After their return from Paris, Auggie and Annie have just patched things up when they get a call from Langley about Ivan Kravic. The CIA has learned that he’s about to attend an important meeting, and since Annie already has an established relationship with him she’s heading back to the City of Lights to see what she can find out about the meet. 

Despite the fact that last time she was in town she drugged Ivan and disappeared, he seems happy to see her again, and invites her to join him at a party that evening. But there’s one hitch: the party is at the Russian Embassy, and Annie is a wanted woman in that part of the world. Auggie and his team of CIA hackers manage to crash the Embassy’s computer system before Annie can be IDed, but it turns out fingerprint scans aren’t Annie’s only problem: Ivan is on to her. After being dosed with GHB and waking up in a trunk in a Paris alley, Annie is about to be handed off to the FSB and flown to Moscow for interrogation when Ryan McQuaid—who’d been at the Embassy party and seen Annie in trouble—shows up. And reluctant as she’s been to trust him, right now he might be the only thing standing between Annie and a lifetime in a Russian gulag. 

Back in D.C., Auggie’s got Russian-related problems of his own. With Natasha back in his life, he’s ready to end things with Hayley. But when he learns that she’s investigating Annie, he realizes he’s got to keep her close. Calder is also having trouble ending a relationship, finding himself drawn to Sydney—or Stephanie, as she’s actually named—once again. Meanwhile, Joan learns about Arthur’s involvement in the incident in Ramadi and worries about the toll the secret-keeping will take on their marriage.

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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