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The Harmful One 

The FBI's International Response Team go to Thailand where three American volunteers go missing during a trek to Bangkok.

Director:

Colin Bucksey

Writers:

Erica Messer (created by), Erica Messer
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Sinise ... Jack Garrett
Alana De La Garza ... Clara Seger
Daniel Henney ... Matt Simmons
Tyler James Williams ... Russ Montgomery
Annie Funke ... Mae Jarvis
Joe Mantegna ... David Rossi
Keong Sim ... Officer Taksin
Nora Rothman ... Sarah Harris
Austin Saunders Austin Saunders ... Laura Johnson
Scott Alin ... Jeff Little
Doua Moua ... Unsub
Eck Stone Eck Stone ... Benz
Jerry O'Donnell ... Mr. Little
Conn Barrett ... Mrs. Little
Fawnda McMahan ... Mary
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Storyline

Thai royal police officer Taksin is Jack Garrett's FBI International Response Team's only local liaison in Bnagkok to investigate the disappearance of three naive US aid volunteers. They find Jeff Little's backpack with a street thief, soon after his bloodily butchered corpse dumped in a ravine near a poor country host's farm, Jeff's travel companions Sarah and Laura are feared abducted by white slavers. Forensics including a branding suggest correctly it's the work of psychopathic hunter, whom they must track down before he sacrifices the girls. Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-14

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Thai

Release Date:

16 March 2016 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Alana De La Garza's character Clara is a widow and wears her wedding ring on a necklace. On Forever (2014), her character Jo was also a widow and also wore her wedding ring on a necklace. See more »

Goofs

Jack and Clara leaves the farm in the SUV to go back to the city, leaving Matt, Mae and officer Taksin to share a motorcycle for their return. See more »

Quotes

Clara Seger: Our victim's remains tell us a lot about our unknown subject, or unsub.
Officer Taksin: Yes, that he liked to use a knife.
Clara Seger: It's more than that. He abducted three people, but he killed the male first.
Mae Jarvis: And the time of death says that he did it right away.
Officer Taksin: Why would he do that?
Mae Jarvis: Most likely to get rid of competition and establish dominance.
Officer Taksin: Has he killed the girls?
Clara Seger: It's doubtful he's done that yet. He's a power-assertive offender who gets off on control. He'll wanna prolong that experience. And he's not gonna get ...
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References Criminal Minds (2005) See more »

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The cast and audience deserved so much better
12 April 2016 | by docfilmmkrSee all my reviews

The show held such promise. Borne of the original, it should have been good, but the writing, directing, production quality, and pacing are painfully bad. The cultural insensitivity, overt propaganda, and fear-mongering are appalling. Having lived in Thailand and travelled to Mumbai and Egypt, I can report that CM:BB lampoons these people and their cultures. (And perhaps the others in the series; I could not force myself to watch past episode three.) The acting is not this cast's best and cannot rise above the paper-thin story lines. Having the team travel from one country to the next, episode to episode, there is no way for the show to explore and present a culture with any depth, resulting in stereotypical caricatures and plot lines penned by writers who obviously have never travelled to, nor spent time in any of these countries. (Nor, inexplicably, availed themselves of the internet, a rich repository of information on almost everything.) An FBI team swoops into a country with a big plane, SUVs, judgements, and threats, leaving soon after without having been affected by what they've seen or who they met. There are no sympathetic locals, only criminals and heartless civil servants. Had the creators chosen to delve into one culture for a multi-episode arc, maybe even half a season, and learn about the country, its people, and culture, and see the team grow as a team, struggling with the challenges of being American agents in a foreign country, breaking down their assumptions/misconceptions, forging working relationships with domestic policing agencies - that would have been an awesome series. There was good potential in the bones of this show. The cast and audience deserved better.


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