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Politics are no laughing matter, but in this satire, the entire European Parliament is a joke. New assistant Samy fumbles his way through reports and amendments, his boss literally runs away from work, and grown officials throw ragers over Brexit.
It’s Samy’s first day as an MEP assistant in the European Parliament. He has no idea what he’s doing, his boss is even more clueless, and he’s already tasked with drafting regulation amendments. But first he’ll have to learn what an amendment is.
After Samy’s amendment on shark finning sparks quarreling between the parties, he must seek the help of his difficult-to-please political adviser, Maurice. But when they go after the same woman, Samy could make his first political enemy.
Samy is scrambling on all fronts. He needs to resolve the shark finning issue, his love interest might belong to the worst possible party, and Maurice still hates him. Luckily, he can count on his boss, Michel...or can he?
After struggling to win his first victory in parliament, Samy is pressured by Ingeborg to undo it all. Will he succumb or will he stand by his convictions? And how many times will he be duped by the same lobbyist? Rose takes a huge risk at work.
Samy finds himself playing tour guide to a group of retired teachers, who decide to help him with his shark finning report. Can he get it passed or will Torsten get in the way? Meanwhile, Rose teaches Sharon about the Northern Ireland border issue.
Samy, Rose, and Torsten organize a conference to raise awareness for shark finning. They invite a high-profile EU Commissioner as a celebrity speaker for the event, and she ends up breaking Samy’s heart.
As Samy’s shark finning amendment gains support in parliament, a handsome American environmentalist arrives in Brussels for the campaign. When he and Rose hit it off, Samy finds himself feeling jealous.
Samy and Rose get locked in at the office. After some liquor and questionable snacks, their usual sarcastic banter takes a flirtatious turn. Too bad Rose gets offered a job opportunity halfway around the world.
The European Parliament is attending plenary sessions in Strasbourg, where Samy plans to table his shark finning amendment for voting. Ingeborg schemes to stop him, but he gets some unexpected help from Eamon. Rose causes a bomb scare.
Ingeborg forces Michel to betray Samy in order to kill his amendment. But it’s voting day and Samy will stop at nothing to get it passed—he’s Samy the Shark after all. Can he secure a political victory and win over Rose?