"Dr. Bogdan Krilov" is the nineteenth episode of Season 4 of The Blacklist and the eighty-third episode overall.


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Red sets the Task Force on the trail of a Blacklister with the tools to manipulate memories, causing Liz to question her own experiences. As Gale intensifies his investigation, Ressler receives a new lead on the disappearance of Justice Department official Reven Wright.

Number on The Blacklist

  • 29

Unanswered Questions

  1. Elizabeth Keen
    1. Keen’s lecture to Hitchin was hypocritical considering her threat to kill Krilov and Ressler’s rogue action.
    2. Keen has no incentive to cooperate with Gale, she is more likely to undertake a rogue action.
      1. A: Keen also suspects Gale of having an ulterior motive in wanting the files involving Red.
  2. Raymond Reddington
    1. How many languages does Red speak?
    2. Red referenced the “The Blacklist (Comic)“ arc, “The Arsonist“.
    3. Why did Red need to see Werner von Hauser in person?
    4. Why did Red have only 1 contact in Europe?
    5. Why does Red need the task force for protection?
  3. Bogdan Ivanovich Krilov
    1. Why does the FBI need Krilov to exonerate Ressler? They have his equipment.
      1. A: Krilov's confession in how he injected Ressler with propofol and sent him to kill Hitchin was needed to exonerate Ressler.
    2. Was Krilov telling the truth about Keen’s memory operation of 2 years ago?
    3. Will Krilov surrender his other clients?
  4. Laurel Hitchin
    1. How would Hitchin’s death have destroyed the task force?
      1. A: Ressler would have killed the National Security Adviser in cold blood, which would remove him from the task force. Also, Laurel's is Red's link to the Cabal.
    2. Was the ambassador part of the Cabal?
  5. Samar Navabi
    1. Why did Samar think that Keen was “pink and perfect”?
    2. Was Samar's plan to take the letter without a warrant?
  6. Donald Ressler
    1. Even if Ressler is exonerated, his obsession with and threatening of Hitchin has undermined his career. Hitchin can use Krilov’s actions to declare Ressler mentally unstable.
  7. Kathryn Nemec
    1. Why did Nemec choose Ressler for her target?
      1. A: Ressler's need to investigate further into Reven Wright's disappearance is something that Nemec could use to her advantage. In having him kill Hitchin who is Red's only link to the Cabal, she could further damage Red's criminal empire.
  8. Julian Gale
    1. Gale’s investigation will be slowed as Ressler’s arrest will undermine Gale’s credibility.
    2. Gale’s insistence on seeing the SCI7 files can easily result in his suspension.
    3. What reason was given for the shutdown of the Reddington task force?
      1. A: In "Mr. Kaplan", Resseler revealed that Gale had found enough evidence to ensure an investigation which would lead to the shutdown of the Task Force.
    4. How has Red’s help solved hundreds of cases?
  9. Winthrop Grand Hotel
    1. What will the clerk do with Keen’s rent check?
    2. Will the clerk complain to the FBI?
  10. Werner Von Hauser
    1. How will Nikolaus convince the other syndicate members of his escape?
      1. A: It seemed he was planning to take over the business.

Slanders on the FBI


  • Victims identified
  • "SCI7" doesn't correspond to any normal classification scheme. "SCI" generally refers to Sensitive Compartmented Information, which adds a separate access control to files, in addition to their classification, based on compartments identified by keywords. It is possible that "SCI SEVEN" was meant, where "SEVEN" would refer to the compartment.
    • The reference to the task force's classified status is one of rare references. In "Tom Keen" Thomas Connolly said that Richard Denner accessed classified information without the necessary clearance.


Main star

Guest star


  • Gene Gabriel as Detective Elijah Bell
  • Finnerty Steeves as Linda McFaden
  • David Dean Bottrell as Conductor
  • Richard Gallagher as Morgan Brujo
  • Katarina Morhacova as Nurse
  • Zoë Watkins as Second Nurse
  • Jeff Panzarella as Freight Manager
  • Guy Olivieri as Concierge
  • Annie Hägg as Waitress
  • Roger Wayne as Lead Agent
  • Andy Lucien as FBI Agent
  • Fenton Li as Ambassador
  • Benedita Pereira as French Woman
  • Cameron Pow as Nikolaus
  • Marc Basil as Kaplan's Muscle #1
  • John Roque as Kaplan's Muscle #2
  • Philomena Brennan as Third Nurse



External Links

Season 4 Episodes
 · Esteban  · Mato  · Miles McGrath  · Gaia  · The Lindquist Concern  · The Thrushes  · Dr. Adrian Shaw  · Dr. Adrian Shaw: Conclusion  · Lipet's Seafood Company  · The Forecaster  · The Harem  · Natalie Luca  · Isabella Stone  · The Architect  · The Apothecary  · Dembe Zuma  · Requiem  · Philomena  · Dr. Bogdan Krilov  · The Debt Collector  · Mr. Kaplan  · Mr. Kaplan: Conclusion  ·
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