Piper Perabo finally seems to be loosing up a bit as Annie Walker did not take everything too seriously this week and was actually able to lighten up a bit. She even remarked how Auggie was not joking as much as she would like. This character's success is contingent on her developing a funny side, a lighter side, to complement that action-driven side and for once we saw some growth in that department.
But the storyline of the week just did not deliver, it was boring, it was too political, and just not the kind of thing USA succeeds at. Solid episode, but certainly not great.