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The Assets

The Assets

The Assets will look inside the true, personal stories of the conclusion of the Cold War as told by the keepers of the nation’s secrets: the CIA. A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed by veteran CIA officers Sandra Grimes and Jeanne Vertefeuille who hunted down CIA officer Aldrich Ames, a mole who fed information to the Soviet Union that contributed to the deaths of at least ten Soviet intelligence officers who had spied for the United States. (Source: ABC)
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Episode Info

Prev: 1x02 -- Jewel in the Crown (Jan/09/2014)

The CIA scores a major break when Vitaly Yurchenko, a high-ranking KGB officer, defects to the US. Assigned as the lead in the debriefing, Aldrich Ames engages in a verbal cat-and-mouse game to determine whether he is in danger of being ratted out. Ames considers taking drastic measures when Yurchenko reveals that he knows of a mole in the CIA. Meanwhile, Sandy frets over the safety of a beloved and esteemed asset, General Dmitri Polyakov

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Jodie WhittakerJodie Whittaker
As Sandy Grimes
Paul RhysPaul Rhys
As Aldrich Ames
Harriet WalterHarriet Walter
As Jeanne Vertefeuile
Ralph BrownRalph Brown
As Lawrence Winston
Stuart MilliganStuart Milligan
As Art O'Neill
Christina ColeChristina Cole
As Louisa
Julian OvendenJulian Ovenden
As Gary Grimes
Lex ShrapnelLex Shrapnel
As Mitch Weaver
Amelia ClarksonAmelia Clarkson
As Kelly Grimes
Trystan GravelleTrystan Gravelle
As John P

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Reviews: 8
Well worth a watchRating: 1 likes, 1 dislikes

After two episodes I was very impressed with "The Assets". A great Soviet/US cat and mouse game that saw agents flip flop their loyalties. One wonders whether this is how the life in the CIA once was. Read more

Review posted on Thursday, January 30th 2014 at 4:13 am

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Classification: Mini-Series
Genre: Action | Crime | Drama | Family | Thriller
Status: Canceled
Network: ABC ( USA)
Airs: Thursdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: January 02, 2014
Ended: January 09, 2014
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