David Rossi joins Criminal Minds Beyond Borders season 2 episode 2 as the International Response Team heads to Italy.
Joe Mantegna (David Rossi) guest stars in the upcoming Criminal Minds Beyond Borders season 2 episode 2 on March 15. In addition to Mantegna, Paul Sorvino also appears in the episode titled Il Mostro.
Sorvino comes onboard as Dr. Dominic Scarpa who is a respected surgeon. Apparently, Dr. Scarpa has a connection to the original case of a notorious Italian killer.
Criminal Minds Beyond Borders Season 2 Episode 2 Synopsis
According to the synopsis, the International Response Team go to Italy for help on a murder case. Carter Matt assumes the victims are a couple of Americans who happen to be in the country at the time. Local authorities sought out the help of the IRT given the circumstances of the case.
As it turns out, the M.O. bore a striking resemblance to the method previously employed by Italy’s most notorious murderer. The reason behind David Rossi’s appearance in this particular episode is still unknown. However, given the character’s extensive background as a profiler perhaps he was also part of the original case then.
Nonetheless, the crossover would bode well for the series. Indeed, it would likely encourage many to watch Rossi interact with Jack Garrett (Gary Sinise) and the IRT.
Criminal Minds Beyond Borders Season 2 Spoilers
Prior to the premiere of Criminal Minds Beyond Borders season 2, showrunner Erica Messer shared a few teasers about it with TV Line. Based on her interview, it would seem the procedural drama series will have the chance to do what is was not able to do last season.
“Season 2 is a bit like what our back 9 would have been, if we had had a full 22 [episodes for Season 1], I think we’ve earned the right to have our audience understand who our heroes are a bit more. Specifically with Jack, we go home with him a lot more this season, and we even introduce his son Ryan, played by Matt Cohen (General Hospital, Supernatural).
“Ryan is new to the FBI and he’s following in his dad’s footsteps, and that can be a little hard because Jack Garrett casts a big shadow. So we’re playing the family drama within that. Having an actual family member who’s in the field with us a little reveals a different side of Jack, as a literal father figure.”
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