While being interrogated by the CIA, Ivan Kravec reveals that the mastermind behind the Chicago bombing was terror cell leader Faruq Tabrizi. Though Tabrizi has been on the CIA’s radar for a while, they’ve never had a photo of him, much less knowledge about his true identity, until now: it turns out Tabrizi’s real name is Nathan Mueller, and he’s not just an American—he’s a former CIA operative who mysteriously went off the grid a few years back. 

According to Kravec, Mueller recently closed his bank account and dispatched a Russian courier to transport the funds to him, so Annie—accompanied by Ryan McQuaid and a couple of his men—is on her way to Azerbaijan to follow the money to Mueller. They soon track him to a remote valley in the Caucasus Mountains, but discover that they’re too far outnumbered to risk an extraction. Rather than risk Mueller escaping, Calder and Joan call for a drone strike to take him out. The only problem? Minutes before the missile strike, Annie and McQuaid are captured by Mueller’s men and hauled into the heart of the encampment. And although Annie has a lot of questions she’d like Mueller to answer—and growing concern about the similarities between his situation and hers—for now she and McQuaid have to focus on getting out of there alive. 

Meanwhile, several complicated relationships lead to trouble back home. Calder is once again pulled towards Sydney, putting himself at risk to help her with her legal troubles. And when Auggie learns that Hayley has discovered the truth about Annie’s medical condition, he manages to convince her to keep it to herself for the time being. But juggling Hayley and Natasha is proving increasingly difficult, and he may not be able to protect himself, or the people he cares about, for much longer…

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.

Cast & Crew