Sleeper Cell

Season 2 Episode 1

Al-Baqara

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Dec 10, 2006 on Showtime
9.2
out of 10
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79 votes
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Darwyn is trying to start a new life with his family but ends up back in another LA sleeper cell. Farik refuses to give up any information despite interrogation, and Darwyn's female FBI handler is kidnapped and beheaded in the sudan by terrorists.

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  • A good start to the season.

    8.0
    In this episode Darwyn gets sucked back into a terrorist plot dispite his best efforts to start a family and stay out of it. The episode was really well paced and I loved the subplot with Fariq being interrogated, though him being too smart for it was a bit predictable. I loved the kidnapping angle and thought it was done extremely well and totally didnt see her getting beheaded. I figured they would try and randsom her, but the fact that the show went with a more original angle is a great sign. Though not a great episode, it was a good start.moreless
  • Great season premiere

    9.5
    I just love this show- I was delighted when the annoucement of a second season was on the rise. This episode is about darwin looking into a possible second sleepe cell. He investigates a gang member that was locked up and then converted and studied with the librarian. Darwin controntes this man and comes to the conclusion that he is a fraud. Not only to find out when darwin is kidnapped by a bunch of people and asked about his former relations as a holy warrior. Darwin then sees that this is the beggining of a "backround check" and that the so called sleeper cell in progress does exist. Two people die in this episode leaving us "the viewers" with nail biting suspense and a awesome ending.moreless
  • Didn't know how they would pull it off but they definitly did a good job.

    9.6
    After the end of last season, i didnt believe they would be able to do a second season of this show. The scenes in the prison and the subsiquent ending of the episode was gripping right up till the fade to black. I like how they used the "Unidentified 5th" as explaining how darwin could re-enter the terrorist cell. The show does seem to have lost its 'gritty' feel of the beginning of last season but still was a very engaging episode. I cannot wait to see the rest of the season to see how they progress from here. .moreless

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