Season 1, Episode 1
Air date March 16, 2016
Written by Erica Messer
Directed by Colin Bucksey
"Beyond Borders" (Criminal Minds)
"Love Interrupted"

"The Harmful One" is the first episode of Season One of Beyond Borders and the first episode of the series overall.


Garrett and his unit travel to Thailand when three American volunteers go missing during a trek to Bangkok. Once there, former colleague Clara Seger, a cultural anthropologist, helps them rush to gather evidence leading to the unsub before a storm threatens to wash it away.

Guest CastEdit

  • Scott Alin - Jeff Little
  • Conn Barrett - Mrs. Little
  • Austin Brooks - Frank Johnson
  • Maritza Cabrera - Assistant Alisha Paun
  • Laura Carson - Julie Harris
  • Derrick Dover - Pedestrian
  • Zameer Hassim - EMT
  • Punnavith Koy - Farmer
  • Scott Ly - Officer #1
  • Joe Mantegna - SSA David Rossi
  • Fawndi McMahan - Mary Johnson
  • Doua Moua - Klahan
  • Christopher Naoki Lee - Young Thief
  • Anne O'Brien - Isabelle Gerald
  • Jim Ounniyom - Officer Chaipratsit
  • Jerry O'Donnell - Mr. Little
  • Nora Rothman - Sarah Harris
  • Austin Saunders - Laura Johnson
  • Keong Sim - Officer Panit Taksin
  • Eck Stone - Benz
  • Sydney Viengluang - Officer Kosum

Referenced CriminalsEdit

  • The Hannah Witheridge and David Miller case

Bookend QuotesEdit

  • Jack Garrett: A Thai proverb reminds us, "What's done in the dark soon comes to light."


  • Scott Ly, the actor who portrayed a Thai officer, previously appeared as a different character on an earlier episode of the series' parent show Criminal Minds.

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