Katrine is actually proving quite adept at handling tough situations, as well. With much of episodes two and three concerning her grief over losing her lover, "100 Days" gives her the chance to show her professional mettle. She stands up for her source and for the story, caring about her contact, and doing everything she can to help. When her boss, Torben Friis (Søren Malling), backs down, she pushes him, though not going as far as to lose her job over it. This shows intelligence as well as bravery. Thankfully, former colleague Hanne Holm (Benedikte Hansen), finally impressed with Katrine, is able to help out, promoting the story in other news outlets until the police have no choice but to drop their case, as there will be too many people to prosecute.
There are some interesting parallels in this episode of Borgen, with characters comparing Denmark's relationship to Greenland with the United States's relationship with Denmark. In both situations, a much more powerful country runs over the wants and wishes of a small power, with no regard for those it affects. Nyborg is noble enough to want to do something about Greenland, but the U.S., especially the CIA, are seen as bad people. If only the writers of the series could realize that many, many Americans share the Danes' opinions about President Bush and his policies, and the treatment by our military and government towards other nations. It's not a universal attitude.
Interestingly, though the "American President" is mentioned a number of times in "100 Days," only Bush is called out by name, and only once. Obama is not mentioned, so it's unclear what the characters think of the current leadership. Along those lines, it could be pointed out that Nyborg having to clean up her predecessor's mess can be compared to Obama cleaning up Bush's. But Borgen doesn't stop to examine that aspect.
Borgen airs Saturdays at 9:30 p.m. ET, 6:30 p.m. PT, on Link TV. The episodes are also available at http://LinkTV.org/Borgen for up to two weeks after air date, for those that do not get Link TV.