She Believes

On the heels of Auggie’s abduction, McQuaid discovers that Auggie is missing and loops in Joan and Calder. As they try to get in touch with Annie, who’s still on Belenko’s trail in Europe, they work every available lead to find Auggie. It turns out that one of his captors was McQuaid’s former employee Alan Langer, so McQuaid digs into Langer’s resources while Calder enlists Sydney’s help to get more intel out of Mashkov. 

Meanwhile, Annie is shocked to learn that she and FSB agent Olga are actually on the same side when it comes to Belenko. So rather than continue to step on each other’s toes, the two women decide to work together and head to Frankfurt, where Belenko is set to meet with an American neurologist. Annie makes contact and learns that the doctor is treating Belenko for a rare degenerative neurological disorder and in town to give Belenko an injection. Knowing that Belenko might be the only one who can tell her where Auggie’s been taken, Annie convinces the doctor to sedate him so that she and Olga can capture and interrogate him. Though the operation doesn’t go quite as smoothly as hoped, the two spies do manage to get Belenko to Olga’s safe house. But the wily diplomat isn’t eager to spill his secrets, or willing to give up without a fight, leaving Annie and Olga on dangerous ground. 

And back in DC, a bug planted on Mashkov by Sydney has yielded intel that Joan and Calder are able to use to persuade the Russian to turn over secrets on Belenko. What they learn offers some clues about why Belenko has been targeting Auggie’s unit—and where Belenko might be bringing Auggie now. Unfortunately, Annie and the team are still several steps behind Belenko, and Auggie’s time could be 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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