Dig for Hire Covert Affairs

Upon her return from Columbia, Annie gets a surprise visit from Arthur, disgraced following his recent revelation of infidelity and resignation from the CIA. Determined to protect his secret connection to terrorist Teo Braga—and most of all to protect Joan from being damaged by it—Arthur asks Annie and Auggie to keep what they know to themselves and help figure out Henry’s endgame.

Their investigation soon turns up a connection between Henry and Amstar Oil, an energy company whose business in Columbia has been hurt by recent bombings led by Teo and his terror group. A phone tap also reveals that Henry has an inside man at the CIA feeding him intel, but the mole’s identity remains a mystery.

Meanwhile, after Joan asks Auggie to look into Arthur’s affair, Auggie discovers that the whole thing was a sham, made up to deflect attention from Arthur’s connection to Teo and protect Joan. It looks like Arthur’s ruse is working: after Joan aces a polygraph, she learns from former flame Seth Newman that she’s up for Arthur’s job as DCS. But even more surprisingly, as Annie and Auggie overhear the conversation between Seth and Joan they make a startling discovery: Seth is the mole.

Knowing he has dinner plans with Joan, Annie, Auggie and Arthur decide that Annie should break into Seth’s house to try to find proof of his link to Henry. Unfortunately, they can’t anticipate that Joan might change her mind, sending Seth home early enough to catch Annie snooping. Or that when he does, he’ll do whatever it takes to prevent her from escaping with evidence that could destroy his life…

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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