The Last Thing You Should Do

While on a boat trip off the coast of Eritrea with a few of his girlfriend Parker's Peace Corps friends, Auggie takes the opportunity to propose. But unfortunately for the couple, the romance comes to a swift end. As it turns out, he remote waters of the Red Sea aren't just a perfect proposal setting - they're also a great place for a kidnapping.

When Annie receives a mysterious call from Parker's cell phone, she knows something is up, and shares her concerns with Lena. The CIA soon confirms that Auggie and the three Peace Corps volunteers are being held for ransom by Somali pirates, and much to Joan's chagrin, Lena is assigned to run point on the operation to secure their release.

While Joan and Lena battle it out for supremacy and Annie tries to anticipate her friend's next moves, Auggie manages the hostage situation on the ground and comes clean to Parker about working for the CIA. His new fiancée is not thrilled to find out he's been keeping the truth from her, but his skills certainly come in handy when negotiations head south and it becomes clear that the only way to survive is to make an escape.

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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