Daniel Miller has just arrived at the CIA foreign station in Berlin, Germany with a clandestine mission: to uncover the source of a leak who has supplied information to a now-famous whistleblower named Thomas Shaw. Guided by veteran Hector DeJean, Daniel learns to contend with the rough-and-tumble world of the field agent: agent-running, deception, the dangers and moral compromises. As he dives deeper into the German capital's hall of mirrors and uncovers the threads of a conspiracy that leads back to Washington, Daniel wonders: Can anyone ever be the same after a posting to Berlin?
Daniel Miller arrives at the CIA station in Berlin, Germany. His mission is to uncover a mole. Suspect Everyone, Trust no one.
As Daniel pursues Shaw, Station Chief Steven Frost and his associates Valerie Edwards and Robert Kirsch gather intelligence on a Georgian Islamic radical in order to avoid an extraordinary rendition by Langley. By episode’s end, Hector surprises us all.
Frost and Kirsch worry their secrets will be unearthed when Langley investigators sweep Berlin Station to ferret out fodder for future Shaw leaks. Meanwhile, Daniel’s hunt for the mole is put at risk.
Daniel embarks on a dangerous operation that brings up difficult memories of his first posting in Chechnya and the beginning of his friendship with Hector. Steven Frost finds a way to position himself for promotion at the cost of his deputy Robert. Valerie makes a discovery in her investigation into the Georgian radical Aleksandre Iosava.
American and German interests align when the Station learns the subject of Shaw’s next leak: Chinese defector Houjin Lin. Daniel is teamed with Esther Krug to secret Lin out of the country before the leak breaks, pre-emptively countering Shaw’s attack. Hector gets a late-night visit from Shirley Pimple.
Valerie’s investigation into Aleksandre and Ruth Iosava comes to a head in a German/American sting Operation involving Clare Itani, a CIA Officer and Hector’s lover. Langley’s unannounced participation moves things from bad to worse.
In the wake of the botched Iosava Op and Clare Itani’s kidnapping, Frost pursues traditional negotiation channels to secure Clare’s release. Hector goes rogue, bringing Daniel with him––unknowingly paving the way for Daniel’s moment of clarity.
Fallout from the Iosava debacle continues to wreak havoc on the Station. Daniel attempts to track down Frost and Kirsch is asked to undercut Valerie as payback; Hector finds himself in the hot seat of a polygraph.
Having confirmed Hector's identity as Shaw, Daniel still faces various obstacles in turning him over to the Germans: assailants, a kidnapping, and his own conscience as he learns the Thomas Shaw origin story. Frost is still a fugitive, Kirsch is still trailing the rendition, and Valerie pursues her own suspicions about Robert’s loyalties.
Daniel leads the Berlin Station crew in piecing together evidence that will illuminate Langley’s role in the Iosava rendition. Meanwhile, Hector takes a new approach to atoning for bad behavior. And as the episode draws to a close and the truth comes into focus, the Shaw mantle is passed.