Wishful Beginnings

Upon her return to the U.S., Annie's offsite debrief is interrupted by orders to return to Langley, where she's surprised to encounter two unexpected visitors: Eyal Lavin and his boss, Rivka Singer. Mossad is in town tracking an asset who has gone missing – and with her a watch filled with important intel – and in exchange for the CIA's help tracking Karina, they'll share the contents of her watch. But in the new, post-Lena era no one is to be trusted. So while Joan agrees to the partnership, she secretly orders Annie to prevent Mossad from getting its hands on Karina's intel.

Given Eyal's recent role in her rescue, Annie isn't happy about being ordered to betray him, but she begrudgingly takes on the mission. She and Eyal manage to quickly track down a terrified Karina, but unfortunately, it's too late to help her: Karina has been poisoned, and dies before she can tell them where she's hidden the watch. Undaunted, Annie and Eyal set out to find it, dodge the dangerous CIA-trained mercenary who is also after the watch, and figure out whether their friendship has any hope of survival.

Meanwhile, Annie and Eyal aren't the only ones whose relationship is threatened by secrets: while Arthur welcomes Annie back by giving her an award, Joan deals with her feelings privately, and the secret she's keeping from her husband begins to take its toll.

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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