‘The Blacklist’ Preview: “Dr. Linus Creel” [Photos and Video]

Last week’s Blacklist reminded me so much of that bad Jude Law movie Repo Men, except the doctor was using real organs and not artificial ones. It also marked the debut of Paul Reubens’ character Mr. Vargas, who is super creepy by the way. But I think that’s just Paul Reubens in general. We also left off with Red visiting his ex-wife – not knowing how her hand is with the loss of a digit. But when it comes down to it, we all want to know what Naomi (Mary-Louise Parker) is hiding. She obviously has a secret and it has to do with Elizabeth.

There are too many similarities between Liz’s story about the fire when she was a little girl and her father that make us want to believe there’s a connection to Reddington. The preview definitely leads us to believe Naomi and Red know something that they haven’t told us.

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Liz also has some new people in her life that she doesn’t trust including Samar, who we know is working for Reddington. And now there’s this new “neighbor” who is obviously a bad guy. I mean, why else would he have a giant assault rifle in his room. And why on earth would she voluntarily give up the fact that she’s a federal agent to a complete stranger when she is somewhat off the grid, moving from motel to motel.

This week’s episode titled “Dr. Linus Creel,” Red tips off Liz that a dangerous social-psychological experiment may be underway after a series of seemingly nonviolent citizens become killers. He also “tries to convince Naomi (Mary-Louise Parker) and her husband into accepting a complicated proposition.”

The Blacklist airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on NBC.

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Highlights from last week’s episode:

Trailer for tonight’s episode:

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‘The Blacklist’ Preview: “Dr. James Covington” [Photos]

The Blacklist was one of NBC’s top-rated shows last year and yet it’s dropped more than a million and a half viewers between its first and second episode this season. Hopefully they can keep themselves afloat and keep viewers interested in the never-ending blacklist.

Last week as the Berlin/Red dynamic began to unfold even more, we saw a side of Reddington we haven’t seen before including a look into his previous life…starting with his wife, played by Mary-Louise Parker. Meanwhile, Samar Navabi (Mozhan Marnò) joins the task force and is obviously a mole tasked with relaying back information to Reddington.

This week we get a glimpse at Paul Reubens’ character, Mr. Vargas, in the episode titled “Dr. James Covington,”about a deranged doctor who finds himself on the blacklist.

The Blacklist airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

DERANGED DOCTOR FINDS HIMSELF ON THE BLACKLIST – RON CEPHAS JONES (“HALF NELSON”) GUESTS STARS –When a man is found with his heart cut out, Agents Keen (Megan Boone) and Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff) team up with agent Samar Navabi (Mozhan Marno) to uncover the intricacies of Dr. Covington’s (guest star Ron Cephas Jones) black-market operation. Meanwhile, Red (James Spader) and his associate try to capitalize on a new opportunity in Indonesia, leaving Reddington in a vulnerable position. Harry Lennix and Amir Arison also stars.

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‘The Blacklist’ Casts Paul Reubens as Villain in Season 2


Pee-Wee Herman is on a new adventure and the latest to join the list of guest stars on NBC’s The Blacklist. According to EW.com, NBC has tapped Paul Reubens for the role of Mr. Vargas, a dapper, finicky “muscle” who handles delicate situations in the criminal underworld. He will first appear in season two’s third episode and will stay for at least two episodes.

“It’s going to be something totally different, and it’s going to be awesome,” executive producer Jon Bokenkamp tells EW. “It can’t get strange enough for me. One of the most fun things is being able to write for actors who I’ve admired and think are interesting and try to play against expectations. I’d say he’s gonna shake things up a bit when enters Red’s orbit.”

Reubens started work this Friday. He joins a list of recently announced guest stars that includes Mary-Louis Parker, Lee Tergesen and Krysten Ritter.

The Blacklist stars James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Harry Lennix and Ryan Eggold.

Jon Bokenkamp (The Call, Taking Lives), John Eisendrath (Alias), John Davis (Predator, I, Robot, Chronicle) and John Fox serve as executive producers. The Blacklist is a production of Sony Pictures Television and Davis Entertainment.

Season 2 of The Blacklist premieres on Sept. 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

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