Covert Affairs "Glass Spider" Review: The Man Without a Country

Covert Affairs S03E08: “Glass Spider”

On the plus side, Annie and Auggie made some itty bitty progress toward being BFFs again and I was vindicated in my belief that Lena sucked. However, in the end, we were left with the small matter of Simon (probably) being dead and Annie in rough shape herself, so I’m going to declare “Glass Spider” a draw. It’s a draw because it currently sucks to be Annie, but it’s totally awesome to be Annie’s TV series.

Auggie and Annie checked out Jai’s secret evidence lair and Annie realized that he was investigating Simon. With Simon suddenly the most obvious candidate for potential assassin, all eyes turned to him and Annie stepped in to spill the beans about her vacay in Cuba and what all Simon did for TRUE LOVE. Arthur and Joan were understandably miffed about the whole thing. I was just happy to get through an entire episode without one of their tired old marital spats, even if the entire vibe at the CIA suddenly shifted to something resembling “Mommy and Daddy are mad because that darn Annie got caught making out with her sleezy boyfriend in the driveway after curfew again.”

Annie claimed that she was cultivating Simon as an asset (lie) and that he was THIS close to joining Team USA (lie) and they should just trust her because she totally knew what she was doing. Basically, “Simon is sweet, mom! He’s just flawed. But I can CHANGE him!”

Momma bear Joan sent Annie off to the mall with a CIA entourage and a warning about dealing with the fallout. Then she tracked down that terrible influence of a co-worker, Lena, for a grumpy reprimand.

Meanwhile, Arthur, despite his irritation at Auggie meeting with Henry Wilcox to glean more information about Jai, met with Henry himself. Henry made it clear that he knew more than he let on with Auggie, but really, we’ve all known that. That entire storyline is just an exercise in patience. I know we’ll get there eventually. I mean, Lena was fairly obvious from the start too.

I honestly didn’t think she would be THAT evil, though. Throw Annie under the bus when the mission with Simon fell apart? Sure. Maybe she’d even go as far as to ruin Annie’s credibility herself for some to-be-determined reason. But I humbly say that I did not peg Lena as the type to totally waste Annie’s charming spy boyfriend before taking Annie out as well. Well done, Covert Affairs. Well done.

For a brief period of about ten minutes, it looked like Annie and Simon would play out in the only way it really could if we wanted them to remain a viable couple. After killing his handler, Simon was cast out of his own spy club. He became the epitome of a rogue agent, forced to become entirely self-sufficient, with no country or agency willing to back him. Annie caught up with him at a busy D.C mall and pitched her deal: If he sided with the CIA, they could live happily ever after. Or something. I thought that was some fairly naive thinking on Annie’s part, though given a choice between crossing her fingers and hoping it all worked out or standing aside and letting her agency hunt him down like a criminal, I can understand why she went with the sales pitch that she did. Also: nice touch, smashing Auggie’s mic.

Annie confessed, “This may have started out as a mission, but it turned into something more.”

Simon said TTYL and Annie went back to Langley to face the music and be grounded FOREVER. No cars, no fake passports, no jetsetting to exotic locales with her charming assassin boyfriend— GROUNDED. DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME, ANNIE WALKER?

She asked about sticking around Joan’s division but Joan didn’t seem to want her around anymore. She tracked down the shooter at the mall and connected him to Jai’s murder, but he offed himself before anyone could take him into custody. (How rude!) Auggie was grumpy about the whole stomping-on-his-mic thing and finally asked Annie if she deliberately let Simon go after the botched mall mission and if she loved him. Cue the awkward silence.

But then, finally, and maybe a little bit predictably, Simon showed up at Casa Walker to rescue Annie from the repercussions of her actions. He painted a romantic picture of a life on the run, a life lived for “each other” rather than “other people” and Annie was totally down with it. She got right to packing: a handful of passports, a few wads of cash from a small contingent of nations, and a photograph of her and Danielle as kids.

It’s ALWAYS the photographs, man. ALWAYS.

While it would be easy, romantic, and liberating to hit the road with Simon and spend the rest of her life hiding from their former employers (I guess?), Annie realized that, unlike Simon, who is truly an island unto himself, Annie has family, friends, connections that depend on her and care about her.

I pick on Danielle a lot because she’s written as an annoying, clueless “outsider” who has no concept of what Annie does or how important it is but truth be told, I’ve kind of missed her since she moved across the country. The move was essential, though. By killing off Jai, by giving Auggie his own encompassing drama to deal with, by taking Annie out of the comfort zone of Joan’s department and plunking her into Lena’s very different environment, and by removing Danielle from the picture almost entirely, the Covert Affairs writers have effectively isolated Annie from her usual support systems. The Annie of Season 1 and Season 2 would have never even considered Simon’s offer and by ultimately refusing to go with him, as hard as that may have been, is a return to herself for Annie.

Unfortunately, we will have to postpone our celebrations. Before Annie could even explain her change of heart to Simon, Lena stepped out of the shadows and efficiently shot both Simon and Annie.

Let the conspiracy theorizing begin!

1. I wouldn’t be surprised if Lena was responsible for Jai’s death. Would you?

2. But WHY?

3. If Lena was responsible for killing Jai and Jai was investigating Simon, do we think that Lena and Simon had a connection? If so, what was that connection?

4. So help me, if we find out that Lena and Simon were a thing and this was all some kind of scorned lover revenge quest and all of Lena’s man-hating hilarity came from having her heart broken by Simon back in the day, I’ll... I don’t know. There’s really nothing I CAN do. But I certainly won’t be happy.

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I never did like Lena.
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This episode was the best ever so far! I mean! The writers took RISKS! Wow! They shook us like a milk shake!! let's see if they deliver!

Can't wait for next episode!
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That was easily one of the best Covert Affairs episodes ever. This show has always been one of those kinda light hearted type of shows. It's the equivalent of a 99 cent cheap book you read leisurely while lying on a beach somewhere. It isn't bad, it's just it's own little thing. But this episode was pretty darn fantastic.



Okay, so after I got over the initial shock of Lena actually bumrushing Simon and Annie and shooting them both, I gasped, I totally gasped and maybe uttered a "what the fudge?!" I totally chuckled afterwards. Don't get me wrong, I love Annie. I love Annie in that way that you love your best friend's (Auggie) annoying, impulsive little sister, because it's kind of like she's your little sister too. But her catching a bullet or two like that, was kind of awesome plot wise, and also kind of affirming in that way that a mother feels after they've told their kid a thousand times not to touch the hot stove, and the kid does it anyways and wails and looks at their mom as though they've somehow been betrayed by her, and she looks at them like "hey I warned you, but apparently you had to learn for yourself." It was like that. Annie dancing with treason, being betrayed by her mentor, losing another potential love interest, and getting shot. I like your style CA.



NO shock whatsoever that Lena was evil. Pretty much had that pegged from the beginning. She comes across as too opportunistic, her rep means too much to her, accolades and praise mean too much to her, power means too much to her, and she masks her feeling threatened by other female operatives and hating all the male operatives by pretending to be the poster woman for militant feminism. The only shock was the ending. So enjoyable though. I can't even begin to guess what her motives are. I do think she's behind Jai's death, possibly because he was close to finding her out...but her connection to Simon is what has me confuzzled.



I love the parent analogy because that is so how it comes across, and I thoroughly enjoy that. Auggie and Annie look like kids, sitting on the couch watching their parents pace in front of them, waiting for the reprimand and the grounding. Auggie being the older, responsible one, who is under Annie's "bad" influence. Cracks me up each time. I loved the Auggie and Annie moments in the episode.
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Nina Myers is back.
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This weeks episode marked the best that Covert Affairs has offered up. Amazing.

So here is what I think went down in the last few minutes of the episode that resulted in Annie getting shot by Lena: 1) Annie walked in Lena's office and closed the door and said "I wouldn't pat me on the back just yet" who knows what else she said to Lena, but it was obviously enough for Lena to 2) walk into the director's office with a file on Annie and stir up a hornet's nest. (Oggie called Annie and said you need to get in front of this) Most likely Lena portrayed Annie as a rogue spy who is in love with Simon, and plans on running away with him, or giving away US secrets. So 3) she goes after the problem herself to get the "Agency win" and seem like a hero for stopping little Annie from going rogue and giving away secrets to an fsb operative. And in that final minute when she calls Oggie and says she is coming in....that probably will be what saves her reputation, because everything else looks pretty bad with regards to her going rogue. (Simon in her house, emptying out the safe, grabbing passport, smashing the mic etc).
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My theory is that Lena is actually Simon's sister. It seemed odd when he mentioned her out of the blue in Cuba, and I think the writers put that in as a hint. Also noticed Simon appeared to recognize her as he tried to shield Annie. This may be due to her also being an FSB agent, but I think the story line goes deeper... as it should.

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Enjoyed it. We were all suspicious of Lena from the start, but I didn't imagine that she would shoot Annie, so I enjoy being caught off guard like that. I was happy from the beginning about Richard Coyle (Simon) coming to the show, so I hate to see him go. FYI - he is flat out AWESOME as Jeff in the UK version of Coupling. Check it out on Hulu!



My guess is that Lena is a double-agent of some sort, possibly working for the Russians. Probably directly with Simon, at least until he killed his handler for Annie in Cuba and got burned. Maybe she was contracted to eliminate him after that? At the very least, Lena set up Annie to take the wrap for all the bad things she's done, maybe even painting her as being responsible for Jai's death. Simon and Annie die, Annie takes the fall, Lena's a hero and no one is the wiser - except Annie will survive (*fake gasp*; she's an unflushable :) ). So now Lena will have to scramble to finish off Annie in the hospital since she'll be able to tell everyone what really happened, right? Of course, Lena will fail and have to go on the run, perhaps seeking refuge with the other side in mother Russia. Love trying to figure it out and looking forward to how it will all play out.
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I hope I am wrong to say that it seems pretty predictable.



Annie survives but before she wakes up Auggie and the team figure Lena is a mole and get her. Though I would love to continue seeing Simon - I think Simon has been written off, he seems to have too much going on (another movie) and will not be able to stay on.



I absolutely love the Simon and Annie love story....I almost stopped watching Covert Affairs until Simon came along :)
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I thought the picture was of her nieces, not her and her sister. The thought of never seeing her nieces again is what changed her mind...
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Also, I was hoping since Annie had already broken a ton of rules going on that tactical assault that she'd just shoot the guy in the hand or arm so he wouldn't off himself. Letting him pull that trigger was not good writing, this is a super secret tac team (since the CIA is not allowed to operate on US soil) so they'd have blasted the guy the second he raised his gun back up.
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At this point, casting Sarah Clarke is like casting Snidely Whiplash to twirl his mustache. Holy crap was that cheeseball, the casting director should be smacked for taking us down this Nina Meyers route - it was the dumbest twist in 24 over and over, and now it's infecting Covert Affairs which has tried to be less silly than other spy shows. Nobody that evil is going to rise to the top where she gets to run things her way which is basically "let's write bad-guys on the wall and see if anybody notices", nobody who gets as far as she did is going to do the wetwork herself or turn in reports that don't jive with everything else the main supervisors know about Annie.



Now, as for WHY she'd do it, I'd speculate that she did a lot of work cultivating Simon as her own operative (using her Snidely Whiplash persona, not her CIA one) and was using him for some sort assault on CIA power structure, and originally killing Jai was to keep him from leading to her, sending Annie to Simon was a double-bluff, and when Annie said she was near success in turning Simon, Lena panicked and had to off the connection that could lead back to her.
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Awesome episode. Two shocks in a row. And Annie had that badass sidearm as well. What model is it, for all the gun-nuts out there?
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Looked like a 2 inch Chiappa Rhino probably chambered in .40SW.
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Sarah Clarke is like EVIL in everything (24 for example) so I had pretty much guessed she would be a bad person in this too.
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She's not evil in Twilight lol.... Where she plays.. *gasp* a Mom. Yes.. i just mentioned Twilight..but imagine my surprise when I realized she was in the movie..all happy and stuff.. lol
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Anything associated with Twilight is evil by definition.
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I know. She needs to be in a show where she ends up not being the bad guy. I think that the story would have been way better had it turned out to be Joan.
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I know the reason I was really watching was because of Simon. Absolutely loved Richard Coyle! Not sure if the frustrated married couple and Annie and Augie can keep me interested. I see Annie and Augie more as a brother/sister relationship.
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Watched the show on and off but found myself not wanting to miss an Annie, Auggie and Simon episode. The husband and wife fighting is getting a little stale. Would really have liked to see more Annie and Simon together it kept me hooked. Richard Coyle was good for the show he added something that was missingand killing him off might be a mistake.
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Langley should have learned from Jack Bauer and not trusted her!
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Why? Lena is clearly a double agent and has been one for quite a while. Although she may have worked with Simon in the past, I hardly think he broke her heart. She wants power and money.
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She did it all for a promotion. Jai's death to get rid of Arthur and Annie's set up and death to make Joan look bad, hence her sending Annie back to work for Joan. She really really wants Arthur's parking space.
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I agree. There was no way the system of men was going to promote her. They dislike women and try to keep them down.



Could this be the first feminist reason to turn bad in a show?
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Really good episode. I was beginning to lose some interest in the show, but I'm hooked again.
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The-best-episode-of-the-season. Ok first off, sucks that Simon is dead. I really liked his character and I wished they had kept him around. Lena, oh Lena, I kept my eye on Lena since episode one of the season because I had a feeling she was going to pull something. When she closed that file, am guessing whatever made up crap that she has on Annie for treason, and when she went to see Arthur with the same file I was like uh oh what is she going to pull? And then bam, Annie is being suspected of treason. Well we now know Lena is the mole and that's probably why Jai is dead (that's if he is dead anyway). Jai was probably really close to figuring it out. Who knows what is the connection between Simon and Lena. Must be a dozzy? Maybe if Annie did bring him in as an asset, Simon might have recognize her. Another thing that has me curious is how Lena knew that Simon would be at Annie's house? And why isn't Annie dead? Did someone come in before she can finish the job? Anyway looking forward to next week and how this all play out from here.
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I think Jai was investigating Simon because he thought he would lead him to the mole, I also think Lena with turn out to be Simon's sister, and of course it will turn out that Henry Wilcox knows more than he lets on. I also think Jai will turn up alive somehow.
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Great theory! I didn't even think about that. But I do think Jai is dead. But Yeah, Lena could be Simon's sister.
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Jai is dead... everyone has said so from the beginning. The only reason we didn't see a body was because.. quite frankly .. it would be gross.
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She is obviously a Russian double agent. She killed Annie and Simon to cover her tracks and tie up the loose ends.
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This episode was awesome from beginning to end. I figured Lena to be shady just like Wilcox, but to secretly betray the CIA like this definitely surprised me. That folder she gave to Arthur automatically had me thinking she had a hand in Jai's death, whether fully or partially responsible. At this point I think she was a big part of the reason Jai investigated outside the CIA, including his own father!



As for why, your guess is as good as mine.



Lena and Simon definitely had a connection. Brother/sister is my first choice, but scorned lover is beyond ridiculous. Lena seems way too headstrong to hunt down a man for "supposedly" breaking her heart. Its total bullcrap to me.



I think at this point Wilcox and Lena were working together to kill Jai, but for what reason? Plus, where does Lena's allegiance truly lie, cause it isn't all about the CIA for her right now. She could very well be a double agent with the FSB.



See, this darker-toned season is what I knew Covert Affairs was capable of. You just had to give it time to happen. I, for one, love it!!!
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I think that Lena is Simon's sister that he mention awhile back. She seemed shocked that he saved Annie and got shot. Lena also checked to see if he was still alive but did not check Annie. Lena also was setting Annie up from the start. Remember that Lena got two Passports for Annie and Lena kept one. They did a shot of Annie putting it into her pocket while she was getting her things. I think Lena had the other passport stamped with places that shows she was a traitor. The one thing I am not sure is why Lena sent Annie after Simon back in the first place. Unless she found out Simon was on Jia's list and was planning on saving him and setting Annie up to take the fall. We will have to see next time.
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I agree that Simon was the best thing in this season!! I am still so confused about his tattoo, the box that was brought to Auggie (when he first got his "promotion"), and the files in Jai's apartment - they all have the same design on them. Did anyone else see that? Why do I have this feeling that Jai was working with Simon to find out who the mole was at the CIA? Was Simon working both sides already? I am really hoping that Simon isn't dead!! I really do not want an Auggie and Annie relationship - at least not right now.
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Totally agree with you. I really liked Simon and Annie together.

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Amen sista! I think Annie and Auggie is too soon. They should play with Simon and Annie some more, they have great chemistry and I would love to see more of them.
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I so agree with you! Really don't want Simon to be dead! Their chemistry was awesome and looked forward to each new week......please writers have Simon be ok!!!
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assumption 4 is more likely to be the case and would make a lot of sense as to why she shot Simon, but why shoot them both when she could have easly worn a mask or something to hide her identity and kill Simon alone?
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lena or nina (24) pretty much saw it coming once she turned up on the scene and said to annie she's done well then goes and says to arthur 'we gotta talk' yeah she obviously right there and then setting up annie for a fall.



and when it come to obvious shooting or big bang who was left to shoot annie and simon ?



the next thing we'll get is jai ain't dead and he comes back to save annie...
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Damn, should have read your posting first. Jay has to be coming back. Must have gotten his contract worked out. What worries me is that if the real CIA is this screwed up, we are in serious trouble.
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Jai isn't coming back.. The producers said from the get go that he's really dead. They even talked about how they broke it to Mohinder (ha..Heroes)
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ditto! the only movie/tv show she wasnt 2 faced bitch was the twilight saga as bella mum. even nikita she was having an affair with the man tha wiped out her family. i bet you s had a thing for the simon dude so imagine annie coming and telling her simon is in love with me bla bla
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Guarantee that Lena turns out to be a double agent and is after self promotion and profit. I'm a little miffed about the reveal that Lena is the bad guy, even though fairly obvious. While she has always been a b**** I find it cliche that the hard nosed female boss who plays by her own rules and doesn't like authority is the bad guy. Its like the characters on this show are being painted in very broad and divisive strokes. Simon is portrayed as a good guy to us because he is sensitive and romantic and cares about Annie. The dangerous and spy traits of Simon were never clearly shown because Annie wouldn't fall for a bad guy, just a tortured soul waiting to be a hero. Lena is the bad guy because she is impulsive and mean and butts heads with those around her. The reality is people are made up of mixed positive and negative traits and sometimes the b**** is just that and not an evil spy. I think Covert Affairs did a much better job of showing the grey area of not just spycraft but also the complicated nature of the good/bad of people in seasons 1/2. Overall disappointed in this episode but hopefully the next two episodes and the back half of the season will pick up.
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Annie is DEAD !!!!! wooohooo. Oh wait she is the star of the show. So likely the bullets (fired by a highly trained CIA assassin) somehow missed all vital organs and she will be ok. Damn. And likely that that highly trained CIA assassin didn't put a make sure their dead round in their heads. Because you know that happens all the freaking time. And again Annie "succeeds" because someone helped her out (simon) and her highly trained enemies it turns out are even more incompetent than she is. Which is hard to pull off.



I think his episode exemplified all that is wrong with this show. Which is Annie, though supposedly this sharp highly essential CIA asset is barely competent and lets her emotions run her life, which gets her in trouble, and then she stumbles her way out of it and makes it look like she is a genius and then gets rewarded for it. And this time she was actually going to get an award.



Auggie finds Jai's hideout apartment. Because the guy that blew up in front of her and finding his killer took second to falling in love with a FSB agent. (whom by count, saved her life twice now). I am frankly surprised she didn't try to hide that it was Simon that Jai was investigating. And that they called Arthur and she didn't call Simon to tell him where they were.



Then she botches the Mall meeting. Because she is too busy making puppy dog eyes at the FSB agent to maintain her situational awareness and is saved by Simon again. (so I guess that makes 3). Then she allows him to escape, because he loves her and she loves him. Thus completely being the cliche that Lena warned her about in the start of the season. Cliche thy name is Annie Walker. Then after that, the guy that was shot and bleeding somehow gets away from the cops. And she realizes that she forgot a key point of the Jai bombing, that there was someone else in the cafe. And there he is. And now she remembers that her friend was killed and she wants to bring him in and the tac team is waiting for her. Because that happens. Then she arrives at the motel with a freaking 6 shot chiappa rhino and doesn't get laughed out by the tac team. Then the tac team allows the guy to kill himself. Because apparently none of them are ex special forces whom are actually trained to take wounding shots on people that are about to kill themselves.



Then Annie comes back and is lauded as great. For what exactly? Probably for climbing a fence in heals.



After all that is done. She heads home and finds Simon there. See this is the problem that one has when one doesn't have a pseudonym as a spy and used her real name around the world. They can look up your address in the freaking phone book. Then some romance talking and Annie is going to leave with him. Because somehow he is more than the last guy she was going to do that with.



Auggies calls and says that things are going down and they are taking apart her desk. Lena as it appears found something and presented it to Arthur, who to be honest is about as clueless as well anyone, ever. And they are looking for Annie. probably because she is in love with Simon and Lena presented it as if she was compromised and Annie isn't a blundering fool that stumbles through missions, it has all been an act and she is intentionally semi tanking the missions in order for something nefarious.



And then Lena comes in (you know the bad guy in 24 and in a couple other shows) {seriously, all shows everywhere, stop casting Sarah Clarke as a bad guy, because by now everyone is expecting it} breaks up the love fest, and the Annie realizes what she is about to give up, again fest, and shoots them. At this point I cheered. Now that was a little short lived. Because they aren't going to kill off their star (despite the fact that they should). But hopefully this will snap Annie out of her mediocrity and emotion driven missions and allow her to realize that what she is doing is real life and stupidity has consequences. Hopefully it makes her become a better agent, because literally nothing in the past 3 years has done that.



Conspiracy:



1.I would presume that Lena was involved with Jai's death and that the killer was freed by her, was working for her and killed himself because she would have done it for him had he survived capture.



2. Well I am going to go out on a limb and say that the actress who tends to always play a double agent is in fact a double agent. Or an agent looking out for herself, selling secrets to make money for retirement. Because she knows that she is a woman and there is no way the CIA is going to promote a woman to be in charge of the largest intel agency in the world. Those spots are reserved for morons like Arthur. Arthur who takes Lena's intel and immediately starts an investigation on an agent whom he trusts so much that he had her have his back last season. And didn't run it by Joan because Joan would have smoked out Lena's ruse.



3. Simon said at the mall that he never met his contact. Lena is the contact. Jai figured out it was someone in CIA and was getting close to seeing that it was Lena. Lena breaks the guy out of jail that Jai's dad left to swing in a Venezuelan jail and whom is more than happy to kill the kid of the guy that did that to him. So she used a guy with an ax to grind against Jai to insulate her from any implication. She is actually pretty smart and they should make the show around her.



4. Seriously? Scorned lover? Where did you get that Mary Ann? I know this is basically gossip girl with guns but I don't think they would make it that cheesy. Would they? If this is the case then I may give up all USA shows forever.



Great review though. I liked it. Hated the episode and I constantly question why I continue to watch this show. But I do enjoy the reviews.
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I just wanted to say.... I loved this review and was laughing the whole time. Thanks for entertaining me
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Happy to do so.
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The next few episode synopses don't talk about Annie. They talk about "the CIA". I, for one, am totally fooled.
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Yeeeeah. It's almost hilariously anti-climactic to go the "OH NOES ANNIE IN MORTAL PERIL!" route because CLEARLY, no one is going to kill her off anytime soon.



Honestly, I considered scorned lover for pretty much all of the reasons you listed: Gossip Girl with guns, cheese potential, and because this is the first season of Covert Affairs I haven't had to force myself to sit through, I'm pretty much just waiting for them to screw it up.



I'm glad you enjoy the reviews! Thanks for reading!



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Yeh, you'd think a highly trained spy would follow up with a double-tap to the head... seeing as she had enough time to just stand there and look at the two of them to check if they were alive.

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Yeah, but how many times do you see head shots on TV? Breaking Bad is the only one I recall recently (Chow). It is kinda funny how belief has to be suspended. I remember having a thought cross my mind while watching LOST.... After the first two people survive what you would think was a fatal wound, you have to start thinking "screw the leg, lower left gut, upper shoulder shots... Knock em down, and finish it."
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If the highly trained assissin, Lena, was fake all along, then yes the survival of Annie from those bullet wounds will be justified otherwise it will just show how lazy the writers of this show are.
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What I'm interested in knowing is that is Simon dead for sure? If so, then let me just scream out loud and say " NOOOOOOOOOOO, he was the only good thing this show had going, considering she didn't even get with the other israeli agent, who was way too older for her. Simon was perfect! I saw the promo for the next episode, and in that she's hospitalized. So why can't Simon be alive as well!" So what's the point. It's so meaningless that she fell in love within what 8 episodes of this season, only to have this guy killed off! That's not good, not believable! Also I'm not surprised Lena was the bad guy here, seeing as that she obviously went and got the CIA checking Annie's desk towards the ending oh and she was the bad guy in 24 first season right, so its not a shocker! But I want Simon back! I heard something online about later on when Auggie gets jealous. I hope they weren't talking about this scene, cuz he was in no way looking jealous! How many more episodes are left for the finale by the way?
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Ok well first thing...Does anyone recall Annie calling her her sister asking her to fly in "tonight"...Hearing the desperation in Annie's voice will make Danielle come back especially since she is always soooo concerned for Annie's safety. She will save Annie and call Auggie.



There is no way Lena could have known Simon was at Annie's house is there? So I'm thinking Lena went to kill Annie and make it look like a hit. Bur she didnt have a choice but to shoot simon first because if she went after Annie Simon would've killed her...after all he did kill his handler for Annie...I gotta say I want a man like simon who would be willing to sacrifice himself for me. Great show.
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4. occurred to me, and I don't like it either, so here's the deal. If they go that route, what we do is come up with some storylines that don't so much replace the reasons they give us, but run parallel to them, and give her a proper motivation. Because, as far as we know, as long as we don't violate canon, it happened.



I'm holding out hope that they don't go there though. I'm already ticked off enough that Annie falls for every guy she meets.
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I refuse to write Covert Affairs fanfiction.



I'm crossing my fingers too. It's been a pretty awesome season so far (Annie's lovesick blah blah aside) and it'd be a shame to ruin it.
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I called Lena being responsible since we met her. Let's see... Jay was afraid of someone at the CIA and said that things were wonky. He was then assassinated. Then we meet this Lena person that runs a covert team WITHIN the CIA that barely reports to anyone... who for SOME reason has immediately recruited Annie right after she talked to Jai and witnesses the explosion. It's really hard not to connect the dots there.
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I think that Lena is corrupt and wanted to use Simon for some unknown reason and used Annie to get close to him. Jai was investigating Simon for some reason and Lena had to take out Jai because he was getting too close. I don't think Simon had anything to do with Jai's death. I think now that Lena knows that Annie is in love with Simon and vice versa it is somehow disrupting her plot and she had to take both out and she will try to spin it as treason.
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We see Lena go and see if Simon is dead but I bet as she goes to check Annie Jia come in and puts her down And annie is onle woonded badly.. Like every one says she is the star of the show,, Plus even I dont think Jia would have fallen for the bomb in the car knowing how paranoid he was. Also like someone said it Adecent spy would have done a gut shot to take em down and then tap tap to head before aprocching the body what if they had vests on. Oh I forgot the blood bags exploded out when in reality there would have been a small nine mill hole which we would not have see or given the afect of them being shoot, plus simon was so fast to take out his gun in the mall yet he heard the door and did not react.. But whats laughable for me is leana in the "ALL BLACK" Get up is she a spy or a hooker I mean no give away is there changing into a all black dirtly long mac ? LOL

A great show with great actors and up to now great effects and story lines but even though this last episode did what the writer wanted to do and shook people it did but it was done lazely in my opinion... N yes Lena stuck out like the bad penny from day one of her coming into the show.
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