Covert Affairs

Season 5 Episode 8


Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Aug 12, 2014 on USA
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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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  • Absolutely spectacular.

    This was one of the most enjoyable episodes of the season, as we deal with the aftermath of the drama with Mueller, and subsequently the actions of many of our main characters are called into question, setting up some interesting confrontations, not least of which was between Annie and Joan.

    The Auggie/Haley scenes were interesting too, as were the events with Roger and everything that went down on that front.

    And then to put the cherry on top of the sundae, we got a monumental conclusion to the episode, which really leaves me wondering about a lot of things!

    Can't wait to see what happens next - McQuaid is definitely hiding something, but the extent to which his secrets go is up for debate. Very exciting things coming!moreless
  • Grounded

    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.
  • Is Ryan a bad guy?

    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.
  • Majorly Busted! & A Betrayal To Boot?

    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
Greg Gale

Greg Gale

Roger Bennett

Guest Star

Darrin Baker

Darrin Baker

Bill Bennett

Guest Star

Matthew MacFadzean

Matthew MacFadzean

Alex Jackson

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)