The Sandbaggers: A Question Of Loyalty
May 15, 2016 7:55 PM - Season 2, Episode 4 - Subscribe

Burnside has to deal with defector problems: one coming over, and maybe one going over?
posted by the man of twists and turns (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Those sneaky Canadians!
posted by the man of twists and turns at 12:52 PM on May 16, 2016 [1 favorite]

That was a bit disconcerting to see that C was much more anxious about maintaining the special relationship rather than worrying about what secrets Bishop passed on to the KGB.

"She's a stupid bitch." Oh Burnside, never change.
posted by TWinbrook8 at 6:01 PM on May 16, 2016 [1 favorite]

It's taken me several re-watches to even begin to make sense of what happens in this episode. I'm still not sure I get it.
posted by carsonb at 6:56 PM on May 27, 2016

It was a bit hard to follow. This show seems to have a recurring structure; there's a crisis in one country, Burnside mobilizes his Sandbaggers and wrings his hands about not having enough to go around, then there's a crisis in a second country and he has to scramble to cover it. I think that's been the setup for 4 episodes so far? Maybe more. It works but gets a bit same-y. And then it can get confusing keeping the two stories straight.

It doesn't help that so many shots are low budget interiors. I enjoyed the exterior shots for Warsaw in this episode though, they genuinely looked Eastern European. For all I know they actually were Warsaw!

That hand-cranked bridge at the secret agent meeting was amazing.
posted by Nelson at 9:54 AM on September 12, 2023

Pretty sure that was all real Warsaw with the PKO signs all over. And that apartment interior, each room more Polish than the last. If they weren’t shooting on location they had some very good experts to work with.
posted by migurski at 9:30 PM on December 1, 2023 [1 favorite]

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