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The Soul of Chess
Season: 1
Episode: 5
Original airdate: November 2, 2021
Written by: Wade McIntyre
Directed by: Alex Zakrzewski
Episode chronology
Previous episode: American Optimism
Next episode: The Secrets She Knows


The team investigates an American journalist's death by poison after his attempt to meet with an anonymous source in Poland. Also, Kellett takes Forrester to task for being overprotective with her during the mission.


Main Cast

Guest Stars

  • Aaron Serotsky as Michael Rafferty
  • Magdalena Korpas as Alina Nowak
  • Toni Belafonte as Julianna Blake
  • Pawel Szajda as Alesky Zielinski
  • Alexander Sokovikov as Piotr Efremov


  • Tom Hendryk as Henryk Galacki
  • Kumbi Mushambi as Philip Blake
  • József Kovács Molnár as Choir director
  • Lucas Kristóf Halper as Polish pedestrian
  • Nicholas Gauci as Dasha


  • Dick Wolf as Creator
  • Derek Haas as Creator
  • Dick Wolf as Executive Producer
  • Derek Haas as Executive Producer
  • Matt Olmstead as Executive Producer
  • Michael Katleman as Executive Producer
  • Arthur W. Forney as Executive Producer
  • Peter Jankowski as Executive Producer
  • Brooke Roberts as Co-Executive Producer
  • Wade McIntyre as Co-Executive Producer
  • Anastasia Puglisi as Supervising Producer
  • Ernesto Alcalde as Producer
  • Alec Chorches as Producer
  • Roxanne Parades as Co-Producer
  • Jonathan Strauss as Co-Producer
  • Ildikó Kemény as Co-Producer
  • David Minkowski as Co-Producer
  • Ash Steele as Associate Producer
  • Attila Szalay as Director Of Photography
  • Michael Fleischer as Production Designer
  • Les Butler as Editor
  • Atli Örvarsson as Music
  • Jonathan Strauss as Casting
  • Jenny Ravitz as Casting
  • Vicki Thomson as UK Casting
  • Katalin Baranyi as Hungarian Casting
  • Natalia Mejia as Executive Story Editor
  • Stuti Malhotra as Story Editor

Background information and Notes


FBI: International season 1
Episodes PilotThe EdgeSecrets as WeaponsAmerican OptimismThe Soul of ChessThe Secrets She KnowsTrying to Grab SmokeVoice of the PeopleOne Kind of MadmanClose to the SunChew ToyOne Point One Million Followers
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