When the Levee Breaks

when the levee breaks

While Annie and Auggie endure another CIA awards ceremony, the elusive Ben Mercer makes another unwanted appearance. The DPD decide to bring him in for a polygraph test to find out exactly what he knows. Ben reveals that his deep undercover operations were about using a science teacher named Anton Sabine as human bait to get to Felix Artigas, an arms dealer. However, after getting to know Annie in Sri Lanka, Ben changed his mind and decided to go rogue.

Ben tells the DPD that Artigas has kidnapped Sabine and taken him to Sri Lanka where he'll force him into developing chemical weapons. Ben requests CIA resources so he can travel to Sri Lanka and rescue Sabine. Arthur and Joan realize that they have no choice. Instead of sending Jai though, they decide to send Annie as Ben's handler.

Meanwhile, Auggie's lover Liza Hearns is prepared to publish a scathing article that could jeopardize and expose CIA operations in many other countries. Arthur pleads with Auggie, but time is quickly running out.

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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