Covert Affairs – The Complete Fifth Season

by Alan Rapp on May 9, 2015

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  • Title: Covert Affairs – Season Five
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Covert Affairs - The Complete Fifth SeasonAnnie Walker‘s (Piper Perabo) spy adventures come to an end in the final season of Covert Affairs. The Fifth Season introduces a new love interest for Annie in Ryan McQuaid (Nic Bishop), whose guilt or innocence in a terrorist plot against the United States takes up a big chunk of the season, and sees Annie leave the CIA over medical issues the Agency feel could compromise her effectiveness in the field.

Highlights include the season premiere which introduces McQuaid and brings Annie back into the CIA following her takedown of Henry Wilcox (Gregory Itzin), Annie going to work for McQuaid, Amy Jo Johnson joining the cast to investigate the Chicago bombing, Annie and McQuaid’s trip to Caracas, the final appearance of Eyal Lavin (Oded Fehr), Auggie (Christopher Gorham) getting lost in a conspiracy, the struggle to prove McQuaid’s innocence, Auggie’s abduction and torture by Aleksandre Belenko (Shawn Dowyle), the revelation of how Annie spent her summer, the return of Natasha (Liane Balaban), trips to Paris and Azerbaijan, and the final two episodes of taking down Belenko.

The season also features its share of inner-agency politics and a running subplot involving Calder (Hill Harper) turning his high-priced call girl girlfriend (Nazneen Contractor) into an asset for the CIA. With the series cancellation the show wraps up the various threads of the season but ends on a cliffhanger regarding Annie’s future with both McQuaid and the Agency. Sadly the four-disc set includes no commentary or featurettes looking back on the season or the series. The only extras included in the final season set are deleted scenes and a gag reel.

[Universal Studios, $39.98]

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