8 Things You Didn't Know About Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, 'Iqiniso'

Cool as a cocktail

Cool as a cocktail

Austin James, who played Brandon Smit in this episode, took inspiration for his bottle-flipping and cocktail skills from a 1988 bar-themed romantic comedy.
Batter up

Batter up

Some background character information: Timothy and Brandon Smit had a longstanding dispute over baseball cards.
Spinning like a pro

Spinning like a pro

Themba Tavern's DJ was rigorously trained in her faux-spinning skills by a real DJ, who appeared in the club scene at the end of "Whispering Death."
Lost in translation

Lost in translation

In this episode, the UnSub frequently intoned a phrase in Zulu that translates to: "You must bear witness to the truth of the reckoning." 
The full picture

The full picture

Kurt Adams' phone conversation, complete with phrases in Afrikaans, was: "If we can find a way to deal with Nosumi, would he sign the contract? But that's not what he was talking about. We already agreed that if we throw that in, we close the deal. So, come on, Gareth. It's really not difficult."
Breaking language barriers

Breaking language barriers

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Writer Chris Barbour worked with language consultants to create Doshi's dialogue. He shared, "I wanted Lt. Doshi, like our own Clara, to be able to speak many of the languages indigenous to South Africa, including Zulu." 
History lesson

History lesson

The Pretorius program mentioned in the episode was named after the Praetorian Guard, which provided security to the Roman Senate around 275 BC; Pretoria, the seat of South Africa's executive branch; and a mixture of common Afrikaan surnames.