10 Best Episodes of COBRA

As widespread power outages cause chaos and threaten lives across the country, the COBRA (Cabinet Office Briefing Room) committee comprised of the UK’s leading experts and politicians, gathers to find a way to turn the lights back on.

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#12 - Episode 4 (Season 1 - Episode 4)

As questions are asked about Sutherland’s knowledge of his daughter’s involvement in her friend’s death, Anna seeks the help of Eleanor in handling the new revelations about Edin. Meanwhile, a new threat rears its head as public sentiment grows more turbulent.

The episode was rated 7.12 from 215 votes.


#11 - Episode 2 (Season 1 - Episode 2)


With the nation in the full grip of the crisis and experiencing the worst blackout in the history of the UK, Sutherland and his team are forced to work around the clock to restore power. Meanwhile Anna reconnects with Edin, but this dalliance with her past love becomes more dangerous than she anticipates.

The episode was rated 7.21 from 277 votes.


#10 - Episode 5 (Season 1 - Episode 5)

With the nation sliding further and further towards anarchy, Rachel faces difficult questions about Ellie. Meanwhile, Fraser says goodbye to his father and grows closer to Francine. And as the influence of “People’s Justice” grows ever-powerful, Sutherland is forced to consider more extreme measures to retain control of the country.

The episode was rated 7.24 from 186 votes.


#9 - Episode 2 (Season 2 - Episode 2)


Following devastation in Kent and the cyber-attack which continues to jam communications, the Prime Minister convenes an emergency COBRA meeting.

The episode was rated 7.26 from 104 votes.


#8 - Episode 3 (Season 1 - Episode 3)

As the country continues to face darkness, Sutherland, Anna, Fraser and their teams pay a visit to the worst affected area in Northumberland to see the situation on the ground. But with the Prime Minister away, Archie’s incendiary comments on the dark underbelly of public mood threatens to cause more problems for everyone.

The episode was rated 7.26 from 241 votes.


#7 - Episode 6 (Season 1 - Episode 6)


As anarchy explodes on the streets and the nation is rocked with night upon night of rioting, Fraser and his team reach the endgame in their mission to get the lights switched back on in the Red Zone. Meanwhile, with his personal life imploding, Sutherland is forced to fight for his political life as Archie finally fires his first shots…

The episode was rated 7.29 from 197 votes.


#6 - Episode 1 (Season 2 - Episode 1)

Prime Minister Robert Sutherland, his Chief of Staff Anna Marshall and new Home Secretary Joseph Obasi assemble the emergency committee “COBRA” to respond to a potentially explosive situation in Kent.

The episode was rated 7.33 from 114 votes.


#5 - Episode 4 (Season 2 - Episode 4)


The team try to understand the latest discovery, while Francine's attack on Lord Singer is met with delight by the Labour leader.

The episode was rated 7.34 from 102 votes.


#4 - Episode 1 (Season 1 - Episode 1)

As the possibility of a solar storm affecting the UK mounts, the Prime Minister Robert Sutherland, his chief of Staff Anna Marshall, the Head of the Civil Contingencies Secretariat Fraser Walker and the Home Secretary Archie Glover-Morgan assemble the emergency committee “COBRA” in an effort to combat the situation.

The episode was rated 7.36 from 349 votes.


#3 - Episode 5 (Season 2 - Episode 5)


Rachel Sutherland is dismayed by the fresh media assault on her reputation, but Robert is distracted - for somehow, Firestorm is back, and spreading misinformation about the water supply.

The episode was rated 7.36 from 100 votes.


#2 - Episode 6 (Season 2 - Episode 6)

Reeling from the events in Kent, the COBRA team are briefed by Eleanor on the nature of a sophisticated malware which has infected the UK’s critical infrastructure.

The episode was rated 7.39 from 100 votes.


#1 - Episode 3 (Season 2 - Episode 3)


COBRA is assembled when fresh disaster strikes, as a breach at Dover port suggests an insidious threat. The PM's strategy is tested by an online activist.

The episode was rated 7.47 from 101 votes.

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