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When The Dust Settles

Drama
1 season availableDenmark
MA15+

When the Dust Settles is a multi-plot drama that portrays the lives of eight Copenhagen citizens, during the days before and after a tragic terrorist attack shocks the city. As the stories of the eight characters interweave throughout the season, it becomes apparent that their lives are connected in unexpected ways.

S1 E1: Episode 1
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S1 E1: Episode 1
56m
Nine days before a tragic attack hits Copenhagen, eight strangers go about their lives oblivious to the dangers ahead. The couple Morten and Camilla celebrate their wedding anniversary, but the celebration is cut short when their son Albert is hospitalised with a drug overdose.
languages:
Danish
cast:
Karen-Lise Mynster, Jacob Lohmann, Malin Crepin, Henning Jensen, Katinka Peterson, Arian Kashef, Viola Martinsen, Peter Christoffersen

1. Episode 1

Nine days before a tragic attack hits Copenhagen, eight strangers go about their lives oblivious to the dangers ahead. The couple Morten and Camilla celebrate their wedding anniversary, but the celebration is cut short when their son Albert is hospitalised with a drug overdose.
56m
Available until 30 September 2022

2. Episode 2

The Danish intelligence service PET briefs Elisabeth; the bag found near the asylum centre contained ammunitions and weapons, but for selfish reasons Elisabeth doesn’t want to inform the press. Jamal is sued for unpaid speeding tickets that he’s not responsible for, and his relationship with his older brother becomes increasingly strained.
54m
Available until 30 September 2022

3. Episode 3

News of the discovery of the automatic weapons at the asylum centre have reached the media, and Elisabeth is forced to withdraw her bill. Consequently, she decides to step down as the Minister of Justice, which pleases her wife greatly.
57m
Available until 30 September 2022

4. Episode 4

A potential terror threat puts Elisabeth in a dilemma that may have dire consequences for both the general population and her private life. She seeks out Fashad’s advice while other powers within her party appear.
58m
Available until 30 September 2022

5. Episode 5

It’s the day of the grand opening of Nikolaj’s new restaurant, but illness among his staff poses a threat on the big night. Nikolaj persuades Louise to work, which spoils her plans for Marie’s birthday. Jamal is tested when he agrees to pick up a parcel for Alban.
57m
Available until 30 September 2022

6. Episode 6

The terror attack is all over the news, and a paranoid Jamal tries to erase all trace of the job he did for Alban. At the morgue, Elisabeth breaks down at the sight of her dead wife, but the Minister of Justice must carry on working and refuses to be spared, despite her personal loss.
54m
Available until 30 September 2022

7. Episode 7

PET has a break in the case, and Elisabeth opts for new, risky measures in the hunt for the perpetrators. Jamal, who has become a prime suspect, flees his home and looks up Alban for help.
55m
Available until 30 September 2022

8. Episode 8

One week after the attack, Jamal is jailed as the prime suspect. Elisabeth, having gained the upper hand in the political game, uses her powerful position to pay Jamal a visit, looking for answers. Nikolaj has another idea for a business concept, and at his friend Jonas’ a lucky break just might enable him to fulfil his new vision.
58m
Available until 30 September 2022

9. Episode 9

An unexpected visit causes Ginger to feel guilty, and she decides to go to the police and tell them what she knows about the attack. Ginger’s testimony clears Jamal and points at other suspects. Elisabeth’s drastic measures are revealed, and those closest to her are fed up.
59m
Available until 30 September 2022

10. Episode 10

The perpetrators behind the terrorist attack are caught. Louise is immensely relieved, but Marie has more important things on her mind. Morten doesn’t care, and he is oblivious to the fact that his behaviour is starting to have fatal consequences for his family.
57m
Available until 30 September 2022