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Borgen: Season 3 (2013)

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Season Info

Season 3 of the Danish drama opens with Birgitte Nyborg (Sidse Babett Knudsen) out of politics, but not public life: she's pulling in big bucks on the speaker circuit. That's not to say she's content, however, and given that she disagrees with the new direction of her old party, the Moderates, she sees no recourse but one: a political comeback. As the season progresses, her return to politics is predictably bumpy; and a new political party, the New Democrats, threatens to upset the old order?if

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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 4, 2013

In Denmark I Was Born

Season 3 opens with Birgitte Nyborg out of politics and making a nice living as a speaker to business interests. However, the political situation in Denmark in conjunction with the state of her old party, the Moderates, cause her to consider a comeback.

2
Air date: Oct 11, 2013

With Law Shall Nation Be Built

Birgitte faces a setback when Jacob Kruse wins leadership of the Moderates. The loss does little to quell her ambitions, however, and she decides to start a new party.

3
Air date: Oct 18, 2013

The Right Shade of Brown

Birgitte must deal with too many conflicting hopes and opinions within the New Democrats; and develops a health issue.

4
Air date: Oct 25, 2013

One Man's Loss

Birgitte learns about pig production from Katrine's brother, who's a pig breeder; Katrine confronts Kasper with the lingerie she found in his flat.

5
Air date: Nov 1, 2013

Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery

Prostitution becomes a hot-button issue, but Brigitte's opinion is tested when she learns that Jeremy has been with prostitutes in the past. In other events, Torben faces ethical problems due to his affair with a colleague.

6
Air date: Nov 8, 2013

Sins of the Past

The New Democrats gather enough signatures to register for election, but they lack candidates. In other events, Birgitte receives a foreboding diagnosis from her doctor.

7
Air date: Nov 15, 2013

The Drop

Lars Hesselboe calls a surprise election with 15 months to go on his government's term in office. In other events, Birgitte struggles with the aftereffects of the surgery.

8
Air date: Nov 22, 2013

One Has a Point of View

The New Democrats discover a mole within their ranks; Birgitte reveals why she broke down on TV; Torben's personal problems increase.

9
Air date: Nov 29, 2013

Sense and Sensibility

With the election nearing, Birgitte plans an offensive and deals with a smear campaign. She also receives good news from her doctor, but another discovery leaves her concerned.

10
Air date: Dec 6, 2013

The Election

In the Season 3 finale, Birgitte navigates election day while coping with the discovery of a new lump beside her operation scar. Katrine's day, meanwhile, gets off to a hectic start: she wakes up beside a colleague who's 20 years her senior.

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Borgen plays like a more astringent version of The West Wing, a show it clearly borrows from and improves on.

February 7, 2014 Full Review Source: NPR

This show is top-class political drama, a badge of middle-class belonging and, for the British, also a kind of utopian sci-fi fantasy.

November 18, 2013 Full Review Source: Independent
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The beauty of Sidse Babbett Knudsen's performance is that you can tell exactly when Birgitte starts wishing she could kill everyone in the room telekinetically.

October 21, 2013 Full Review Source: AV Club

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