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Dr. James Covington (No. 89) 

When a man is found with his heart cut out, Agents Keen and Ressler team up with agent Samar Navabi to uncover the intricacies of Dr. Covington's black-market operation. Meanwhile, Red and ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Spader ... Raymond 'Red' Reddington
Megan Boone ... Elizabeth Keen
Diego Klattenhoff ... Donald Ressler
Ryan Eggold ... Tom Keen
Amir Arison ... Aram Mojtabai
Mozhan Marnò ... Samar Navabi
Harry Lennix ... Harold Cooper
Mary-Louise Parker ... Naomi Hyland
Hisham Tawfiq ... Dembe Zuma
Susan Blommaert ... Mr. Kaplan
Joseph Siravo ... Niko Demakis
Hal Ozsan ... Ezra
Ron Cephas Jones ... Dr. James Covington
Jason Kravits ... Dr. Gordon Albee
Norm Lewis ... J.P. Laskin


When a man is found with his heart cut out, Agents Keen and Ressler team up with agent Samar Navabi to uncover the intricacies of Dr. Covington's black-market operation. Meanwhile, Red and his associate try to capitalize on a new opportunity in Indonesia, leaving Reddington in a vulnerable position. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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Release Date:

6 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The "Five-seven" handgun Vargas (Paul Reubens) speaks of is a product of FN Herstal of Belgium. By 2009, the Five-seven was in service with military and police forces in over 40 nations throughout the world. In 2009, the Military of Libya purchased 367 Five-seven pistols from FN Herstal, along with various other FN weapons, in a controversial sale valued at 11.5 million euros (US $15.8 million). In the United States, the Five-seven is currently used by over 300 law enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Secret Service. The name of the gun refers to the caliber, 5.7 mm (.224 inch), which is far smaller than normal handgun rounds such as the 9 mm (.355 inch), 38/.357 (9 mm), 10mm (.393 inch), or .45 (11.4 mm). By virtue of the smaller diameter ammunition, the gun holds far more rounds (20) than most handguns. A 45 caliber model 1911 for example has a magazine capacity of 7 rounds. See more »


Raymond 'Red' Reddington: [Speaking to Liz] The man who killed Paul Wyatt wasn't trying to make a point. He was trying to make a sale. His name is Dr. James Covington. A few years ago, he was considered one of the top cardiothoracic surgeons in the country. Now he runs an illegal organ transplant ring. His operation, if you'll indulge the term, is one-stop shopping for anyone who needs a life-saving organ transplant but who can't or doesn't want to go through conventional channels.
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Forever and a Day
Performed by Michael Rheault
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"the two men behind me happen to be paramedics" (dialog, Red)
9 March 2015 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

Its Season 2 and the honeymoon is over. Gravity starts to influence objects in motion. Also scripts.

The production team, after a spectacular first season (except possibly for the finale, which I reviewed individually) has to learn, as must all producers of episodic TV, to juggle a number of plates at the same time without breaking any.

This means introducing a new villain every week yet keeping the background arc interesting.

Not an easy task.

But so far they are doing just fine. The episode is crisp and compelling. The characters continue to develop.

Boone seems to have new H&M (hair and makeup). She looks great. She also gets to punch her character to new levels, more active than passive in this season. Kudos.

As was the case with the epic HOUSE, the joy in each episode is now the delivery by Spader of key lines that only his character could ever manage with aplomb. Like the restaurant scene where a reluctant associate is encouraged by Red to be more forthcoming .. during a heart attack.

Casting in episodic TV has become something of an art form and it is nice to see Paul Reubens playing a foppish baddie. Nicely done.

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