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Ruslan Denisov (No. 67) 

The task force must rescue an undercover CIA agent who was kidnapped by separatists in Uzbekistan; Red thinks they are up against a dangerous past associate known as Ruslan Denisov.


Andrew McCarthy


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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 (credit only)
Amir Arison ... Aram Mojtabai
Mozhan Marnò ... Samar Navabi
Harry Lennix ... Harold Cooper
Shaun Toub ... Commander Kushan
Hisham Tawfiq ... Dembe Zuma
James Naughton ... Hayworth
Adriane Lenox ... Reven Wright
Arian Moayed ... Burke
Faran Tahir ... Ruslan Denisov
Michael Kostroff ... Martin Wilcox
Olek Krupa ... Leonid Javin


Reddington, Liz and Ressler travel to Uzbekistan to investigate criminal Ruslan Denisov (Faran Tahir), who is holding multiple American hostages captive. Denisov, an old associate of Red's, is targeting members of a company that is refusing to replace a pipeline, whose leaking water is poisoning civilians. After unsuccessful attempts to negotiate with Denisov, Reddington works with him to capture a former Russian business associate (Olek Krupa) and use the company's history to blackmail them into repairing the pipeline. The CIA, however, have one of their agents in Denisov's custody and attempt to employ a Uzbek general (Shaun Toub) to eliminate Denisov. Cooper confronts the CIA handler and the mission is called off. Reddington captures the general, and assures Denisov that he has helped his country, and despite potential consequences, he will emerge a hero. Written by SP International

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This episode was directed by Andrew McCarthy, who starred with James Spader in the John Hughes film Pretty in Pink (1986) as well as Less Than Zero (1987) See more »


Agents are supposed to be in Uzbekistan, yet at 35:18 panorama of Raushskaya Naberezhnaya in Moscow is shown. See more »


Raymond 'Red' Reddington: [Liz is surprised to see Reddington in Uzkbekistan] Go get cleaned up. We'll have dinner. I know a wonderful little hole in the wall, that's actually in a hole in a wall.
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References Ran (1985) See more »


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31 May 2020 | by amirazad-00221See all my reviews

Some filler episodes are interesting but this one wasn't t my cup of tea,I watched this episode till the end just because of James Spader s art of acting, this man can make any dull boring scene to masterpiece.

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English | Uzbek | French

Release Date:

12 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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16:9 HD
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