The BEST Episodes of Deep State

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 23, 2021

Max Easton is a former spy whose past comes back to haunt him when he’s summoned away from his new life in the Pyrenees by the head of a covert MI6/CIA team called 'The Section’. Max soon finds himself at the heart of a covert intelligence war, immersed in a widespread conspiracy to profit from the spread of chaos in the Middle East.

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Blood in the Sand

#1 - Blood in the Sand

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 24, 2018

Max heads to the US and may have finally discovered the real reason why the Tehran unit found themselves on The Section's hit list.

star 7.76
604 votes
Writers: Matthew Parkhill

#2 - Merger

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 2, 2018

Anna and her brother struggle to protect her daughters in France. Alexander Said, who led the team in Tehran, arrives in London to see White, but The Section head is in no mood for forgiveness. Max and Leyla stumble upon some information that could help them.

star 7.69
714 votes
Writers: Matthew Parkhill
White Noise

#3 - White Noise

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 17, 2018

In London, Max's digging stirs the attention of a sniper. In Washington Jones sends out a team to recover scientific evidence from an Iranian desert facility.

star 7.67
627 votes
Writers: Simon Maxwell

#4 - Stories

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 10, 2018

Max is reunited with his family, but danger is not far behind. He travels to London and finally manages to get to White.

star 7.67
679 votes
Writers: Stephen Thompson
A Dead Man's Machine

#5 - A Dead Man's Machine

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 27, 2019

Finally, all the pieces of the puzzle come into place, and the connection between the arms trail and the deep state is laid bare.

star 7.66
280 votes
Writers: Matthew Parkhill
Changes Upon Changes

#6 - Changes Upon Changes

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 20, 2019

On the trail of their breadcrumb, Harry, Leyla and Aïcha do some more digging, but they are eventually caught by US soldiers. Leyla and Aïcha manage to get away, but Harry is arrested.

star 7.65
291 votes
Writers: Matthew Parkhill, Simon Maxwell
Tomorrow's Victory

#7 - Tomorrow's Victory

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired May 30, 2019

True to her word, Aminata Sissoko reunites Aïcha with her family, but as she does Harry and Leyla are arrested on murder charges.

star 7.64
321 votes
Directors: Joss Agnew
Writers: Joshua St Johnston
Declaration of Independence

#8 - Declaration of Independence

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired May 23, 2019

Harry and Leyla learn from Aïcha that this has all been about arms smuggling from within the Malian government.

star 7.60
326 votes
Directors: Joss Agnew
Writers: Simon Maxwell
The New Normal

#9 - The New Normal

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 13, 2019

With Aïcha being dragged to a scaffold, Harry must plead his case and convince Al Moctar to hold off.

star 7.59
297 votes
Directors: Joss Agnew
Writers: Matthew Parkhill, Steve Thompson
Hard Sun

#10 - Hard Sun

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired May 16, 2019

Miller, along with Amanda Jones, flies to Mali to contain an increasingly unstable situation. In order to make sure a deal gets over the line, he hatches a plot that will tie up a number of loose ends for him.

star 7.56
346 votes
Writers: Matthew Parkhill

#11 - Surrender

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 6, 2019

Harry, Aïcha and Leyla are driven, out of necessity, to return to Al Moctar’s camp. In the search for the trio, Jones reveals a sensitive piece of information to Miller.

star 7.55
319 votes
Directors: Joss Agnew
Writers: Chris Dunlop
Old Habits

#12 - Old Habits

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 5, 2018

Ex-spy Max Easton is brought out of retirement against his will by George White, London chief of MI6/CIA team 'The Section'.

star 7.50
1,171 votes
Directors: Robert Connolly
Writers: Matthew Parkhill
A Kind of Warfare

#13 - A Kind of Warfare

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 12, 2018

In Washington, we meet the CIA's Amanda Jones. Max, now in Beirut, doesn't know who to trust after speaking to Leyla, a member of The Section team there.

star 7.49
933 votes
Directors: Robert Connolly
Writers: Simon Maxwell
The Man Came Around

#14 - The Man Came Around

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 19, 2018

When Amanda Jones arrives in London she brings the full force of CIA dissatisfaction to bear on White, who struggles to retain control.

star 7.48
805 votes
Directors: Robert Connolly
Writers: Simon Maxwell

#15 - Reunion

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 26, 2018

Anna and her brother struggle to protect her daughters in France. Alexander Said, who led the team in Tehran, arrives in London, but The Section head is in no mood for forgiveness.

star 7.48
736 votes
Directors: Robert Connolly
Writers: Stephen Thompson

#16 - Cicero

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired May 9, 2019

In Mali, four U.S. Special Forces and a translator are supposedly killed in an ambush. This delays a procurement deal in Washington, and it is up to the deep state’s operative Nathan Miller to make sure everything goes to plan, while also battling to keep his family together.

star 7.47
408 votes
Writers: Matthew Parkhill