The Operatives

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  • 2014
  • 2 Seasons
  • 8.5  (74)

The Operatives is an action-packed reality show that follows a group of highly skilled conservationists as they work to protect wildlife and ecosystems around the world. The show is hosted by Pete Bethune, a former skipper of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, with Matt Griffin and Charissa Moen as his co-hosts.

Every episode of the show takes the audience on an adrenaline-fueled adventure, where the Operatives take on some of the most dangerous and challenging missions to help protect endangered species, fight against illegal poaching and trafficking, and expose those who threaten the environment.

Throughout the series, we see the team travel to various locations, including the jungles of South America, the savannahs of Africa, and the ocean depths. Their mission is to gather intelligence and take down wildlife traffickers, illegal loggers, and other environmentally destructive forces that pose a threat to animals and habitats.

One episode sees the team go undercover in Thailand to expose the illegal trade of elephant ivory which leads to the discovery of an entire village that is involved in the trade. While another takes us to the Amazon where the team races against time to stop the illegal logging of an area that is home to a rare species of jaguar.

The Operatives team employs a range of innovative techniques to carry out their missions, including hidden cameras, drones, and creative disguises. They also work closely with local communities and law enforcement agencies to gather critical information and take down the perpetrators.

Although the stakes are high, the Operatives are not afraid to take risks when it comes to protecting the environment. We see the team take on dangerous wildlife, navigate harsh terrain, and confront those involved in illegal activities with the goal of making a real difference.

But the show is not just about high-octane action. We also see the more personal side of the team members as they reflect on the impact their work has on their lives and the world around them. We get an insight into their motivations, their struggles, and their triumphs, adding a human element to the often-grim realities of conservation work.

The Operatives is a show that highlights the importance of environmental conservation and the sacrifices that individuals must make to help protect our planet. It showcases the beauty of the natural world, and the devastating consequences when it is threatened.

Overall, The Operatives is an engaging and educational show that not only entertains but also raises awareness of the critical environmental issues facing our planet. The combination of action-packed adventure and personal insight into the lives of the team members makes for compelling viewing.

The Operatives is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (18 episodes). The series first aired on August 17, 2014.

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Standoff in the Sea
10. Standoff in the Sea
December 20, 2015
The Operatives target alleged illegal foreign fishing vessels suspected of pillaging reefs in the South China Sea, while Nicola travels to Hong Kong to explore the daily catch at one of the city's largest fish markets.
Tiger Island
9. Tiger Island
December 13, 2015
The Operatives go to a distant island on a covert mission to see wild tigers, and Nicola gets to see them when she heads to an organization in India that is trying to fix the human-tiger problem.
Sea of Cyanide
8. Sea of Cyanide
December 6, 2015
The Operatives set out on a covert night mission to bust alleged illegal fishermen using highly destructive cyanide fishing methods in the Philippines, while Nicola learns how marine rangers protect the pristine Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea.
Smuggler Stakeout, Pt. 2
7. Smuggler Stakeout, Pt. 2
November 29, 2015
The Operatives conceive a sting operation of an establishment suspected of buying pangolins, the most unlawfully trafficked species in the world.
Smuggler Stakeout, Pt. 1
6. Smuggler Stakeout, Pt. 1
November 22, 2015
The Operatives rely on their military reconnaissance training for this potentially risky mission targeting a suspected Asian crime syndicate the authorities believe is illegally trading wildlife and contributing to some species' extinction.
Last of the Rhinos
5. Last of the Rhinos
November 15, 2015
The Operatives travel to Indonesia's Leuser National Park to track down suspected illegal poachers who are thought to be contributing to the decline of the critically endangered Sumatran Rhino population.
The Dolphin Rescue
4. The Dolphin Rescue
November 13, 2018
The team learns of a dolphin that was captured and held illegally in an Island Resort in Asia. They decide the break the dolphin out and release it, but the mission seems destined to fail.
Lawless Loggers Part 2
3. Lawless Loggers Part 2
November 1, 2015
The conclusion in Indonesia. The team confronts the alleged illegal loggers.
Lawless Loggers Part 1
2. Lawless Loggers Part 1
October 25, 2015
The Operatives head to Sumatra, Indonesia to uncover a possible illegal logging businesses that ruin protected forests. The team goes up against the criminal loggers in one of the most secluded jungles on earth, equipped with only a camera.
Turtle Trader Takedown
1. Turtle Trader Takedown
October 18, 2015
In the Season 2 premiere, The Operatives take on alleged illegal turtle traders in the Philippines. The team raids a local property with authorities after receiving a tip that critically endangered turtles are being stored on site.
Where to Watch The Operatives
The Operatives is available for streaming on the pivot website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Operatives on demand at Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    August 17, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    8.5  (74)