183 votes


NPO 3 2010

When her husband, a notorious drug lord, is wound up in the eyes of their youngest son, Carmen makes a drastic decision. Penoza sketches a penetrating picture of the Dutch underworld in which choices regarding family loyalty and money are on the cutting edge to be made. Penoza is told as a family saga with Carmen, a working mother with an exceptional profession at the head.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Penoza

Penoza - S3E10

#1 - Attempt to flee (Season 3 - Episode 10)

Carmen's plan to flee abroad with the children has come together, but the net is closing around her and Jim Leeflang is hot on her heels. She must risk everything to escape from the world of crime.

The episode was rated 8.54 from 67 votes.

Penoza - S1E8

#2 - The Hour of Truth (Season 1 - Episode 8)

Boris is able to tell his mother about the identity of his father's murderer, but Carmen doesn't know who to believe and Steven's wife reveals the truth behind the drug haul.

The episode was rated 8.39 from 79 votes.

Penoza - S3E9

#3 - Violent setbacks (Season 3 - Episode 9)

Social Services threaten to remove Carmen's parental authority. She asks Luther to take little Irwan to safety while she makes preparations to leave the country. Jack van Zon holds Sandrina hostage.

The episode was rated 8.38 from 65 votes.

Penoza - S2E9

#4 - Out of Hand (Season 2 - Episode 9)

With Luther is detained for murder, Carmen decides to pursue Henk Ooms on her own. But when things begin to unravel as she executes her plan, will Carmen come out on top of this brutal game?

The episode was rated 8.38 from 74 votes.

Penoza - S3E5

#5 - Escaped the death (Season 3 - Episode 5)

The Mexican cartel send a delegation to the Netherlands to interrogate Carmen and Rosales. A police operation is set up, headed by Jim Leeflang, aiming to arrest them as soon as they make contact.

The episode was rated 8.33 from 83 votes.

Penoza - S1E7

#6 - At the Top of the Crime (Season 1 - Episode 7)

Carmen and her children agree to leave Amsterdam by faking a trip on Frans' boat while secretly planning a dash to the airport. Memories about his father's murderer come back to haunt Boris.

The episode was rated 8.32 from 84 votes.

Penoza - S4E5

#7 - Dangerous encounter (Season 4 - Episode 5)

The episode was rated 8.31 from 58 votes.

Penoza - S3E2

#8 - Painful abduction (Season 3 - Episode 2)

Carmen prepares to do whatever it takes to save her latest consignment from a rival gang. Serbian criminal Zarko proves a ruthless opponent, and it seems the Justice Department haven't been so quiet.

The episode was rated 8.26 from 85 votes.

Penoza - S3E6

#9 - Hiding and confess? (Season 3 - Episode 6)

Carmen goes into hiding on an old canal boat that used to belong to Frans. Now that Luther is back on her side, she gets him to protect the children and find out for sure whether Storm is the mole.

The episode was rated 8.26 from 85 votes.

Penoza - S5E10

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

The episode was rated 8.24 from 21 votes.

Penoza - S4E10
#11 - Violent Outcome
Season 4 - Episode 10

The episode was rated from 55 votes.
Penoza - S2E8
#12 - The Guardian
Season 2 - Episode 8

At a family funeral, Carmen is confronted with the shady figures who dragged her back into this dangerous criminal underworld. She realizes that she must prepare a strong offence of her own in order to protect what's left of her family.

The episode was rated from 79 votes.
Penoza - S2E7
#13 - Shut Law
Season 2 - Episode 7

Carmen is arrested and put into isolation. She begins to worry when evidence emerges of her potential involvement in a brutal murder and the District Attorney uses news of Natalie's erratic behavior in Amsterdam as leverage against her.

The episode was rated from 73 votes.
Penoza - S3E8
#14 - Dirty power games
Season 3 - Episode 8

Carmen organises a meeting to clear the air and draw a line under the past, but Berry isn't easily pacified and plots to steal the drugs. Property tycoon Jack van Zon visits Sandrina and Simon Zwart.

The episode was rated from 76 votes.
Penoza - S3E7
#15 - Visit of youth care
Season 3 - Episode 7

Carmen comes up with a plan to get the seized drugs back from the Justice Department and return them to the Mexican cartel. Leeflang tries to get Natalie on his side, and John decides he's had enough.

The episode was rated from 70 votes.
Penoza - S1E6
#16 - No Way Back
Season 1 - Episode 6

Carmen asks Schiller if they can postpone the transport, but he has debts of his own to pay and refuses, telling her that he taken something as insurance. Will Steven squeal to the police?

The episode was rated from 87 votes.
Penoza - S1E3
#17 - Under Pressure
Season 1 - Episode 3

Carmen's brother Irwan reveals that, along with Frans and Steven, he stole a drug haul from a ruthless dealer Christian Schiller. Believing she's now obliged to pay the debt, Carmen reluctantly agrees to run the family 'business'.

The episode was rated from 102 votes.
Penoza - S2E6
#18 - Who's Next?
Season 2 - Episode 6

When a dead body surfaces, tension and distrust mounts within the family. Hanneke reveals her own suspicions of Carmen to Detective Leeflang and soon the District Attorney encourages the investigation to focus on Carmen.

The episode was rated from 83 votes.
Penoza - S2E3
#19 - On the Deathlist
Season 2 - Episode 3

Carmen continues to feel under threat and calls on Luther for help, but they soon become accomplices when yet another attempt is made on her life. Irwan meanwhile is preparing for his release from jail and is blackmailed by an old rival.

The episode was rated from 80 votes.
Penoza - S3E4
#20 - Traitors and informers
Season 3 - Episode 4

Carmen is increasingly convinced there's a mole in her organisation. She suspects a number of people, including Storm. John is arrested by the police on suspicion of failing to stop after an accident.

The episode was rated from 80 votes.

Last updated: jul 06, 2021



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Awesome Dutch crime show!


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