The day begins with good news: Auggie’s friend Roger has been able to identify the Postman, the mysterious source who leaked the info on the CIA station in Chicago. It turns out the Postman is Harris Wilson, a senior analyst for the NSA who’s been unloading top-secret intel in a hurry, and apparently has more to sell. Joan authorizes Annie to begin surveillance on him, but she’ll have to do it carefully, because Wilson is more well-trained—and dangerous—than the typical desk jockey. 

Meanwhile, the Campbells, Calder, and Auggie prepare to attend an exclusive awards gala, but Annie turns down McQuaid’s invitation to accompany him as she’s got staking out to do. Her surveillance offers one lead, but while tailing Wilson Annie is involved in a car crash that lands her in the hospital. Knowing that in the morning the CIA will see her medical file, which now contains the truth about her heart condition, a revelation that will effectively end her career as a field operative, she’s desperate to make a move on Wilson tonight. But she won’t be doing it alone: when Auggie shows up at the hospital, Annie finally comes clean, filling him in on how she enlisted Eyal’s help to seek secret medical care in Israel, and Auggie agrees to help her with what could very well be her final mission. 

While they approach Wilson’s wife in an attempt to turn her, Joan, Arthur, Calder and McQuaid schmooze at the gala. As Arthur drums up business for McQuaid Security, Joan faces the chance that her department could lose its funding, and Calder risks exposing his relationship with Sydney. And when her plan goes belly up and Annie returns home in failure, she gets a surprise that puts her in the greatest danger of all.

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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