The WORST Episodes of The Bureau

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 8, 2021

Network: Canal+

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.

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Episode 1

#1 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 27, 2015

Agent Malotru (Debailly) is recalled to Paris after six years undercover in Damascus, and ends his affair with Nadia El Mansour. In Algiers, agent Cyclone is arrested, drunk, despite being avowedly teetotal. Debailly struggles to forget Nadia and to return to a more normal working life. He is assigned to train Marina Loiseau, who will work undercover in Iran. Debailly discovers that Nadia is in Paris and resumes contact with her. Meanwhile, agent Cyclone has gone missing in Algeria.

star 7.38
431 votes
Directors: Eric Rochant
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Episode 3

#2 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired May 4, 2015

Marina starts work at the Institute of Earth Physics. A brief scene shows Debailly, connected to a polygraph, continuing to recount his story. The DGSE interrogates Gherbi to confirm he is not also working for Algerian intelligence. Duflot's brother-in-law works undercover in the Sahara Desert. Meanwhile, Nadia's visits to Lefevbre arouse the suspicion of Syrian agent Nadim. Debailly digs into Nadia's background, and confronts her as to why she is really in Paris.

star 7.56
355 votes
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Episode 6

#3 - Episode 6

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 5, 2017

Malotru can only rely on himself and must fight alone to hope to escape his pursuers. Duflot, who had just left office at the head of the Bureau, went to meet Cochise on the banks of the Euphrates. In Baku, Marina is offered a post at the Institute of Seismology.

star 7.57
238 votes
Episode 9

#4 - Episode 9

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired May 4, 2020

Marie-Jeanne is back at the Bureau. Sisteron processes information from Karlov. Mikhail must explain to his wife and son the difficult situation they are in. Jonas discovers that the young woman with whom he has had an affair for several weeks is working ... for the Russians.

star 7.60
129 votes
Episode 6

#5 - Episode 6

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 5, 2018

Under Karlov’s watchful gaze, Malotru initiates Ellenstein’s recruitment. At the DGSE, Sisteron suspects that Cesar is not ready to go on a mission and will not be able to hold his legend undercover. Back in Raqqa, still under Daesh’s occupation, Jonas and Jean-Paul join a battalion of Yazidi women to track down Iode 3.

star 7.60
167 votes
Directors: Eric Rochant
Writers: Alexandre Smia, Eric Rochant
Episode 2

#6 - Episode 2

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 6, 2020

On his way to Riga, Sylvain disappears at Moscow airport. Marie-Jeanne is in the Sinai desert. She must work alongside the Egyptian agent Ramsès.

star 7.63
132 votes
Episode 5

#7 - Episode 5

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 5, 2018

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.

star 7.64
165 votes
Directors: Eric Rochant
Writers: Alexandre Smia, Eric Rochant, Raphaël Chevènement
Episode 1

#8 - Episode 1

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 22, 2018

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.

star 7.68
171 votes
Writers: Eric Rochant
Episode 1

#9 - Episode 1

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 6, 2020

JJA, the director of Dsec, has taken over the leadership of Le Bureau, while Marie-Jeanne has moved to Egypt. A newspaper article on the events in Ukraine emerge. The agency fears they have a leak.

star 7.69
140 votes
Episode 2

#10 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 27, 2015

Debailly is still under routine surveillance, whilst resuming his affair with Nadia under his cover identity Paul Lefevbre. He starts to question Nadia's reason for being in Paris. Meanwhile, the DGSE hires psychologist Dr Balmes, and asks her to review his state of mind. Agent Gherbi is exfiltrated from Algiers after hearing about Cyclone, and Marina continues preparing for her mission. The episode closes with a brief scene of Debailly recounting his story while connected to a polygraph.

star 7.70
396 votes
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Episode 9

#11 - Episode 9

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 19, 2017

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...

star 7.71
246 votes
Episode 4

#12 - Episode 4

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 29, 2018

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.

star 7.71
163 votes
Directors: Eric Rochant
Writers: Alexandre Smia, Eric Rochant
Episode 2

#13 - Episode 2

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 22, 2018

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.

star 7.71
170 votes
Directors: Eric Rochant
Writers: Eric Rochant
Episode 7

#14 - Episode 7

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 12, 2018

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.

star 7.73
160 votes
Directors: Eric Rochant
Writers: Eric Rochant
Episode 1

#15 - Episode 1

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired May 9, 2016

Marina begins to socialise with young Iranians, including Zamani, the son of a well-connected minister. She finds adapting to the internal politics a challenge. The Americans fail to rescue Nadia in an ambush in Lebanon. Debailly threatens to withdraw co-operation; the CIA retaliates by threatening to betray him, then asks him to make a better offer. Debailly offers to share a prospective DGSE source within Iran's nuclear industry. The DGSE discovers that one of ISIS's executioners, Boumaza, is a French national.

star 7.74
300 votes
Directors: Éric Rochant
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Episode 7

#16 - Episode 7

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 12, 2017

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...

star 7.74
237 votes
Episode 6

#17 - Episode 6

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 20, 2020

At the DGSE, the work of JJA is carefully examined. Dsec is particularly interested in the way he manages Pacemaker, who is on a mission in Cambodia. In Cairo, Marie-Jeanne discovers that her hotel room has been bugged. Pacemaker is closely watched at work..

star 7.76
140 votes
Episode 5

#18 - Episode 5

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 20, 2020

A meeting between the different chiefs of the Sinai tribes is to be held at the Nile Sorman hotel where Marie-Jeanne is working undercover. Fouad, the Egyptian security officer, travels to Paris for a meeting with the Bureau. Marina joins Andrea in Jordan to help him in his mission.

star 7.76
139 votes
Episode 10

#19 - Episode 10

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired May 4, 2020

Marie-Jeanne presents her candidacy to succeed Michel Ponte as director of the service. An Uzbek tourist in Paris finds a weapon. Is he part of Mikhail's revenge?

star 7.77
138 votes
Episode 3

#20 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired May 16, 2016

The DGSE recruits the jihadist's sister, planning to trap and kill Boumaza. Meanwhile the Iranian secret police continues to investigate Marina, and DGSE discovers this from a source. Marina is recalled to Paris, but leaves on an expedition before receiving the message, and is arrested. In Syria, Judge Badran interrogates Nadia about her affair. Duflot suspects that Dr Balmes, who has resigned from the DGSE, may have been the CIA mole, but fails to find any evidence.

star 7.78
292 votes
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Episode 4

#21 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired May 4, 2015

The episode starts with a flashforward of Debailly continuing to explain his story. Nadim investigates Paul Lefevbre, and tells Nadia not to see him again. But he finds them having dinner, and interrogates Lefevbre. Nadia confesses her true reason for being in Paris, and Debailly realises that their relationship puts her in danger. Meanwhile, Reza starts to flirt with Marina, and she has to rebuff his advances. DGSE tries to find out if the Algerians are holding Cyclone, and must stop his mother travelling there to search for him.

star 7.80
349 votes
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Episode 3

#22 - Episode 3

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 29, 2018

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.

star 7.81
165 votes
Directors: Eric Rochant
Writers: Eric Rochant
Episode 4

#23 - Episode 4

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 13, 2020

Liz Bernstein and La Mule are quietly continuing their investigations to identify the mole in the service. After a few weeks of rest in Sologne, Marina finds her post in Paris. Sisteron is responsible for training Andrea on the computer programs used by Israeli hackers. Meanwhile, in Phnom Penh, Sylvain decided to collaborate with the group led by Véra. In Paris, his superiors questioned his ability to manage the danger associated with this mission.

star 7.83
134 votes
Episode 4

#24 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired May 16, 2016

DGSE receives a report that Nadia has been executed in Syria, but the CIA has warned Debailly to anticipate false reports, and agrees to work with him in return for his Iranian source. Marina is interrogated by the Pasdaran, then released, and she returns to Paris. Duflot tells Marina not to contact Zamani, who is coming to Paris, but Debailly then tells her to contact him again. Sisteron and the sister arrange to meet Boumaza on the Syrian border, where the Turkish military intend his capture. However, the sister is communicating secretly with her brother. Meanwhile, after a mock execution, Nadia is given her 'freedom', but forced to work undercover for the Syrian government representing its rebels abroad.

star 7.83
289 votes
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Episode 3

#25 - Episode 3

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 13, 2020

Malotru is in place in the Russian agency FSB as "Pavel Lebedev". Sisteron is sent in the greatest secrecy to Cairo. Meanwhile, Jules announces to JJA that he has located Sylvain's phone. Digital tracing indicates that Sylvain is in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

star 7.86
130 votes