False Skorpion

When Borz Altan, the terrorist behind the Chicago CIA station bombing, turns up in Maracaibo, Venezuela, Annie is hot on his heels. And she’s not the only one on his trail: after tracking Borz to a mosque where he’s laying low, she’s surprised to run into McQuaid. He suggests working together to capture Borz, but despite the advantages McQuaid brings to the table—a team of security personnel and seemingly unlimited financial resources, for starters—Annie is reluctant to trust him and opts to go it alone. 

But McQuaid’s not the kind of guy she can avoid for long. She runs into him again when they both track Borz to a meet with a fellow conspirator, and when Borz gets away—this time with a bullet in his leg—McQuaid leaves Annie behind to face the local police on her own as he speeds away with his team. Ever resourceful, Annie still manages to beat McQuaid to Borz. But their brutal fight triggers another heart episode, leaving Annie in a precarious position. 

Back in D.C., it’s Arthur’s first day on the job at McQuaid Security, and McQuaid’s number two, Caitlyn Cook, is eager to onboard her new colleague. Maybe a little too eager. Meanwhile, Auggie is initially much less enthusiastic about his Agency-mandated sitdown with Hayley Price, an internal investigator assigned to look into the explosion in Chicago. 

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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