Cordon Season 1
S01 E01Mar 10, 2014
Episode 1 Mar 10, 2014 When doctors at the Antwerp National Institute for Contagious Diseases discover an alarming viral disease on a patient, the authorities take no chances. The city quarter where the characters live, work or do their shopping is sealed off for 48 hours in an attempt to contain the contagion. At first, those unlucky enough to be in the area submit themselves to the situation, but when the quarantine is prolonged the mood quickly changes.
S01 E02Mar 17, 2014
Episode 2 Mar 17, 2014 Desperately looking for her missing son, Katja makes a grisly discovery in a restricted area of the National Institute for Infectious Diseases. Lex is asked to attend a press conference held by the Minister of Public Health, at which journalist Leo Gryspeerts asks why 5,000 people are being contained after the death of just one person with flu-like symptoms? Do the authorities have something to hide?
S01 E03Mar 24, 2014
Episode 3 Mar 24, 2014 Quarantine has been prolonged and certain food products are starting to become scarce within the cordon. Lex starts organising food distribution via the container sluices. Leo has asked his friend Ingrid to provide a video diary from within the cordon, but soon realises the enormity of the tradegy unfolding when Ingrid films the death of her own girlfriend struck by the lethal virus.
S01 E04Mar 31, 2014
Episode 4 Mar 31, 2014 Katja is shattered by the loss of Thomas, whose death at the food distribution point has led to more contamination, and NIIDA is swamped by an influx of new patients. Lex is given army support for the security of the cordon, but he and his men are at breaking point when all leave is cancelled.
S01 E05Apr 7, 2014
Episode 5 Apr 7, 2014 Day 12 of the cordon, and the flimsy fabric of society is beginning to break down. Jokke is unable to prevent black marketeers taking over the distribution of food, and the situation is inflamed when Lommers takes the drastic action of blocking phone signals to the cordon. Katja is wondering when Dr Cannaerts is going to make public the deaths of two of his staff from the institute.
S01 E06Apr 14, 2014
Episode 6 Apr 14, 2014 Day 16: Leo and Lex examine the CCTV footage from security cameras at the institute which Jokke has managed to smuggle out of the cordon via the sluice. Leo's suspicions are even further aroused when Lommers herself pays him a visit in an attempt to silence his 'Horseman' blog. An unfortunate encounter with a carrier of the virus by one of Katja's young charges leads to horrific consequences.
S01 E07Apr 21, 2014
Episode 7 Apr 21, 2014 With tension inside and outside the cordon intensifying, Dr Cannaerts has an untried vaccine smuggled into NIIDA. When Lex is called to a breach in the cordon security he and Lommers are quarantined together, where Lommers lets slip about the pressure of working on disaster scenarios.
S01 E08Apr 28, 2014
Episode 8 Apr 28, 2014 Eager to find out what Lommers is concealing, Lex breaks into her office and discovers a concealed USB stick, but what it holds is so explosive that even Gryspeerts is reluctant to put it on his blog. Thinking that she has found a refuge with her friend Melissa, Ineke suggests they try to find the lab that Jokke has told her about, but conditions at the F Tron offices are reaching breaking point.
S01 E09May 5, 2014
Episode 9 May 5, 2014 After the brutal raid on the lab, Jana is desperate to get away and finally agrees with Sam to attempt the escape route being controlled by the black-marketeers. Jokke and Lien hear rumours of a boy who is immune from the virus. Lex calls on Gryspeerts wondering why he has not published his explosive evidence, but he himself comes under pressure from Lommers.
S01 E10May 12, 2014
Episode 10 May 12, 2014 Totally discouraged, Jana succumbs to Sam's offer of an escape route from the cordon. At NIIDA, Jokke does his utmost to reveal the full truth about the virus. Lex and Nald discover a hole in the cordon and set out to find the people behind it. The discovery leads to Lex having to make the biggest decision in his life.