The BEST Episodes of A Very Secret Service

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 8, 2020

Network: Arte

At the start of 1960. French secret services hired young André Merlaux, back from Algeria. André trains with real spy more interested by their expense reports than by their work. The road is long to become an agent like 007.

Mission Monôme

#1 - Mission Monôme

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 5, 2015

The Colonel plans a set-up for Merlaux in retaliation for disobeying his orders about seeing Sophie.

star 8.31
64 votes
Writers: Claire Lemaréchal, Jean-André Yerlès, Jean-François Halin
Self-Driven

#2 - Self-Driven

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 5, 2018

As France votes on Algeria's future, Jacquard hatches a crooked scheme, André works to free Moïse, and Sophie springs a surprise on her family.

star 8.10
31 votes
Code Extended to Algeria

#3 - Code Extended to Algeria

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 26, 2018

Hijinks and revelations abound as André hops a train in Algeria in search of the mysterious Yannick -- with the other agents in hot pursuit.

star 8.05
22 votes
Poland Is a Lovely Place

#4 - Poland Is a Lovely Place

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 26, 2018

The Colonel threatens to reveal Moïse's secret if he doesn't deliver André within 36 hours. The shoe incident leads to historic repercussions.

star 8.04
26 votes
In the Service of My France

#5 - In the Service of My France

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 12, 2015

The Colonel tries to get Merlaux out of his hair by sending him to Algiers to track the mole.

star 7.92
62 votes
Writers: Claire Lemaréchal, Jean-André Yerlès, Jean-François Halin
Invisible Plume

#6 - Invisible Plume

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 12, 2015

Moulinier and the other agents attempt to nab a terrorist in Algiers in time to catch a rugby game

star 7.90
62 votes
Writers: Claire Lemaréchal, Jean-André Yerlès, Jean-François Halin
A Modern Woman

#7 - A Modern Woman

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 5, 2015

Agents vie for the assistant director position; Sophie's use of terminology perplexes Merlaux.

star 7.89
66 votes
Writers: Claire Lemaréchal, Jean-André Yerlès, Jean-François Halin
Code Name Mole

#8 - Code Name Mole

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 12, 2015

Moise uses a lie detector to root out a mole in the agency, alarming the Colonel.

star 7.87
62 votes
Writers: Claire Lemaréchal, Jean-André Yerlès, Jean-François Halin
John, Jacky, Yvonne and the General

#9 - John, Jacky, Yvonne and the General

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 19, 2018

Ahead of a visit from the Kennedys, two CIA agents try to stamp out any hint of communism at the agency. The Colonel sics a surveillance team on Irène.

star 7.85
27 votes
VG 42

#10 - VG 42

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 5, 2015

As Moulinier, Jacquard and Calot strike over lost bonuses, Merlaux discovers a conspiracy.

star 7.85
67 votes
Writers: Claire Lemaréchal, Jean-André Yerlès, Jean-François Halin
The Five-Year Plan

#11 - The Five-Year Plan

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 12, 2015

The search for the mole makes Calot paranoid; the Colonel eyes Moise's investigation closely.

star 7.82
61 votes
Writers: Claire Lemaréchal, Jean-André Yerlès, Jean-François Halin
The Non-Death of the Dead Mole

#12 - The Non-Death of the Dead Mole

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jul 26, 2018

While the real mole attempts to eliminate André, Moïse gains some leverage of his own, and the Colonel seeks a solution to his wedding problem.

star 7.82
22 votes
What’s Africa Got to Do With It?

#13 - What’s Africa Got to Do With It?

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 19, 2018

Tasked with choosing a new president for an African nation, Moulinier follows his heart. Meanwhile, André faces yet more grueling tests.

star 7.78
23 votes
Algeria, It's France

#14 - Algeria, It's France

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 29, 2015

Joining Jacquard in Algeria for some real-world training, Merlaux faces the darker side of a spy's life for the first time.

star 7.78
73 votes
Writers: Claire Lemaréchal, Jean-André Yerlès, Jean-François Halin
The Monkey Is in the Rocket

#15 - The Monkey Is in the Rocket

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 12, 2018

A shocking announcement leaves André confused. After laughing off Calot's warnings about the Cold War, Moulinier ignites a major international crisis.

star 7.77
31 votes
The Coup

#16 - The Coup

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 12, 2018

During a mission to Algeria, the Colonel's strange behavior prompts Jacquard to take a drastic step. André makes contact with a mysterious figure.

star 7.72
25 votes
The Green Gerbil Isn’t So Green

#17 - The Green Gerbil Isn’t So Green

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 12, 2018

While Jacquard and Moktar transport the bomb -- and the unraveling Colonel -- across the desert, Moulinier falls head over heels for his target.

star 7.71
24 votes
Tovaritch Merlaux

#18 - Tovaritch Merlaux

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 19, 2018

While Calot schools his colleagues in the curious ways of the Eastern bloc, André tours the nerve center of the KGB.

star 7.70
27 votes
A Bit of Sun

#19 - A Bit of Sun

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 29, 2015

When an African state demands independence, Merlaux gets his first big assignment and discovers a passion for politics.

star 7.65
81 votes
Writers: Claire Lemaréchal, Jean-André Yerlès, Jean-François Halin
When the Water’s at 12°, Expect It to Be Cold

#20 - When the Water’s at 12°, Expect It to Be Cold

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 5, 2018

The Colonel orders his henchmen to take out André, Marie-Jo uses her baking to gather intel, and a delegation from Quebec asks the agency for help.

star 7.65
31 votes
Tetanus and Yellow Fever

#21 - Tetanus and Yellow Fever

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 5, 2018

Calot, Moulinier and Jacquard fly to Cuba to rescue a missing agent, only to find she doesn't want their help. The Colonel lays a trap for Moïse.

star 7.61
33 votes
There's German and German

#22 - There's German and German

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 29, 2015

Moulinier and Jacquard cause a diplomatic incident while trying to capture a high-value target. Merlaux meets the enchanting Sophie.

star 7.11
85 votes
Writers: Claire Lemaréchal, Jean-André Yerlès, Jean-François Halin
The Tsèt

#23 - The Tsèt

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 29, 2015

Paris, 1960. André Merlaux is hired as a trainee at the French secret service under the seasoned eye of several elite agents and a formidable colonel.

star 7.07
107 votes
Writers: Claire Lemaréchal, Jean-André Yerlès, Jean-François Halin
The Plum Tree

#24 - The Plum Tree

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 5, 2015

Calot runs afoul of the CIA while on assignment in Moscow; Marie-Jo's promotion rattles the office.

star 6.84
69 votes
Writers: Claire Lemaréchal, Jean-André Yerlès, Jean-François Halin