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Annie is tasked with picking up an FBI prisoner, Carlo, and bringing him to Argentina where Italian AISE operatives will take control of him. Carlo is an Italian journalist who knows more than he should, but Annie's not sure he isn't just another spy with a convincing cover. Carlo runs off into the distance after they touch down in Argentina. After catching up to Carlo, Annie sees a red-bearded assassin named Helmut Drum killing the pilot of the plane. After escaping the airstrip, Annie assures Carlo that her people in Langley will sort everything out.

They head in the direction of the Italian Embassy in Buenos Aires. But the higher-ups like the Italian AISE, Argentinean authority, and CIA are battling over how to clean up the mess. Meanwhile, Joan deals with the massive headache of a failed drop between three sovereign nations. She orders Jai to take over when Auggie is asked to speak with Arthur.

Annie and Carlo try to coexist until she can get him off her hands. Every time she takes off the cuffs, he tries to escape. Every time she calls an audible, he challenges her intelligence and makes a chauvinistic remark. And to make matters worse, Drum eventually catches up to them and more than one bullet is fired. Now Annie must pass through an Argentinean police checkpoint while being shot at from behind.

Big news back in Virginia: Auggie is offered a promotion by Arthur to head OCA. Auggie's shocked by this development. It's a career-making promotion but it would mean he'd never return to the field. He'd be marked "overt." It's a big decision.

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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