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Covert One: The Hades Factor 

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Mystery | TV Mini-Series (2006– )
While in a retrieve operation of a virus in Berlin, the Covert One agent Rachel Russell is double-crossed by two dirty agents; she kills them and escapes, trying to find a hiding place and ... See full summary »
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...  Jon Smith 2 episodes, 2006
...  Rachel Russel 2 episodes, 2006
...  Palmer Addison 2 episodes, 2006
...  Sophie Amsden 2 episodes, 2006
...  Frank Klein 2 episodes, 2006
...  Peter Howell 2 episodes, 2006
...  Bill Griffin 2 episodes, 2006
...  Steven Haldane 2 episodes, 2006
...  President 2 episodes, 2006
...  Nancy Langford 2 episodes, 2006
...  Tom Fancher 2 episodes, 2006
Conrad Dunn ...  Ghalib Hassan 2 episodes, 2006
...  Marty Zeller 2 episodes, 2006
...  Lt. Crowthers 2 episodes, 2006
...  Culver 2 episodes, 2006
...  Ubayy 2 episodes, 2006
Christian Laurin ...  Dr. Marcel Jolivet 2 episodes, 2006
...  CIA Director Ulrich 2 episodes, 2006
...  Diane Anderson 2 episodes, 2006
Lukas Penar ...  Gunther Lindgren 2 episodes, 2006
Craig Eldridge ...  Jim Brecker 2 episodes, 2006
Philip Akin ...  Dr. Olmstead 2 episodes, 2006
David Eisner ...  Professor Allen Carey 2 episodes, 2006
...  Dick Simon 2 episodes, 2006
...  Paul Selway 2 episodes, 2006
Ralph Small ...  Lt. Desai 2 episodes, 2006
...  Sharon 2 episodes, 2006
...  Army Major 2 episodes, 2006
Moody El-Karaquni ...  Nusraht 2 episodes, 2006
...  Jalal 2 episodes, 2006
Tareef Marei ...  Fariq 2 episodes, 2006
Sven Van de Ven ...  Hans Bauer 2 episodes, 2006
Derek Keurvorst ...  Dr. Gerhardt 2 episodes, 2006
...  Agent Lovering 2 episodes, 2006
George Ghali ...  Mullah Niaz 2 episodes, 2006
David L. Murphy ...  Darell 2 episodes, 2006
...  Piet Oran 2 episodes, 2006
Sandra Forsell ...  Carmen 2 episodes, 2006
Mike Daly ...  Mike Alton 2 episodes, 2006
...  USAMRIID Supervisor 2 episodes, 2006
Ken Quinn ...  Covert 1 Van Driver 2 episodes, 2006
Goran Gurdulic ...  Nikolai Ramaan 2 episodes, 2006
Carl Barlow ...  Dulles Immigration Agent #1 2 episodes, 2006
Rafal Janowski ...  German Police Officer 2 episodes, 2006
...  Persidential Aide 2 episodes, 2006
Al Maini ...  Old Arab Man 2 episodes, 2006
...  Al-Fulani 2 episodes, 2006
Lee Rumohr ...  Gus 2 episodes, 2006
Osamah Ali ...  Afghan Boy 2 episodes, 2006
Faris Sinjab ...  Kabul Boy 2 episodes, 2006
...  Covert 1 Tech #1 2 episodes, 2006
...  Cook / ... 2 episodes, 2006
David Angelski 2 episodes, 2006
...  Sue Anderson 2 episodes, 2006
...  BMW Driver 2 episodes, 2006
Paula Brosseau ...  Background 2 episodes, 2006
...  Guantanamo Prisoner 2 episodes, 2006
...  Dr. Leblanc 2 episodes, 2006
2 episodes, 2006
...  Moderator 2 episodes, 2006
Fenulla Jiwani ...  Muslim Woman 2 episodes, 2006
Billy Parrott ...  Sgt. Keith Anderson 2 episodes, 2006
Ian Payton ...  Dr. Hutchinson 2 episodes, 2006
...  Security Guard 2 episodes, 2006
Brendan Wall ...  Dulles Immigration Agent #2 2 episodes, 2006
...  General Keilburger 2 episodes, 2006
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While in a retrieve operation of a virus in Berlin, the Covert One agent Rachel Russell is double-crossed by two dirty agents; she kills them and escapes, trying to find a hiding place and someone to trust to protect the vials. Meanwhile, the former Covert One agent Dr. Jon Smith is also in Berlin with his beloved fiancée Sophie Amsden participating in a congress. When three persons die with bleeding, the doctors disclose a Hades virus outbreak, an extreme rare Ebola variant. Jon and Sophie return to the USA to research a cure, and Jon discovers a huge combination of bio-terrorism and conspiracy. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Graphic, sometimes interesting, second half better
11 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

In part one of this CBS miniseries, three people become violently ill in different locations--one is a family man (and, we learn later, a marine) outside Camp Pendleton in southern California, one is a waitress in a Seattle diner, and a prisoner held at Guantanamo in Cuba.

Col. Jonathan Smith, formerly of Covert One, and his beautiful fiancée Dr. Sophie Amsden are called into action. It seems these people have a terrible disease which can be spread from person to person, and thousands could die if a cure cannot be found. The United States Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) must find answers. At one point, we learn that 90 percent of those who get the virus die. And a lot of people are getting the virus.

Meanwhile, in Berlin, Rachel, a member of the Covert One team, is dealing with Chechens who have the deadly virus in tiny containers. Money changes hands in the basement of a dance club, in an office from which dancers can be seen through a glass ceiling. Rachel changes her appearance several times as she runs from those who might be out to get her, while at the same time searching for others who can help. In Paris, she finds a scientist who is familiar with the Afghanistan situation--that is where several marines who got sick were serving.

The second half focuses more on the search for information, and for a cure for the virus. No one sick is shown except for those who make direct contact with terrorists or government investigators. Though we hear the death toll rises from less than 1000, as the second installment begins, to 3000, with panic taking place at overburdened hospitals (we never see this either). And terrorists have the virus, and big plans to disperse it. Some people are trusted who shouldn't be (and vice versa), and unexpected plot twists keep showing up.

I had trouble following what was going on, but brief black-and-white flashbacks were shown in many cases to remind us who certain people were or why something was important. And seeing the people who were sick was really hard to watch. One particularly effective scene showed one marine being asked questions in the hospital. He came through admirably in spite of his obvious suffering.

As a spy thriller this does eventually succeed. There are lots of good acting performances, and I especially should single out Anjelica Huston as a U.S. President obviously not elected for her looks, and Colm Meaney as Peter, who plays a major role in the Afghanistan investigation. The tension level stays high, with lots of action toward the end.


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