Covert Affairs

Covert Affairs – Frontforwards

by Alan Rapp on December 15, 2014

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  • Title: Covert Affairs – Frontforwards
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Covert Affairs - Frontforwards

Hoping to beat Aleksandre Belenko (Shawn Dowyle) to the only surviving member of Auggie‘s (Christopher Gorham) unit he hasn’t tortured and/or killed, Annie (Piper Perabo), Auggie, and McQuaid (Nic Bishop) head to Buenos Aires. Finding former CIA Agent James Decker (Kenny Johnson) in prison and discovering Belenko has used them to discover the location of his illusive prey, the three put their heads together to come up with a quick and dirty prison break scenario to get the former CIA agent of out prison before Belenko’s men can find him.

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  • Title: Covert Affairs – Transport Is Arranged
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Covert Affairs - Transport Is Arranged

Running out of time before Aleksandre Belenko (Shawn Dowyle) can torture the information he needs out of Auggie (Christopher Gorham), Annie (Piper Perabo) and McQuaid (Nic Bishop) sneak into Russia to find and save their missing friend. Willing to do whatever it takes to find Auggie, McQuaid grows a bit concerned with the ruthlessness Annie shows in torturing a location out of one of McQuaid’s contacts eventually leading the pair to an abandoned warehouse just in time to see Belenko escape and the entire building go up in flames.

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Covert Affairs – She Believes

by Alan Rapp on November 24, 2014

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  • Title: Covert Affairs – She Believes
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Covert Affairs - She Believes

In Frankfurt with her unlikely new friend FSB operative Olga Akarova (Lynn Collins), Annie (Piper Perabo)’s assassination mission becomes a kidnapping and interrogation once she learns Aleksandre Belenko’s (Shawn Dowyle) men have taken Auggie (Christopher Gorham). As McQuaid (Nic Bishop) attempts to follow his own sources, Joan (Kari Matchett) and Calder (Hill Harper) rally all CIA resources into bringing their missing agent home including putting Sydney (Nazneen Contractor) in even more danger.

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  • Title: Covert Affairs – Starlings of the Slipstream
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Covert Affairs - Starlings of the Slipstream

With McQuaid (Nic Bishop) recovering from the shooting, Annie (Piper Perabo) turns her attention to Auggie (Christopher Gorham) whose behavior following his friend’s unexpected death has gotten him a week suspension from Langley. Doing a little late-night reconissence work of her own, Annie discovers Auggie was right to be suspicious of the apparent suicide. Heading to Germany, Annie asks McQuaid to keep her best-friend safe knowing that he is now the last surviving member of a unit that Aleksandre Belenko’s (Shawn Dowyle) attacks have been killing off.

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Covert Affairs – Trigger Cut

by Alan Rapp on November 8, 2014

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  • Title: Covert Affairs – Trigger Cut
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Covert Affairs - Trigger Cut

Although various U.S. agencies are ready to close the case on the entire sordid affair by blaming Caitlyn Cooke (Perrey Reeves) for the inside information that led to terrorist attacks on U.S. soil, Annie (Piper Perabo) is a little less forgiving knowing that Aleksandre Belenko (Shawn Dowyle), an untouchable diplomat, is actually responsible for the attacks and for putting Ryan McQuaid (Nic Bishop) in a hospital bed where he still fights for his life.

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Covert Affairs – Sensitive Euro Man

by Alan Rapp on August 27, 2014

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  • Title: Covert Affairs – Sensitive Euro Man
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Covert Affairs - Sensitive Euro Man

After making the hard call of going to the CIA with evidence that links Ryan McQuaid (Nic Bishop) to the Chicago bombing, Annie (Piper Perabo) chooses to ignore Auggie‘s (Christopher Gorham) advice and follow her heart which tells her that McQuaid is being set-up. With the spurned Hayley (Amy Jo Johnson) back on the case looking for a connection between the pair, McQuaid and Annie look into the motives of McQuaid’s top assistant Caitlyn Cooke (Perrey Reeves) whose actions suggest she has framed her boss for one attack while planning another which only Annie can stop in time.

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Covert Affairs – Spit on a Stranger

by Alan Rapp on August 20, 2014

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  • Title: Covert Affairs – Grounded
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Covert Affairs - Spit on a Stranger

After witnessing an innocuous conversation between Ryan McQuaid (Nic Bishop) and a man who Annie (Piper Perabo) believes may have been responsible for murder of her last chance at discovering the truth behind the Chicago bombing, the now-benched CIA operative takes the initiative to publicly resign from the agency and accept a job within McQuaid Security to discern the truth about a man she’s already begun falling for. She won’t like what she finds.

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Covert Affairs – Grounded

by Alan Rapp on August 13, 2014

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  • Title: Covert Affairs – Grounded
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Covert Affairs - Grounded

With Annie‘s (Piper Perabo) secret revealed, Annie, Joan (Kari Matchett), and Calder (Hill Harper) all find themselves the subject of governmental hearings as to what else Miss Walker may have been hiding besides her medical condition which even puts the the recent win of taking down Nathan Mueller (Max Martini) into question. Despite being put on desk duty and preparing to testify in front of those who control her future with CIA, Annie’s attention is split when she’s contacted by Auggie‘s (Christopher Gorham) conspiracy nut asset who reports to have information about who was really behind the Chicago bombing.

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  • Title: Covert Affairs – Brink of the Clouds
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Covert Affairs - Brink of the Clouds

After learning a former agent of the CIA, and an old associate of Auggie‘s (Christopher Gorham), is actually responsible for the terrorist attack in Chicago, Annie (Piper Perabo) heads to Azerbaijan with Ryan McQuaid (Nic Bishop) and his team to track down and capture Nathan Mueller (Max Martini) who now goes by the name Faruq Tabrizzi. Their mission is simple – find and extract the target. But when the number of terrorists makes that no longer an option Calder (Hill Harper) decides on plan B which almost costs both Annie and McQuaid their lives.

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Covert Affairs – Embassy Row

by Alan Rapp on July 30, 2014

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  • Title: Covert Affairs – Embassy Row
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Covert Affairs - Embassy Row

Realizing Ivan Kravec (Marton Csokas) is tied to the money behind the Chicago bombing, the CIA send Annie (Piper Perabo) back to Paris to try and find out just how much the former spy knows. Although her cover appears initally intact, things quickly get dicey when Kravec invites Annie to a party at the Russian Embassy where her reputation (killing a longtime CIA double-agent on Russian soil and spending time in, and breaking out of, a secret Russian prison) will certainly precede her. Although Auggie (Christopher Gorham) is able enlist the help of Eric Barber (Dylan Taylor) and another tech to crash the embassy’s security system, allowing Annie to make it into the embassy without being immediately arrested, things take a dark turn when Kravec escorts Annie to a private room and drugs his guest and starts demanding answers to who she really is.

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