CIA counter-intelligence officer Sandy Grimes works to save Soviet intelligence officers from being exposed by a mole inside her organization.

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Series cast summary:
Jodie Whittaker ...  Sandy Grimes 8 episodes, 2014
Paul Rhys ...  Aldrich Ames 8 episodes, 2014
Harriet Walter ...  Jeanne Vertefeuille 8 episodes, 2014
Ralph Brown ...  Wallace Austin 8 episodes, 2014
Stuart Milligan ...  Arthur O'Neill 8 episodes, 2014
Christina Cole ...  Louisa Tilton 7 episodes, 2014
Catalina Denis ...  Rosario Ames 7 episodes, 2014
Lex Shrapnel ...  Mitch Weaver 7 episodes, 2014
Julian Ovenden ...  Gary Grimes 5 episodes, 2014
Goran Kostic ...  Cherkashin / ... 5 episodes, 2014
John Lynch ...  Vitaly Yurchenko 4 episodes, 2014
Amelia Clarkson ...  Kelly Grimes 4 episodes, 2014
Akie Kotabe ...  Eric 4 episodes, 2014


Two 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. Written by Sandra Grimes

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2014 (USA) See more »

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The Assets See more »

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ABC cancelled the series after only airing 2 episodes, out of 8. See more »

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Oh ABC, you had me, then...
20 January 2014 | by TotonotinKansasSee all my reviews

ABC, just go on back to the mental junk food of half hour long strings of juvenile sexual innuendos peppered with near-continuous canned laughter. Based on a mere 2 episodes, I give The Assets an "8" for the potential of what might have been as compared to what the major networks are more comfortably determined to feed us. I was hopeful it would continue to hold my attention.

A couple of criticisms; the flashbacks seemed a little too frequent and hard to tell when they ended. And regarding Grimes' home life scenes; I didn't care for the stereotypical sullen teen, and Grimes' repeated line to her husband "you know I can't talk about that", I wondered how soon that would get tiresome. Those minor annoyances might have smoothed out in future episodes, BUT WE'LL NEVER KNOW! Hey Netflix, HBO, somebody, anybody!

The Ames spy scandal is worthy of quality dramatization, in spite of the fact that, yes, we know how it turned out (Titanic, Lincoln, any WWII movie - we knew in advance how those turned out). There are so many true stories out there so worthy of being dramatized; read about Douglas McKiernan, the first CIA agent killed in the line of duty - an incredible story!

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