The Best Episodes of The Bureau
Last Updated: Mar 19, 2019
Le Bureau des légendes is a French political thriller television series, which revolves around the lives of agents of the DGSE (General Directorate of External Security), France's principal external security service. "Malotru", a French intelligence officer, undercover in Syria for 6 years, is called back home. He will face the difficulty to forget his undercover identity, the disappearance of a colleague in Algeria, and the training of a young girl.
#1 - Episode 10
Season 2 - Episode 10
Duflot lectures his team about loyalty, then offers to resign, but his boss refuses to accept. The DGSE investigates Debailly's disloyalty and interviews his colleagues. Debailly takes the suicide bomber's place as cameraman for the interview with Boumaza. In Iran, the CIA has agreed to trade one of its prisoners for Marina, but the Pasdaran try to kill her after encouraging her escape. However, she evades capture and is exfiltrated to France. In Raqqa, Debailly meets and kills the jihadist, but is himself captured and made hostage. Nadia opens the letter he left her, which expresses the same feelings about their love affair that she did, in the first episode of season one.
#3 - Episode 10
Season 3 - Episode 10
Marina is sequestered by Philippe, and the Mossad is ready to get rid of her; she must get out of there. At the same time, at the DGSE, Marie-Jeanne is more determined than ever to stop Malotru during a secret meeting of the latter with Nadia...
#5 - Episode 9
Season 2 - Episode 9
The suicide bomber pulls out of the mission against Boumaza, and Debailly steps into the operation, travelling to Syria but swearing his team to secrecy. He finishes his letter to Prune. DGSE hears that Marina is being interrogated by the Iranian secret police, who are torturing Zamani. The DGSE meets the CIA and insists that they identify the mole; after being threatened, the Americans name Debailly. Prune finds Debailly gone from his flat, reads his letter, and alerts the DGSE.
#8 - Episode 4
Season 3 - Episode 4
A senior Daech officer, Cochise, takes advantage of the Malotru video to make the DGSE understand that he wants to defect. The Russian agent returns and intends to obey the instructions of the FSB: let Malotru languish in his cell. Philippe "trains" Marina, whom he takes for a novice, and asks him to go and give a lecture in Baku.
#10 - Episode 5
Season 3 - Episode 5
Malotru and the Russian struggle for survival in hostile terrain while they are actively hunted by jihadists. Duflot is preparing to go on the ground, in Syria, to meet Cochise. It is for him the only chance to get Malotru out of Daech's hell. As for Marie-Jeanne, she replaces Duflot at the head of the Bureau.
#11 - Episode 8
Season 2 - Episode 8
Dulfot goes to interview Marina personally about how the CIA managed to recruit Zamani. Marie-Jeanne wants to exfiltrate Marina, but she is overruled. Zamani gets caught texting his handler from an Iranian government meeting; his arrest leads to Marina's. Meanwhile, Duflot questions Nadim about Lefevbre, but he sticks to the answers Debailly had briefed him to give. Marie-Jeanne questions Nadia. Debailly writes a farewell letter to his daughter. The DGSE identifies a German journalist with ISIS connections, as a way to reach Boumaza in Syria.
#12 - Episode 9
Season 3 - Episode 9
The Bureau is putting all its resources to find Malotru. Nadia and Prune are put to work on this mission, but Malotru, as a professional, is extremely cautious. In Baku, the wind turns for Marina: Philippe realises that she is perhaps not as novice as she claims...
#13 - Episode 8
Season 3 - Episode 8
The DGSE lives in dark hours, and Marie-Jeanne is on the front line to stay the course. The director-general decides to carry out an operation to free Malotru while exfiltering Cochise. In Baku, Marina realizes the mission entrusted to her by the Mossad and implants a computer virus...
#22 - Episode 7
Season 2 - Episode 7
Continuing her meeting with Debailly, Nadia insists that DGSE help her escape from her forced role as figurehead for the Syrian rebels. Debailly decides to compromise Nadim by forging his application for asylum; he defects, and Nadia is taken away to a safe house. Debailly and Dr Balmes discover the bug in her office. The CIA stands Dr Balmes down from its service. Meanwhile, the French are close to securing Zamani as a source, only to find he has just been recruited by the CIA. Debailly continues to plan to execute the jihadist.
#23 - Episode 1
Season 3 - Episode 1
Malotru is hostage to Daech, and the DGSE tries to get him out of this hell with the help of Nadia and his Syrian contacts. The CIA is not enthusiastic about seeing the hostage come back and the potential scandal of its betrayal. Marina, traumatized by her detention in Iran, is devastated by paranoia ...
#24 - Episode 6
Season 2 - Episode 6
Boumaza takes Sisteron into Syria. DGSE decides not to attack, to protect its local agents. He hears that Turkish forces have his sister, and exchanges Sisteron for her, after cutting off his foot. DGSE ask Debailly back unofficially to lead a team to hunt Boumaza; he plans assassination using a suicide bomber. Duflot notices, from the GPS history of Debailly's phone, the weekend when it was untraceable (when he was with the CIA). He plants a bug in Dr Balmes's office. Nadia, in Paris, is reluctant to continue her role, but Nadim forces her; she contacts the DGSE for help. Celine arranges for Nadia to meet Debailly. Meanwhile, Marina returns to Iran, tasked with recruiting Zamani. Debailly passes her reports onto the CIA.