The explosion is powerful and the devastation enormous when a subway train explodes in Stockholm's tunnel system on a November night. The country is in shock. A group calling themselves "...
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A series of brutal murders of Polish women hiding out in Sweden is the new A Unit's first assignment. The victims turn out to be key witnesses in a big case against the Polish mafia. Three ... See full summary »
Early one morning, a bank office in the middle of Stockholm is hit with a violent robbery. When the police storm the premises, the robbers have vanished without a trace. The event mystifies... See full summary »
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The explosion is powerful and the devastation enormous when a subway train explodes in Stockholm's tunnel system on a November night. The country is in shock. A group calling themselves "The Holy Riders of Siffin" claim responsibility for the attack in an anonymous call that the A Unit manages to trace. They think they are close to an arrest. What they don't know is that this is just the beginning of a hunt framed by political extremism, hate and death.Written by
I really enjoyed this latest two-parter involving the team. Perhaps I'm just getting familiar with the new line-up and the different dynamics this engenders but what I think I liked most about this episode was that the private lives of the team-members themselves (bar a lingering aftermath of the Paul and Kirsten fall-out) were relegated to a much lesser part in proceedings, leaving them to do their usual round of staking-out, sleuthing and shooting.
The first of the two episodes started with a bang with what looks like a terrorist attack on an underground train, but as ever all isn't quite what it seems as events take in a feminist group of women out to ridicule a bunch of male prostitute-users, a nasty group of young racists who take pleasure in beating up innocent Asians and lastly an ice-cool assassin who arrives in town to clean up, literally, the mess caused by afore-mentioned bigots. It all ends with the hit-man looking to take out a female European diplomat with whom Kirsten strikes up a bond. I wonder who might come to her rescue at the last gasp...
There were many tense and exciting moments as the various plot strands separated out and came back together like the points mechanism on a railway. Despite no longer being part of the core team, Paul Heim keeps finding ways to support his erstwhile colleagues even while officially now in Internal Affairs. No one team member hogged the limelight and I must say I was impressed by the steely calm of the actor playing the killer.
All in all, this was a superior episode of this occasionally hit and miss but more usually enjoyable series.
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