The BEST Episodes of The Bureau
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 6, 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.
#2 - Episode 10
Season 4 - Episode 10
In Ukraine, Malotru arrives at the exchange location to get Marina. But on the way back, their convoy deviates from the route initially agreed upon by the DGSE, forcing him to warn Sisteron. Back in Paris, Marie-Jeanne quickly understands that Malotru’s life is at stake and confronts JJA and Ponte. Meanwhile, Jonas interrogates Iode 3 to try and prevent an impending terrorist attack in France.
#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...
#4 - Episode 9
Season 4 - Episode 9
Sisteron warns Marina that her cover has been blown, but that her arrest could help on another crucial assignment. Meanwhile, Malotru parts ways with Samara and comes back to France, where he is to be held in solitary confinement. Back in Syria, Jonas has lost Iode 3’s track and must turn to artificial intelligence to try and find him.
#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.
#6 - Episode 8
Season 4 - Episode 8
Karlov asks Malotru to join the FSB in Moscow. In Paris, Sisteron and the entire Bureau must answer to an inquiry questionnaire on Marie-Jeanne, which JJA intends to use against her during the next board meeting. Meanwhile, Marina is resenting the way the Bureau is using Micha, afraid to once again leave a trail of destruction in her wake.
#7 - Episode 5
Season 2 - Episode 5
The DGSE no longer knows whom to trust with its missions and its agents. Malotru and Sabrina are set to meet the French jihadist at the Syrian border.
#8 - Episode 4
Season 4 - Episode 4
While under intense pressure from the FSB to cooperate, Malotru is considering how to approach a cyber operations officer. Back in France, Marie-Jeanne seeks Mag’s advice, only to find out that JJA had coerced him to resign and that she could very well be next. Jonas hires an expert to infiltrate an Islamist financial network.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#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 3
Season 4 - Episode 3
Arrested for Espionage by the Russian secret services, Malotru is tossed aside and left to the mercy of other inmates. Back in France, the DGSE is striving to understand his motives before making a move. Marina’s phone has been hacked and used in a cyber attack against the Boulgakov Centre. Back in Iraq, Jonas suspects that a seemingly repentant Jihadist may be playing him to sneak his way back to France.
#13 - Episode 1
Season 4 - Episode 1
Chased by the DGSE and the CIA all the way to Moscow, Malotru tries to negotiate his return to France. The DGSE’s new head of Internal Security, JJA, initiates a full-spectrum audit of The Bureau and its new chief Marie-Jeanne, with the clear-cut intention of severing a few heads in the process.
#14 - 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...
#15 - Episode 7
Season 3 - Episode 7
In Baku, Marina is caught up in paranoia, which complicates her mission. During an interview under high tension, Duflot meets Cochise and negotiates his defection, on condition that Malotru be released...
#16 - Episode 2
Season 3 - Episode 2
As negotiations begin between the DGSE and Daech, via Nadia, Malotru sees a glimmer of hope: one of his jailers is a mole of the Russian secret services and can help. Duflot tries to help Marina overcome her trauma.
#18 - Episode 7
Season 4 - Episode 7
In Moscow, Malotru welcomes César, who has taken Ellenstein’s identity. Back in Damascus, the Syrian authorities refuse to let either Jonas or Jean-Paul access the morgue, where Iode 3’s body most likely lies.
#19 - Episode 3
Season 3 - Episode 3
The FSB agent likely to help Malotru is wounded in battle, and Malotru loses hope. Marina is approached by Philippe, a man who claims to belong to the DGSE. He wants to recruit her on behalf of Mossad.
#20 - 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...
#21 - Episode 5
Season 4 - Episode 5
Just as Karlov is beginning to lose patience, Malotru suggests recruiting Ellenstein. Back at the DGSE, Marie-Jeanne is monitoring a cyberattack, hoping to track down the person responsible for hacking Marina’s phone. Meanwhile in Mosul, Jonas and Jean-Paul are searching for a way through the ravaged city to get to the Collector.
#22 - 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 ...
#23 - 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.
#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.
#25 - Episode 2
Season 4 - Episode 2
Dumped by the DGSE, Malotru comes out of hiding and is quickly located by the Russian secret services. At the DGSE, Liz manipulates Sisteron to cause distrust between he and Marie-Jeanne. Meanwhile, Jonas begins to suspect that his mission might be hiding an ulterior motive: to ultimately eliminate the Jihadists he has been targeting.