Horse to Water

When an old American operative is gunned down in Russia, Arthur pays a visit to a Virginia super-max prison. While there, he speaks with a former spy, Max Langford, who is serving a life sentence for treason. Arthur walks away from the meeting positive that Langford is behind the hit in Moscow.

This all means that Annie is torn away from a marathon she was to run with her sister and placed on the operation instead. Joan briefs the team at Langley and tells them to demolish the intel ring that Langford is running out of his prison cell. The focus is Langford's two daughters, Grace and Bebe, the only two people who have spoken to him at the prison.

Annie's assignment is Grace, a horse veterinarian. In order to get close to her, Annie will have to pose as a journalist for a horse magazine. Grace is apprehensive at first, but eventually allows Annie access. And after tailing Grace to a clandestine meeting in the woods, Annie finds the "veterinarian" handing off intel to an infamous arms dealer named Adnan Al-Raheeb. It looks like treason runs in the family.

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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