Bang and Blame

Bang and Blame

Annie takes her niece to the Georgetown E.R. after she bumps her head. There, Annie meets Scott Weiss, a hunky doctor who brazenly asks her out on a date. But before the ink of Dr. Weiss' phone number is dry, Joan and Auggie approach Annie in the hospital parking lot. They have an emergency of their own.

Joan briefs Annie about a mole they need exposed at the CIA training facility. Roy Gaskins is a former CIA weapons tactics and current training officer at the Farm. He allegedly burned another CIA operative named Laura Taylor. Apparently, Gaskins was "turned" during an op in Afghanistan. Joan wants to charge him with treason, but they still need hard evidence, so they enlist Annie to re-enter CIA training as a cover. Problem is, if Annie accepts the mission and she's also burned, she'll be out of the CIA as well.

Annie arrives at Camp Peary, reports to Gaskins and is immediately thrown into his training operation without any pleasantries. He's an icy character, but Annie shines on the first weapons course, and gains the respect of her new fellow trainees and the trust of her target Roy Gaskins. She'll need both if she's going to expose the mole.

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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