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"Iqiniso" is the eleventh episode of Season One of Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.


The IRT suspects a gang is behind the murder of an American college student working in Johannesburg and the abduction of his brother. Meanwhile, Garrett reunites with Ananda Doshi, an unorthodox profiler, to assist in solving the case.

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  • "Matimba" by Kabelo
  • "Uchibidolo (The Abundant Herds)" by Yelengu (feat. Barry Van Zyl & Robin Hogarth)

Bookend Quotes[]

  • Jack Garrett: A Zulu proverb reminds us, "Hope does not kill."


  • Though this is the eleventh produced episode, it aired as the tenth, and back-to-back with "The Ballad of Nick & Nat", because the season was scheduled out-of-order.
  • "Iqiniso" means both "truth" and "fact" in the Zulu language.
  • The "Azaria district" of Johannesburg, which is a prominent location in the episode, is fictional. It is based on the real Soweto township, where the black inhabitants of Johannesburg were forced to reside in during the apartheid era. However, it has a different location within Johannesburg (northeast rather than the southwest).
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Episodes