Dominic Wilkinson is the father of Katarina Rostova and grandfather of Elizabeth Keen.
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Not much is known about Dominic Wilkinson' past aside from the facts that he was born in Russia and that he is a notorious KGB agent that operated in the United States under the code name “Oleander”, having been investigated by the FBI. Sometime in his life, he had his daughter Katarina Rostova with Virginia Loving. Dom trained Katarina to be a KGB agent just like him and, as her handler, Dom assigned to Katarina the mission to seduce and spy on Raymond Reddington. Following the end of the Cold War, Dom moved to a reclusive house in the United States and assumed the identity of Dominic Wilkinson, a retired systems analyst, and cut down all ties with his family to protect them from reprisals. When it was discovered that Katarina Rostova betrayed the KGB for the Cabal, Dom helped his daughter to escape from Russia and disappear. One year later, following the formation of the Townsend Directive, Dom tried to kill a KGB agent named Tatiana Petrova with a car bomb in Belgrade after framing her as Katarina, in order to keep his granddaughter Masha safe from the Directive, but he failed and killed Tatiana's husband instead.
Dom is among the very few who know that Raymond Reddington is not the real Raymond Reddington, but an imposter who took over his identity over 30 years ago. As much as Dominic despises him, he has shown to care for Red, as he respected his wishes in not letting his granddaughter know what happened to her mother.
He met his granddaughter Elizabeth for the first time, though he didn't divulge his true identity to her. However he did share on how he knew her mother Katarina. After she left, Dom called Reddington to inform him of Elizabeth's visit, in the end he expressed his frustration on having seen his granddaughter for the first time in 30 years without informing her of who he is. Dominic also warned him to stop being evasive and tell her the truth about what he did, to which he hung up on him.
After recovering the duffle bag of bones, Red returns to Dom's cabin with Dembe. Dom watches as Reddington burns the bones of what is revealed to be the real Raymond Reddington who had been killed and replaced decades before by the imposter known as Raymond Reddington. Aware of the man's secret, Dom warns that while Liz may not know his secret, she knows he has one and will never stop till she discovers it. However, Dom, Dembe and Raymond are unaware that Liz has already learned the truth, that Raymond is not the real Raymond Reddington.
“The Third Estate”
He is seen on a Post Office photo.
Ressler confessed to Elizabeth that he went behind her back and continued looking into the real identity of Raymond Reddington. He then showed her what he thought was a dead-end (the Post Office photo of Dom).
Elizabeth went to see Dom the next day, asking him to say hello to his granddaughter.
Dom gives Elizabeth fresh mint tea and tells her the story of what happened to Katarina after her attempted suicide in the ocean. She ended up in a women's shelter. Dom reveals that he gave up everything to protect Katarina.
Liz learns from Katarina that Dom lied to her about who Red really is and that Dom is the one who wants her dead to protect Liz. Dom and the real Illya had conspired together to kill Katarina to protect Liz, and failed. Liz confronts Dom, still comatose and on a ventilator, about his actions.
Dom is wounded by Katarina.
As Liz learns the truth, Dom appears to her both in flashbacks and as an image to help explain. It's revealed that Dom had actually told Liz most of the truth about her mother and Ilya Koslov, but he had lied about who had become the fake Reddington. Liz also learns that Dom and Ilya had set up a woman named Tatiana Petrova in order to fake the real Katarina's death, but only killed her husband instead. It was Tatiana and not Katarina who had tortured Dom in order to find Katarina's location and get her life back by revealing the truth to Neville Townsend. Dom had revealed to Tatiana where she could find Katarina before he died, forcing Reddington to kill Tatiana to keep her from revealing that information to Townsend.
- Dom addresses his granddaughter Elizabeth Keen by her birth name Masha.
- Brian Dennehy passed away on 15 April 2020; from natural causes, not [coronavirus]-related as in an statement from his daughter.
- Despite Brian Dennehy’s death in April 2020, the character of Dom was recast to Ron Raines since the story is at an a place where [Dom] was absolutely instrumental in it. He’s the central point of the story. He knows a truth that everyone is trying to figure out. So while it was a difficult decision to do, we felt it was necessary, and we hope people understand that.