Loving the Alien

When Simon Fischer invites Annie to join him for a week in Cuba-a trip Annie can only assume has to do with FSB business-it's an intel-gathering opportunity too good to pass up. So although the CIA can't officially sanction the mission, Annie requests vacation days from Joan and, with help from her ex-boss Lena, scores a forged passport and makes the risky journey. 

Outside Havana, she tails Simon to a massive signals intelligence facility the CIA didn't even know was operational. It's a major piece of intel, and Lena is thrilled-and ready to bring Annie home. The only probl... Annie's passport is tucked securely in Simon's safe, and without it she's going nowhere. So for now, she's stuck in Havana with Simon and his menacing friend Hector, the local FSB honcho, who clearly doesn't trust Annie. How Simon feels about her isn't yet clear, but when the two men escort Annie to a secluded cigar factory outside town, Annie may finally find out. 

Meanwhile, Arthur and Joan's campaign for the Chinese Ambassadorship hits a roadblock. And, not content to let the investigation into Jai's death drop despite Arthur's orders, Auggie pays Henry Wilcox a visit. Despite Henry's initial resistance, the meeting ultimately leads to a breakthrough in the investigation-and reveals a surprising connection to Annie.

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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