Strike Back: Shadow Warfare (2013)

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Sufficiently diverting, Strike Back's third season raises the stakes and provides the high-octane action fans crave.

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Critic Ratings: 10

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User Ratings: 69

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Episodes

Air date: Aug 9, 2013

In the Season 3 premiere, the murder of a Section 20 member sends Scott and Stonebridge on a mission to Colombia to track down the killer terrorist, who is hiding in territory controlled

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Air date: Aug 17, 2012

Section 20 launches an assault on downtown Bogota, where they seek intel on al-Zuhari's key personnel. Meanwhile, Dalton seeks answers as to how her team was exposed in Beirut.

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Air date: Aug 23, 2013

Despite questionable loyalties, the team works with an operative in Beirut, where they hope to get a lead on a dangerous al-Zuhari follower

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Air date: Sep 6, 2013

A risky rescue is attempted as Section 20 courts a new ally, while Dalton goes AWOL with a detainee.

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Air date: Sep 13, 2013

Section 20 deals with a threat that involves an old enemy joining forces with a new one, while Locke interrogates an IRA gunrunner turned arms dealer.

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Air date: Sep 20, 2013

Section 20 faces a difficult decision in whether to earmark resources for the mission or save one of their endangered members. Meanwhile, the Al-Zuhari network makes a quick strike close to home.

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Air date: Sep 27, 2013

Stolen property is tracked to Russia, as Stonebridge and Scott continue to pose as outlaws and uncover a new wrinkle in Al-Zuhari's plan. Stonebridge's health continues to deteriorate, while Kamali's cover is in danger of being blown.

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Air date: Oct 4, 2013

Scott looks to escape prison, as the team races to find Stonebridge, whose condition is worsening. Meanwhile, Locke has his suspicions about Kamali; and the vengeful Ulyanov continues to stalk Scott and Stonebridge.

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Air date: Oct 11, 2013

Stonebridge and Scott continue to protect Ester, while Martinez and Richmond's questioning of a suspect from the raid results in a lead on an Al-Zuhari associate; and the team targets a potential infiltrator.

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Air date: Oct 18, 2013

In the season finale, a new, pivotal player in Al-Zuhari's plot comes to the fore, and with an imminent attack looming, the squad resorts to questionable tactics.

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Tv Season Info

The third series of "Strike Back", subtitled Shadow Warfare, finds the Section 20 operatives going on the hunt for international terrorist al-Zuhari and his minions, which puts them in the line of fire in locations around the world including much of Europe, Colombia, and Beirut. Sullivan Stapleton returns in the role of the once-disgraced agent Damian Scott. Dougray Scott guest stars as a shady agent who has insider knowledge about al-Zuhari.

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Critic Reviews for Strike Back Shadow Warfare

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

It may not be the most cerebral viewing, but 'Strike Back' delivers on the punch it promises from the start.

Mar 1, 2019 | Full Review…

It's all quite moronic, borderline offensive, and yet not quite as un-diverting as it should be.

Mar 1, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The final two episodes of the season often showcase Strike Back at its best, successfully raising the stakes from the rest of the season's action sequences to deliver some of the series' finest work in this area to date.

Mar 1, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

The stuff with Stonebridge and Scott rescuing Ester was fine. Nowhere near as interesting as the other stuff, but it provided us with the action pieces for the episode.

Mar 1, 2019 | Rating: 8.2/10 | Full Review…

It's been a great ride this season. Robson Green has slotted in perfectly, and praise, too, for Michelle Lukes as the hard-as-nails Sgt Richmond, who finally - if rather unexpectedly - gets her man.

Mar 1, 2019 | Full Review…

There is a certain vicarious thrill that can come from watching another person take pleasure in his or her work. That's certainly the case when it comes to Strike Back.

Mar 1, 2019 | Full Review…

In case you're wondering, yes, I do have at least one problem with "Strike Back": Each season ends way too soon.

Mar 1, 2019 | Full Review…

With such a high level of execution and glee that I care not a whit about the formulaic nature of it all. A show that kicks this much ass doesn't especially need to stretch.

Mar 1, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The show is way more than a thriller?although it could stand tall if it were just that.

Jun 2, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

This spook is obviously right, but as long as the ammo holds up, Strike Back isn't going anywhere.

Jan 6, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Strike Back: Shadow Warfare

  • Aug 13, 2016
    Unrelenting. Fabulous.
  • Nov 12, 2015
    the full series 2/5 has been one of the best action series i have ever rated only banshee comes close for action

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