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

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