Quicksand

Quicksand

With Auggie on his way to Baghdad and Joan on leave, Annie is on her own at Langley when she gets some bad news: the body of her former asset, Megan Carr, has been found in Luxembourg. Feeling responsible for Megan, Annie travels there to check it out, unwittingly falling into a trap laid out for her by a vengeful Khalid Ansari. Now a hunted woman, Annie has no choice but to turn to an old friend for help: Eyal.

Luckily, though no longer with Mossad, Eyal is just as eager as Annie to bring Khalid down. Together, the two attempt to locate him by following the money being funneled to him by his father, Omar Ansari. With help from Joan, Annie and Eyal manage to gain access to the club where Omar is handing off money to a courier. But when the handoff doesn't go as hoped, Eyal and Annie find themselves once again Khalid's targets—and this time, there may be no escaping him.

Meanwhile, in Iraq as part of Operation Proper Exit, Auggie helps a fellow wounded soldier make peace with his injuries. And back at Langley, Arthur continues to unravel the truth surrounding the drone strike and the mysterious involvement of Henry Wilcox.

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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