Covert Affairs

Season 3 Episode 16

Lady Stardust

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Nov 20, 2012 on USA
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    Covert Affairs' Season 3 Finale: The Band Was All Together

    So fine, Annie is back to being a total waste of a spy.

  • Episode Summary

    Annie heads to Amsterdam to take out Khalid after a fellow spy is taken hostage.

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    • European research to make it look legit is still not right. Good attempt though!

      For this episode, mostly in Amsterdam, the research guy made less mistakes compared to last episode.... but it is still not quite right! Let me sum up the 'good and the bad' for you:

      - The were actually in Amsterdam; pretty nice. I have lived there for over 10 years, so I know a but about the city.

      - In the beginning Eyal is holding up a newspaper and Annie is seeing that same paper in the news-stands. It is called 'de Weekdag' and it is not a real paper; even though the papers next to it are real. De Weekdag translates to "the Weekday"; which does not make sense in Dutch; it would be 'The day of the week"; anyway, nice attempt

      - Thee guy coming out of the shop to help Annie is really Dutch and from Amsterdam. His swearing, well, translated in English would have never been allowed on US-tv and I am sure that does not like it if I write the translation over here. :)

      - The US consulate isn;t the actual consulate in Amsterdam: that one is smaller. It does look alike. Then again, I can imagine they did not get approval to shoot (film) over there.

      - Annie asks to meet at the "Bloemen-MarkEt" (Flowermarket). In Dutch it is Bloemenmarkt; like it is written a bit later.

      - After she shoots Eyal and runs in the little ally you get one more shot which is actually around the corner; pretty cool. The next shot of her running is 1.2 km (0.8 miles) of running later: just past Nieuwmarkt. In the next shot she is at the central station bike parking: another 500 yards. That woman can run on those heels!!

      - Augie makes the others to meet at Pier 10 (Peer 10). That does not exist. There is a thing like Pier 10, but that is a restaurant, quite a bit away from the area they showed (it went to quick to see at which Canal they were: the 4 canals next to each other look quite alike).

      - Auggie claims that the "oude Kerk in Delft' (Old Church in Delft) is their CIA meeting places. This is the church where the Dutch Royal family get buried. It is quite out of the way and not quite close to any big thing in the Netherlands: no military airport close and still quite far away from the city called Den Haag (The Hague) where all the (international) government business takes place.

      - On the phone Annie claims that they are going to make there way to the "North Sea" with that boat to meet up with an American (war)ship? That is a good 16 miles to the coast and most of it is on a 'small' canal where cruise ships and ocean-freight ships drive. Good luck with that boat Annie; it is not like there are any taxi's who can bring you there.

      - And yes; they got a number plate wrong. When Auggie and Eyal drive to the house where Annie is having a convo with Ansari they come in a rather old Peugeot 504: made in Europe from '68 to '83. Nice car for its time and I wonder where Eyal found the car; it is not like you can rent this one around the corner :). Anyway, the number plate combination is 57 - E2 - RD. Which is not possible in the Netherlands: between the dashes there are always either number or letter combinations; not a mixture of numbers and letters. O yeah, and the letter type is wrong.

      Besides that I enjoyed the episode. Nice twist and cool solution from Annie.moreless
    • One Word : GAME CHANGER!!

      Whoa this season finale was even better than last years I was on pins and needles the whole time.

      Annie teaming up with Auggie in Amsterdam was really great, him surprising her was both funny and cute! His plan was really good.

      The Eyal/Auggie/Annie interactions were fabulous and were definite stand outs 4 me, I hope we see more of their adventures come Season 4!

      As usual Annie went off on her own at first I was really mad but once I saw her reasoning behind it I totally understood it.

      Auggie and Eyal rushing to meet her after Annie went off on her own was really sweet.

      Annie's meeting with Henry Wilcox is what I'm most anxious to see how it plays out, I cannot wait to see what mission he wants her to do!

      It finally happened and for those of you who are Auggie/Annie shippers you know what I'm talking about!

      All in all this season finale was a fantastic wrap up of this season.

      I super excited for the summer so I can see exactly what Annie's new 'mission' is!moreless
    • Brilliant ending!

      This was an amazing season finale for Covert Affairs! Great events in the Netherlands and a very smart ending to the whole Ansari affair. It was executed to perfection!

      But there were some big developments back in DC at the very end! What was in that final file that Henry gave to Annie? I want to know! And the very last scene was amazing! <333 Auggie and Annie!

      Now I am very much looking forward to more! Phenomenal episode!moreless
    Haaz Sleiman

    Haaz Sleiman

    Khalid Ansari

    Guest Star

    Monica Mustelier

    Monica Mustelier


    Guest Star

    Robin Wilcock

    Robin Wilcock

    Bob Breiding

    Guest Star

    Oded Fehr

    Oded Fehr

    Eyal Lavin

    Recurring Role

    Gregory Itzin

    Gregory Itzin

    Henry Wilcox

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Auggie: We're talking about handing over Agency assets. How many names are on that list? How many lives are we trading for one man?
        Annie: Two assets in Riad. One in Dubai. But they're both collecting intel on OPEC not the Anasari family.
        Auggie: That distinction isn't going to mean anything to Khalid.
        Annie: Can't we get them off the board before Khalid's men can get to them?
        Auggie: Yes, but the lives of those assets will be irrevocably changed.
        Annie: I know, I pulled everything I could off the server on the Ansari family looking for a way around this. I can't think of another plan. I don't wanna give over those names either but somebody has to do something. Eyal needs my help and I can't do nothing.
        Auggie: Is this about Russia?
        Annie: And Paris and Zurich, and West Virginia, it's about all of it.
        Auggie: You once told me you didn't have feelings for him. Is that not true? Is that what's driving this?
        Annie: Why do you keep asking me that?
        Auggie: I have an idea, but we're not gonna violate Agency protocol and we are not handing over that file.
        Annie: Thank you
        Auggie: This could get very messy, you okay with that?
        Annie: Yeah.
        Auggie: This is a mistake, but at least we'll make it together.

      • Auggie: Do you see any tulips?
        Annie: Not this time of year.
        Auggie: I'm gonna pretend there are tulips and windmills. One of the benefits of being blind is I can imagine the way things look any way I like.
        Annie: People too?
        Auggie: Of course. One of these days I'll describe you to yourself. It's a hell of a parlor game.
        Annie: That's a plan.
        Auggie: This plan, on the other hand, was risky. I wasn't sure you were gonna make it. I didn't like that feeling much.
        Annie: You were worried about me?
        Auggie: Yeah, I was worried.
        Annie: Then you didn't follow your Sergeant's advice.
        Auggie: My Sergeant's advice didn't work because, the person I was worried about and the positive thing I was thinking about are the same.

      • Auggie: You got quiet all of a sudden.
        Annie: I know I just want this to work. (about her plan to free Eyal from Khalid)
        Auggie: It will. I had a Sergeant in basic training, mean son-of-a-bitch, but he taught us one thing that really stuck with me. Going into battle is like blowin out a birthday candle.
        Annie: Okay, that doesn't help me all because I have no idea what it means.
        Auggie: I means, don't over think it, put all the noisy thoughts out of your head, close your eyes, think about one positive thing that you want. (Annie stops and closes her eyes) Or one thing ya love.
        Annie: (Annie smiles and opens her eyes) Okay I'm ready.

      • Annie: What's going on?
        Auggie: I've been thinking about today, about our lives. There's nothing certain about what we do. There's nothing certain for people like us. Now there's a conversation I've been hoping to have with you for a while now but I've never found the right time to have it.
        Annie: What are you saying?
        Auggie: Timing's everything. I wanted to talk now, Annie.
        Annie: What do you want to talk about? (they kiss) I'm glad we're having this talk.(they kiss again)

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