Hang On to Yourself

It's the 4th of July, and everyone at the CIA is feeling festive. But the celebration comes to a quick and shocking end when a car bomb detonates outside a local diner, killing one of the Agency's own: Jai Wilcox.

Annie, who Jai had secretly summoned to the diner, narrowly escapes the explosion. But having been on the scene when Jai was killed, she can't escape suspicion from the Agency, and is quickly reassigned. And she's not the only one being moved out of the DPD: Arthur tasks Auggie with taking over Jai's job at the Office of Special Projects and digging around the department for clues about the murder.

Though Auggie is uneasy about his new position, Annie finds her new supervisor, Lena Smith, surprisingly collaborative and supportive. Lena immediately tasks Annie with a new mission: get close to Simon Fischer, a handsome—and possibly deadly—suspected Russian spy. After Annie follows her target to Marrakech and stages a meeting by orchestrating a fender bender, the two grow closer. And though suspicious of Simon—not to mention the two heavily armed German "tourists" to whom he is somehow connected—Annie can't help but find herself drawn to the mysterious millionaire.

About Covert Affairs

The critically acclaimed original, COVERT AFFAIRS, follows the pursuits of CIA operative Annie Walker, whose exceptional linguistic skills and killer instinct take her on dangerous top-secret assignments around the globe. Last season, Annie traveled to Russia in pursuit of her former boss turned double agent Lena Smith (guest star Sarah Clarke), who shot her twice in the chest and killed Simon (guest star Richard Coyle), an asset and the man Annie was falling in love with. Thanks to a dramatic rescue led by Auggie (Christopher Gorham), Annie escaped her Russian prison cell and returned home. Back in the States, Auggie made a dramatic, long-awaited move when he finally kissed Annie resulting in the reveal of their romantic feelings for one another. 

Season four picks up with even more complications at the agency, when Annie aligns with the infamous former head of the Department of Clandestine Services, Henry Wilcox (guest star Gregory Itzin), in a dangerous, undercover mission that puts those closest to her in jeopardy. Hill Harper will play Calder Michaels, an ambitious CIA station chief based in Latin America.  Intelligent, charismatic and a bit cocky, Michaels ascended to a very high position at a relatively young age and is plotting his way into a bigger position back in Washington. In his journey for greater power, he will attempt to make Annie and Auggie his allies, but his questionable actions will cause them to doubt his intentions.  Recurring guest stars this season will include Latin telenovela star Manolo Cardona (“Beverly Hills Chihuahua”) and Michelle Ryan (“Bionic Woman”). COVERT AFFAIRS is shot on location in Toronto, ON, and international shooting locations this season include Medellín, Columbia; Lyon, France; Rome, Italy; Vienna, Austria; Frankfurt, Germany; Copenhagen, Denmark and Taipei, Taiwan.

Cast & Crew

Joan Campbell