Covert Affairs

Season 5 Episode 8

Grounded

10
Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Aug 12, 2014 on USA
6.5
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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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  • Absolutely spectacular.

    10
    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

    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.
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)

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