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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

The critically acclaimed original, COVERT AFFAIRS, follows the pursuits of CIA operative Annie Walker, whose exceptional linguistic skills and killer instinct take her on dangerous top-secret assignments around the globe. Last season, Annie traveled to Russia in pursuit of her former boss turned double agent Lena Smith (guest star Sarah Clarke), who shot her twice in the chest and killed Simon (guest star Richard Coyle), an asset and the man Annie was falling in love with. Thanks to a dramatic rescue led by Auggie (Christopher Gorham), Annie escaped her Russian prison cell and returned home. Back in the States, Auggie made a dramatic, long-awaited move when he finally kissed Annie resulting in the reveal of their romantic feelings for one another. 

Season four picks up with even more complications at the agency, when Annie aligns with the infamous former head of the Department of Clandestine Services, Henry Wilcox (guest star Gregory Itzin), in a dangerous, undercover mission that puts those closest to her in jeopardy. Hill Harper will play Calder Michaels, an ambitious CIA station chief based in Latin America.  Intelligent, charismatic and a bit cocky, Michaels ascended to a very high position at a relatively young age and is plotting his way into a bigger position back in Washington. In his journey for greater power, he will attempt to make Annie and Auggie his allies, but his questionable actions will cause them to doubt his intentions.  Recurring guest stars this season will include Latin telenovela star Manolo Cardona (“Beverly Hills Chihuahua”) and Michelle Ryan (“Bionic Woman”). COVERT AFFAIRS is shot on location in Toronto, ON, and international shooting locations this season include Medellín, Columbia; Lyon, France; Rome, Italy; Vienna, Austria; Frankfurt, Germany; Copenhagen, Denmark and Taipei, Taiwan.

Cast & Crew

Joan Campbell