southbound suarez

Bonding (and flirting) over a hard-fought game of soccer, Annie gets close to a young college student, Diego Suarez. But it's all part of life in the CIA - her objective is to gain access to Victor Ponces, a corrupt government official in Venezuela ... whose mistress just happens to be Julia Suarez, Diego's sister. Taking advantage of Diego's boyhood crush (as well as letting him know that if he doesn't cooperate, he could be deported), Annie gets Diego to accompany her back to Caracas, Venezuela, to convince Julia to help the CIA track Victor's financial dealings. All Annie has to do is accompany him, hand him off to the local station agent, and then return.

But when the station agent, Lopez, fails to show, Annie is given the job of enlisting Julia's help to uncover evidence of Victor's illegal dealings. At first, Julia refuses to believe Annie's claim that Victor is a bad man, but is ultimately convinced to cooperate, for Diego's sake. Once Annie meets Victor, however, the local CIA agents deliver the bad news - they found the body of Lopez, and that new necklace Victor gave Julia? A trophy Victor took from Lopez. But with the plan already in motion, Annie has no choice but to finish the job, and hope that Victor hasn't figured out yet that she's CIA...

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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