The BEST Episodes of Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 28, 2019

Network: CBS

Unit Chief Jack Garrett and his International Response Team (IRT), comprised of military hero and profiler Matt Simmons, brilliant tech analyst Russ “Monty” Montgomery and fearless medical examiner Mae Jarvis, are a specialized Division of the FBI tasked with solving crimes and coming to the rescue of Americans who find themselves in danger while abroad.

Blowback

#1 - Blowback

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 26, 2017

The International Response Team is investigated by the FBI after a mission in Kurjikistan results in the death of a suspect.

star 7.71
776 votes
Paper Orphans

#2 - Paper Orphans

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired May 25, 2016

When the daughter of an American family visiting Haiti to adopt a child is kidnapped, the International Response Team travels to the island nation to try to find her. Also, Jack and his wife, Karen, prepare to send their daughter to college.

star 7.69
817 votes
Directors: Félix Alcalá
Writers: Erica Messer
Cinderella and the Dragon

#3 - Cinderella and the Dragon

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 12, 2017

When two American flight attendants go missing while in Singapore, the International Response Team is called in to investigate.

star 7.69
783 votes
Directors: Diana Valentine
Writers: Matthew Lau
The Ripper of Riga

#4 - The Ripper of Riga

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired May 17, 2017

The International Response Team travels to Russia when an American ballerina is kidnapped, and Jack tangles with an ex-KBG agent who escaped from prison.

star 7.69
682 votes
The Ballad of Nick and Nat

#5 - The Ballad of Nick and Nat

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired May 11, 2016

When American victims are found in different locations throughout Cuba, the International Response Team heads to the island nation to search for possible spree killers.

star 7.68
771 votes
Writers: Daniele Nathanson
Pretty Like Me

#6 - Pretty Like Me

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 29, 2017

The International Response Team head to South Korea when an American college student is found disfigured. Meanwhile, Simmons fulfills his mother's dying wish to find his grandmother.

star 7.68
842 votes
Directors: Greg Prange
Writers: Daniele Nathanson
Il Monstro

#7 - Il Monstro

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 15, 2017

When two casualties resemble the M.O. of the most notorious killer in Italian history, the International Response Team is called to investigate.

star 7.65
951 votes
Directors: Leon Ichaso
Writers: Christopher Barbour
Obey

#8 - Obey

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired May 10, 2017

When the body of an American singer is found on a rural road in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica, the team is called to investigate.

star 7.65
697 votes
Type A

#9 - Type A

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired May 3, 2017

The International Response Team is called to Taipei when it appears that an American committed a crime that's similar to an unsolved case in New York.

star 7.64
736 votes
Made In...

#10 - Made In...

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 5, 2017

The International Response Team investigates when two American entrepreneurs disappear while conducting business in Bangladesh.

star 7.64
827 votes
Directors: Jeannot Szwarc
Writers: Erica Meredith
Lost Souls

#11 - Lost Souls

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 8, 2017

Unit Chief Jack Garrett and his international response team are called to Tanzania when a 23-member church group disappears.

star 7.61
1,007 votes
Directors: Alec Smight
Writers: Erica Messer
Pankration

#12 - Pankration

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 19, 2017

When an American visiting Greece to get more involved in his family's business is found beaten in a rough part of Athens, the International Response Team is called to investigate.

star 7.60
803 votes
Directors: Laura Belsey
Writers: Ticona S. Joy
La Huesuda

#13 - La Huesuda

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 12, 2017

When a night of partying ends tragically for an American 18-year-old in Tijuana, the International Response Team is called to investigate.

star 7.58
724 votes
The Devil's Breath

#14 - The Devil's Breath

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 22, 2017

The International Response Team investigates the apparent suicide of an American in Colombia who emptied his bank account prior to his death.

star 7.55
916 votes
Directors: Oz Scott
Writers: Adam Glass
The Matchmaker

#15 - The Matchmaker

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired May 4, 2016

When an American girl leaves home to meet her boyfriend in Turkey, the International Response Team suspects she’s in trouble after being tricked by someone posing as her boyfriend.

star 7.55
845 votes
Writers: Tim Clemente
Citizens of the World

#16 - Citizens of the World

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 20, 2016

The International Response Team travels to Morocco when a retired couple from Idaho is kidnapped while visiting the country on a cruise.

star 7.55
926 votes
Directors: Alec Smight
Writers: Matthew Lau
IQINISO

#17 - IQINISO

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired May 11, 2016

When an American college student working in Johannesburg is killed and his brother goes missing, the International Response Team suspects a gang could be behind both. Jack works the case with Lieutenant Ananda Doshi, a profiler he’s worked with before who has an unorthodox style of investigation.

star 7.52
853 votes
Directors: Laura Belsey
Writers: Christopher Barbour
El Toro Bravo

#18 - El Toro Bravo

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired May 25, 2016

The IRT heads to Pamplona, Spain, for the running of the bulls, where the ears of a missing American tourist are found.

star 7.51
823 votes
Writers: Erica Meredith
Abominable

#19 - Abominable

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired May 17, 2017

The International Response Team searches for the killer of a woman on a yoga retreat in Nepal, and Monty goes on his first international mission with the team.

star 7.50
688 votes
Denial

#20 - Denial

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 30, 2016

The International Response Team heads to Cairo when an Egyptian-American former U.S. serviceman is killed in a gas attack there and his friend goes missing.

star 7.49
1,144 votes
Directors: Rod Holcomb
Writers: Adam Glass
Whispering Death

#21 - Whispering Death

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 6, 2016

The team travels to Japan to assist local law enforcement in investigating homicides made to look like suicides. Meanwhile, Mae encourages Clara to get out and enjoy herself.

star 7.47
1,066 votes
Directors: Larry Teng
Writers: Adam Glass
Love Interrupted

#22 - Love Interrupted

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 13, 2016

The International Response Team heads to Belize to search for a couple who disappears while on their honeymoon in what appears to be a targeted abduction.

star 7.46
954 votes
Directors: Paul A. Kaufman
Writers: Adam Glass
Harvested

#23 - Harvested

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 23, 2016

When an American man attending a festival in Mumbai wakes up missing a kidney and his friend gone, the International Response Team’s investigation leads them to suspect the UnSub is more than just trading organs on the Black Market.

star 7.36
1,214 votes
Directors: Rob Bailey
Writers: Erica Meredith
De Los Inocentes

#24 - De Los Inocentes

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 27, 2016

When a woman vacationing in Mexico with her family is the victim of foul play, the International Response Team investigates her husband as the prime suspect when he flees.

star 7.26
889 votes
Directors: Jeannot Szwarc
Writers: Christopher Barbour
The Lonely Heart

#25 - The Lonely Heart

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 6, 2016

The International Response Team heads to Paris to search for an UnSub targeting Americans who live there.

star 7.24
961 votes
Writers: Ticona S. Joy