a member of the Secret Service assigned to protect Professor Collins and is under threat of abduction. When Ressler and Liz go to take the man into protective custody, he stages a car accident. Ressler and Liz are apparently taken to Bethesda Naval Hospital for treatment. The Scimitar poses a doctor who is treating Ressler and Liz. Whilst in the "hospital" Liz calls Cooper and in the course of the call names Professor Collins. The Scimitar successfully kidnaps Professor Collins, but is prevented from completing the kidnap by Liz. He escapes to his safe house to find Red waiting for him. Red tied him up and calls Samar. Red leaves Samar to decide the Scimitar's fate. The Scimitar attempts to morally debate with Samar and fails. Samar shoots him and dumps his body in the river.

24. The Director

Peter Kotsiopulos is the director of the National Clandestine Service, the CIA component that deals with covert operations. He is also a high-ranking member of the Cabal, the criminal syndicate that Alan Fitch belonged to. However, he has far less respect for Red than Fitch had and is certain that Red is bluffing about having the Fulcrum. He seems to represent the more radical side of the Cabal, one far more ruthless than the rest of the organization. The Director arrives at the Post Office after Luther Braxton takes over The Factory and informs them who Braxton is and why the facility is so vital to them. Kotsiopulos later meets with other members of his syndicate and suggests that Red doesn't really have the Fulcrum, though his fellow members are still wary. In spite of it, they agree to sink The Factory into the sea to eliminate Red but they fail and Red and Braxton both survive. After killing Braxton, Red breaks into Kotsiopulos' home and hangs up the body inside accusing him of hiring Braxton to steal the Fulcrum. As they talk, Kotsiopulos makes it clear that he doesn't consider Red a real threat and believes that he is bluffing about having the Fulcrum. Red dares him to call his bluff and leaves. Kotsiopulos hires a hit man to kill Red. The hit man is partially successful and shoots Red, however Red survives. While his assassins are dealing with Red and his syndicate, Liz confronts Kotsiopulos in the middle of a meeting at the CIA and shows him that Red did have the Fulcrum. Kotsiopulos recalls the strike force, but tells Liz she is now a target. Later on, Kotsiopulos recruits Tom Connolly into his syndicate. The Director and therefore the Cabal are trying to frame Liz for the Orea bombing which killed 14 CIA agents and the death of a US Senator. When Red and Liz are on the run, the Director and his people are doing everything to find Red and Liz. Meanwhile Kotsiopulos meets with Matias Solomon, a Cabal member who is angry that their organization was exposed. He warns Kotsiopulos that the Cabal has grown unsatisfied with his performance and that he must deal with Red soon or the Cabal will come for him. Kotsiopulos is assigned to the task force after testifying at Laurel Hitchin’s presidential commission. Solomon visits Kotsiopulos again to warn him of his endangered position in the Cabal. In turn, he calls Solomon out for trying to take control of the Cabal and forces his cooperation. Red steals the money Kotsiopulos has embezzled from the Cabal. When Peter refuses to exonerate Liz and calls off his bluff again, Red reveals his knowledge of Kotsiopulos' embezzlement against the Cabal. He warns Kotsiopulos that his continued resistance will eventually turn the Cabal against him and that he will be assassinated, should they learn of his embezzlement against them. When Ressler brings Liz into the Post Office and locks her in the box for her own protection, the Director tries everything in his power to get the code from the box so he can execute the plans he had with her. After having effectively isolated Kotsiopulos, Red, the task force and Marvin Gerard team up together to bring him down. As Kotsiopulos schemes with Laurel Hitchin to assassinate Liz before she can testify, he gets a call about his wife having a panic attack and rushes to the psychiatrist's office. Unknown to him, this is a trap set by Red's team and he is captured. He is then taken aboard a Venezuelan plane where Red reveals he plans to have the Venezuelans turn him over to The Hague to be tried for war crimes as an American representative. As Kotsiopulos is a high ranking CIA official, this would cause the government international humiliation. Red then contacts Laurel and demands that she publically exonerate Liz to prevent this. Laurel reluctantly agrees and strikes a deal through Marvin Gerard where Liz is exonerated of all but the Tom Connolly murder. Laurel states she'll take her chances with Kotsiopulos and The Hague if he refuses. Laurel offers Red a deal and Red and Liz reluctantly agree to the deal. Laurel asks Red to deal with Kotsiopulos in exchange as the Cabal now sees him as a liability which Red agrees to. They watch a news report in which Laurel exonerates Liz, but implicates Kotsiopulos in his role in the Cabal, stating that he has fled the country. Kotsiopulos tells Red he knows who Red really is and his relationship to Liz, but Red is unconcerned. As the plane descends, Red throws Kotsiopulos from the plane and he crashes through a house, killing him.

31. Zal Bin Hasaan

Born in Iran, Shahin and his older sister, Samar, lost their parents to an Iranian government-employed assassin in 1992 because of their political affiliations. Samar eventually abandoned her country because of what happened to her parents and became an operative of the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad. Meanwhile, Shahin became a political activist. In 2009, he and the Scimitar were responsible for a bombing in Pishin, Iran at a meeting between the opposition leaders and members of the army. 41 people were killed at the bombing and Shahin's blood was found on the scene. With everyone believing that he was dead, Shahin tookon the alias "Zal Bin Hasaan" and became an assassin for Iran, targeting and killing numerous Mossad operatives all over the world. Among his victims were the partner of Samar, who was killed in 2012 in an explosion in Cairo that hospitalized Samar, 31 people, 14 of them women and children, killed in a synagogue bombing in Buenos Aires, and a Mossad operative named Avi Lebov, who was killed by a car bomb along with 12 civilians. Hasaan is responsible for the abduction of 6 people that work for Lazarum Systems International. That company is providing technical expertise to Israel's missile defense shield to encrypt software for the iron dome. Together with a SWAT team and Mossad, Ressler and Samar raid the place where Hasaan keeps the abducted people. They also find a lot of people locked up in cages. On of them is Shahin Navabi, Samar's brother, who she believed was dead. What Samar doesn't know at that moment is that Shahin is Zal Bin Hasaan. She finds out after Mossad's facility is bombed and all the hostaged are executed. Hasaan is looking for a list of Mossad agents and their informants working around the world to find and execute him. Samar and Levi burn the list and Levi gets shot by one of Hasaan's men. Shahin/Hasaan abducts Samar but Red and his men come to her rescue. Red lets Samar decided what to do with her brother. Turn him in or hand him over to Red. She decides to hand him over to Red.

32. Mr. Solomon

Matias Solomon is a high-ranking member of the Cabal. He was a CIA asset in Ethiopia until he enlisted for the Eritrean-Ethiopian War. The CIA disavowed him after he committed horrific war crimes. Despite this, he was in charge of Operation Backslide, a CIA operation to assist Somalia against the Islamic Courts Union. Solomon works closely together with The Director. He visits The Director's office reprimanding the Director for his inability to prevent Red from releasing the Fulcrum and threatening that continued failure would mean his life. Solomon kidnaps Dembe's granddaughter and uses her to get to Dembe. Dembe goes to see Solomon and insists that Solomon brings his granddaughter back to his daughter and sacrifices himself for his granddaughter. Solomon drugs Dembe and holds him hostage. He tortures Dembe in the hopes of finding out Red and Liz's whereabouts. Dembe remains silent. Through a deception involving Mr. Vargas, who is now working for Solomon, Solomon finally tricks Dembe into revealing the information and captures Red and Liz. However, Dembe rescues them and drives Solomon off. Solomon is caught by the FBI when he follows Tom to Wing Yee's, in the hopes of ambushing Liz and Tom. He is interrogated by Ressler but The Director cuts in and tortures Solomon by forcing him to swallow fishhooks, a ruse intended to convince the FBI that the Director is not in league with him. Solomon is then released. Later, Solomon leads an assault team to kill Karakurt, who is being held by Tom, Cooper, and Ressler. He captures Tom at gunpoint and demands that Ressler hand Karakurt over. However, Cooper knocks him out from behind, and Ressler arrests him. While being transported by federal agents, Solomon is rescued by his new "boss". Now working for this new "boss" he plans to steal a nuclear weapon. This plan turns out to be a decoy to divert the FBI's attention from his real mission which is to capture Liz. He and his men surround the church where Liz and Tom are about to be married and demand that Liz come with them or they will kill everyone else and take her by force. Red, Tom, and the task force are able to fend off Solomon's men long enough for Ressler to come to the rescue, allowing Liz and Tom to escape. He chases Liz again after her escape and hunts her ambulance as Red tries to take her to the hospital to save her life. Solomon is able to disable Red's vehicle and pins him and his men down. Eventually FBI backup arrives and Solomon flees as his men are killed. However, the delay in getting to the hospital caused by Solomon's attack causes Liz to die. Solomon and Tom are forced to work together in an operation to take down Alexander Kirk who had ordered the kidnapping off Liz. During the mission, Tom and Solomon rob a pharmacy together and Tom shoots Solomon as revenge for Liz's death. Minutes later the police enter to find a pool of blood but no sign of Solomon himself.

34. Isabella Stone

Isabella Stone who's real name is Judith Pruitt, is a character assassin. She has been after Red for several weeks now. Killing Red's people, including Red's courier and the wife of one of Red's business associates, a man named Santos. She will go to any lengths to scandalize, humiliate, and vanquish her target, with no regard for the collateral damage. Previous takedowns include a renowned cardiologist charged with a series of angel-of-death killings that Red says were in fact cause by Isabella Stone hacking his patients’ prescription drug regimens, as well as a high-end fashion designer who was discovered to be employing awful child labor practices when a factory that burned down in a developing country turned out to belong to her. Isabella/Judith was the wife of Gavin Pruitt, a man arrested years ago for one of the first big Wall Street pyramid schemes. Apparently he insisted he was innocent all along, and his wife stood by him, but he was sentenced to prison for 10 years, during which time he was stabbed to death by a fellow inmate. Or so everybody thought. Gavin was working for Red as an accountant and Isabella thinks that Red got him killed because he talked to the FBI about working with Red but he didn't. Instead Red helped Gavin walk away from everything he loved in order to protect his family but Isabella thought he was dead for all these years. Isabella gets arrested after trying to kill Dr. Sperry, an admired physician who’s been restricted to a wheelchair by ALS. He has a medical foundation and Isabella found out that multiple wire transfers were made from Red to the Sperry Foundation in exchange for acting as part of his criminal cartel. She’s taken off in handcuffs and chains, but her transportation caravan is run off the road and held at gunpoint. Red kidnaps her and puts her in a walk-in freezer demanding to know who she works for. After Red tells her that he didn't kill her husband and that he is in fact still alive, but re-married, Isabella tells Red that she took the assignment anonymously but was paid through a credit stick that he can find in her apartment.

38. The Troll Farmer

Bo Chang is a computer genius, also known as The Troll Farmer, aided by a team of other "trolls", specialized in using the internet to create diversions or provoke reactions. The Troll Farmer uses social media to conduct highly coordinated disinformation campaigns on behalf of governments, lobbyists, corporations, crime syndicates, and on occasion, a humble fugitive. He's mastered the art of information warfare by creating events, virtual hoaxes designed to piggyback on real public anxiety. He activates hundreds of fake accounts to post thousands of tweets, creating the appearance of, say, a terrorist attack in Paris that served as cover for an art heist. He doctors screenshots from news outlets to report an ebola outbreak in Atlanta in order to drive up the stock of a drug company developing a cure. The Troll Farmer is much more than a rumor monger. The events he creates appear to be real and provoke a very real response. Smoke manufactured to draw the cameras away from the real fire. Red, who had him on retainer for 3 years, asked for Chang's help to get Liz and himself out of the country when they were on the run. Red gave the FBI The Troll Farmer in return for Ressler's word that he would give Liz the benefit of the doubt. The FBI raided Chang house and arrested him.

41. The Artax Network

The Artax Network is a defunct network of communications satellites that was intended to provide data coverage throughout the globe. Matias Solomon and his employers used it to track all of Liz movements and actions. Aram discovered this and the FBI forced Solomon's group to abandon the network.

42. The Kingmaker

The Kingmaker is a political expert who manipulates political careers. He acts as a mercenary who drives politicians to the height of power or destroys their careers. His tactics range from staging media events to assassinating the competition. He was said to groom his clients for years, deciding their education, careers, and even their family. He convinces Patrick Chandler, an aspiring state assemblyman, to stage a car accident on bridge as a "media stunt". This earns Chandler attention in the media, but his wife dies in the accident. He insists on moving on with the plan even after Chandler informs him that the FBI was asking questions about the staged accident. The Kingmaker later visits the man he paid to force Chandler's car off of the bridge and kills him to silence him, staging the death as a suicide. As the next part of his plan for Chandler, the Kingmaker goes after Senator Albert Mitchell. Under the guise of a burglary, he attempts to assassinate the senator, as his death would force a special election for his seat in the U.S. Senate, which Chandler would be in prime condition to take over. After shooting Mitchell, The Kingmaker hides to avoid Ressler and Liz. Ambushing Liz, he begins to strangle her but is shot and killed by Ressler.

43. The Djinn

Nasir Bakhash was the eldest son of Bahram Bakhash, the owner and CEO of a New York-based holding company, Azeri Financial. When Nasir came out as gay at the age of 19, Bahram, unable to accept it, forced him to undergo a sex change to make his attraction to men more acceptable and change his name to the feminine Nasim. Even after she went through all that suffering, Nasim was still effectively disinherited by her father and began her own business as "the Djinn". Using a network of operatives, she helped high-paying clients live out their own personal revenge fantasies, arranging for the object of their rage to be kidnapped and taken to a private location where the clients could make them suffer any way they saw fit. Along the way, she took advantage of the crimes she assisted in to damage Azeri Financial as part of her own revenge plan against her father. Red credited Nasim with facilitating the kidnapping and rape of a British princess and the kidnapping of a big game hunter who was locked in a cage with a lion and mauled to death. Nasim had her father kidnapped and she tortured him at her house for what he did to her in the past. Red and Liz locate Nasim cause she has something that Red wants. A notebook with all the names of her clients. Red has the FBI surround Nasim's house. Red has an escape plan for him and Liz and in order from Nasim to go with them she needs to give Red the notebook. Nasim gives Red the notebook but once they are at the chopper that Red arranged for, Liz holds Nasim at gunpoint so she can't enter the chopper. Red rips one page out of the notebook and throws the book out of the chopper and Nasim is being arrested by the FBI.

47. Frederick Barnes

Frederick Barnes is a bioterrorist. Barnes works for the United States government designing biological weapons and the antidotes. He has a son with one of his colleagues, Anne Forrester. Because she is married, the child, Ethan, is raised by her and her husband. At the age of five, Ethan develops Kurz disease, a rare and untreatable vascular condition. Barnes reaches out to his contacts in the pharmaceutical industry to raise funding for a cure, but since Kurz disease is so rare and creating a cure would cost more than it could hope to repay, they turned him down. Barnes then resigns from his job at Arpax Systems, sells his house, goes underground and becomes a developer and black market dealer of weapons of bioterrorism and chemical terrorism, working on the cure for Kurz disease on his own. While he develops and sells his weaponized diseases, he never deployed them in person, but sells them to anyone who can afford them, among them Red. He infects over 600 people with Kurz disease to find a person with a natural immunity. After a survivor is found, he sedates her and takes a bone marrow sample. He takes the untested cure to his son, Ethan but Liz stops him from using it. After arguing over the cure's safety, Liz shoots him just as Barnes is about to inject his son.

50. Arioch Cain

When a bounty is placed on Liz's head, Red, Liz and Aram find out that the bounty was placed on a website called “deadnotalive.org”. A website that set up bounties for contract killers via crowd funding from civilians. The bounty was put up by someone named Arioch Cain. At first it is believed that Arioch Cain is a man and with the help of Aram, Red and Liz try to track him down. When they track him down Red and Liz go to his house to force him to take down the website which has the bounty on. The man doesn't seem to know what Red is talking about and it is revealed that his daughter Blair is the one that put the bounty on Liz. Blair lost her mother, Sharon, in the OREA bombing, which was carried out by Karakurt and blamed on Liz. Believing the official story that Liz was the bomber, Blair creates a profile at “deadnotalive.org”. During a confrontation with Red and Liz, Blair refuses to take down the page, believing that Liz killed her mother and having her killed was the only way to avenge her. Liz makes Blair aware of the dangers of her actions in helping the Cabal recruit assassins to execute her. When she deletes the page, Blair realizes that Liz was framed and the Cabal is responsible for her mother's murder. Red and Liz leave her alone and they don't turn her into the FBI.

52. Ranko Zamani

Ranko Zamani is a Serbian national educated in the United States. He works as a terrorist responsible for several atrocities. Red credits him with an attack on the U.S. embassy in Damascus in 1986, the abduction of six foreign nationals from the French embassy in Algiers in 1997 and a 2002 break-in at the Krung Thai Bank in Bangkok. In 2007, he faked his own death. Almost immediately after turning himself in to the FBI, Red reveals that Zamani is alive. He names him as the prospective abductor of Beth Ryker. General Ryker's daughter. After the successful abduction of Beth Ryker, Zamani goes to the house of Tom and Liz, where he tortures Tom for information prior to the arrival of Liz. When Liz arrives he questions her about what she knows of his plans, and what Red has told her. In order to encourage her to answer truthfully he stabs Tom in the leg. He then stabs Tom in the stomach telling Liz that she can save lots of people or only one person. While Liz is tending to Tom, Zamani escapes. Liz and the FBI, with some hints from Red, realize that Zamani is dying and that he wants revenge for the death of his family during the Yugoslav Wars. Zamani meets with Red and informs him of Tom's injury, which Red apparently ordered. The meeting turns out to be a setup, and Ressler kills Zamani.

53. The Thrushes

The Thrushes is a mysterious group that specializes in hacking the world's most secure computer systems. It was created in 1982 by a charismatic Bulgarian genius, Plemen Radkov. He was arrested in 1986 by the KGB and died seven months later in a Siberian gulag. After that, The Thrushes went underground. Their specialty is not only cracking systems, but doing so without leaving a trace of their intrusion. The Thrushes choose their clientele based on two criteria. Cash and the technical challenge of the hack. Alexander Kirk hired to them to hack into the FBI database system. Elise, Aram's girlfriend is working for the Thrushes and manages to get in the system by hacking Aram's level 4 security clearance. When the team finds out, Aram developed something to hack into the servers of The Thrushes. When Elise comes over for dinner, Aram manages to upload the worm to Elise's laptop but she finds out and she and Aram get into a fight. Aram calls out the safety word "banana" and Ressler and Samar storm in to arrest Elise.

55. Karakurt

Known in the intelligence community as the Left Hand of the SVR (the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service), Karakurt, which is Russian for spider, is an assassin employed to silence Russian dissidents and known high-profile critics of the Russian regime. He specializes in either making his murders look like non-criminal causes, such as accidents, suicides or natural deaths, or like the work of other criminals. Karakurt is smuggled into the country by Quan Zhang, to perform some act of terrorism so that it will be blamed on Russia and become the catalyst for a new cold war. Red figures out that Karakurt has constructed an IED and has it in a white moving truck that right outside of the CIA sub-station that Ressler and Liz have just exited when the whole thing blows up. Ressler and Liz get a new lead on Karakurt and go to Union Station where Liz spots a man in the exact same clothes Karakurt was wearing in the surveillance picture. When she goes after him, he catches her off guard, knocks her out and runs away. The team discovers that Karakurt working on a weapon of individual destruction, which will only effect one person. When the task force discovers that Karakurt wants to poison a senator, Liz tries to stop the senator right before he touches Karakurt, thinking this will activate the WID. What she doesn’t know is that she’s actually the one that is carrying the weapon which has activated and killed the senator. Karakurt has infected her with the virus when she ran into him at Union Station. Tom Keen later tracked down and captured the real Karakurt in hopes of using him to exonerate Liz. When Mathias Solomon and an assault team attack their location, Ressler and Tom reluctantly allow Karakurt to aid them in stopping the killers. Karakurt saves Tom's life during the battle and is then promptly restrained once more. While Solomon tries to force them to turn Karakurt over to him, Cooper knocks him out from behind and he is arrested. Karakurt later reluctantly agrees to testify about the Cabal and Ressler has him led into the courthouse in front of the press and exposes him as the true terrorist. This, along with Red's efforts, exonerate Liz.

57. The Judge

Ruth Kipling is the founder of the Amnesty Collective, a death penalty abolishment movement. After her father is wrongfully convicted, she begins to imprison or execute court and police officials who had wrongfully convicted others. Known as The Judge, she aided by a group of accomplices, runs a secret prison yard network where she reviews prisoner's appeals, using the Collective as a cover to keep tabs on their lives behind bars. She would always let the officials she imprisoned suffer the exact same punishments they had sentenced someone to, be it the number of years served in prison or an execution. Kipling has contact with Rifkin, the latest prisoner to contact her, by working as his spiritual advisor upon the closing in of his death sentence. After Rifkin dies, she kidnaps Connolly and Cooper, who had beaten Rifkin's confession out of him. She is about to execute Cooper with a makeshift electric chair when Red arrives with proof that Rifkin really did commit the crimes for which he was executed. Cooper is released, The Judge is apprehended, and later sent to prison.

59. The Apothecary

Asa Hightower a.k.a The Apothecary is a druggist whose potions hijack the immune system, causing any number of allergic reactions, each one impossible to identify unless you know what to look for. Red’s lead on how to find the Apothecary is Elario Penetti, head of a drug syndicate set to be charged with having his biggest rival’s company burned down thanks to a confession from his accountant, Helen Dolly, until she went into a mysterious coma two days before the trial. Her symptoms presented as an acute allergic reaction, and since she had been to the hospital twice in the past for a tree nut allergy, that was how they treated it. But in fact, she’d been affected by a poison designed by the Apothecary to mimic the symptoms of an allergic reaction precisely so the doctors would waste precious time treating the wrong thing, allowing her to lapse into a coma. The Apothecary was hired by Helen's husband to design the poison. Helen had her husband sign a prenup. That pre-nup states that the spouse gets nothing as a result of death or divorce before 10 years. And two weeks before their tenth anniversary she went into a mysterious, incurable coma. The Apothecary has a his wife who he keeps completely incapacitated in bed. He hooks up a bell to her finger, so she can alert him to any discomfort with the slightest movement of her finger. While he keeps his wife sedated he repeatedly sleeps with her and ends up getting her pregnant which was his plan all along. In the mean time, the task force has located the Apothecary using the very specific snake venom that Helen’s husband had used to poison her. The Apothecary doesn’t know who commissioned the poison for Red because it’s all done anonymously on the dark internet, but he says he’ll give them the antidote in exchange for taking the death penalty off the table.

62. Leonard Caul

Born as Joseph McCray, Leonard Caul is a spy working for the CIA known for his ability to blend in and conduct covert surveillance. In the 1980s, he is part of Operation Harwood, a CIA operation to keep watch on the Sandinista National Liberation Front in Nicaragua. After the Iran–Contra affair, the operation is shut down and Caul, dropping his birth name, went off the grid. Shortly after that, he creates the encryption of the Fulcrum, the blackmail file granting leverage against the Cabal. Red comes in contact with him after Caul answers the phone after Red dials the number he found in Alan Fitch's safe. As Red fights for his life, he pleads with Liz to track down Caul. Caul is tracking down Liz's every move. He has audio recordings of Liz talking to Tom and pictures of everyone involved in Liz’s life. Including lots of pictures of Liz and Red. When Liz is in Red's apartment, Leonard Caul bursts into the apartment. He’s been following Red, waiting for a signal to reach out to him. When Liz started searching for Caul, that’s when he knew the time had come for them to meet. Liz gives Caul the interface for the Fulcrum and the key to operate it.

64. The Cyprus Agency

Owen Mallory, born as Michael Shaw, is the head of the Cyprus Adoption agency. An organization that kidnaps young women and keeps them in captivity to give birth to children, who will be put up for adoption. The task force also discovers that Owen Mallory is the father of all the children that are being put up for adoption.

65. Miles McGrath

Miles McGrath is an allie of Alexander Kirk. McGrath is a high-functioning sociopath and a "criminal incubator" who finances crimes for profit. Miles McGrath was a child prodigy. He wrote the code for OnScreen when he was at Princeton. He founded it. Within a couple of years, the board of directors concluded he was a high-functioning sociopath and pushed him out. He sued them, won the suit for over $100 million. He turned his back on legitimate business. He invested his money in a new business, incubating crimes. Criminals come to him, pitch their business plan. If he likes it, he invests his money in exchange for a cut of the profits. McGrath is trying to steal a sample of a the Ribowski virus for Alexander Kirk and Red tracks down McGrath after he got the virus. McGrath calls Kirk saying he has the virus and that he will sent it to him right away. Kirk needs the virus to try to get better. After Red has the location Kirk will be at, he cuffs McGrath to the table and he is arrested by the FBI.

66. Mato

Mato is a mercenary, skip tracer, bounty hunter and a tracker who is working for Alexander Kirk. Kirk hired Mato to kidnap Agnes and kill Tom. Mato and his men break into Tom and Liz's house on Cuba and try to kidnap Agnes. Tom fights one of them and tries to kill him but is knocked out by Mato who takes Agnes and Tom with him. Tom is put in the truck of Mato's car and kick the taillights in to warn the people in the car behind them. The call the police and Mato gets pulled over by the police. He demands Mato opens the trunk. When he does and Tom comes out of the trunk, Mato kills the police officer and puts him in the trunk with Tom. An associate of Mato has Tom dig his own grave and tries to kill him. Tom fights him and kills Mato associate. At that same time Mato brings Agnes to Kirk so she can be reunited with Liz. Liz and Agnes escape Kirk's house and Kirk orders Mato to go find them. Mato threatens to shoot Agnes and takes her away from Liz again. In the meantime Red and Dembe are at the house where Agnes is being held and Mr. Kaplan manages to save Agnes. When Red, Dembe and Mr. Kaplan are in the car with Agnes, Mato crashes his car into theirs and kidnaps Agnes again. Mr. Kaplan saw Mato's face and she and him have a mutual friend, little Nikos who knows abouts Mato's whereabouts. Tom tortures Little Nikos until he tells him how they can find Mato. Tom got a phone number and a password. They text the password to that phone number and Mato shows up at a bail office. Mato sees Tom and knows it's a set up. He tries to run but is being chased by Dembe and Tom. Mr. Kaplan runs Mato over with the car. Red threatens Mato with a gun and when Mato tells him where he can find Liz and Agnes, Red shoots and kills Mato.

67. Ruslan Denisov

Ruslan Denisov is the leader of an Uzbek separatist movement known as The Supreme Republic of a Free, Righteous and Independent Uzbekistan. Under his leadership, the group became notorious for its methods of raising funds by kidnapping senior executives of wealthy foreign corporations working in or passing through his region, holding them for ransoms far above the normal rates and killing them if the employers refused to pay. Denisov, an old associate of Red's, is targeting members of a company called Anneca Oil, that is refusing to replace a pipeline, whose leaking water is poisoning civilians. After unsuccessful attempts to negotiate with Denisov, Red works with him to capture a former Russian business associate and use the company's history to blackmail them into repairing the pipeline.

71. The Kenyon Family

The Kenyon Family is a family of polygamous cultist criminals. The cult is attacked by an unseen enemy, killing all of the members and stealing the weapons, while also kidnapping Justin Kenyon, the cult's leader, who they later kill. Justin Kenyon is the leader of The Church of the Shield, a religious cult and separatist militia. He preaches polygamy and requires that male members of the cult marry 3 women, regardless of their age. Because the gender ratio of the movement becomes problematic, several boys born into the cult, including Kenyon's own son, David, would be abandoned in the wilderness to die at the age of 8-10. While many died of sickness or exposure, the survivors, led by David, eventually banded together to form The Watchers, preaching their own version of Kenyon's teachings. As time went on, Kenyon becomes popular within fringe circles of the far right. While the authorities are somewhat aware of the group's crimes of polygamy and forced elder-minor relations, he has four prominent civil rights lawyers on retainer that stymied any attempts to enter the compound and investigate. To make money, Kenyon starts storing illegal contraband, such as weaponry, drugs and stolen goods, for other criminals in underground storage facilities on the cult's compound.

72. Eli Matchett

Eli Matchett is an eco-terrorist. Matchett was the leader of an eco-terrorist group known as "Los Segadores" which is Spanish for "The Reapers". Composed of small business farmers, they targeted Verdiant, an agricultural company that dealt in genetically modified produce and had forced small farms into bankruptcy. Matchett had a vendetta against the company because of a lawsuit that cost him his farm. He had owned a farm adjacent to one of Verdiant's facilities. When some of their genetically modified seeds blew onto his field and grew there, Verdiant sued him for infringing on their patent, costing him a fortune in legal fees as well as his farm when the bank foreclosed on him. Adding insult to injury, Verdiant bought the property and used it to expand their own industrial farm. Because of that Matchett and the Los Segadores stole data from Verdiant detailing how Verdiant modifies it's corn genome. With that he has a virus designed that he wants to release to destroy Verdiant. If they virus were to get out it would spread all over the world in months and there would be a global food crisis. The FBI finds out that Matchett is planning all of this and tracks him down to the corn field he used to own. He tries to release the virus but Ressler catches up to him in time and prevents him from doing so. He is arrested and sent to jail.

73. Madeline Pratt

Madeline Pratt is a well-known politically active socialite. Behind the facade, she forms relationships and affiliations with powerful, influential people and then uses those connections to commit million dollar heists. She had a previous romantic connection with Red, which he broke off. Posing as Red's widow, she steals documents belonging to him worth 10 million dollars from a bank in Istanbul to gain his attention regarding the proposed theft of the Effigy of Atargatis. Madeline enlists Red's help in stealing a statue called the Effigy of Ashtart in the Syrian embassy. The statue secretly contains coordinates for Soviet nuclear detonation codes, which has the interest of the Russian Mob. Red enlists Liz's aid in the operation, only for the pair to be double-crossed by Madeline. Faking their capture, Red succeeds in getting the location of the Effigy and the coordinates from Madeline. The statue is secured and one of Pratt's allies is arrested. Madeline is able to free herself and steals a precious painting from Red. She disappeared for a while and after a year or so Pratt was "kidnapped" by the Kings to bait Red into infiltrating "The Palace" so he could be sold at the auction.

74. The Front

Maddox Beck and his wife, Carrie Ann, are the leaders of an eco-terrorist movement known as "The Front". Despite working together, they have very different views on their work. Beck steals an ancient clay painting from his wife to map out the location of a dormant pneumonic plague virus. Beck successfully recovers the virus and weaponizes it to inoculate his followers and create a world-wide epidemic. The task force contains most of the followers, but Samar and Liz are infected by one of them at Dulles International Airport. With Aram's help, Red learns Beck's location and steals a supply of synthesized vaccine before leaving Beck to commit suicide.

75. The Major

The Major recruits social exiles who have a specific psychopathy personality profile. Those people are trained to act as spies for various clients. Once an agent is assigned, they are to only contact the Major if the situation is "mission critical". The Major recruited Tom Keen in 1994 when he was a young boy. Tom continues to work for the Major until Red contacted The Major and Red hired Tom to keep an eye on Liz. The Major allowed Tom to turn when Berlin doubled Red's payment. Recognizing the need to even the score, The Major gave up Tom but he was calling in all his chips to get Tom back. Gina Zanetakos also works for the Major and with her help he tracked down Tom and tried to kill him but instead Gina killed the Major.

77. Lady Ambrosia

Lady Ambrosia, whose real name is never revealed, and her husband, Noah Shuster, once had two sons together. One of them, Theo, was mentally disabled. When the boys were in a canoe accident that resulted in the death of her other son, Lady Ambrosia snapped. Using her husband's job at an adoption agency to find children whose parents were going to give them up because of their disabilities, she kidnapped them with Theo's help and made them part of a cult she started, telling the victims they would be "turned into butterflies" and live forever as children. In order to keep them from having to face adulthood as outcasts, she would kill them when they reached the age of 12 and wrap them into a cocoon of burlap and
wooden sticks and throw it into a well on the cult's compound, an abandoned schoolhouse known within the cult as The Colony.

78. The Caretaker

Dating back three generations, the men of the Janus family, ran a safety deposit service where they stored countless incriminating documents, recordings, and photos on behalf of powerful clients, such as corporations, criminals, and governments. The evidence, which was stored in canisters hidden in the corpses buried at graveyards, could then be released according to instructions set by the clients, such as them dying or being arrested. Janus used the pneumatic tubes formerly used by the U.S. Postal Service to transport hard materials. Albert Janus had an adopted daughter, Rose Janus, who was the only thing in the world he valued higher than his work. A few months after his wife and child had died, he got into a confrontation with Rose's drunken father when he abused her and knocked him down. He then took Rose, whose real name was Jessica Van Zandt, and raised her as his own, never telling her about her real family.

79. Esteban

Manuel Orentez Esteban is a spymaster and the former leader of the Caravan of Death, a death squad in the Chilean army that terrorized and killed several people during the early days of Augusto Pinochet's regime. He went on to work as an enforcer for several authoritarian regimes and was eventually taken in by Fidel Castro. Recruited by the CIA to act as a double agent for the United States, he supplied them with the little information that is known about the inner workings of the Cuban government. In 1989, he faked his death for the world, though his American employers knew he was still alive. At some point, he received severe scarring to his face which left him blind. He uses clicking noises to hear things around him. Red relies on Esteban in order to find Liz in Cuba. After Esteban helped out Red, he is arrested.

80. Marvin Gerard

Graduated magna cum laude from Harvard where, at the tender age of 31, Marvin Gerard was appointed the third youngest full professor in the institution's history. He served as a prosecutor for three years for the State of New York. Later, he joined his father-in-law's criminal defense firm as a full partner. While Gerard was being considered for a seat on the federal bench, his marriage took a bad turn. He eventually went so far as to try to kidnap his son, for which he was disbarred and sentenced to 7-10 years at the Cumberland FCI. He continued doing legal work behind bars, serving as shadow counsel to some of the biggest players in the criminal underworld. Politicians, CEOs and one Raymond Reddington. Red asked for his help while he held some people hostage in a diner and in return Red made sure that Gerard could stay out of prison and he left with his fiancee Becky Weinberg. Gerard locates the vault where Peter Kotsiopulos is keeping his embezzled money. When Red puts together a team to exonerate Liz, he calls in Gerard as part of that team. Gerard helps them plan on how to kidnap Peter Kotsiopulos. Once they have the Director, Red demands Laurel Hitchin exonerate Liz in exchange for Red not taking the Director to the Hague and sends in Gerard to discuss the terms of the deal with Laurel. Eventually Gerard manages to negotiate a deal where Liz is exonerated publicly for all but the Tom Connolly murder as Liz killed him in front of witnesses and it wasn't in self-defense. Instead, Laurel offers a plea of involuntary manslaughter with 3 years probation. Gerard privately talks to Red and convinces him to take the deal as it will keep Liz safe and out of prison and is better than Gerard expected them to get. Gerard later presents the deal to Liz who reluctantly signs it as she will no longer able to be an FBI agent though she can remain on the task force in a similar capacity to Red. Thanks to Gerard's deal, Liz is later able to walk free.

81. Gaia

Owen Ayers also known as Gaia is an eco terrorist. Ayers wa





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