Covert Affairs Into the White

Armed with a new file from Henry, Annie calls a secret meeting with Arthur and Joan to tell them what she’s learned: Teo and his terror group are planning to bomb an American target in Columbia. Arthur discloses the truth about Teo: that he’s a double agent who infiltrated the ALC to avenge his mother’s death. Though Joan and Annie worry that Teo might have crossed over to the other side, Arthur is convinced that his son is still on the right path, and asks Annie to return to Columbia to attempt to bring Teo in from the cold.

While Annie and Arthur travel to Columbia to try to bring Teo back in, Joan and Auggie stay behind to deal with the fires in DC. Fire one: Seth Newman’s death. Auggie fills Joan in, and she decides that she must go back to his house to clean up the mess from his struggle with Annie. While there, Joan also finds documents that could help her in the DCS confirmation hearings.

Meanwhile, Annie makes contact with Teo, who refuses to come in. Thanks to the GPS tracker she plants on him, Auggie traces him to an ALC base, and Annie enlists the help of Calder Michaels, the CIA chief she met last time she was in town, to storm the stronghold. Though they get Teo into custody, he manages to escape, and Annie can’t help but fear that he may be about to finish the bombing job. Though Calder is distrustful of Annie, he follows her to the hotel she suspects may be Teo’s target. There, she heads off on her own and soon finds herself face-to-face with the rifle-wielding terrorist in a tense rooftop showdown that’s certain to end in gunfire.

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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