Covert Affairs

Season 5 Episode 9

Spit On A Stranger

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Aug 19, 2014 on USA
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Episode Summary


Without the CIA's support, Annie starts an undercover mission. Calder grills Auggie concerning a breach of protocol. McQuaid Security gets a new recruit.

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  • Love the intrigue!

    Whatever the show lacked in action today, it made up for with the intrigue of an absolutely spectacular storyline, as Annie resigns from the CIA to go lone wolf against McQuaid, picking up some interesting allies along the way, and revealing some very interesting revelations as well, which leave us with a lot of questions after the episode.

    I feel like the season is going spectacularly - I love the storyline of the hunt for the culprits behind Chicago and also the newly established McQuaid storyline.

    Everything is really coming together and the show is absolutely fun to watch. Can't wait to see what will happen next - looking forward toe the mid-season finael!moreless
  • Spit On A Stranger

    Obviously, with the ending we know McQuaid is innocent, but I'll give the show a chance to handle the finale next week fine. This was a good, well-thought and full of action episode overall.
  • I'm Not Giving Up.

    Having learned with Auggie that the dog walker is a former McQuaid employee, Annie resigns from the CIA and takes up McQuaid's offer of a job. With Auggie's help she is soon able to copy the files on McQuaid's computer, and they find that several former McQuaid employees including Borz are part of an organization called "Flint". McQuaid then tells Annie, before being asked, that Flint does covert operations for the DOD outside of McQuaid's main company, Arthur is able to more or less verify this for Annie, and also provide an address linked to Flint. There Annie finds a deserted factory, and as she begins to investigate a basement she is met by Caitlin, who says she followed her there to protect the company from her spying. They both go downstairs where they are attacked by two men, Caitlin kills one and the other escapes. Arthur, Caitlin and Annie then examine the basement, find signs of a recent explosion, and conclude that it was used to plan the Chicago bombing. They tell Calder and Joan, who order McQuaid's arrest, but that night McQuaid comes to Annie's apartment, tipped off about the manhunt (l hope i'm right, coz' i do think McQuaid is being set up). Held at gunpoint by Annie, he tells her to trust her instincts and either shoot him or let him go and Annie chooses the latter, and then lies to Auggie about having seen him. Calder learns that Auggie falsified Annie's medical records, but declines to pursue the matter after Auggie and Annie's suspicions are vindicated. Fantastic Episode. l Love This Show.moreless
  • The Conspiracy Just Got Murkier!

    Wow this was another knock-out episode of this 5th Season!

    Having Annie quit the CIA to pursue McQuaid was a utter brilliant move on her part, I hope she is able to return to Langley soon.

    I really enjoyed seeing Annie interact with Arthur again it was pretty amazing to see.

    Auggie & Annie's continued partnership this episode was awesome, however I was VERY upset to see what Annie decided NOT to share with Auggie at the end of this episode, that will no doubt come back to haunt her!

    Calder and Auggie's scenes this week was another major highlight for me!

    Ever since Calder's introduction at the DPD I have thoroughly enjoyed his and Auggie's contentious and evolving relationship!

    I really thought I knew who was truly behind Chicago toward the end of this episode but now I am totally and utterly confused, I don't know who is the mastermind but I am extremely excited to see how this Summer Season wraps up!

    BRING ON NEXT WEEK!moreless
Rick Roberts

Rick Roberts

Deputy DCI Joseph Nichols

Guest Star

Adriano Sobretodo Jr.

Adriano Sobretodo Jr.

ER Doctor

Guest Star

Matt MacDonald

Matt MacDonald


Guest Star

Perrey Reeves

Perrey Reeves

Caitlin Cook

Recurring Role

Joel Keller

Joel Keller

Allen Langer

Recurring Role

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