amir-arison-the-blacklist-NBC.jpgBetween her duplicitous husband and protective criminal guardian angel, Agent Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) has a lot to handle on “The Blacklist.” But one person who secret has her back is fellow agent Aram Mojtabai (Amir Arison).

“He loves and is also very protective of Agent Keen,” Arison tells Zap2it, which means that Aram has complicated feelings about Raymond Reddington (James Spader).

“I personally think Aram has an incredible respect for Mr. Reddington
because he is aware of how fiercely intelligent and strong his intellect
is, and Aram respects intelligence. Also, he has seen all that
Reddington has done to protect Agent Keen,” says Arison. “I also think Aram is a little
bit afraid of Reddington because he knows how many people he’s killed
and what he’s capable of and how he’s masterminding all sides of the game.

“But at the same time, he protects Liz ad he’s helping my team and my friends catch super bad guys, so it’s a bit of a symbiotic relationship. They’re certainly on opposite sides, but I think there’s a deep respect for intellect and intelligence and possibly doing the right thing.”

In Monday’s (March 31) episode, Arison teases for us that the show will be once again heading into some creepy territory in “Milton Bobbit.”

“Damian Young, one of those great, great character actors, is playing Milton Bobbit and I can say this: It is similar to ‘The Stewmaker’ episode. It’s a very psychologically creepy, disturbing episode. There’s a couple ideas that really hit you in the guts. [‘The Stewmaker’] hit people in a horror way, in a creepy way, this one will hit people in a psychological way. Not necessarily from what you see but from some of the ideas.”

And what about the end of the season, as we speed toward the season finale? Arison can’t divulge much, but he will say, “Characters are put in situations that are between rocks and a hard place and there’s no easy way out. It’s exciting, the writers are not going to disappoint.”

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

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."