FBI: International Season 2 Episode 1 Premiere Recap “Unburdened”

Don’t miss Celebrity Myxer’s recap of FBI: International Season 2 Episode 1 Premiere “Unburdened.” The Fly Team and new Europol liaison Megan “Smitty” Garretson investigate when an American police detective on the Federal task force is murdered in Paris while looking into a U.S. company suspected of selling illegal weapons in France and the Middle East. Here’s what you missed!

Air Date: September 20, 2022, at 9 pm ET, 8 pm CT, and 6 pm PT.

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Watch FBI: International Season 2 Episode 1 Premiere “Unburdened”

Previously on FBI: International Season 1 Episode 21, when a private jet carrying American citizens is shot down outside of a small town in Poland, the Fly Team looks into the man who missed the flight. Also, Forrester is conflicted when he receives information from his mother.c

Warning… Spoilers below!

Eva-Jane Willis portrays Europol Agent Megan "Smitty" Garretson on FBI: International Season 2

Eva-Jane Willis portrays Europol Agent Megan “Smitty” Garretson on FBI: International Season 2

On FBI: International Season 2 Episode 1 Premiere, an American detective in Paris was approached by a man, and his jugular vein was severed, and he bled to death!

Red Raven

Agent Forrester contemplated the possible whereabouts of his rogue double agent mother and then headed to work. However, he was being tailed by a man who opposed Novikoff. Just as the man was about to fire on an unw=aware Forrestor, his faction swooped in, disarmed him, and took him away- thwarting his evil deed.

When Forrester gets into the office, our Fly Team meets their new Europol liaison, Agent Megan “Smitty” Garretson (portrayed by Eva-Jane Willis). She replaces the now promoted Agent Katrin Jaeger (portrayed by Christiane Paul), who is in charge of all of western Europe. Agent Forrester was already acclimated with Smitty since he previously ran a flagship operation with her. The bust was so iconic that new FBI agents studied it at Quantico!

The joint teams get to work right away on a case involving a cop on a federal task force who is found dead in Paris. He was investigating a company (Red Raven) that was suspected of being a shell company and selling illegal arms between the U.S., France, and the Middle East. When the detective took the case up the international authorities ladder, he was killed!

The investigation leads to a whistleblower at the company, Corine. She was fearful of illegal weapons being sold by her employer, Keith Panzarasa. Agents searched the company’s shell office and just missed someone shredding paperwork and fried cellphones in the microwave. They recovered the company’s routers, and suddenly a man attacked Agent Vo while Agent Raines tussled with him. The mysterious man managed to flee. Agents noticed he had diplomatic license plates…

Nuclear Hijacked

While on the hunt, Agent Raines used his computer recovery wizardry to extract information from a damaged router which led the Fly Team to the Fountainbleu just outside of Paris. The murdered cop, Detective Brandon Davis, had keys to the French chateau in his pocket.

Agent Kellett and Smitty investigated Det. Davis’ apartment and noticed he was onto a company that dealt in nuclear rod disposal. Just as Forrester was headed to the company, an armed faction hijacked a nuclear rod shipping truck, blocked the bridge, and opened automatic fire on the Fly Team before fleeing!

The team rushed to find the faction that stole nuclear materials which could be used to make a dirty bomb. The team found out that Keith Panzarasa got his legal diplomatic status from shady dealing in West Africa.

The team confronted the issuing diplomatic embassy while Raines crept in to hack into their computer system. They spoofed an email from the embassy to Panzarasa urging him to visit the consulate today, or his diplomatic status would be revoked.

The Fly Team and new Europol liaison, Smitty, on FBI International Season 2 Episode 1 Premiere

The Fly Team and new Europol liaison, Smitty, on FBI International Season 2 Episode 1 Premiere

The team received a call from Smitty, who found the hijackers. They died of radiation poisoning because they didn’t secure the radioactive material properly

The Pickpocket Tactic

The team eventually found Panzarasa, but he fled to a nearby rooftop. Forrester ensued, and they fought violently on the roof until Scott managed to arrest him. While being interrogated, Panzarasa revealed his recent sale was for a dirty bomb, yet he stonewalled agents for an immunity deal. Panzarasa gave in and told them who the buyer was, a radical named Omar Fane.

The team obtain his address in Paris and breached his home. They found a manifesto, which revealed he would detonate the dirty bomb in Paris! Speaking with Fane’s neighbors revealed his possible attack location. Agents went undercover in search of the man, figuring he would detonate the bomb in a public place.

Forrester got an idea from the pickpockets in the area. They spotted Fane, knowing he would set off the explosive if he were made early. When Forrestor approached him, he was sweaty and looked sickly. They distracted and intercepted the device, arrested the man, and evacuated the area.

No Thank You

When the HazMat team arrived, they disarmed the dirty bomb, and luckily the Fly Team was all clear from radioactive exposure.

Thereafter, Forrester gave Raines paperwork that would give him an opportunity back in the States that would advance his career. Raines declined the offer because he enjoyed being a field agent, taking down the bad guys, and saving lives

What did you think of FBI: International Season 2 Episode 1 Premiere? Let’s talk about FBI: International in the comments below! Missed any of the episodes? Catch up with our recaps!

FBI: International Cast

  • Luke Kleintank as Special Agent Scott Forrester
  • Heida Reed as Special Agent Jamie Kellett
  • Carter Redwood as Special Agent Andre Raines
  • Vinessa Vidotto as Special Agent Cameron Vo
  • Eva-Jane Willis as Europol Agent Megan “Smitty” Garretson

Guest Starring

  • Jarreth J Merz as Commander Beaumont
  • Matthew Bellows as Keith Panzarasa
  • Aude Le Pape as Corine
  • Robert McKewley as Ambassador Akin Dogo
  • Adam Fidusiewicz as Vladislav
  • Alex Skarbek as Sartovski
  • Andre Squire as Omar Fane
  • Julie Zeno as Romani Woman
  • Matt Baunsgard as Tourist Man
  • Michael Shelford as Brandon Davis
  • Severine Vasselin as Passerby
  • Akim Zahi as Hazmat Officer
  • Rebecca Bianca Emekandoko as Embassy Assistant
  • Chidiebube Williams as Embassy Staffer
  • David Komoroczki as French Kid

WRITTEN BY: Derek Haas
DIRECTED BY: Jonathan Brown

Catch a new episode each week on CBS and Paramount+, check out listings dates below. Stay right here, stay mixed for FBI: International Season 2 Episode 2, when a local predator begins extorting underage American girls online, the Fly Team attempts to bring the offender to justice with on-site help from one of the victims! Drop your email to get insights into your inbox…

FBI: International Season 2 Episode Guide

Season Episode Title Air Date
2 8 “Hail Mary” December 13, 2022
2 7 A Proven Liar November 22, 2022
2 6 Call it Anarchy November 15, 2022
2 5 Yesterday’s Miracle October 18, 2022
2 4 Copper Pots and Daggers October 11, 2022
2 3 Money Is Meaningless October 4, 2022
2 2 Don't Say Her Name Again September 27, 2022
2 1 Unburdened” FBI: International Season 2 Premiere September 20, 2022

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