Covert Affairs

Season 5 Episode 8

Grounded

9
Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Aug 12, 2014 on USA
7.5
out of 10
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22 votes
5

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Annie and Auggie delve into a theory about the attack on the CIA. Joan and Calder reach a resolution.

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  • Grounded

    7.0
    A bit uneven at times, and it still feels odd that the show has nothing to do with Annie, its central character, but overall it was an enjoyable episode.
  • l Hope l'm Wrong About Ryan.

    10
    So Hayley reports Annie's heart condition to Calder, who removes Annie from field work, and to her superiors, who become suspicious about the entire CIA investigation of the bombing. Bennett tells Annie that Kravec (now back in Russia after a spy trade) lied about Mueller being his backer and for $100K, Bennett says, a source in the Russian embassy will give him files revealing the truth. Annie informs Aggie and wonders how Annie will come up with the money. So Annie decides to get the money from McQuaid, who conceals its destination from Caitlin and takes it to Bennett's. There she is disturbed when Bennett lashes out at an unfamiliar man in the hallway on his apartment floor (l knew Bennett was right, because Bennett himself was being followed). Summoned along with Calder and Joan to a meeting with the deputy Director of National Intelligence, Annie leaves the building to answer a frantic call from Bennett asking her to meet him at a distant train station. McQuaid takes her there in his helicopter, but they find Bennett dead, hit by a car and leaving a briefcase filled with documents about conspiracy theories. Calder is nearly replaced, and Joan suspends Annie from duty and later she tells Arthur that she is worried that the CIA will find out what happened several years ago in the Balkans. Annie visits McQuaid at his house, and after a pleasant overnight conversation they are interrupted, Annie by a phone call from Auggie (who suspects that Bennett was framed and killed), and McQuaid by a visitor (the man from Bennett's hallway). l really hope McQuaid isn't involved. Fantastic Episode Again.moreless
  • Is Ryan a bad guy?

    10
    I think he is in the wrong place and knows the wrong people too many times. I don't think Annie is falling for it, but we will see.
  • Ok episode but

    6.0
    I dont get Annie's logic. Just because you "sacrificed" your self for the agency and country doesnt mean to can run the operation your own way and hide from your superiors.
  • Majorly Busted! & A Betrayal To Boot?

    9.5
    Wow once again I was totally blown away by this episode!



    To see Annie's position within the CIA so securitized was pretty horrible, especially given all that she has endured these past few years, I liked how angry she became and then consequentially turned that anger into resolve, pretty awesome.



    Eric Barber first congratulating Annie and then enthusiastically introducing her to her 'newish' desk was a major highlight for me and much needed comic relief in this quite dark episode!



    I loved how Auggie continued without fail to give his support to Annie, I really wanna see a romantic reconciliation between them, but I regardless I did enjoy their moments this week, I especially loved how Annie went straight to the Berlin Wall Memorial after she had gotten the news, it was a pretty amazing mirror of the couple's scene from Season 4's premiere, I thought it was awesome to see them come somewhat full circle.



    I REALLY DO NOT, want McQuaid to be in on the Chicago attack, I mean I really adore his and Annie's friendship, particularly, this week, while I was kinda annoyed at the last scene between them, I have loved their rapport so far!



    I was sad to see Roger's fate, I liked how he and Annie finally seemed to connect, that girl really is the 'kiss of death' LOL!



    I guess Roger wasn't as paranoid as everyone thought, if the last scene is any indication, I hope Annie & Auggie are able to piece together the mastermind behind Chicago!



    Only two episodes left this Summer I am so psyched to see how this chapter in Season 5 will end!moreless
Joel Keller

Joel Keller

Allen Langer

Guest Star

Greg Gale

Greg Gale

Roger Bennett

Guest Star

Darrin Baker

Darrin Baker

Bill Bennett

Guest Star

Perrey Reeves

Perrey Reeves

Caitlin Cook

Recurring Role

Amy Jo Johnson

Amy Jo Johnson

Hayley Price

Recurring Role

Dylan Taylor

Dylan Taylor

Eric Barber

Recurring Role

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    • Special billing was given to Peter Gallagher (and) for this episode.

    • Crew Adds and Clarifications: Susie Farris (Casting by), Robin D. Cook (Canadian Casting), Patricia Keighran (Make-up for Piper Perabo), Susan Exton-Stranks (Hairstylist for Piper Perabo), Marco Sousa (Picture Car Coordinator), Mark Giles (A Camera First Assistant), Akira Nishihata (B Camera First Assistant), 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)

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