Watch: Deep State (VJ Tom - Luganda Translated) (Season 1, Episode 1 - Old Habits)
The Plot: What happens when a man who believes he has retired from MI6 is called back to do one more job to regain his life, only to discover that this job may mean he has no life to go back to.
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Stars: Joe Dempsie, Karima McAdams, Anastasia Griffith
Director: Simon Maxwell, Matthew Parkhill
Ex-spy Max Easton is brought out of retirement against his will by George White, London chief of MI6/CIA team The Section. Max's wife Anna, with whom he has lived in the Pyrenees for the past ten years, starts an investigation into her husband's past. What she finds puts her and her young daughters in grave danger. When Amanda Jones arrives in London she brings the full force of CIA dissatisfaction to bear on White, who struggles to retain control. Now in Beirut, Max and Leyla begin to work together to decipher the real purpose of The Section's Tehran mission. Max faces a new threat, Leyla reveals another piece of the puzzle, while White and Jones play dirty. In London, Max's digging stirs the attention of a sniper. In Washington Jones sends out a team to recover scientific evidence from an Iranian desert facility. Four U.S. Special Forces and a translator are supposedly killed in an ambush; this delays a procurement deal in Washington, and it is up to operative Nathan Miller to make sure everything goes according to plan. Nathan Miller and Amanda Jones fly to Mali to contain an increasingly unstable situation; in order to make sure a deal gets over the line, he hatches a plot that will tie up a number of loose ends for him. Harry and Leyla learn from Aïcha that weapons smuggling has been the goal all along; the trio must throw themselves on the mercy of a high-level Malian minister who is supposedly fighting corruption. True to her word, Aminata Sissoko reunites Aïcha with her family, but as she does, Harry and Leyla are faced with a crisis; Harry turns to Miller and makes a deal to ensure their safety. Harry, Aïcha and Leyla are chased out of Bamako and driven, out of necessity, to return to Al Moctar's camp, where Aïcha is taken away to be hanged for a past crime. In the search for the trio, Jones reveals the Collins tape to Miller, who is furious. He returns to Washington where he goes above Kingsley's head to Hal Weaver, the man behind the deep state, to work out how to nullify it. With Aïcha being dragged to a scaffold, Harry must plead his case and convince Al Moctar to hold off. Al Moctar's base is attacked. Amanda Jones is feeling vulnerable. Senator Sulivan continues her investigation. Leyla, Aisha and Harry investigate where the arms are coming from. Miller makes some hard choices. Sulivan continues her investigation even though suffering great loss. Leyla, Aisha and Aminata investigate the arms link. Harry tries to protect Leyla. Amanda executes her survival plan. Miller faces the consequences of being in too deep.