Spit On A Stranger

Just moments after Annie and Ryan kiss, she gets an even bigger surprise when the man Roger Bennett had suspected was following him shows up to meet with Ryan. When Annie and Auggie look into the mysterious dog-walker, they discover that his name is Allen Langer and that not only did he not live in Roger’s building, but he was at the scene when Roger was killed. Since she still doesn’t know what Langer and McQuaid’s connection is, Annie decides to investigate by taking a bold step: resigning from the CIA and going to work at McQuaid Security. 

Once Annie’s in, her first order of business is hacking Ryan’s computer, where she and Auggie uncover an encrypted file featuring profiles and payment info for former McQuaid employees, including both Langer and Borz Altan. Annie intends to keep digging into it, but before she can Ryan comes clean to her, explaining that he has an elite black ops team—codenamed Flint—that does highly-secretive work for certain government agencies. Thanks to Arthur’s high-level contacts, Annie gets both confirmation that Flint exists and an address linked to the team, which turns out to be an abandoned power plant. 

There, Annie finds debris from an explosion identical to the one at the Chicago station, and decides it’s time to take her findings to the CIA. With the evidence mounting against Ryan, Annie will soon have to decide whether to trust the intel, which points straight at him, or her instincts, which tell her he’s innocent…

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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