Grounded

Annie is barely off the plane from Azerbaijan when she and Auggie get some shocking news: according to Roger’s sources, Mueller wasn’t actually responsible for the Chicago attack. Thanks to unreliable intel from Ivan Kravec, it looks like the CIA may have droned the wrong guy. 

Fresh off this revelation, Annie returns to Langley to field another bombshell: Hayley Price has spilled the secret of Annie’s heart condition, and Annie is being reassigned to a desk job. Despite her anger and disappointment, being benched isn’t going to stop Annie from running down Roger’s intel about Chicago. So when he calls her with a lead—and a request for $100,000 to buy intel off a source—she turns to Ryan McQuaid for help. 

Meanwhile, the DNI has called Calder, Joan and Annie in to answer questions about the drone attack. When Annie gets a call from a spooked Roger, who claims he has proof about the true identity of the Chicago mastermind, she abandons the inquest to chase him down with help from McQuaid. But putting her faith Roger—who it seems might not have banished all his crippling paranoia—means putting her career on the line. And just as she and McQuaid begin to get closer, Annie starts to wonder how much she can trust him after all…

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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