Malotru has been promoted to Deputy Director of the Bureau and is a newly recruited double-agent for the CIA. He delivers highly classified information to his CIA contact, Dr. Balmes, during fake psychoanalysis sessions. In exchange for Malotru's cooperation, the CIA has guaranteed that they will rescue the love of his life, Nadia, now imprisoned by Syrians in a secret location.
In season three Malotru has been taken hostage by the Islamic State. Moved from camp to camp, tortured and weakened, he's close to despair. In Paris, the Directorate-General for External Security (DGSE) faces a dilemma: should they use all of their resources to save Malotru, who betrayed the service, his country and friends when he became a double agent working for the CIA?