Sleeper Cell: Season 2 (2006)


Season 2
Sleeper Cell

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Sleeper Cell: American Terror builds upon its first season with taut pacing and visceral action; all while examining difficult questions about the War on Terror.



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Air date: Dec 10, 2006

Darwyn resurfaces in a sleeper cell despite his attempts to start a new life; Farik withholds information despite the interrogation; terrorists in Sudan behead Darwyn's FBI associate.

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Air date: Dec 11, 2006

The cell organizes its base and focuses on obtaining a rocket launcher; Farik sidesteps another ploy to get him to cooperate.

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Air date: Dec 12, 2006

Ilija plans to flee to Europe; terrorists order Darwyn to procure a weapon but the FBI isn't inclined to cooperate; Farik is shipped off to Saudi Arabia.

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Air date: Dec 13, 2006

Darwyn risks exposure to protect an Islamic televangelist; Farik escapes from the Saudi Arabian prison and is provided sanctuary by Al Qaeda.

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Air date: Dec 14, 2006

Darwyn informs the FBI about nuclear material scheduled to be delivered to Los Angeles.

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Air date: Dec 15, 2006

The new cell leader excludes Darwyn during the planning of the next attack.

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Air date: Dec 16, 2006

The FBI takes action against the cell; Darwyn is blindsided by duel tragedies.

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Air date: Dec 17, 2006

Darwyn blames himself for the tragedies, and comes up with a way to challenge Farik through his wife.

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Critic Reviews for Sleeper Cell Season 2

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (14)

You know where Sleeper Cell is headed, but the payoff mixes dialogue and action brilliantly.

Nov 29, 2018 | Full Review…

The action is intense in Sleeper Cell, and each episode includes at least one stunning moment of violence or betrayal. But character depth isn't sacrificed to keep the pace moving, and there are valuable calms between the storms.

Nov 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Delivering just a few ideas meaty enough to chew on and only a couple sequences exciting enough to gasp at. It might be an event, but it's often uneventful.

Nov 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Like last season, Showtime will blow the series out over eight consecutive nights, hoping for maximum impact and viewer interest. There's plenty of impact, all right, but it's still hard to forget it's a television screen you're looking at.

Nov 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Surely suspenseful but also unevenly acted, prone to clunky speechmaking and somewhat gratuitous in its preoccupation with holy-warrior sexual hypocrisy.

Nov 29, 2018 | Full Review…

It's all distasteful -- sensationalistic in a drab and flabby way.

Nov 29, 2018 | Full Review…

As the strands come together, the story gains in tension and you want to know what happens next. Even if what happens next is the unthinkable.

Nov 28, 2018 | Full Review…

I'll say the new edition delivers many of the same thrills and intelligent debate that made the original so exceptional.

Nov 28, 2018 | Full Review…

We may still be waiting for the Sopranos of terrorism, a drama with fully imagined characters and emotional rather than technical realism. But as popcorn entertainment goes, Sleeper Cell is Smartfood, and a little dusting of cheese never hurt anyone.

Nov 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, the second "season" isn't nearly as enthralling as its predecessor... In spite of these issues, Sleeper Cell is still definitely worth checking out

Nov 29, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

In the end American Terror won't be remembered as highly as season one, but that doesn't take away from how good the program was.

Nov 28, 2018 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

The quickened pulse is a plus: The violence registers as sharp, stinging slaps.

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