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"Pankration" is the eighth episode of Season Two of Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders and the 21st episode overall.


The IRT travels to Greece to determine why an American businessman was found assaulted. Also, Garrett struggles to tell his wife about what happened to his son Ryan.

Guest Cast[]

Bookend Quotes[]

  • Matt Simmons: "It is not right to return an injury or to do evil to any man, however much we have suffered from him." Socrates.


  • Pankration ("All the Power" in Greek) was a type of fighting competition in the Ancient Greek Olympics, in which every attack was allowed except biting and gouging out the opponent's eyes. When the Olympics were revived in 1896, Pankration was the only discipline that was explicitly excluded over security concerns.
  • Though the official summary states that the victim was only assaulted, the actual case is a murder.
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Episodes