Borgen: Season 2 (2011)

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Air date: Jun 3, 2012

The Season 2 premiere picks up two years into Birgitte Nyborg's term as prime minister. She visits soldiers in Afghanistan and, when the encampment is attacked, must decide whether the troops should stay and fight or pull the troops out. In other events, Katrine reports on a father's reaction to his son's death in Afghanistan.

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Air date: Jun 10, 2012

Birgitte Nyborg has the opportunity to select the next EU commissioner, but her first choice for the post refuses. In other events, Kasper prepares to move in with his girlfriend; and Katrine and Hanne grow closer.

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Air date: Jun 17, 2012

Birgitte's government prepares to present a new welfare reform package called A Common Future, which is being polished at a political seminar. But there is unrest in the Labour Party when their leader Bjorn Marrot comes under personal attack in the media. Birgitte senses a rebellion brewing. Meanwhile, the pressure grows on the home front when Phillip announces he has a new girlfriend. Katrine covers the political seminar for Express, whose editor, Laugesen, has his own agenda.

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Air date: Jun 24, 2012

When pirates hijack a Danish ship off the coast of Somalia, Birgitte's coalition partner Hoxenhaven diverts attention from her when she so badly needs a success story. When compromising photos of Hoxenhaven turn up at the Express, the newspaper's editor Laugesen wants to use them against Hoxenhaven, but Katrine is sceptical. Brigitte's private life hangs in tatters and she makes a mistake that threatens her career.

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Air date: Jul 1, 2012

Birgitte Nyborg's government is about to negotiate the environmental element of the new reform package called A Common Future. Birgitte wants a multi-party agreement, but must face the reality of parties who cannot and will not compromise. Kasper convinces her that underhand tactics can help win her a majority for the reform, but this has grave consequences for the party. Katrine receives an unusual job offer which puts her personal beliefs to the test. At home, Birgitte's children are clearly affected by their mother's work-related stress; Laura in particular struggles with her absence.

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Air date: Jul 8, 2012

The coalition is threatened by a bill that would lower the age of criminal responsibility to age 12; Birgitte Nyborg can't admit to herself that her daughter is ill.

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Air date: Jul 15, 2012

Part 1 of 2. Financier Joachim Crohne has a plan to help the politically ailing Birgitte Nyborg win the next election, but she's unsure if she can trust him; Kasper and Katrine grow close again.

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Air date: Jul 22, 2012

Conclusion. Birgitte Nyborg tries to negotiate a settlement in the Kharun civil war; Kasper and Katrine rarely see each other after moving in together.

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Air date: Jul 29, 2012

Birgitte and Philip decide to admit Laura to a private psychiatric hospital, but Birgitte's own tax reforms force her to pay for it out of pocket. Meanwhile, Birgitte and Philip rediscover some of their lost love, despite Philip's continued relationship with Cecilie.

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Danish drama series about the fight for political power and the personal sacrifices and consequences this has for those involved on and behind the political stage. While Birgitte has spent time looking after her family, her deputy Hans-Christian Thorsen has positioned himself as her successor. Kasper is not only concerned about this, but also about his relationship with Katrine. While Katrine has to balance her relationship with Kasper with her career prospects, Birgitte has to make tough decisions about her family, her job and the country.

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Season 2 picks up two years into the first term of Danish prime minister Birgitte Nyborg (Sidse Babett Knudsen). While she's earned the respect of both her political friends and foes, leading the government is becoming increasingly difficult. Among the events that occur: she's caught in the middle of a firefight while visiting troops in Afghanistan; appoints a new EU commissioner; strives to forge compromises with the other parties in her coalition; and struggles with unfavorable opinion polls. As if all of that's not enough, the expected stress that's part and parcel of political life isn't just affecting her but, she comes to realize, her daughter Laura ( Freja Riemann), as well. It's an unsettling development, to say the least, and it's one that may have far-reaching ramifications.

Cast & Crew

Birgitte Hjort Sørensen
Katrine Fønsmark
Lars Knutzon
Bent Sejerø
Sidse Babett Knudsen
Birgitte Nyborg
Mikael Birkkjær
Phillip Christensen
Peter Mygind
Michael Laugesen
Pilou Asbæk
Kasper Juul
Thomas Levin
Ulrik Mørch
Søren Malling
Torben Friis
Søren Spanning
Lars Hesselboe
Morten Kirkskov
Niels Erik Lund
Bjarne Henriksen
Hans Christian Thorsen
Mille Dinesen
Cecilie Toft
Rikke Lylloff
Lotte Ågaard
Dar Salim
Amir Diwan
Petrine Agger
Pernille Madsen
Adam Price
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Critic Reviews for Borgen Season 2

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (5)

From the start [of Season 2], the writing team doesn't waste a moment in getting the multi-threaded, multi-stakes drama rolling.

Sep 26, 2018 | Full Review…

"An Extraordinary Remark" closes out the second season of Borgen in fitfully excellent fashion by making all of the feminist subtext into blatant text, then tossing in a cliffhanger ending for good measure.

Sep 27, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Even when the storytelling falters, Knudsen's central performance does not.

Sep 26, 2018 | Full Review…
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It's a psychologically astute show in which characters evolve in ways that can be surprising but are always internally consistent.

Sep 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Ultimately, Borgen is a show about compromise: not just the compromises politicians make in pursuit of power, but the compromises we all make, every day, and how these compromises, whether public or private, can't help but change us

Feb 7, 2018 | Full Review…
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Back amid themes of political infighting, media skulduggery and personal relationships under pressure, Borgen had, amid sighs of relief, come home to where it belonged.

Sep 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Borgen: Season 2

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