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Danielle and Annie start their day with a grueling training run to prepare for the Marine Corps Marathon. On her way to work, Annie's nearly killed by an "alpha Barbie" who's distracted with her phone while driving.

Meanwhile, Auggie has accepted a position as head of Office of Congressional Affairs. He's moving up. Auggie's replacement? The same "alpha Barbie" named Reva Kline who nearly killed Annie in the parking lot. Reva is a cold, emotionless agent who comes from the land of statistics, charts and graphs. She's socially inept and Annie is not her biggest fan.

Annie gets orders to infiltrate a NASA satellite maintenance team that may have a staff member giving intelligence to Colombian FARC rebels. Annie meets Will and his son Charlie at a Mars Day ceremony at NASA headquarters in D.C. She's impressed with Charlie's enthusiasm for science, space, and his dad's accomplishments, but his father has all the makings for a motive. Will's underpaid, recently divorced, and NASA has refused funding for his satellite-refueling project.

After being invited over to his house for a barbecue, Reva, Jai and Annie decide to bug Will's home. As Annie, Will and Charlie grill on the roof, Jai slips into the house unnoticed to plant the bugs.

Later, as Annie and Danielle continue training for the Marine Corps Marathon, Annie realizes that she has a tail: a woman with braids. She sends Danielle home so that she can stop the pursuit herself - all this after Danielle confides in Annie about her marriage falling apart. Annie must play sister and protector at the same time.

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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