The BEST Episodes of Deutschland

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Apr 11, 2021

Network: SundanceTV

A gripping coming-of-age story set against the real culture wars and political events of Germany in the 1980s. The drama follows Martin Rauch as the 24 year-old East Germany native is pulled from the world as he knows it and sent to the West as an undercover spy for the Stasi foreign service. Hiding in plain sight in the West German army, he must gather the secrets of NATO military strategy. Everything is new, nothing is quite what it seems and everyone he encounters is harboring secrets, both political and personal.

The End of History

#1 - The End of History

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 19, 2020

Martin is kidnapped and has to fight for his life. Schweppenstette tries to save his son while his "wife", Nicole, and Max face an imminent threat in Frankfurt. Tina and Ingrid reveal Tischbier's biggest secret.

star 8.02
65 votes
Northern Wedding

#2 - Northern Wedding

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 8, 2015

When the bug is found in Linda's desk, NATO is placed on high alert. Linda arrives to visit Martin, who scrambles to turn her loyalties around.

star 7.93
595 votes
Directors: Edward Berger
Writers: Anna Winger
Cold Fire

#3 - Cold Fire

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 15, 2015

Martin is sent back to East Berlin, but is forced to deliver a seemingly harmless package to a mysterious man in West Berlin on the way.

star 7.92
584 votes
Directors: Edward Berger
Writers: Anna Winger
Atlantic Lion

#4 - Atlantic Lion

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 1, 2015

While at a NATO conference in Brussels, Martin gets his first assignment: to seduce and bug the head security analyst’s secretary, Linda.

star 7.92
560 votes
Directors: Edward Berger
Writers: Anna Winger
Bold Guard

#5 - Bold Guard

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 29, 2015

As preparations for NATO's nuclear war game "Able Archer" intensify, Martin receives an order from East Germany that cements his fears about their paranoia. He must warn his Western superiors about the misunderstanding.

star 7.91
577 votes
Directors: Samira Radsi
Writers: Anna Winger
Brandy Station

#6 - Brandy Station

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 22, 2015

When Moritz returns to his undercover life in West Germany he is drawn into Alex Edel’s fatal plans. Recovering in a room at Charite, Moritz encounters Annett for the first time since he left. He wants to stay home now, she tells him to go West again. Much is left unsaid. She is now in with Schweppenstette, who visits him next and insists, in a tense, father-son coded argument, that Moritz return to his post. Meanwhile Alex Edel has taken General Jackson hostage and forced him, at gunpoint, to film a seething denouncement of US military plans in Western Europe. Lenora follows the whole thing over the wire from the StäV. But by the time Moritz and Kramer get there to break them out before the Police arrive, the damage is already done.

star 7.91
543 votes
Directors: Samira Radsi
Writers: Anna Winger
Brave Guy

#7 - Brave Guy

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 24, 2015

Martin is ordered to break into the hotel room of a high-ranking NATO official and steal a top-secret report.

star 7.90
679 votes
Directors: Edward Berger
Writers: Anna Winger
Operation Condor

#8 - Operation Condor

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 5, 2020

Martin arrives in Frankfurt, in the midst of preparations for a major terrorist attack. Desperately, he tries to prevent the ignition of a bomb, and in the process encounters his aunt Lenora. Fuchs and Dietrich are preparing to turn their backs on the GDR forever.

star 7.83
66 votes
Total Onslaught

#9 - Total Onslaught

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 16, 2018

Lenora is grounded and demoted after the cruise ship plan is uncovered.

star 7.83
120 votes
Directors: Arne Feldhusen
Writers: Anna Winger
Quantum Jump

#10 - Quantum Jump

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 17, 2015

23-year-old Martin Rauch is sent to West Germany to act as a spy, gathering intelligence for East Germany's Secret Service.

star 7.80
748 votes
Directors: Edward Berger
Writers: Anna Winger
Kyrie Eleison

#11 - Kyrie Eleison

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 29, 2020

Martin is supposed to prevent further liberal reforms from being passed by the GDR government. Following his own plan, he gets caught up in a chain of events that bring the Berlin Wall down. In a fateful encounter he meets Nicole, Max's teacher. Lenora has become radicalized in prison. The HVA must act now.

star 7.74
85 votes
Able Archer

#12 - Able Archer

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 5, 2015

​Fear of a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the West has become a possibility at East German HQ, while in the West, war game Able Archer reaches its peak. Martin is now persona non grata on both sides of the border.

star 7.73
554 votes
Directors: Samira Radsi
Writers: Anna Winger
Chickenfeed

#13 - Chickenfeed

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 16, 2018

Martin is finally able to return to the East and see his son for the first time.

star 7.70
117 votes
Directors: Arne Feldhusen
Writers: Anna Winger, Steve Bailie
Phase Zwei

#14 - Phase Zwei

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 19, 2020

Everyone comes together in Leipzig. Martin tries to prevent Lenora's attempted assassination. Valdez and Brigitte try to stop Lenora with Rose's help. Schweppenstette closes a deal at the Leipziger trade fair. Fritz wins investors. Tina discovers the terrible truth about her visitor.

star 7.67
58 votes
El Dorado Canyon

#15 - El Dorado Canyon

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 15, 2018

Lenora returns to East Germany with Rose, determined to develop top-secret communication technology for the ANC in a secret operation called Operation VULA.

star 7.64
116 votes
Directors: Florian Cossen
Writers: Anna Winger, Joy C. Mitchell
Green Book

#16 - Green Book

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 8, 2018

Brigitte tries to convince Martin to work as a double agent.

star 7.61
120 votes
Directors: Florian Cossen
Writers: Anna Winger, Steve Bailie
November Nights

#17 - November Nights

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 29, 2020

International secret services interested in Martin offer him the same options: either to be locked up, hired or killed. Eventually, he receives the order to infiltrate a West German terror cell. Rose visits Lenora in prison. Schweppenstette reluctantly accepts a mission in Frankfurt.

star 7.60
75 votes
Vula

#18 - Vula

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 15, 2018

Martin has positioned himself for a trade back to East Germany but needs to prove his loyalty to the BND before they accept him as a double agent. Meanwhile, Tina is incarcerated in STASI prison with no idea where her family is.

star 7.57
122 votes
Directors: Arne Feldhusen
Writers: Anna Winger, Ulf Tschauder
Magic

#19 - Magic

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 5, 2020

When terrorists put Martin to a radical test, he has to face his past. Lenora confronts Fuchs and sets off for Frankfurt with the Romanian agent Grigore. Schweppenstette comes to terms with Beate and his new married life in Frankfurt, and impresses his new managers with his knowledge of the GDR.

star 7.53
73 votes
Tjello

#20 - Tjello

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 9, 2018

Martin returns to West Berlin.

star 7.49
119 votes
Directors: Florian Cossen
Writers: Anna Winger, Will Bentley
Le Cafard

#21 - Le Cafard

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 2, 2018

Badly injured, Martin wakes up in the Libyan desert, where he meets Samira and Khaled, and uncovers an imminent terrorist plot. Meanwhile, Lenora arrives at an Angolan hotel.

star 7.45
128 votes
Directors: Florian Cossen
Writers: Anna Winger, Will Bentley
Quando Ti Guardo

#22 - Quando Ti Guardo

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 12, 2020

Lenora asks Fuchs in Italy, the HVA's new home in exile, for help. Fuchs tries to find a peaceful solution between his former agents, but Martin and Lenora have other plans. Tina receives a mysterious visitor. Martin becomes suspicious of Nicole and her true intentions.

star 7.42
60 votes
Dragon Rouge

#23 - Dragon Rouge

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 1, 2018

Gary Banks double-crosses Martin and Lenora, leading them headfirst into a proxy conflict at an Angolan oil refinery. Seriously injured in the fighting, Martin is abandoned by Lenora.

star 7.40
141 votes
Directors: Florian Cossen
Writers: Nicolas Duval, Ulf Tschauder
Tar Baby

#24 - Tar Baby

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 25, 2018

Banished for his sins in 1983, Martin wallows in limbo until his Aunt Lenora conscripts him into her plan to drum up hard currency abroad.

star 7.38
166 votes
Directors: Florian Cossen
Writers: Anna Winger
Timişoara Rebellion

#25 - Timişoara Rebellion

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 12, 2020

Martin and Nicole follow Lenora, who is seeking shelter with Grigore in Romania. Schweppenstette uses HVA methods to draw a dogmatic state banker to his side. Fritz's company is taking a surprising turn.

star 7.34
71 votes