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Despite a successful first assignment, Annie's still the new girl in the DPD. That means drawing the worst assignments, like debriefing "walk-ins" - people who show up at the CIA Headquarters claiming to have intel, although they usually turn out to be crazy. During walk-in duty, Annie meets Helen Newman and her teenage son, Walter, who has intercepted and decoded information from a short-wave radio transmission. With Auggie's help, the DPD is able to confirm that the intelligence Walter intercepted was legitimate chatter from an alleged IRA cell. However, by the time they learn this, Helen and Walter, afraid that they were being tailed, have already gone into hiding.

With the CIA worried about an imminent attack, Annie is paired with a British MI-6 agent, James Elliot, to help track down and protect Helen and Walter. They go to Helen and Walter's apartment but they aren't there. As they look for clues into where they might have gone, an assassin shows up at the apartment, attacking Annie before Elliot is able to put him down. With one attack foiled, it's obvious that Helen and Walter have stumbled onto something big, and now it's up to Annie to find them before it's too late...

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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