Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders

The BEST episodes of Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders

Every episode of Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders!

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.

Last Updated: 9/16/2022Network:CBS
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Blowback
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7.71
795 votes

#1 - Blowback

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/26/2017

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

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The Ripper of Riga
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7.70
697 votes

#2 - The Ripper of Riga

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 5/17/2017

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.

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Cinderella and the Dragon
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7.69
808 votes

#3 - Cinderella and the Dragon

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/12/2017

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

Directors: Diana Valentine
Writer: Matthew Lau
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Paper Orphans
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7.69
843 votes

#4 - Paper Orphans

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 5/25/2016

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.

Writer: Erica Messer
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Pretty Like Me
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7.67
865 votes

#5 - Pretty Like Me

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/29/2017

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.

Directors: Greg Prange
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The Ballad of Nick and Nat
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7.67
792 votes

#6 - The Ballad of Nick and Nat

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 5/11/2016

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.

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Il Mostro
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7.65
975 votes

#7 - Il Mostro

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/15/2017

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

Directors: Leon Ichaso
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Type A
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7.65
752 votes

#8 - Type A

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/3/2017

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.

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Obey
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7.63
715 votes

#9 - Obey

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 5/10/2017

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.

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Made In...
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7.63
850 votes

#10 - Made In...

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/5/2017

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

Directors: Jeannot Szwarc
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Lost Souls
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7.61
1033 votes

#11 - Lost Souls

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/8/2017

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

Directors: Alec Smight
Writer: Erica Messer
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Pankration
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7.60
827 votes

#12 - Pankration

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/19/2017

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.

Directors: Laura Belsey
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La Huesuda
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7.57
747 votes

#13 - La Huesuda

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/12/2017

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

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The Devil's Breath
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7.55
939 votes

#14 - The Devil's Breath

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/22/2017

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

Directors: Oz Scott
Writer: Adam Glass
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Citizens of the World
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7.54
947 votes

#15 - Citizens of the World

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/20/2016

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

Directors: Alec Smight
Writer: Matthew Lau
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The Matchmaker
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7.54
868 votes

#16 - The Matchmaker

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/4/2016

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.

Writer: Tim Clemente
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El Toro Bravo
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7.52
850 votes

#17 - El Toro Bravo

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/25/2016

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

Directors: Tawnia McKiernan
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IQINISO
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7.51
878 votes

#18 - IQINISO

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/11/2016

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.

Directors: Laura Belsey
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Abominable
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7.51
706 votes

#19 - Abominable

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/17/2017

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.

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Denial
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7.48
1172 votes

#20 - Denial

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/30/2016

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.

Directors: Rod Holcomb
Writer: Adam Glass
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Whispering Death
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7.47
1094 votes

#21 - Whispering Death

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/6/2016

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.

Directors: Larry Teng
Writer: Adam Glass
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Love Interrupted
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7.47
980 votes

#22 - Love Interrupted

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/13/2016

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.

Directors: Paul A. Kaufman
Writer: Adam Glass
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Harvested
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7.35
1246 votes

#23 - Harvested

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/23/2016

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.

Directors: Rob Bailey
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De Los Inocentes
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7.27
911 votes

#24 - De Los Inocentes

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/27/2016

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.

Directors: Jeannot Szwarc
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The Lonely Heart
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7.25
988 votes

#25 - The Lonely Heart

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/6/2016

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

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