Television has a clear advantage over film when it comes to portraying mysterious characters. While big twists, turns, and reveals can still unfurl on the big screen, it’s the small one where viewers can sometimes spend years following these heroes and villains.
What you’ll find here is a look at five more mysterious TV characters who have kept us all guessing for countless episodes. While an argument could be made that none are quite as intriguing as The Blacklist’s Mr. Kaplan, they definitely give her a run for her money…
6. Mr. Kaplan – The Blacklist
That’s evident from the fan-favourite Mr. Kaplan in his TV series The Blacklist. The mystery surrounding that enigmatic character spanned four years of television and while she was most often seen helping the equally mysterious Red dispose of bodies and clean up crime scenes, we soon learned that there was an awful lot more to her than met the eye.
However, it wasn’t really until the show’s fourth season – which is now available on DVD and Blu-ray – that the curtain was pulled back on her mysterious motivations and that’s one of the things that made The Blacklist’s fourth year so great. We won’t spoil anything here, of course, but it goes without saying that her journey is well worth following.