With Auggie and Deckard safe on a plane headed back to DC, Annie and the CIA can cross one problem off their list. But there are still a few major loose ends to tie up, not the least of which is getting Annie and McQuaid out of Buenos Aires. The good news is that Annie and McQuaid have Belenko in custody. The problem is the Russians want him dead and have sent in a Vega Force unit, their most deadly strike team, to make sure it happens. While McQuaid is ready to ditch Belenko, Annie manages to convince him that Belenko’s intel on the FSB is too valuable to lose. McQuaid concedes, and then shocks Annie with a proposition of his own: if he and Annie get out of this alive, they should get married. 

But wedding bells will have to wait, because first McQuaid and the possible future Mrs. McQuaid have to focus on eluding the Vega unit. With no way to communicate with Langley, they’re on their own. But thanks to skill and teamwork—not to mention some surprise help from Belenko, who is a big believer in the old adage “that enemy of my enemy is my friend”—they might just manage to make it out of Argentina alive. 

Meanwhile, back at home, Calder leads a team to apprehend Belenko’s hired gun Allen Langer—who was responsible for shooting Sydney, among many other crimes. Unfortunately, the highly trained assassin manages not only to escape, but to later sneak into Langley by posing as a CIA employee. He’s got two more names on his hit list, and will stop at nothing to finish the job Belenko hired him to do: kill Auggie and Deckard.

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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