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A new eight-part miniseries that is based on actual events and focuses on the story of CIA counterintelligence officer Sandy Grimes who is investigating the possibility of a mole in the agency. The mole, Aldrich Ames, a close coworker of Grimes, is now known as the most notorious traitor in United States history with nine years spent selling secrets to the Russians that resulted in the deaths of many people.

The miniseries starts with what was the beginning of Ames' downfall close to the end of the Cold War. It was in 1986 when the team was put together to find the mole and put a stop to the deaths of their operatives.

The series does a great job of capturing the style of the 1980's and the fact that they include Agent Grimes family setting adds to the realness of the story. This show is great for people who like to learn about history without feeling that they are in school or watching a documentary.

ABC
1 Season, 9 Episodes
January 2, 2014
Crime
7.5/10
Cast: Jodie Whittaker, Paul Rhys, Harriet Walter, Ralph Brown
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The Assets Full Episode Guide

  • Get the scoop on the real Aldrich Ames, the spy who sold U.S. secrets to the Soviets, in this profile of the true story behind the drama "The Assets."

  • In the series finale, despite the task force being fully convinced of Ames' guilt, Sandy seeks more definitive proof to convince the Justice Department to proceed with their own investigation.

  • Sandy becomes convinced Ames is the cause of the assets' compromise.

  • Jeanne and Sandy continue clashing as Sandy conducts her review of the agency's spycraft.

  • Sandy reviews the agency's spycraft. Ames request to transfer to Rome is approved.

  • The Soviet's are putting the pressure on Ames to get further information.

  • After Yurchenko's unexpected revelation, the CIA and FBI bring the brilliant Edward Lee Howard to justice. Despite blaming Howard as the mole, Sandy remains concerned about potential agency leaks.

  • The CIA is thrilled when Vitaly Yurchenko, a high-ranking KGB officer, defects to the US. Meanwhile, Yurchenko reveals he knows the identity of a mole in the CIA.

  • CIA officer Sandy Grimes' investigates a meeting with a valuable asset that went awry. Her investigation of the situation reveals more than she expected.

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