Covert Affairs

Season 5 Episode 7

Brink Of The Clouds

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Aug 05, 2014 on USA
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Episode Summary


Annie heads to Azerbaijan with McQuaid to find an ex-CIA agent. Aggie acquires some disconcerting  knowledge about a friend. Joan and Calder get into an argument.

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  • Pretty good.

    Not my favourite episode of the season, but certainly still had plenty to offer. The developments in DC were not compelling for me today - didn't like the way the Auggie love triangle finished off today, but we'll see where it goes next I suppose.

    As for Annie and McQuaid, there were some interesting scenes and some of the action was really good. The drone strike scene was very bizarre the way he just cut Annie loose and Annie was able to take him by surprise - that was a rookie mistake by someone everyone at the CIA looked up to...

    All up though, a decent episode. Hoping we get back to some greater heights that the last couple of episodes have given us.moreless
  • Brink Of The Clouds

    Definitely an enjoyable episode of Covert Affairs here. This episode had an intriguing storyline, it had edge of your seat action, that's really all you can ask for.
  • The Best Hayley Price Episode so far

    Who cares about the so-called love story ans conjure up. This episode was the best for recurring actresses Amy Jo Johnson
  • Crap Hayley Knows About Annie.

    Kravec tells interrogators that he handled the finances of the Chicago bombing for the reclusive terrorist Farouk Al-Tabrizi, who is actually rogue former CIA agent Nathan Mueller, who worked with Auggie before going off the grid several years ago. Kravec sent a courier with cash cards to find him in Azerbaijan and Annie follows along with McQuaid and two of his men. With the help of a local warlord, they find Mueller's base and since it is too strong to attack, Calder orders a drone strike to destroy it. Annie and her team are captured and brought inside the base, but are able to escape before the missiles hit. She is grateful to McQuaid, who helped her with another attack during the mission and assures her that she is not in danger of similarly going rogue. In DC, Hayley tells Auggie that she knows about Annie's condition, but he convinces her to at least delay reporting it. Natasha is going out against Auggie's wishes, and observes his date with Hayley by hacking a traffic camera and when he declines to abandon the CIA and run off with her, she leaves, but not before Hayley sees them together. Stephanie is arrested with a Russian client and Calder gets her released and then breaks off with her, but this keeps him away from Langley at a crucial time and earns him a rebuke from Joan. Bennett tells Auggie he has important further information about Mueller. Another Fantastic Episode.moreless
  • Not Over Yet

    I was totally absorbed by this episode.

    I loved watching Annie, Auggie & Joan work as a team they make a great trio.

    I am so over Calder's Subplot I so hope it is the last we see of his 'lady

    Hayley is sure digging deep into Annie and it looks like her secret is going to come out soon.

    Ryan McQuaid's unyielding support of Annie while they were on their joint, Op this week was truly awesome, I am loving their dynamic more and more, I just really don't want them to be romantically linked.

    Auggie's triangle totally blew up in his face, I kinda wasn't surprised because I had thought something like that would happen, it just leaves the door wide open now for Annie & Auggie to further reconnect which I am so jazzed about!

    Roger Auggie's paranoid 'chemically' imbalanced friend brought him some intriguing intel at the end of this episode and I for one am crazy excited for next week!

    The Chicago Op defiantly isn't over yet!moreless
Max Martini

Max Martini

Nathan Mueller

Guest Star

Adoni Maropis

Adoni Maropis

Hasad Vahid

Guest Star

Rossif Sutherland

Rossif Sutherland


Guest Star

Liane Balaban

Liane Balaban

Natasha Petrovna

Recurring Role

Nazneen Contractor

Nazneen Contractor


Recurring Role

Amy Jo Johnson

Amy Jo Johnson

Hayley Price

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: When Annie is speaking to Auggie on the satellite phone after the missile strike, we can see that she has forgotten to raise the phone's antenna, yet the conversation is uninterrupted.

  • QUOTES (0)

  • NOTES (2)

    • Crew Adds and Clarifications: Susie Farris (Casting by), Robin D. Cook (Canadian Casting), Marco Sousa (Picture Car Coordinator), Mark Giles (A Camera First Assistant), Akira Nishihata (B Camera First Assistant), Chris Miyasaki (Finishing Supervisor), Chevy Chen (Foreign Unit Producer), Stuart Wall (Foreign Unit Co-Producer), Greg Edmunds (Second Unit First Assistant Director), Greg Holmgren (Second Unit Location Manager), Conor Patrick Hogan (Script Coordinator L.A.), Russell Bennett (Script Coordinator Toronto)

    • Although credited, Peter Gallagher (Arthur Campbell) does not appear in this episode. He received special billing (and) in the episode credits.