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"Il Mostro" is the fourth episode of Season Two of Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders and the 15th episode overall.


The IRT travels to Italy when two corpses greatly resemble the M.O. of a very notorious murderer.

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Referenced Criminals[]


  • "Dissipate" by Reed

Bookend Quotes[]

  • Jack Garrett: "When I had journeyed half of our life's way, I found myself within a shadowed forest, for I had lost the path that does not stray." Dante Alighieri


  • Il Mostro means "The Monster" in Italian.
  • Though this is the fourth produced episode of the season, it aired as the second, because the season was scheduled out-of-order.
  • Although some details differ from the real case, this episode is technically the first in the entire Criminal Minds franchise to offer a fictional perpetrator for a real-life unsolved case.
  • The episode features references to Dante Alighieri's poem Divine Comedy and the 1995 serial killer thriller film Seven.
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Episodes