Covert Affairs

Covert AffairsNetwork: USA Network
Episodes: 75 (hour)
Seasons: Five

TV show dates: July 13, 2010 — December 18, 2014
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Piper Perabo, Christopher Gorham, Kari Matchett, Anne Dudek, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Peter Gallagher, Eion Bailey, and Eric Lively.

TV show description:      
This spy series revolves around a woman who finds herself being moved up the CIA ladder very quickly.

Annie Walker (Piper Perabo) is 28 years old and has great instincts and a certain persistence. She finds herself yanked out of her CIA training early and sent out into the field. Her first assignment doesn’t go well, but it only serves to make her more determined. Without the benefit of full training, she only has her instincts to rely on. She originally got into this line of work while trying to heal her broken heart. Since then, she’s only become more driven.

Danielle Brooks (Anne Dudek) is Annie’s married older sister and a parent to two daughters. She doesn’t know anything about Annie’s occupation, and thinks she’s just hung up on the her ex and emotionally unavailable.

Auggie Anderson (Christopher Gorham) is the new man in Annie’s life. He’s a former CIA special operative who was blinded while on a mission. He’s now in charge of the tech ops department and has an understanding of the massive bureaucracy within the CIA that most others don’t. Realizing Annie’s intelligence, he more or less becomes her guide, helping her find her way through the system. Annie is drawn to him platonically and she realizes Auggie’s a guy she can finally trust.

Arthur Campbell (Peter Gallagher) is the director of the Clandestine Service Department at the CIA. He recognizes a good fight when it presents itself, whether on the job or at home with his wife, Joan. That doesn’t always make him Mister Popularity.

Joan (Kari Matchett) works at the Agency, too, and is Annie’s direct boss. There haven’t been many women to climb this high in the Agency. She’s a lot like Annie, and that makes her even tougher on her. Joan suspects that Arthur is cheating on her and isn’t above using the CIA to get her answers.

Asked by Arthur to get close to Annie to gain her trust, Jai Wilcox (Sendhil Ramamurthy) is more than happy to fulfill the request. A former lacrosse star, he’s quite the lothario. A second generation CIA man, Jai tries to make his own path while also living up to his father’s expectations. As luck would have it, Annie is just his type, and they have a friendly and flirtatious chemistry with each other.

Series Finale:     
Episode #75 — Gold Soundz
Auggie and Deckard are safe on a plane headed back to DC but Annie and McQuaid still have to get out of Buenos Aires. They have Belenko in custody but the Russians want him dead and have sent in a Vega Force unit, their most deadly strike team, to do the job.

McQuaid is ready to ditch Belenko but Annie manages to convince him that Belenko’s intel on the FSB is too valuable to lose. McQuaid concedes, and then shocks Annie by proposing marriage — not once but twice.

Thanks to skill and teamwork — including some surprise help from Belenko — they defeat the elite team of assassins in a gun battle at the La Recoleta Cemetery.

Meanwhile, back at home, Calder leads a team to apprehend Belenko’s hired gun, Allen Langer. Unfortunately, the highly trained assassin manages to kill and impersonate a low-level CIA employee and enter the Langley headquarters. He’s there to kill two more people on his hit list — Auggie and Deckard.

Langer locks Auggie and Deckard in an interrogation room and releases a poisonous gas, but Calder rescues them. Langer is shot and the attack on the still unconcious Sydney is avenged.

A political operative asks Arthur to run for the US Senate, arranging to declassify the true story of his resignation from the CIA. Joan is placed in charge of a new special task force, and gets permission to reinstate Annie as a CIA agent — in spite of her heart condition.

Later, Auggie reveals to Annie that he’s leaving the CIA to travel the world with Natasha, who has received full immunity. As the episode comes to a close, Annie says “Got it,” indicating that she’s come to a decision about her marriage proposal and the invitation to join the CIA task force.
First aired: December 18, 2014.


What do you think? Do you like the Covert Affairs TV show? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a sixth season?

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  1. karen christian says

    covert affairs is just one of the shows that never should have been cancelled. Each week I couldn’t wait to see what was the adventure for that episode. cancel modern family or chris knows best or meet the kardashans. fairly legal and necessary roughness were two more shows that should have been left on. love ncis, ncis no, law and order suv, suits, vampire diaries, hart of Dixie. who gives these ratings??????????? Very disappointed!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Karen says

    I can’t believe USA cancelled Covert Affairs. It portrayed a strong, intelligent and resourceful woman with a fantastic supporting cast. What is wrong with USA Network that they would throw this show away?

  3. Don Henderson says

    I think Covert Affairs should have been given a couple more years
    And given a send off like Burn Notice.

  4. michelle stephenson says

    This is my most favorite show! The acting is amazing. The energy is high snd so exciting! Please don’t take it away from us! How could the CIA be anything but exciting. Everyone always wonders about the work of spies. Please bring it back! I need Annie and Augie please! !!!!!!

  5. Candy says

    Why is this show being canceled? Great intellectual mind teasing suspense. If ratings are low-maybe the network is hinding this gem by not properly promoting? Maybe, USA is going down the road low budget “junk-viewing”, instead of Covert Affair high quality . If this is the case, I hope another network picks up Convert Affairs for season 6. I will also boycott USA if they do not pick it up again.

    • Zi Pinsley says

      Thank you, Candy!

      Your ideas about USA not promoting Covert Affairs as the scintillating show that we know it to be, plus your idea to boycott USA, Network, are exactly right on!

      Any others reading these posts who could boycott USA for cancelling Covert Affairs?

      We all know, it was just getting even more fascinating!

  6. Zi Pinsley says

    This show started out as a light-weight, but over the last few seasons, became a very rich melange of characters well-drawn, who always surprised me. The dialogue, likewise developed way beyond most TV thrillers, as did the long-running themes and storylines.

    If the show had to be cancelled (and I hope it can be revived!) then the devoted hordes of viewers deserve, at least, a proper wrap, a perhaps a double-episode finale. We need at LEAST a little more! Does Arthur run for senator? How do Annie and Ryan weave their new lives? Calder and Sydney? And so on… too good to simply drop the series!

    Please reconsider and RENEW this show! Covert Affairs only got better the longer it developed, like a fine sherry, so why not… how about another season! For such a wonderfully-realized show, that really isn’t asking too much!

  7. Carolyn says

    This show was doomed when NBC chose not to air it on Hulu+. Greediness NEVER wins!
    MAYBE Hulu or Netflix can safe it because it was great!

  8. Beverly Jourdan says

    There is only one way to let USA Network care how we feel. DON’T WATCH ANYTHING ELSE
    ON THEIR NETWORK. I really like oher programs on USA.. So what happens everytime they
    Put another decent program on, they can yank it at will. I GUESS THEY CAN PULL ANYTHING

  9. Nessa says

    Loved this show… am shocked that it was cancelled and left hanging after ep 16. This show needs more eps.. Bring Back Covert Affairs

  10. carol simmons says

    Loved the show from the beginning,loved all the characters,thought it was on hiatus,very very disappointed that it was canceled….maybe NETFLIX will save this show too!?

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