in the light

Ben, Annie's mysterious lover from Sri Lanka, has reappeared and he's tracking down a terrorist named Hasaan, who is smuggling surface-to-air missiles into the United States.

Back at DPD, Jai's father and former CIA black ops director, Henry Wilcox, shows up for the dedication of the new headquarters in his name. Everyone is on edge, because of Henry's dark history with the Company and his questionable decisions as Jai's father.

Annie is given the rookie task of tracking down Christopher McCauley, a former deep-cover officer who has expertise in East African intelligence. But the recluse McCauley isn't the chatty type and Annie will need more than just her CIA training to get him to talk. After winning him over with his dogs and his love affair with fly fishing, McCauley turns her around and directs her to Henry Wilcox whose illicit past may be the only way DPD will be able to track down Hasaan.

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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