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Annie's sister Danielle decides to take her daughter's class on a field trip to the Smithsonian Institute. The only problem is that Annie doesn't actually work there; it's just a cover for her real job at the CIA.

Meanwhile, DPD has its sights on a pharmacist, Don Ridley, who has been a major conduit for an Angolan diamond smuggling ring from the UK to the U.S. After the FBI captures Ridley at an airport, Joan wants to keep the smuggling ring going so they can find out who is masterminding the operation. Now, Annie and Jai must pack their bags for London.


Annie meets with Vivian Long, a suspicious U.S. embassy worker who allegedly used Ridley to grease the rails of the diamond smuggling operation. Using her cover as a museum art dealer with a gambling problem, Annie gets in to the famous Havery casino room.

All the while, Jai monitors Annie's every step from a secret communications house. Together with the CIA's UK field operative, Jai goes to check out the diamond transfer house, but they soon find themselves dodging bullets instead of finding answers.

Back at the casino, Annie is losing money at the craps table and Vivian is worried. Annie decides to place all her money on one single bet. Will the CIA operation go bust or hit the jackpot?

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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