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Knowing it might be her last play, Annie has surrendered herself to Henry in the hope that she’ll be able to find an opportunity to take him out for good. As he keeps her in custody at his Hong Kong headquarters, revealing his plan to trade her to the MSS, Auggie works with the local CIA team to support Annie. 

Back in D.C., the attacks on Arthur and Joan coupled with Oliver’s revelations have turned the tide on Henry; the CIA is now fully aware of his dealings, and Arthur’s name has been cleared. 

Now, the question for everyone is how to bring Henry to justice. After a failed attempt by Brathwaite to use a CIA tactical team to cover his own tracks with Henry, Henry takes Annie to an MSS safehouse for the handover. But before the spy agency can take her in, she and Henry each make their escapes. Luckily, Annie has learned enough about how Henry thinks to quickly track him down. And this time when she finds him alone she’s ready to put an end to his plotting once and for all. 

But with Henry finally out of the picture, Annie still has to get out of Hong Kong, which won’t be easy with the MSS on the hunt. And even if she makes it out of China, one big question remains: after everything that’s transpired, will she be able to come in from the cold, or is the old Annie Walker gone for good? 

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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