List of Sleeper Cell episodes

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The following is a complete episode list for the Showtime miniseries Sleeper Cell, which began on December 4, 2005. Ten episodes were aired during the first season, which concluded on December 20, 2005. In 2006, the show was renewed and its second season, Sleeper Cell: American Terror, debuted on December 10, 2006.

The series was cancelled on January 25, 2007, despite critical acclaim and a cult following.

The first season is available on DVD in Regions 1, 2 and 4. The second season has (at time of writing, May 2010) only been released in Region 1. See Sleeper Cell DVD releases for more information.

As of July 2, 2007, 18 episodes of Sleeper Cell have aired. This list is ordered by the original airdates.

List of Seasons[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
Region 1 Discs Region 2/4 Discs
Season 1 10[1] 2005 March 14, 2006 3 September 25, 2006/August 17, 2006 4
Season one began airing on December 4, 2005 and featured a total of 10 episodes. FBI agent Darwyn Al-Sayeed goes deep undercover to infiltrate a radical Muslim terrorist cell in Los Angeles. Darwyn is constantly trying to prove his allegiance to the cause to the untrusting Faris al-Farik, the cell's leader, and becomes conflicted when he is tasked with performing terrorist responsibilities that will break his cover and put his life in jeopardy if he refuses to perform them.
Season 2 8[1] 2006 March 20, 2007
Season two began airing on December 10, 2006 and aired a total of 8 episodes. Darwyn Al-Sayeed finds himself pulled back undercover in the world of Al-Qaeda terror operations, when he is assigned to infiltrate another sleeper cell, while former cell leader Faris al-Farik poses a greater threat than ever, even while in U.S. custody.


Season 1: (2005)[edit]

Season one aired from December 4, 2005 to December 18, 2005. The original airdates (U.S.) are listed here for each episode.

# Title Writer(s) Director Original airdate Production code[1]
1 "Al-Faitha" Cyrus Voris and Ethan Reiff Clark Johnson December 4, 2005 (2005-12-04) 101
A federal agent, Darwyn Al-Sayeed, goes undercover in Los Angeles to try and infiltrate a group of Islamic terrorists. Darwyn is introduced to Faris al-Farik, an Islamic extremist who is the leader of a sleeper cell. Farik becomes suspicious and drives Darwyn, Bobby and the other Cell members to the middle of the desert. He then starts to question the group and proclaims there is a "traitor" among them – placing Darwyn’s mission and life in danger.
2 "Target" Cyrus Voris and Ethan Reiff Guy Ferland December 5, 2005 (2005-12-05) 102
Farik recruits another Cell member, bio-chemical student Eddy Pangetsu, to test the anthrax that he and Ilija have received. Darwyn learns that the Cell is planning an anthrax attack inside a mall and tries to inform the FBI of where and when, but it turns out the anthrax was fake and just a rehearsal.
3 "Money" Cyrus Voris and Ethan Reiff Leon Ichaso December 6, 2005 (2005-12-06) 103
Farik discovers that the money supply coming in from Mexico to finance Youmud Din has ceased. So, Farik, Darwyn and Christian cross the border to Tijuana, Mexico, and try to find a way to straighten out their financial troubles.
4 "Scholar" Kamran Pasha Nick Gomez December 7, 2005 (2005-12-07) 104
Farik decides to send biochemical student Eddy Pangetsu on a flight to Vancouver. There he must drive a shipment of real anthrax across the Canadian border to Los Angeles. At the same time, Abdal Malik, a moderate religious scholar and deprogrammer from Yemen arrives on a visit to the US.
5 "Soldier" Janet Tamaro Guy Ferland December 11, 2005 (2005-12-11) 105
The Cell members end up posing as Iraqi insurgents-in-training to infiltrate and take over a warehouse to make it the new base of operations for Youmid Din.
6 "Family" Michael C. Martin Leslie Libman December 12, 2005 (2005-12-12) 106
Darwyn tries to get close to a chemical plant worker in the hopes of trying to acquire some of the company's product for the Cell.
7 "Immigrant" Alexander Woo Ziad Doueiri December 13, 2005 (2005-12-13) 107
Farik attends a meeting with cell leaders in Las Vegas as they finalize their plans for a date for their possible attack. Meanwhile, an Afghani boy comes to the warehouse in the hopes of becoming a jihadist himself.
8 "Intramural" Alexander Woo Nick Gomez December 14, 2005 (2005-12-14) 108
The Cell works out a deal with white supremacists so they can acquire a large amount of explosives. The LAPD then sets up a surveillance on Darwyn after Gayle Bishop contacts them, which endangers his cover and gets the FBI's attention.
9 "Youmud Din (Part 1) /Hijack" Kamran Pasha Rick Wallace December 18, 2005 (2005-12-18) 109
The Cell hijacks a truck in order to acquire its contents - a deadly chemical to be used in their attack. The FBI holds off on stopping the Cell in the hopes of getting more information on the other two cells operating in the U.S. To be continued...
10 "Youmud Din (Part 2)" Cyrus Voris and Ethan Reiff Rick Wallace December 18, 2005 (2005-12-18) 110
Judgement Day has arrived and Farik is not yet out of surprises. A surprise diversion proves effective in allowing the Cell to escape their surveillance. A quick thinking Darwyn leaves a clue that he hopes will lead the FBI to the target location in time.

Season 2: (2006)[edit]

Season two aired from December 10, 2006 to December 17, 2006. There were several cast changes in season two. Thekla Reuten, Omid Abtahi, and Kevin Alejandro joined the main cast as Mina, Salim and Benny, respectively. The original airdates (U.S.) are listed here for each episode.

# Title Writer(s) Director Original airdate Production code[1]
11 "Al-Baqara" Cyrus Voris and Ethan Reiff Clark Johnson December 10, 2006 (2006-12-10) 201
Several months after successfully foiling a terrorist attack, FBI agent Darwyn Al-Sayeed is assigned to infiltrate another sleeper cell. Meanwhile, terrorist leader Faris Al-Farik endures CIA interrogation. Ilija, who managed to escape the authorities, has found refuge with a young woman who believes he is the victim of a government conspiracy and makes plans to escape the country.
12 "Salesman" Alexander Woo Charles S. Dutton December 11, 2006 (2006-12-11) 202
Having found himself thrust into the position as leader of the new Los Angeles Cell, Darwyn must protect his cover and work with the terrorists to unmask their secret attack plan. Meanwhile, Farik’s interrogators try a surprising new method to get the terrorist leader to cooperate and give up crucial information.
13 "Torture" Kamran Pasha Vondie Curtis-Hall December 12, 2006 (2006-12-12) 203
Darwyn is ordered by a terrorist group to get a weapon, but the FBI does not want to cooperate. Ilija prepares to run away to Europe. Farik is sent to Saudi Arabia where torture is allowed.
14 "Faith" Guy Ferland Angel Dean Lopez December 13, 2006 (2006-12-13) 204
Darwyn risks blowing his cover to save an Islamic televangelist. Salim struggles with a painful secret. Farik escapes from prison in Saudi Arabia and finds a place to hide with Al-Qaeda.
15 "Homecoming" Katherine Lingenfelter Charles S. Dutton December 14, 2006 (2006-12-14) 205
The expected shipment of nuclear material into the Port of Los Angeles has the FBI ready to take down the cell. Gayle turns to Russell to deal with an ugly custody dispute. Darwyn faces his father's disapproval. Mina is blackmailed by her lecherous boss. Farik forces his daughter to make a painful choice.
16 "School" Andrew Barrett Leslie Libman December 15, 2006 (2006-12-15) 206
Farik goes to visit a school in Yemen. Ilija tries to start a new life back in Bosnia. Darwyn adjusts to a demotion in leadership. Salim has another encounter with Jason. Mina invites Gayle to an Islamic women's group, which Russell forces her to attend. A midnight exhumation is conducted and the cell recovers smuggled nuclear fuel rods.
17 "Fitna" Kamran Pasha and Alexander Woo Nick Gomez December 16, 2006 (2006-12-16) 207
Mina kidnaps Gayle and forces her to drive to Las Vegas. En route, Gayle fights back and Mina kills her. The FBI raids cell headquarters but Salim escapes with the fuel rods. Salim improvises a dirty bomb and with an unwitting Jason in tow tries to set it off at the Hollywood Bowl, but is killed. In Las Vegas, Mina carries out a suicide bombing at a veterans' gathering.
18 "Reunion" Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris Charles S. Dutton December 17, 2006 (2006-12-17) 208
Darwyn uses Samia to try to get close to Farik in Yemen. Farik realizes Darwyn is FBI and takes him captive. Darwyn orchestrates a missile attack on Farik's camp and Samia is killed. Darwyn and Farik battle. Both are wounded. Farik escapes and the season ends with Darwyn begging for help in a village street.


  1. ^ a b c d " Sleeper Cell Episode Guide". Retrieved 2006-12-11. 

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