|Season 3, Episode 31|
|Air date||23 September, 2012|
|Written by|| Søren Sveistrup (Head writer)|
Torleif Hoppe (writer)
Søren Sveistrup (writer)
|Directed by||Mikkel Serup|
"Episode 31" is the first episode of the third season and the thirty first episode of the series overall. It aired on September 23, 2012. Søren Sveistrup is the series head writer and the screenplay for this episode was written by Torleif Hoppe and Søren Sveistrup. The episode is directed by Mikkel Serup.
Denmark is the midst of a fiercely contested election race, set against the backdrop of the financial crisis. With ten days to go to the election, Detective Chief Inspector Sarah Lund prepares to celebrate her 25th year in the police force and looks forward to the prospect of a new job in the force. But her relative peace is shattered when body parts are found at Copenhagen dock only hours before a scheduled visit by the prime minister.