World Leader Pretend

World Leader Pretend

Shen Yue is a brilliant hydro-electric engineer and a Chinese national who plans to defect to the United States during a conference in Washington D.C. Annie wrote the file on Shen so she will be facilitating his defection and serving as his point person for intelligence retrieval. Annie attends the conference banquet to extract Shen, and before dessert is served, she and Jai release him into freedom. 

With one of her career cases coming to a close, Annie returns home to muster the courage to finally tell her sister, Danielle about her clandestine life. When she returns to an empty house, she receives a phone call that Shen was rushed to the hospital for suspected food poisoning. Annie meets Shen at the hospital and discovers that he has been poisoned with radiation and is slowly dying.

Afraid of exposing Danielle and her kids to possible radiation, Annie tells her sister not to return home. This only hastens the inevitable conversation Annie must have with her sister, finally revealing that she is a covert officer of the Central Intelligence Agency.

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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