Covert Affairs

Series Summary
CIA trainee Annie Walker is suddenly plucked from the inner sanctum of the agency and promoted to field operative, and while it seems she went from obscurity to the fire because of her exceptional linguistic skills, something or someone from her past may be the reason her bosses shifted her career path. Now that Annie finds herself on assignments with no rules or training to guide her, all she can rely on is her intuition ... and the guidance of CIA military intelligence agent Auggie Anderson, a one-time special operative until he was blinded during a mission. Auggie helps Annie navigate the intricate CIA bureaucracy, and he quickly becomes the one person she can trust.

Air Dates: 2010 - Present

Genres: Crime drama, Action

Network: USA

  • Season 5, Ep. 16 : Gold SoundzDec 18, 2014

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    With Russian Vega Force assassins on their trail, Annie and McQuaid work together to escape Argentina; Belenko enacts his final plan.

  • Season 5, Ep. 15 : FrontwardsDec 11, 2014

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    Annie and McQuaid's relationship deepens while tracking down Belenko's next target; Calder pursues the truth; Joan believes Belenko should be kept alive.

  • Season 5, Ep. 14 : Transport Is ArrangedDec 4, 2014

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    Annie and McQuaid must sneak into Russian territory in pursuit of Belenko; questions about Auggie's past arise.

  • Season 5, Ep. 13 : She BelievesNov 20, 2014

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    After a startling revelation, Annie works with a new ally; McQuaid and Joan go into the field; Calder asks Sydney to make a dangerous gamble.

  • Season 5, Ep. 12 : Starlings of the SlipstreamNov 13, 2014

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    Annie searches for a rogue chemist in Germany; questions about Joan's time in the Balkans arise during a polygraph.

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Critic Reviews( 3 )
  • Everything about Covert Affairs feels bland and generic: Annie herself (Perabo is efficient but charisma-free), her missions (this week's assignment is completely predictable), her relationship with her sister (the wonderful Anne Dudek, wasted in a marginal role), and especially her relationship with her boyfriend, another CIA operative. Show More

  • There's no there there. Annie's missions each week are forgettable, and most seem to revolve around Annie seeming to get too personally invested, only for her instincts to be proven right over her more jaded colleagues. Show More

  • Don't try too hard to make sense of it: Covert Affairs is simply--and simple--fun. Show More

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