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To prevent Iran from going nuclear, intelligence officer John Tavner must forgo all safety nets and assume a perilous "non-official cover" -- that of a mid-level employee at a Midwestern industrial piping firm.


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John returns to Luxembourg where his dedication to his father is put to the test, just as Agathe gathers final evidence that may allow her to learn the truth about John.

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Series cast summary:
Aliette Opheim ...  Detective Agathe Albans 18 episodes, 2015-2018
Michael Dorman ...  John Tavner 10 episodes, 2015-2017
Kurtwood Smith ...  Leslie Claret 10 episodes, 2015-2017
Michael Chernus ...  Edward Tavner 10 episodes, 2015-2017
Kathleen Munroe ...  Alice Tavner 10 episodes, 2015-2017
Chris Conrad ...  Dennis McClaren 10 episodes, 2015-2017
Terry O'Quinn ...  Tom Tavner 10 episodes, 2015-2017
Gil Bellows ...  Lawrence Lacroix 10 episodes, 2015-2017
Julian Richings ...  Peter Icabod 10 episodes, 2015-2017
Marcus Toji ...  Stephen Tchoo 9 episodes, 2015-2017
Sylvie Sadarnac ...  Det. Lucie Prum-Waltzing 9 episodes, 2017-2018
Charlotte Arnold ...  Ally O'Dhonaill / ... 8 episodes, 2015-2017
Sadieh Rifai ...  Mahtma El-Mashad 8 episodes, 2017
Zoe Schwartz Zoe Schwartz ...  Sophie 8 episodes, 2017


John Tavner doesn't really fit in with his quirky colleagues at the industrial piping corporation where he works. They don't really know much about him, but what they don't realize is that his life has been anything but mundane. To prevent Iran from going nuclear, he has assumed a fake persona as an average businessman when in reality he is actually a highly skilled intelligence officer, who took the piping job because of the routine business trips to Luxembourg, and because the job is secluded and too dull to be noticed. Unfortunately for him a European cop is at his heels trying to discover who he is, his incessantly grim and nervous coworker Mr. Icabod has figured out that he isn't who he says, and Steven, a chubby employee with a recent brain injury, is starting to remember a horrible act which John may have inflicted. Written by Gasmaskproductionsbooks

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This is Kurtwood Smith's second role playing a character based in the state of Wisconsin. His first role was playing the father character Red Forman, in the TV program "That 70s Show," which ran from 1998-2006. See more »


In the opening scene, the pipeline company executives grill the main character about his knowledge of pipelines. The head honcho mispronounces the type of weld he is asking about - a fillet weld - which is correctly pronounced "fill-it". See more »


Agathe's Daughter: [in French] Are you a murderer?
John Tavner: Yes... but I'm not going to hurt you.
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A smart, funny and poignant update of the espionage genre.
16 November 2015 | by Keith KaczorekSee all my reviews

PATRIOT is a welcome refuge for all of us scoundrels. Refreshing to see a witty drama laced with dark comedy that treats its audience like grownups. Its quirky take on espionage recalls Brecht's statement that "realism does not consist in reproducing reality but in showing how things really are." It's a highly entertaining mash up off gritty spy drama and heartwarming family drama that is at once both very real and absurdly surreal. Unique, multi-faceted characters, spare ironic dialog and sublimely twisted plot twists - this is a show for the gentle cynic in us all. Central to its conceit is the reality that these kinds of covert operations are more often tragic comedies of error rather than flawless, well-oil machines. And to call the central character a conflicted hero is an understatement to say the least. Hope to see more of this smart, funny series - much more.

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