Sleeper Cell

Showtime (ended 2006)
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  • Showtime’s new drama unveils the war on terrorism to reveal a riveting and unfiltered view. ‘Sleeper Cell’ stars Michael Ealy as an African-American undercover F.B.I. agent who is seduced into joining an Islamic sleeper terrorist cell in the United States by the cell’s ruthless leader played by Oded Fehr. Showtime has a unique viewing schedule planned for ‘Sleeper Cell’ designed to offer viewer flexibility and enrich the viewing experience by offering programming blocks. The first 8 episodes will air Sunday – Wednesday in the 10:00PM – 11:00 PM time slot. Encore airings of the same episode will repeat Sunday – Wednesday at 11:00PM – 12:00AM. Thursday and Friday from 8:00PM – 10:00PM encore telecasts will air in two-hour, back-to-back blocks. Saturday, December 10 and Saturday December 17 a four-part ‘Sleeper Cell Mini-Marathon’ will air. The season finale is set to air in a two-hour event on Sunday December 18 from 8:00PM – 10:00PM with an encore telecast immediately following.moreless

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  • S 2 : Ep 8


    Aired 12/17/06

  • S 2 : Ep 7


    Aired 12/16/06

  • S 2 : Ep 6


    Aired 12/15/06

  • S 2 : Ep 5


    Aired 12/14/06

  • S 2 : Ep 4


    Aired 12/13/06

  • Cast & Crew
  • James LeGros

    Special Agent Ray Fuller

  • Michael Ealy


  • Oded Fehr


  • Henri Lubatti

    Ilija Korjenic

  • Blake Shields


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  • Quotes (58)

    • Christian: I want to f*** Britney Spears! Farik: You can f*** her corpse.

    • Gayle: So what were you in for? Darwyn: I'd rather not talk about it. But I'll tell you this, I didn't shoot anybody, I didn't stab anybody, didn't beat anybody. Gayle: What about kidnapping? (Darwyn stares at her seriously for a long moment. She looks a little scared and surprised.) Darwyn(laughs): Nah I didn't do that.

    • Darwyn: You're never gonna let your daughter out of the house are you? Bobby: I got two words for you: Home School.

    • Bobby: I got a little girl who's almost six, you don't worry about this shit, before you know she's fucking some gangbanger she met in Social Studies, pregnant on welfare. Darwyn: She's not even six man, relax.

    • Gayle(to Darwyn): You know, you stand me up? Fine. But don't ever stand up my kid.

    • Christian(after having sex with a French woman): F***en whore. Now I have to beg Allah for forgiveness.

    • Darwyn: Are you good at your job? FBI surveillance #2: Who the f*** do you think you are? Darwyn: I asked you, are you good at your job?! FBI surveillance #1: F*** you. Darwyn: I'll tell you how good you are. You're so f***ing good that you got made by an airhead mutt who doesn't know his ass from a hole in the ground. That's right. You're f***en pathetic man.

    • (Darwyn slams Tommy's car into the surveillances' car. The two surveillance men choke on their food and drinks). FBI surveillance #1: Son of a b****! (The two men get out of the car.) FBI surveillance #1: Who do you think you are? Darwyn: What the f*** is your problem? (The two exchange punches and Darwyn shoves him onto the hood of the car. FBI surveillance #2 (pulls out a gun): You let him go right now. Darwyn: You gonna shoot me? One way or the other, I'm dead thanks to you right?

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    Notes (36)

    • International Airdates: - Denmark: September 12, 2007 on SBS Net - Finland: October 15, 2007 on Nelonen

    • Al-Fatiha (in Arabic - the opening) is the opening chapter of the Qur'an hence being the first episode of the series.

    • Music included in this episode is "99 Problems" by Jay-Z.

    • International Airdates: - Denmark: September 19, 2007 on SBS Net - Finland: October 22, 2007 on Nelonen

    • Music in this episode includes "Tic Toc" by Paul Haslinger featuring Mike Kumagei and Nona Hendryx.

    • There is now opening credits for the show, beginning in this episode.

    • International Airdates: - Denmark: September 26, 2007 on SBS Net - Finland: October 29, 2007 on Nelonen

    • Correction: The sun is setting in the west and the terrorists are facing away from this when praying, east towards Mecca.

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    Trivia (17)

    • During the scene where Bobby is introducing the team members to Darwyn, in the begining the ice cream Bobby is eating is half eated already, but some time after, the ice cream has not been touched.

    • It is revealed that Christian has a wife named Zhara.

    • As Darwyn walks away from the two FBI surveillance men, there is a pink dot of light on his back. However, there is no beam of light.

    • Darwyn (Michael Ealy) says "vehicle" like "vee-hik-cle".

    • Christian and Darwyn can speak Spanish.

    • Marc Casabani plays the non-violent Islamic scholar in this episode of Sleeper Cell. Ironically, in the second season of the similarly-themed '24', Marc Casabani played a terrorist, who was paid to detonate a nuclear bomb over Los Angeles.

    • The Plain Clothed Agent is speaking in Mandarin. She is saying (as she walks in front of Farik and Eddy) : Little sister, I forgot to close the cupboard, could you help me close it? Yea, thanks.

    • This episode is filmed on location at Los Angeles and in the LAX (Los Angeles International Airport).

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    Allusions (7)

    • Osama (Bin Laden) The four white guys that enter the subway see a man with a turban, assume he's Muslim or Arab, and say: "Oh snap, it's Osama dude." Osama Bin Laden is considered the most dangerous terrorist by the US government. He is behind the 9/11 attack.

    • Ramadan: This is mentioned by Tommy, who is in the food court with Darwyn. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Muslim lunar calendar which involves a month of fasting during daylight hours.

    • PayPal: Farik says that PayPal is much safer than physically carrying the money across the border. PayPal allows for money transfer with email. In Mexico, a person is able to withdraw funds to either a local or a U.S. bank account.

    • TiVo: Tommy mentions that they need TiVo. TiVo is a unit that allows a person to record a program while they are away or watching TV. It allows for replays, pauses or later viewings.

    • Yu-Gi-Oh cards: Darwyn gives Gayle Yu-Gi-Oh cards for her son. Yu-Gi-Oh is a manga/anime series. It is a large franchise, consisting of trading cards, a dubbed show, toys and movies.

    • Jihad: The man in the first scene comes into the prison and asks the prisoner "What is the greatest Jihad?" Jihad is an Arabic word, meaning "striving in the way of God." In this case, it is most likely referring to " armed struggle fought in defense of Islam".

    • I.W. Imports: The warehouse the cell members go to. This is also known as Iwaki America which imports, manufactures and distribute a line of chemical pumps.

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  • Fan Reviews (43)

    By drzack21, Jan 30, 2016

  • Bringing back Sleeper Cell

    By susanfrancisco792, Jan 06, 2016

  • My only problem with this show was Darwyn's whiney attitude all the time

    By Haven1, Feb 16, 2015

  • The Ultimate Movie Review! -- @tss5078

    By Tss50782625, Dec 07, 2014

  • We need more

    By irismuhammad, Jan 03, 2013