Covert Affairs – Here Comes Your Man

by Alan Rapp on August 14, 2013

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Covert Affairs - Here Comes Your Man

When Calder Michaels (Hill Harper) takes over as the Intern Head of the DPD and Annie‘s (Piper Perabo) handler, Auggie (Christopher Gorham) finds himself out of the loop and suspicious of the man who he thinks may have handpicked by Henry Wilcox (Gregory Itzin) and has just given his girlfriend what Auggie considers an unnecessarily dangerous assignment. Ordered to have no further communication with Auggie until she returns, Annie heads to Vienna to to try and relieve 25 stinger missiles from a weapon smuggler (Simon Kassianides) who Auggie later discovers also has past ties to Wilcox.

Fearing for Annie’s safety, Auggie contacts Teo (Manolo Cardona) whose arrival in Vienna saves both Annie’s new cover (a former Smithsonian employee now a worldwide exporter of questionable merchandise) and her life, but whose reckless action quite literally kills their only leads back to Henry Wilcox and answers about whatever the former Head of the CIA has in store. Although not completely successful, Annie’s mission is hardly a failure as she returns with the missiles (or at least most of them) and to meeting with Wilcox who gleefully informs our heroine the body of Seth Newman (Tim Griffin) has been found.

Events in Vienna, as well as the opening flash-forward of “Here Comes Your Man” showing us a little more of the gun battle to come between Annie and her new boss, certainly seems to play into Auggie’s assumption that Calder is indeed in Henry’s pocket. Teo’s arrival may have saved Annie’s life, and Calder wasn’t wrong in his assumptions of how Auggie’s feelings for Annie jeopardized her mission. The discovery of Newman’s body and Annie continuing to lie to her new boss are both problems the fallout of which I’m assuming will lead to the fateful night in the elevator six weeks from now (although I’d expect there’s more than a little misdirection, and for more to the story than the short glimpses we’ve seen so far).

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