In Cairo, an Egyptian-American former U.S. serviceman is killed in a gas attack and his friend goes missing.


Rod Holcomb


Erica Messer (created by), Adam Glass

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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
Kirsten Vangsness ... Penelope Garcia
Anthony Azizi ... Deputy Minister Arkem Sarkis
Aline Elasmar ... Neith Ghannam
Tina Lifford ... Brenda Willis
Naz Deravian ... Haiffa Said
Afsheen Olyaie ... Casablanca Police
Junes Zahdi ... Malik Said
Sam Adegoke ... Hank Willis
Danny Hamouie ... Safar Arabi
Ammar Daraiseh ... Omar


Second generation US army vet of Egyptian descent Malik Said who started a business there is killed in the desert by throwing acidic gas into his locked-up car, his US student visitor Hank Willis is kidnapped after being knocked down on Said's car. Egyptian deputy minister Arkem Sarkis gives the FBI team a lukewarm welcome, given the delicate diplomatic relations. The victims were gay and part of Omar's clandestine network. The cruel murder method fits more killings on Egyptians, but Safar Arabi, who was after the gays, is murdered himself. The team works psychologically works out a more personal alternative. Written by KGF Vissers

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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English | Arabic

Release Date:

30 March 2016 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Actor Anthony Azizi, who plays Deputy Minister Arkem Sarkis, also plays the unknown subject, Jind Allah, in Criminal Minds: Lessons Learned (2006) See more »


While discussing Cairo's Khan el-Khalili market, Jack says "'Wow'... yeah. That's exactly what the ancient Romans said when they saw it around 100 A.D." Cairo was founded in 969 A.D.; its predecessor, Fustat, was founded in 641 A.D. See more »


Clara Seger: How could we expect her to tell us the truth with the Egyptian military standing right there?
Mae Jarvis: Oh, speaking of, Monty was able to get us Jabir's medical records, and there have been several pages redacted, so there are things that they don't want us to know
Matt Simmons: They might become a problem, Jack
Jack Garrett: That's why I suggested we use the plane as a base
Matt Simmons: Every since the military coupe, I'm sure everything the Egyptian are offering is bugged
Jack Garrett: Well, not to mention we share very views about what democracy means
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References Criminal Minds (2005) See more »

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