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When the Prime Minister of Yemen suffers a heart attack and is granted entry to the U.S. to receive medical treatment at the Mayo Clinic, Annie sees an opportunity. She wants to talk to-and hopefully turn-Prime Minister Halabi's close friend and Chief of Staff, Sayid Al-Muqri. And although the State Department has demanded that the CIA stay away from Halabi and his entourage, Annie manages to convince Joan to let her travel to Minnesota to take a shot at landing this potentially major asset.

At the Mayo Clinic, Annie's first attempt to turn Sayid doesn't go as hoped, and she runs into more trouble when the State Department catches her and blasts Arthur for allowing the mission. Despite her orders to head home immediately, Annie isn't ready to give up. But with State still on the lookout and Prime Minister Halabi's health in flux, Annie's window for persuading Sayid is closing, and her impassioned pleas may be falling on deaf ears.

Meanwhile, back at headquarters, Joan is angry with Arthur for failing to back her up with the State Department-and acting like he's already got one foot out the door of the CIA. And Auggie, still stuck in Agency-mandated counseling, gives his therapist Suzanne a glimpse of what it's like to walk in his shoes.

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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