Covert Affairs

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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  • Title: Covert Affairs – Elevate Me Later
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Covert Affairs - Elevate Me Later

A lead in the money behind the Chicago bombing sends Annie (Piper Perabo) and Auggie (Christopher Gorham) to Paris where Auggie is forced to balance his feelings for his recent ex and his new girlfriend Hayley (Amy Jo Johnson) while attempting to woo his old girlfriend Natasha (Liane Balaban) into helping the CIA break into the Paris bank’s security. How’s that for complicated?

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Covert Affairs – Silence Kit

by Alan Rapp on July 16, 2014

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  • Title: Covert Affairs – Silence Kit
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Covert Affairs - Silence Kit

After Annie (Piper Perabo) is caught in a traffic accident while trailing a member of the NSA (Michael Cram) who Auggie‘s (Christopher Gorham) source believes in the leak responsible for the attack on the CIA Chicago field office, Covert Affairs takes the time for Annie’s heart-to-heart with her handler discussing her medical condition and how it was diagnosed and treated with the help of Eyal (Oded Fehr). Fearing the hospital blood work might expose the secret she’s worked so hard to conceal, and end her role as a field operative, Annie redoubles her efforts to prove her theory before her medical records make it to Joan‘s (Kari Matchett) desk.

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  • Title: Covert Affairs – Unseen Power of the Picket Fence
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Covert Affairs - Unseen Power of the Picket Fence

When Annie (Piper Perabo) and Ryan McQuaid’s (Nic Bishop) attempt to get out of Venezuela falls through the pair are stuck hiding out in Caracas with their critically-injured prisoner who is their only link to the bombing of the C.I.A.’s Chicago offices. Keeping the man alive as long as possible, Annie is able to extract the codename of his contact in Washington which Auggie (Christopher Gorham) decides to let a paranoid former agent run down when official leads find nothing on “The Postman.”

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  • Title: Covert Affairs – False Skorpion
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Covert Affairs – False Skorpion

Intelligence that the one remaining member of the terrorist cell responsible for the attack on the CIA offices in Chicago leads both Annie (Piper Perabo) and Ryan McQuaid (Nic Bishop) to Venezuela to track him down. Despite realizing the skills and resources each other bring to the table, Annie and McQuaid fight working together as each attempts to one-up the other to stay one-step ahead of their competition.

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Covert Affairs – Shady Lane

by Alan Rapp on June 25, 2014

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“Welcome back Annie.”

Covert Affairs - Shady Lane

Four months after killing Henry Wilcox (Gregory Itzin) in Hong Kong, and eight months since her last official assignment for the agency prior to faking her own death, Annie (Piper Perabo) resurfaces to return to work for the CIA. Despite several unanswered questions as to what Miss Walker has been up to since we last saw her (which have left her with a medical condition she decides to hide from her coworkers), Calder (Hill Harper) has no choice but to immediately reinstate his best agent back into the field when an old enemy (Haaz Sleiman) of hers resurfaces in Chicago as part of a terrorist plot.

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  • Title: Covert Affairs – Season Four
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“Hello Miss Walker.”

Covert Affairs - The Complete Fourth SeasonThe Fourth Season of Covert Affairs sets Annie (Piper Perabo) up against her most ruthless opponent yet when she risks everything to take down Henry Wilcox (Gregory Itzin). Pairing Annie and Auggie (Christopher Gorham) up romantically for the first time, it’s an uneasy road for the couple with Annie’s new mission and the arrival a trio of new characters in Calder Michaels (Hill Harper), Arthur‘s (Peter Gallagher) terrorist son Teo Braga (Manolo Cardona), and Auggie’s not-so-dead former partner and wife Helen Hanson (Michelle Ryan) who will play major roles is disrupting their lives over the course of the season.

Highlights from the season include the fruition of Henry’s master plan, Annie choosing to fake her own death to pursue Henry and her painful reunion with Auggie following the death of Helen, Vincent Rossabi (Noam Jenkins) getting screwed over by Annie and the CIA again, Annie attempting to turn Henry’s ex-wife into an asset, an undercover mission in Hong Kong, and the finale pitting Annie against Henry for the final time.

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