‘Borgen: Power & Glory’ acts as a continuation of ‘Borgen,’ a Danish series starring Birgitte Nyborg. A series of political dramas follow the former Danish Prime Minister in the latest stages of his political career, now serving as Foreign Minister under the rule of Prime Minister Signe Kragh. Following the discovery of oil in Greenland, a power struggle ensued in which Birgitte negotiated with a number of parties on flexible terms.
Birgitte faces a number of challenges during the season and finds herself making questionable ethical decisions. Finally, Birgitte should be aware of the costs that she keeps in her political career while making a bold decision not only for herself but also for the future of Denmark. If you want answers about Birgitte’s fate and the consequences of her decisions, here’s what you need to know about the fate of ‘Borgen: Power & Glory.
Borgen: Power & Glory Season 1: Recap
‘Borgen: Power & Glory’ opens with oil discovery in the dominant region but Denmark dominates Greenland. Contrary to Foreign Minister Birgitte Nyborg’s proposal, her Greenland counterpart, Hans Eliassen, is announcing the news to the media. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Signe Kragh is taking control of the oil crisis into her hands. Birgitte finds out that Kragh is hiring her former political rival Michael Laugesen to a new position in government. Birgitte leaks the news that causes Kragh not to hire Laugesen and also creates disruptions that lead to oil management in Birgitte’s service.
Eliassen wishes to use oil in Greenland and uses his power in this situation to further Greenland’s independence from Denmark. However, Birgitte, whose team is strong based on its environmental policies, is unable to support oil extraction for fear of its natural effects on the fragile Arctic environment. So, she sends Asger Holm Kirlegaard to Greenalnd as acting ambassador. Asger assesses the situation and then interviews Eliassen. Meanwhile, several major powers, such as the USA, China, and Russia, are indirectly trying to apply for oil in Greenland.
Birgitte was caught withholding information from the Foreign Affairs Committee, which led her to change her position in favor of oil extraction on live television. So, while saving her political career, Birgitte finds her authorization levels drop and she has to successfully negotiate with the various organizations involved in the oil deal.
Meanwhile, newly hired TV1 news editor Katrine Fønsmark addresses her journalist integrity while writing articles related to oil extraction. In an effort to improve her public opinion, Birgitte employs Laugesen as her traveling doctor. However, as the situation in Greenland deteriorated, Birgitte developed a number of dangerous tactics that led to a vote of no confidence in her. Therefore, Birgitte must run in the election against New Democrats deputy leader Jon Berthelsen in leading the party.
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After signing an agreement with Greenland and China, the oil situation in Greenland was finally resolved. Birgitte congratulates the Prime Minister on her work and is appointed Deputy Prime Minister. However, Jon Berthelsen is challenging Birgitte in the New Democrats’ election to remove her from office. In the final, Birgitte faces a difficult test as she has to answer for her actions in public.
After Berthelsen’s talk, he invites Birgitte’s former mentor, Bent Sejrø, to talk about Birgitte. Following public opinion, Bent says Birgitte is no longer seen as a politician for him. Her ever-changing stance has caused him to lose the support of the public and her members of Parliament. Thus, Birgitte’s political career is once again on the line. Laugesen proposes to violate Bent’s credibility by disclosing his treatment for dementia. However, Birgitte finds another solution to save favor in the public eye while ensuring what is best for her team.
Finally, with Asger’s help, Birgitte finds a way to break the treaty signed with Greenland and China. She declares that the oil will not be extracted and re-alters her condition. Birgitte publicly acknowledges her mistakes and gains revenge on her fans. However, she resigned as leader of the New Democrats and wholeheartedly endorsed Berthelsen as the new leader. Birgitte resigned as Foreign Minister but not before formulating a new plot with Prime Minister Kragh.
Considering that the oil situation has brought Denmark into negotiations with several major powers, it is clear that Denmark needs to make its presence felt international. Therefore, Birgitte suggests that Kragh compliment her on her “big” role in Europe.
As the season draws to a close, Birgitte receives a warm farewell to her and newly acquired fans while rumors circulate that she will be the new European Union Commissioner. Finally, while Birgitte is retaining the facade of leaving politics, the veteran politician is preparing to take on a new job that will redefine her political career.
As the season progresses, Katrine Fønsmark finds herself facing a number of challenges as a TV1 news editor. She faces the daunting task of restoring the channel’s reputation as one of the world’s leading social media platforms. However, an argument with one of her top news anchors gets out of hand, leading to many online comments about Katrine.
Finally, Katrine was called to speak as a “Nyborg” expert during the New Democrats’ election. Before taking the stage, however, Katrine is feeling overwhelmed by the stress and stress that her work brings. The stress of her work has disrupted Katrine’s family life, and her mental health is deteriorating as a result of the constant online scrutiny she finds.
Finally, Katrine decides to resign from TV1. Yet she is not finished with political journalism yet. She expresses her intention to write a letter about the political power in Denmark and gets her advisor Torben Friis to help him. So, like Birgitte, Katrine is furthering her career in a new way while staying true to her principles.
The difficult situation with oil is seeing Denmark facing a country like China, Russia, and the USA. In addition, Greenland plans to use oil discovery as a way to further its prospects for independence in Denmark. However, after the agreement was finally signed, all parties involved were not happy about the situation. Denmark is not happy about the potential impact on the Arctic oil industry. China, on the other hand, is threatened by US military activity in the region.
Similarly, Greenland is not happy with Denmark’s share of oil revenue. Finally, Birgitte wants to rectify the situation and break the agreement on the grounds of environmental hazards. Kragh supports Birgitte’s decision while assuring Greenland that Denmark supports its ambitions to become an independent nation. Eventually, the oil drilling project was abandoned, and various countries withdrew their interest in Greenland.
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