Sleeper Cell: Season 1 (2005)

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Season 1
Sleeper Cell

Critics Consensus

Sleeper Cell approaches its provocative high-concept with a respectful exploration of religious extremism, but the series works better as a gritty thrill-ride than the nuanced drama it aspires to be.

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Critic Ratings: 18

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User Ratings: 5

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Air date: Dec 4, 2005

Darwyn Al-Sayeed is a Muslim ex-con who has just been released from prison and finds his way to an Islamic extremist named Farik, who recruits him to join a terrorist sleeper cell planning an attack in Los Angeles.

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Air date: Dec 5, 2005

Farik and Ilija receive a deadly biological anthrax shipment and prepare for an attack inside a Los Angeles shopping mall.

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Air date: Dec 6, 2005

Farik learns that the money supply filtering in from Mexico to finance `Youmud Din Judgement Day' has come to a halt; Farik, Darwyn and Christian cross the border to Tijuana, Mexico, and attempt to straighten out their financial problems.

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Air date: Dec 7, 2005

Farik sends biochemical student Eddy Pangetsu on a flight to Vancouver, Canada, to drive a shipment of real anthrax across the Canadian border down to Los Angeles.

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Air date: Dec 11, 2005

The cell members pose as Iraqi insurgents in training, in order to infiltrate and take over a secure warehouse as the new base of operations for Youmud Din.

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Air date: Dec 12, 2005

Darwyn befriends a pesticide-plant worker in order to buy some of his company's product under the table for the cell, while each of the jihadis cope with personal troubles of their own.

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Air date: Dec 13, 2005

When an Afghan boy arrives at the warehouse looking to be trained as a jihadi, Darwyn introduces him to a more moderate brand of Islam in the hope of steering him away from terrorism.

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Air date: Dec 14, 2005

The cell buys explosives from a white supremacist militia, while Darwyn's new handler, Patrice Serxner, tries to prevent the LAPD from blowing his cover in another investigation.

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Air date: Dec 18, 2005

The cell hijacks a chemical truck; Farik spends the last night with his wife; the FBI prepares to stop the attack.

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Air date: Dec 18, 2005

When Darwyn discovers that the explosion is a decoy, he leaves a clue he hopes will lead the FBI to the true target.

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Cast & Crew

Michael Ealy
Darwyn Al-Sayeed

Actor
Oded Fehr
Farik

Actor
Henri Lubatti
Ilija Korjenic

Actor
Alex Nesic
Christian Aumont

Actor
Blake Shields
Thomas "Tommy" Emerson

Actor
Melissa Sagemiller
Gayle Bishop

Actor
Sonya Walger
Guest Star
James LeGros
Guest Star
Jeff Mallare
Guest Star
Carlos Gomez
Guest Star
Albert Hall
Guest Star
Jake Soldera
Guest Star
Megan Ward
Guest Star
Corey Browne
Guest Star
Ethan Reiff
Executive Producer
Cyrus Voris
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Sleeper Cell: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Sleeper Cell: Season 1

  • Dec 06, 2020
    fantastic show, to me this is a precursor to Homeland

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