FBI: International Season 2 Episode 16, An Imminent Terror Threat (Part 1)

Don’t miss Celebrity Myxer’s recap of FBI: International Season 2 Episode 16 “Imminent Threat Part 1.” The Fly Team investigates the death of an American lawyer working out of Budapest, Hungary after he is killed by a car bomb. Kellett begins to grow close to Hungarian lieutenant Benedek Erdős as the critical case progresses. Here’s what you missed!

Air Date & Time: Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at (a special time) 8 pm ET, 7 pm CT, and 5 pm PT on CBS.

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Watch FBI: International Season 2 Episode 16 “Imminent Threat Part 1”

Previously on FBI: International Season 2 Episode 15, The Fly Team and Smitty reunite with Jaeger in Berlin as they all delve into a case involving an unidentified American who killed an elderly German man who appears to have been a covert asset of the ruthless Stasi in East Germany during the Cold War.

Warning… Spoilers below!

On FBI: International Season 2 Episode 16, this is part one of three in the FBI crossover event!

Cleaning Up Loose Ends

An American CEO of an industrial engineering firm, David LaPorta (portrayed by Bruno Gunn), has gone missing in Rome. LaPorta’s business partner, Tommaso Costa, was executed while LaPorta was abducted. The international team hops on the case, suspecting this could be connected with oil since the firm does business with the ilk.

When the Fly Team arrived at The Collesum crime scene, they quickly determined the murdered man was taken out by a professional, who avoided camera detection. They also notice the friction with the local police Chief Inspector Grannó (portrayed by Christian Vit.)

Soon, The Fly Team gains help from colleagues in the U.S. Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jubal Valentine (portrayed by Jeremy Sisto), and Special Agent Nina Chase (portrayed by Shantel VanSanten) join the Budapest team in Rome.

Back in New York, Agent Scola was undercover, attempting to nab a foreign buyer trying to purchase industrial-grade explosives. The name David LaPorta crossed the Fed’s desk. Now that he has been reported missing, they suspect the cases are connected.

Forrester senses the intel suggests an imminent threat since NY agents are in Rome. Valentine confirms that an unsub faction wants to bomb New York City!

The team doesn’t know who’s trying to buy explosives from LaPorta, so the investigation kicks into high gear.

Forrester and Valentine visit a CIA liaison, Pia Morgan (portrayed by Alice McCarthy), and learn of a deeper, more sinister connection with LaPorta’s abduction. She tells them about an attempted drone strike on General Lancoff, who has ties tyrants to and demagogues in Belarus and Russia.

Lancoff has been running black ops missions in Ukraine for the past 18 months. However, a drone and intel supplied by the U.S. were used by Ukraine to take out his faction and daughter at a wedding. Lancoff escaped the blast radius and survived. The Feds believe this is his motive for kidnapping LaPorta.

What started as a kidnapping case has upgraded to an imminent terror attack!

Valentine was getting antsy because of the slow pace of the Italian police. He urged Forrester to press on the Chief Inspector, but he had to balance with Smitty delicately, or else they would lose any chance to work freely in Rome.

Due to bearacracy, they just missed a potential cooperator who was killed just hours before the FBI arrived…

International Tensions

Valentine, Forrester, and the team got a lead on General Lancoff’s possible location and decided to breach without the Italian police. Lancoff was long gone when they breached, and Smitty was livid, showing the FBI team why American arrogance causes international tensions.

However, the Feds got another lead on Lancoff’s possible location, and with Smitty’s blessing, they decided to hunt him!

Valentine ordered Chase to stay behind so they didn’t risk harm to her and her unborn child. However, she tagged along with Vo to cover the perimeter.

The Feds breached Lancoff’s location, taking out his guard individually. They found LaPorta bound and, tortured with a bullet in his head! They suspected he gave Lancoff the intel he needed.

The FBI found evidence that Lancoff and one goon escaped the house from an underground tunnel and slipped past their perimeter. When Lancoff emerged, he shot at Vo and Chase, Agent Nina Chase was shot, and Lancoff got away! As Nina was transported to the nearest hospital, she relayed a message to Valentine for Scola and passed out.

Forrester was regretful they didn’t wait, but Valentine knew the bureaucracy would have made them miss their chance again. This saga is to be continued…

Check out parts 2 and 3 conclusions!

What did you think of FBI: International Season 2 Episode 16? 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 Cast

  • Jeremy Sisto as Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jubal Valentine
  • Shantel VanSanten as Special Agent Nina Chase
  • Miklós Bányai as Lt. Benedek Erdos
  • Christian Vit as Chief Inspector Grannó
  • Alice McCarthy as Pia Morgan
  • Bruno Gunn as David LaPorta
  • Unknown actor as Tommaso Costa

STORY BY: Rick Eid & Wade McIntyre

TELEPLAY BY: Wade McIntyre

DIRECTED BY: Michael Katleman

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 17, the Fly Team heads to Vienna to find the culprit of an acid attack on a rising American prima ballerina. Also, Smitty receives some troubling intel from a familiar face.! Drop your email to get insights into your inbox…

FBI: International Season 2 Episode Guide

Season Episode Title Air Date
2 22 “Fencing the Mona Lisa” FBI: International Season 2 Finale May 23, 2023
2 21 “Fed to the Sharks” May 16, 2023
2 20 A Tradition of Secrets May 9, 2023
2 19 “Dead Sprint” April 25, 2023
2 18 “Blood Feud” April 18, 2023
2 17 Jealous Mistress April 11, 2023
2 16 Imminent Threat - Part 1” (FBI Global Crossover Event) April 4, 2023
2 15 Trust March 14, 2023
2 14 “He Who Speaks Dies” February 28, 2023
2 13 Indefensible February 21, 2023
2 12 Glimmers and Ghosts February 14, 2023
2 11 Someone She Knew January 24, 2023
2 10 BHITW January 10, 2023
2 9 Wheelman January 3, 2023
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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