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During a blissful vacation, Annie Walker falls hard for Ben, a man who just might be the "one." Then, Ben abruptly disappears, leaving only a cryptic note. Back in Washington DC, Annie lands a job at the CIA and soon begins her training at the "Farm." Before she can finish though, Annie is plucked out and designated for assignment with the Clandestine Services division. Luckily, Annie has the guidance of Auggie, the blind but tech-savvy analyst who will help her navigate the secretive and complex world of the CIA.

Because of her ability to speak six languages fluently, the CIA wants Annie to make contact with a Russian assassin, Stas, who is holed up at a motel in Washington DC. She is to use a gadget to transmit and store sensitive intelligence from his smartphone. Of course, her first day is anything but routine when a sniper takes out Stas and nearly kills Annie in a hail of bullets; from here on out, Annie's training will come on the job. 

After things go awry, Annie is thrust into a massive CIA campaign to protect a famous Russian journalist. From high-speed car chases to breaking into morgues to mixing it up with "Mr. Wrong," Annie must use every resource she has to survive and make sure the Russian writer doesn't end up dead. And in a dramatic turn of events, Annie's long lost lover pays her a visit.

Meanwhile, Annie's boss with Clandestine Services, Joan, uses legal and illegal means to find out if her husband, Arthur, the director of Clandestine Services, is involved in an affair. Their mistrust of one another is affecting their careers in the CIA and their marriage.

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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