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

USA’s critically acclaimed original series COVERT AFFAIRS stars Golden Globe nominee Piper Perabo as CIA operative Annie Walker, a skilled linguist and spy whose work takes her on top-secret missions around the globe. 

Several years ago, Annie was recruited fresh off The Farm to work in the Domestic Protection Division under Joan Campbell (Kari Matchett). But today, Annie is no longer a fresh-faced rookie. Season Four saw her going head-to-head with her toughest adversary yet: the nefarious former Department of Clandestine Services, Henry Wilcox. Grieving the death of his son Jai and convinced Arthur Campbell (Peter Gallagher) was to blame, Henry was determined to take down the Campbells—and anyone else who got in his way. Annie ultimately managed to put a stop to Henry once and for all by faking her death, going dark, and pursuing him by any means necessary. But the battle cost her dearly, and meant sacrificing not just her relationship with Auggie (Christopher Gorham), but a part of herself. 

Season Five picks up several months after the team took down Henry in Hong Kong. Auggie is back at the DPD, Arthur is offered a job in the private sector working for McQuaid Security, and Joan is returning from maternity leave to find that she’s been passed over for the job of DCS in favor of Calder (Hill Harper). And after mysteriously going off the grid for months, Annie has resurfaced, anxious to get back to work at the CIA and harboring a secret that could jeopardize everything. Sent to Chicago to investigate a purported terror plot, she soon discovers that the threat is very real, and much greater than anyone has anticipated, and finds herself swept into an international mission that will take her from Venezuela to Latvia to France and many points in between. Along the way, she’ll continue to cross paths with Arthur’s new boss Ryan McQuaid (Nic Bishop), a charismatic Navy SEAL-turned-CEO with his own ties to the terrorist—and his own secrets.

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