The BEST episodes of A Very Secret Service

Every episode of A Very Secret Service ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of A Very Secret Service!

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.

Last Updated: 3/21/2024Network: ArteStatus: Ended
Mission Monôme
75 votes

#1 - Mission Monôme

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/5/2015

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

In the Service of My France
70 votes

#2 - In the Service of My France

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/12/2015

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

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Invisible Plume
72 votes

#3 - Invisible Plume

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/12/2015

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

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A Modern Woman
78 votes

#4 - A Modern Woman

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/5/2015

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

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40 votes

#5 - Self-Driven

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/5/2018

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.

Poland Is a Lovely Place
38 votes

#6 - Poland Is a Lovely Place

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 7/26/2018

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

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Code Extended to Algeria
36 votes

#7 - Code Extended to Algeria

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 7/26/2018

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

The Five-Year Plan
70 votes

#8 - The Five-Year Plan

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/12/2015

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

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Code Name Mole
73 votes

#9 - Code Name Mole

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/12/2015

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

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VG 42
77 votes

#10 - VG 42

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/5/2015

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

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Algeria, It's France
90 votes

#11 - Algeria, It's France

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/29/2015

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

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The Monkey Is in the Rocket
41 votes

#12 - The Monkey Is in the Rocket

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/12/2018

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

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A Bit of Sun
97 votes

#13 - A Bit of Sun

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/29/2015

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

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The Green Gerbil Isn’t So Green
37 votes

#14 - The Green Gerbil Isn’t So Green

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/12/2018

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

When the Water’s at 12°, Expect It to Be Cold
41 votes

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

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/5/2018

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.

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What’s Africa Got to Do With It?
37 votes

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

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/19/2018

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

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John, Jacky, Yvonne and the General
40 votes

#17 - John, Jacky, Yvonne and the General

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/19/2018

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.

Tovaritch Merlaux
39 votes

#18 - Tovaritch Merlaux

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 7/19/2018

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

The Non-Death of the Dead Mole
38 votes

#19 - The Non-Death of the Dead Mole

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 7/26/2018

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.

The Coup
37 votes

#20 - The Coup

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/12/2018

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

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Tetanus and Yellow Fever
42 votes

#21 - Tetanus and Yellow Fever

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/5/2018

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.

There's German and German
105 votes

#22 - There's German and German

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/29/2015

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

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The Tsèt
131 votes

#23 - The Tsèt

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/29/2015

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.

The Plum Tree
83 votes

#24 - The Plum Tree

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/5/2015

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

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