Speed of Life

Thanks to Annie's work, the CIA learns that Simon Fischer has been in contact with Mike O'Leary, a notorious cat burglar specializing in the tech industry. Coincidentally, there's been a break-in at RDI Industries, a big-time defense contractor, and the CIA suspects Mike O. But, they have no idea what he was after. To find out, Annie contacts her old friend Vincent Rossabi at the FBI and suggests a little quid pro quo: she'll give up the identity of the thief and, in return, he'll reveal the details about what Mike stole.

While Annie waits for the intel to come in, and hopes she made the right decision in sharing it with Rossabi, she goes home to spend some quality time with Danielle, who's about to pack it all up and move to California with her family. But when Annie gets a surprising call from Simon announcing that he's in town-most likely to pick up the stolen item from Mike O-she's forced to make other plans.

Meanwhile, Auggie's plans are also changing. In the wake of their Eritrean kidnapping ordeal and his revelation that he works for the CIA, Parker has returned to DC with him. But now, she's harboring doubts about their future together and Auggie's pleas for patience may be falling on deaf ears...

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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