Man in the Middle

Man in the Middle

Thanks to intel secretly slipped to her by Eyal, Annie gets an exciting lead: Khalid Ansari, a well-connected oil executive with terrorist ties, will be meeting with a prime CIA target named Kamal al Masri. When Joan rejects Annie's mission proposal, Annie boldly goes above Joan's head to Arthur to pitch the plan: get to Ansari and al Masri by turning Ansari's American girlfriend.

Annie makes contact with the girlfriend, Megan, who after much prodding by Annie reluctantly helps the CIA track Ansari to the compound where he's scheduled to meet with al Masri. Against Joan's instincts, a drone strike is ordered based largely on Annie's intel. But when the operation goes south, it puts Megan's life, CIA-Mossad relations, and Annie's promising career in danger.

Meanwhile, Annie and Joan's relationship is more factious than ever, and Auggie and Joan each face their own personal perils as Auggie gets a visit from his ex-fiancée Parker and Joan continues to struggle with her addiction. And despite her efforts to avoid burdening Arthur with her problem, Joan's reliance on former flame Seth for support puts her secret—and recovery—at risk.

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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