Hang Wire

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At Arthur and Joan’s behest, Annie is off to Denmark, where Henry Wilcox is attending an energy conference. Close on his heels is Teo Braga, there to finally take down Henry. But Annie can’t let Teo make this a suicide mission, even if it would mean the death of a man no one would particularly mourn, so she intervenes to foil his assassination attempt. The only problem is, that means Henry is still able to play the rest of his hand. And this time, there may be nothing Annie and Teo can do to stop him. 

After being kidnapped by Henry and his henchmen, Annie and Teo watch as Henry puts his plan into play, using one of the missing stolen missiles in a fatal attack that he plans to pin on Teo and, by extension, Arthur and everyone else. Though Annie and Teo manage to escape, the fugitives might not be able to get out of this one unscathed – or alive. 

Meanwhile, Calder has taken Auggie into custody after finding Seth’s flash drive in Auggie’s safe. Despite their current conflict and past antagonism, Auggie begins to suspect that Calder might not be a Henry Wilcox pawn after all. But with disaster unfolding in Denmark and Annie on the run, it’s hard to know whom to trust…

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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