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This drama miniseries traces the rise of organized Islamic terrorism in the 1990s and the sometimes dysfunctional ways that American authorities dealt with it. The series is based on a non-fiction book by Lawrence Wright and is available for streaming on Hulu.

Hulu
1 Season, 10 Episodes
February 28, 2018
Action & Adventure, Drama
8.0/10
Cast: Jeff Daniels, Tahar Rahim, Wrenn Schmidt, Bill Camp
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The Looming Tower Full Episode Guide

  • September 11, 2001 and no one can get a hold of O'Neill. Soufan's evacuation from Yemen stops short as the CIA Station Chief gives him all the answers he has been asking for. Schmidt is reinstated into Alec Station. Soufan finally interrogates Abu Jandal.

  • The CIA becomes aware that Hazmi and Mihdhar are gone and must relay that to the FBI. O'Neill accepts a job as head of security at the World Trade Center. Soufan is sent back to Yemen. Hazmi, Mihdhar and Atta head to Vegas for a final indulgence.

  • Everyone adjusts to a new president and, with it, a shift in threat priority. Soufan learns the importance of UBL's bodyguard. O'Neill is denied re-entry into Yemen and forced to resign. The terrorists in the US are lost by their U.S. handler.

  • O'Neill and Soufan travel to Yemen to begin the investigation into the bombing of the U.S.S. Cole. The FBI becomes aware of a meeting in Malaysia and of Khallad, without knowing the CIA has been aware of both of those things for months.

  • Vince continues asking for permission to share Mihdhar's visa with the FBI. O'Neill faces an investigation into his handling of classified materials. A boy, radicalized after the CIA's retaliation attack, starts his own martyrdom journey.

  • The CIA and FBI are on high alert as threats surrounding the new millennium abound. O’Neill and Soufan raid an AQ cell in Brooklyn. The CIA continues to hide vital information from the FBI while...

  • Continuing to keep information from the FBI, Schmidt is fired from Alec Station. Diane makes an important discovery regarding the phone number Owhali gave Chesney. O'Neill searches for solace as his personal and professional lives crumble before him.

  • The FBI finds one of the surviving terrorists and discovers a game changing lead in Nairobi, while the CIA’s retaliation plan is approved.

  • Following the simultaneous embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, the FBI begins its investigation on the ground while the CIA starts working on a retaliation plan.

  • The chief of the FBI’s counter-terrorism unit, John O’Neill, invites rookie Muslim-American agent, Ali Soufan, onto his squad. Fighting to get information from the CIA, they soon realize their work is just beginning… as two American embassies are bombed.

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