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Annie is sent to Zurich to complete a simple "brush pass" - meet her Mossad contact, swap briefcases, and head back to the U.S. But before she can complete her objective, the airport is attacked, and a man attempts to steal Annie's briefcase. Annie is able to fight him off and make it out of the Airport safely, but with the Zurich police looking to question her and her mission not completed, Annie is forced to hide her briefcase in a nearby hotel and seek out Fatma, a.k.a. "The Turk" - a bridge agent who promises Annie a new identity and transports her to a safe house. There, much to Annie's surprise, her Mossad contact, Eyal, is already waiting.

Not knowing whether she can trust Eyal, Annie turns to Auggie and the DPD for help - but Eyal cuts off communication before she can give away their position, worried that the CIA compromised their mission. Back in the DPD, Arthur begins conducting an investigation into who has been leaking information to Liza Hearn, pulling a number of staff - including Auggie - out of the DPD for polygraph tests. Without Auggie to guide her and stuck in the safe house with Eyal, Annie is unsure of what to do. But one thing is certain: whoever compromised their mission is still after them, and they're willing to kill for whatever's in the briefcases.

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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