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Cinderella and the Dragon 

Two American flight attendants disappear in Singapore.

Director:

Diana Valentine (as Diana C. Valentine)

Writers:

Erica Messer (created by), Matthew Lau
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Gary Sinise ... Jack Garrett
Alana De La Garza ... Clara Seger
Daniel Henney ... Matt Simmons
Tyler James Williams ... Russ Montgomery
Annie Funke ... Mae Jarvis
Tzi Ma ... Inspector Cheong
Toni Trucks ... Kathy Hall
Brandon Barash ... Scott Davis
Osric Chau ... Gui
Gwendoline Yeo ... Lin Huang
Peter Jang ... Feng Lim
Hank Chen ... Dave McHenry
Michael Albala ... Edward Carter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Janna Bossier ... Jane Wicks
Corie Vickers ... Lisa Carter
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Storyline

Understaffed Singapore police's Inspector Cheong sees little reason to allow the FBI questioning the apparently open and shut murder -rare in the city state- of a colleague by US flight attendant Kathy Hall, whom security cameras recorded running after slashing the victim, even without a clear motive. The team however son suspects links with smuggling (drugs?), a lover boy and even kidnapping, all proven and tied together. Written by KGF Vissers

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The flight number was Oceanic 815. This is the same flight name as the plane that crashes in Lost (2004). See more »

Quotes

Inspector Cheong: Are you questioning my conclusion? Is this your version of not interfering with my investigation?
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M-O-M
(Uncredited)
Written by Joe Lervold & Johnny Elkins
Performed by The Joel Evans Quartet
Courtesy of Crucial Music
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Was there any research done?
22 April 2017 | by snowyprecipiceSee all my reviews

Criminal minds: beyond borders would be a good show if done well. They could really expand their popularity/reach if the episodes were done well. Unfortunately this episode came off as a badly researched, poorly portrayed stereotype of Asian culture.

First of all, Singapore ISN'T PART OF CHINA. The whole episode made Singapore seem like some seedy Chinatown. The actor playing the policeman they work with is from Hong Kong, and doesn't bother trying to use the Singaporean accent. And in what universe would a Singaporean policeman use mandarin to speak to his colleagues in front of the Americans??

Other plainly stupid portrayals I took umbrage with: 1) How did the stewardesses end up on the belt? In Singapore, all stewards and stewardesses have to wait for their luggage with the rest of the public (their bags come out first though). They have no access to the cargo otherwise.

2) The opening quote is not a Singaporean proverb. What?! It's a Greek proverb and doesn't mean what the show's owner thinks it is. The last time Singapore had pirates was practically in ancient times. Did the show writers just google "ancient Singapore" and find the first quote about pirates? Absurd.

3) Our legal system doesn't just presume guilt. Also, if anything, foreigners get more lenient sentences. Michael Fay didn't get caned for just a drunken disorderly; he was punished for vandalism of and stealing public property. And what's with "Singapore doesn't differentiate murder based on motivation"??? Singapore may not have first-third degree murders, but we have our own classification that does differentiate.

4) Of course, the infamous "chewing gum is illegal, in case you didn't know". That's outdated information. Just a simple google search could show the writers that. It's illegal to import it for retail (except nicotine or dental gum), but you can easily bring in your own gum to chew (bought from other countries) and you'll be fine.

5) what's with the dumb soundtrack? Again, it makes it sound like Singapore is part of China. What nonsense. Singapore has 3 other official races.

This was highly disappointing, especially as a huge fan of the original Criminal Minds. /: They could have dispelled all those stupid mistakes by just speaking to one Singaporean person. Or maybe their whole stupid plot would have fallen apart if they did that.


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12 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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