The Outsiders

The Outsiders

As a joint operation with the Polish government, Annie and Reva must hike in Poland to install "rock cameras" near the Belarus border. Annie is enjoying the outdoors, while Reva wishes she were back in the tech lab. But before they head home, Belarusian soldiers brandishing AK-47s suddenly surround them. Both are thrown in the back of a truck and Reva starts to panic because she's not a field operative. Annie stays cool.

The captured CIA agents are brought before the Belarus' secret police's top officer, Max Kupala. He recognizes that Annie is not just a "hiker" and her gadgets are not consumer brand. Kupala takes Annie and Reva to a remote and undisclosed location where he keeps them until they can be used as a bargaining chip for "urgent economic aid," loosely translated as ransom money.

Stateside, Joan must deal with red tape from the State Department for not having alerted the governmental agency of the operation. The State Department prefers to negotiate instead of paying the $60 million for Annie and Reva's safe release.

Meanwhile, Joan makes a call to Jai, who happens to be interviewing for a job in Berlin. The two set their differences aside in order to get Jai to Poland where he immediately begins tracking Annie and Reva's location. But if Annie and Reva are to escape, they'll need more than just Jai. They'll need to dig deep into their CIA training to stay undercover...

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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