Now that they’ve got a wounded Borz Altan in custody, Annie, McQuaid and his henchmen have got to get him out of the country. Unfortunately, their plan to cross the border into Colombia goes awry, leaving Annie and McQuaid alone with their precious cargo and headed to Caracas to hide out until the CIA can find them a way out of Venezuela. 

While the CIA and McQuaid Security try to come up with an extraction plan, Annie and McQuaid lay low in a rented mansion. But with the police going door-to-door looking for them and Borz’s condition rapidly worsening, time is running out. Annie decides that she has to begin the interrogation now or risk losing everything Borz knows about Chicago. Before he dies she manipulates him into revealing one small piece of intel: the codename of the contact who told him about the CIA field station in Chicago, The Postman.


As Auggie tries to run down intel on the Postman, he pays a visit to his old friend Roger, whose chemical imbalance may have ended his career with the Agency, but didn’t destroy his expertise in black market intelligence. Intensely paranoid, Roger is convinced someone’s trying to kill him, but he agrees to look into the Postman for Auggie. 

Meanwhile, Calder goes before a committee on the Hill to answer questions about the bombing in Chicago, and the stress drives him into the arms of his comely lady friend, who isn’t entirely what she seems. And Caitlyn and Joan—Arthur’s work wife and actual wife—agree on an extraction plan. It’s risky, but if anyone can make it work it’s Annie and McQuaid. Because while they still might not trust each other, it turns out they make a hell of a team. 

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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