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Glossary: C
First Air Date: July 13th, 2010
Last Air Date: December 18th, 2014
Created By: Matt Corman, Chris Ord
Star Casts: Piper Perabo, Christopher Gorham, Kari Matchett, Peter Gallagher, Nic Bishop, Hill Harper, Michelle Ryan
Aired On: USA Network
Episode Runtime: 42 minutes
Total Seasons: 5 Seasons
Total Episodes: 75 Episodes
Type: Scripted
Status: Ended
Homepage: USA Network - Covert Affairs

Last Updated: Tue, 11 Jan 2022 22:31:39 +0000

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Covert Affairs


A young CIA operative, Annie Walker, is mysteriously summoned to headquarters for duty as a field operative. While Annie believes she's been promoted for her exceptional linguistic skills, there may be something or someone from her past that her CIA bosses are really after. Auggie Anderson is a CIA military intelligence agent who was blinded while on assignment and is Annie's guide in this world of bureaucracy, excitement and intrigue.

Seasons and Episodes

Specials (11 Episodes)

1: Sights Unseen: A Covert Affairs Prequel Episode 1 - Aired: 2012-07-11

Auggie runs one of his first missions in Barcelona in this prequel to Covert Affairs.

2: Sights Unseen: A Covert Affairs Prequel Episode 2 - Aired: 2012-07-11

Watch episode two of Sights Unseen, a Covert Affairs Prequel!

3: Sights Unseen: A Covert Affairs Prequel Episode 3 - Aired: 2012-07-11

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4: Sights Unseen: A Covert Affairs Prequel Episode 4 - Aired: 2012-07-11

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5: Sights Unseen: A Covert Affairs Prequel Episode 5 - Aired: 2012-07-11

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6: Sights Unseen: Auggie Undercover Episode 1 - Aired: 2013-07-08

Auggie goes undercover in this exciting sequel to Sights Unseen!

7: Sights Unseen: Auggie Undercover Episode 2 - Aired: 2013-07-08

Watch the 2nd episode of Auggie Undercover

8: Sights Unseen: Auggie Undercover Episode 3 - Aired: 2013-07-08

Watch the 3rd Episode of Auggie Undercover

9: Sights Unseen: Auggie Undercover Episode 4 - Aired: 2013-07-08

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10: Sights Unseen: Auggie Undercover Episode 5 - Aired: 2013-07-08

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11: Sights Unseen: Auggie Undercover Episode 6 - Aired: 2013-07-08

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Season 1 (11 Episodes)

1: Pilot - Aired: 2010-07-13

Annie Walker is removed from CIA training and thrust into the inner sanctum of the Agency for what appears to be their need of her exceptional linguistic skills, but there may be something or someone from her past that her CIA bosses are really after.

2: Walter's Walk - Aired: 2010-07-20

New CIA agent Annie Walker is still forced to work on low-key cases until she is tipped off that a IRA cell operates in America.

3: South Bound Suarez - Aired: 2010-07-27

Annie is tasked with getting close to Diego, a college student, in the hopes that his sister, Julia, will provide the CIA with intel on Victor Ponces, a corrupt Venezuelan government official. But when the CIA station agent looking into Ponces goes missing, Diego's trust in Annie means that she's going to have to finish the job.

4: No Quarter - Aired: 2010-08-03

After a "simple brush pass" goes sour, Annie is stranded and on the run in Zurich with Eyal, a Mossad agent who can't be trusted. Meanwhile, as Auggie works to bring Annie home safely, Arthur and Joan are busy trying to track a leak coming from within the CIA ... and Auggie is near the top of the list

5: In the Light - Aired: 2010-08-10

In order to stop a weapons shipment, Annie asks a former operative for help and attracts Henry Wilcox's and her former lover Ben Mercer's attention.

6: Houses of the Holy - Aired: 2010-08-17

Annie is tasked with investigating a potential national security leak originating from the Senate Intelligence Committee. Elsewhere, Auggie is assigned as a stateside handler for his old special ops unit, and Annie is worried that her brother-in-law, Michael, is cheating on Danielle.

7: Communication Breakdown - Aired: 2010-08-24

When communication systems throughout D.C. are shut down by a hacker, Auggie is put in the field to obtain the code for the CIA. But his excitement to be doing field work is tempered when he learns that the hacker responsible is Natasha Petrova ... who happens to be his ex-girlfriend.

8: What Is and What Should Never Be - Aired: 2010-08-31

After Annie witnesses a suspicious purchase at an art auction, her follow-up brings a surprise visitor -- Ben Mercer -- back into her life.

9: Fool in the Rain - Aired: 2010-09-07

An Iranian trade delegation member attending the WTO conference in Toronto escapes his handlers and contacts the CIA, hoping to parlay stolen intelligence into safe passage to the United States.

10: I Can't Quit You Baby - Aired: 2010-09-14

Annie needs to be recruited by smugglers; Arthur and Joan must bring Henry Wilcox back into the fold.

11: When the Levee Breaks - Aired: 2010-09-14

Annie is forced to confront her past when Ben Mercer walks into CIA Headquarters.

Season 2 (16 Episodes)

1: Begin the Begin - Aired: 2011-06-07

When Annie and Ben go back to Washington DC, Ben goes missing. Annie is assigned to keep a professional tennis player from Estonia safe.

2: Good Advices - Aired: 2011-06-14

Annie meets Mossad agent Eyal Lavin again when they both try to turn a secretary working at the Syrian embassy in Paris into an asset.

3: Bang and Blame - Aired: 2011-06-21

The leak of a CIA Trainee's name brings Annie back to The Farm with the sensitive task to find the culprit without being exposed herself which would end her own CIA career.

4: All the Right Friends - Aired: 2011-06-28

Annie runs into a set up when she tries to exchange a spy named Carlo Reni in Argentina. They escape the assassin and go on the run, trying to find the one responsible before the assassin can finish the job.

5: Around the Sun - Aired: 2011-07-05

Annie looks into a potential leak at NASA, which could threaten the U.S.'s spy satellites. During the mission, she must also adjust to working with a new tech operative after Auggie moves to a new position.

6: The Outsiders - Aired: 2011-07-12

Annie and Reva are captured near the Polish-Belarusian border by a man (Peter Stormare) working for the secret Soviet police when they try to deploy surveillence cameras in the Bialowieza Forest. Meanwhile Jai assembles an extraction team to rescue them in Belarus.

7: Half a World Away - Aired: 2011-07-19

Auggie is aided by a flight attendant (Rebecca Mader) while on his vacation to the international jazz festival in Istanbul. His trip turns into a mission when he inadvertently records the voice of the man who injured him during the war in Afghanistan.

8: Welcome to the Occupation - Aired: 2011-07-26

When a covert CIA operative and friend of Joan's gets caught up in a hostage crisis in Mexico, Annie and Joan are sent to assess the situation under the cover of being a news team. But when Arthur decides that they need additional backup, he sends Ben Mercer to assist them.

9: Sad Professor - Aired: 2011-08-02

Annie learns that her college professor Mark Ramsay was secretly working for the CIA when he was killed tracking a Pakistani spy ring. The CIA asks Annie to find the missing intel using her connection to Ramsay's widow Safia.

10: World Leader Pretend - Aired: 2011-08-09

While Annie runs the extraction of a Chinese scientist named Shen Yue who is willing to defect, she runs into complications and is forced to make a difficult choice.

11: The Wake-Up Bomb - Aired: 2011-11-01

Annie feels lonely during some downtime following a failed mission in Venice. Another assignment soon comes up, however, involving a chef tied to a Basque separatist movement.

12: Uberlin - Aired: 2011-11-08

While on the trail of Isaak Von Hagen, a known money launderer, Annie prepares to turn his wife, Elsa, into a CIA asset.

13: A Girl Like You - Aired: 2011-11-15

Annie is sent to find Mossad agent Eyal Lavin after it's discovered he's in Washington D.C. posing as a CIA operative.

14: Horse to Water - Aired: 2011-11-22

Annie keeps tabs on the daughter of a CIA analyst imprisoned for selling intelligence. After an asset is killed in Russia, the CIA suspects the woman could be helping her father.

15: What's the Frequency, Kenneth? - Aired: 2011-11-29

A MI6 operative asks Annie for access to the Smithsonian. Since he doesn't know that Annie's a CIA agent, she decides to cooperate in order to find out what he's after.

16: Letter Never Sent - Aired: 2011-12-06

Annie and Danielle's vacation in Stockholm turns dangerous when Danielle is mistaken for a spy, putting her life in danger.

Season 3 (16 Episodes)

1: Hang on to Yourself - Aired: 2012-07-10

After tragedy shakes up the CIA, Annie and the rest of the DPD find themselves in an unfamiliar situation.

2: Sound and Vision - Aired: 2012-07-17

Annie and Auggie are brought together for a DPD assignment, sending them to Spain to acquire a computer virus that China also wants to obtain.

3: The Last Thing You Should Do - Aired: 2012-07-24

When a situation develops while Auggie is visiting Parker in Africa, Annie, Joan and Lena have to find a way to work together to bring him back safely.

4: Speed of Life - Aired: 2012-07-31

Annie investigates a break-in at a high-tech company and reaches out to the FBI for help. But her plan is complicated by Simon's unexpected arrival in town.

5: This is Not America - Aired: 2012-08-14

When proprietary American technology is found in an Iranian missile, Annie is sent to Israel where, along with Eyal Lavin, she attempts to discover who leaked the technology.

6: Hello Stranger - Aired: 2012-08-21

When the Prime Minister of Yemen arrives in the US for emergency heart surgery, Annie takes on a near-impossible assignment: with a three-hour window, no back-up, and the State Department warning the CIA not to interfere, Annie attempts to turn the Prime Minister's Chief of Staff into a CIA asset.

7: Loving the Alien - Aired: 2012-08-28

When Simon invites Annie on a trip to Cuba, she accepts, knowing this is her best opportunity to learn what Simon has been planning. But going to Cuba means Annie won't have any backup if she gets caught.

8: Glass Spider - Aired: 2012-09-04

After it's discovered that Jai was investigating Simon Fischer when he was killed, bringing Simon in becomes Arthur's top priority. In the hopes of protecting Simon, Annie requests that she be allowed to bring him in herself.

9: Suffragette City - Aired: 2012-09-11

As the life of one the Agency’s best hangs in the balance, the team works to discover the truth after it’s revealed that one of their own might not be who they thought.

10: Let's Dance - Aired: 2012-09-18

The CIA attempts to obtain proof that an enemy is hiding in Russia, in the hopes of bringing them to justice.

11: Rock 'n' Roll Suicide - Aired: 2012-10-16

When Annie's mission in Russia goes awry, landing her in prison, Auggie, Joan, and Arthur work with an old friend to bring her home safely.

12: Wishful Beginnings - Aired: 2012-10-23

Things become complicated for Annie when Eyal Lavin and his boss, Rivka Singer, request the CIA's assistance tracking down a Mossad asset.

13: Man in the Middle - Aired: 2012-10-30

After receiving intel from Mossad warning that two suspected terrorists are planning to meet, Annie finds herself in a race against the clock to track down the meeting location before the targets get away.

14: Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) - Aired: 2012-11-06

When a crucial CIA asset disappears from protective custody, Annie and Eyal work to find her before they lose her forever.

15: Quicksand - Aired: 2012-11-13

With Auggie in Iraq and Joan out of the office, Annie turns to Eyal to help her track down Khalid Ansari.

16: Lady Stardust - Aired: 2012-11-20

When a fellow spy is taken hostage, Annie travels to Amsterdam to eliminate Khalid once and for all.

Season 4 (16 Episodes)

1: Vamos - Aired: 2013-07-16

Annie forges a professional relationship with Henry Wilcox while also adjusting to her new romance with Auggie. But when Annie and Auggie head to Columbia searching for a new person of interest: the Puma, the spy game gets serious.

2: Dig for Fire - Aired: 2013-07-23

After a bombshell revelation rocks the CIA, Annie and Auggie combine forces with Arthur in an attempt to bring Henry’s hidden agenda to light. Joan finds a personal moment to confide in Annie.

3: Into the White - Aired: 2013-07-30

Annie returns to Colombia and must determine Teo Braga’s true allegiances in order to thwart a potential act of terrorism. Joan begins a round of interviews that could significantly alter her career trajectory within the CIA.

4: Rock a My Soul - Aired: 2013-08-06

As Annie and Auggie’s romance heats up, both begin to notice how it strains their working relationship within the CIA. Arthur and Henry almost come to blows.

5: Here Comes Your Man - Aired: 2013-08-13

Annie is sent to Vienna, and must cut all communication with Auggie. Meanwhile, Joan and Arthur decide to bring in reinforcements.

6: Space (I Believe In) - Aired: 2013-08-20

Annie gets involved in an FBI investigation in order to cover her tracks. Elsewhere, Henry presents Annie with a major opportunity.

7: Crackity Jones - Aired: 2013-08-27

Annie finds she has met her match when she has to work to halt the illegal sale of deadly weapons and is teamed up with a seasoned operative. Meanwhile, circumstances force Auggie to deal with past demons' and Calder's suspicions of Annie Walker grow.

8: I've Been Waiting for You - Aired: 2013-09-03

Annie convinces Teo to turn on one of his men, while Joan makes a decision. Elsewhere, Calder shows his true colors and Auggie faces trouble.

9: Hang Wire - Aired: 2013-09-10

Annie must stop Teo from committing a terrible act. Elsewhere, Auggie discovers Calder's allegiances and Arthur seeks help in defending the Campbell name.

10: Levitate Me - Aired: 2013-09-17

Annie makes a desperate attempt to take down Henry. Elsewhere, Calder and Annie finally face off.

11: Dead - Aired: 2013-10-17

Annie begins her first deep cover operation completely on her own. Meanwhile, Auggie, Joan, Arthur and the rest of the CIA manage the fallout from Annie’s "death" at Calder’s hands.

12: Something Against You - Aired: 2013-10-24

Despite his misgivings, Auggie decides to work with Calder on an alternate method to destroy Henry. Joan confronts Auggie about this alliance.

13: No. 13 Baby - Aired: 2013-10-31

Henry reaches out to his only ally within Langley, Calder. Joan reveals something during her deposition that puts a wedge between herself and Arthur. An old flame reveals she still holds a torch for Auggie.

14: River Euphrates - Aired: 2013-11-07

Annie travels to New York after receiving new intelligence. Elsewhere, Arthur's court date looms nearer, and Joan finds a solid lead.

15: There Goes My Gun - Aired: 2013-11-14

Annie, Auggie and Calder go on an unauthorized mission to Hong Kong in the hope of apprehending Henry's courier. Meanwhile, Joan and Arthur reveal a traitor who's been hiding in plain sight.

16: Trompe le Monde - Aired: 2013-11-21

Calder wonders if Joan is the only person he can trust when he returns to the United States with good news. Elsewhere, Annie and Auggie continue their work to bring Henry to justice.

Season 5 (16 Episodes)

1: Shady Lane - Aired: 2014-06-24

Annie and Auggie consider their future just as a connection from the past resurfaces and leads Annie on a race against time to prevent a terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Elsewhere, tension mounts between Calder and Joan as they wait to see who will become the new DCS and Arthur considers about a career in the private sector.

2: False Skorpion - Aired: 2014-07-01

Annie thinks about working with Ryan McQuaid in an effort to catch a terrorist in Venezuela. Auggie is questioned by the NCTC.

3: Unseen Power of the Picket Fence - Aired: 2014-07-08

After a botched escape attempt, Annie and McQuaid combine forces to get out of Venezuela. Joan works with Arthur and his new co-worker, Caitlyn Cook, to extract their fellow operatives. Calder’s clandestine affair takes on a new dimension.

4: Silence Kit - Aired: 2014-07-15

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5: Elevate Me Later - Aired: 2014-07-22

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6: Embassy Row - Aired: 2014-07-29

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7: Brink of the Clouds - Aired: 2014-08-05

Annie and McQuaid search for an off-grid ex-CIA agent in Azerbaijan; Auggie learns upsetting information about an old friend; Calder has a confrontation with Joan.

8: Grounded - Aired: 2014-08-12

Annie and Auggie dig into a conspiracy theory about the attack on the CIA; Joan and Calder must make a difficult decision.

9: Spit on a Stranger - Aired: 2014-08-19

Annie begins an operation without support from the agency; Calder interrogates Auggie; McQuaid Security has a new recruit.

10: Sensitive Euro Man - Aired: 2014-08-26

Annie helps McQuaid with a difficult mission, against Auggie's wishes; Hayley's hunt for the truth becomes more dogged.

11: Trigger Cut - Aired: 2014-11-06

McQuaid's health hangs in the balance; Annie seeks information in Istanbul; Arthur takes control of McQuaid Security; Calder has a new recruit.

12: Starlings of the Slipstream - Aired: 2014-11-13

Annie searches for a rogue chemist in Germany; questions about Joan's time in the Balkans.

13: She Believes - Aired: 2014-11-20

After a startling revelation, Annie works with a new ally; McQuaid and Joan go into the field.

14: Transport Is Arranged - Aired: 2014-12-04

Annie and McQuaid must sneak into Russian territory in pursuit of Belenko.

15: Frontwards - Aired: 2014-12-11

Annie and McQuaid's relationship deepens while tracking down Belenko's next target.

16: Gold Soundz - Aired: 2014-12-18

With Russian Vega Force assassins on their trail, Annie and McQuaid work together to escape.