Covert Affairs - Season 1 Episodes
Covert Affairs - Season 1
Meet Annie Walker (Piper Perabo), a young CIA trainee who is thrust into the inner sanctum of the agency when she is unexpectedly promoted to field operative. While it appears that she has been plucked from obscurity for her exceptional linguistic skills, there may be something or someone from her past that her CIA bosses are really after. Also starring Christopher Gorham, Peter Gallagher, Kari Matchett, Sendhil Ramamurthy and Anne Dudek.
“Welcome to the CIA”
Annie Walker is removed from the CIA training school 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.
Despite a successful first assignment, Annie's still the new girl in the DPD. That means drawing the worst assignments, like debriefing "walk-ins" – people who show up at the CIA Headquarters claiming to have intel, although they usually turn out to be crazy. During walk-in duty, Annie meets Helen Newman and her teenage son, Walter, who has intercepted and decoded information from a short-wave radio transmission. With Auggie's help, the DPD is able to confirm that the intelligence Walter intercepted was legitimate chatter from an alleged IRA cell. However, by the time they learn this, Helen and Walter, afraid that they were being tailed, have already gone into hiding.
“South Bound Suarez”
Bonding (and flirting) over a hard-fought game of soccer, Annie gets close to a young college student, Diego Suarez. But it's all part of life in the CIA – her objective is to gain access to Victor Ponces, a corrupt government official in Venezuela ... whose mistress just happens to be Julia Suarez, Diego's sister. Taking advantage of Diego's boyhood crush (as well as letting him know that if he doesn't cooperate, he could be deported), Annie gets Diego to accompany her back to Caracas, Venezuela, to convince Julia to help the CIA track Victor's financial dealings. All Annie has to do is accompany him, hand him off to the local station agent, and then return.
Annie is sent to Zurich to complete a simple "brush pass" – meet her Mossad contact, swap briefcases, and head back to the U.S. But before she can complete her objective, the airport is attacked, and a man attempts to steal Annie's briefcase.
“In the Light”
Ben, Annie's mysterious lover from Sri Lanka, has reappeared and he's tracking down a terrorist named Hasaan, who is smuggling surface-to-air missiles into the United States.
“Houses of the Holy”
Clandestine U.S. operations in Pakistan and Afghanistan are not going as planned. Each time a Hellfire drone drops a bomb on a suspected terrorist, the target isn't there. The government thinks it's a leak.
Auggie is assigned to track a hacker responsible for shutting down communication systems throughout the city who also happens to be his ex-girlfriend.
“What Is and What Should Never Be”
Annie is posing as a Smithsonian art buyer at the Brambles Auction House in order to survey odd spending behaviors. So when a bald man bids seven million dollars more than he needs to on a painting, Annie and Auggie are suspicious.
“Fool in the Rain”
Annie is over-worked and Joan tells her to take a few days to get her head together. This is perfect timing because her sister's husband just cancelled a romantic vacation in Niagara Falls in order to play golf in South Carolina. Danielle invites Annie to join her on a road trip instead.
“I Can't Quit You Baby”
Annie's sister Danielle decides to take her daughter's class on a field trip to the Smithsonian Institute. The only problem is that Annie doesn't actually work there; it's just a cover for her real job at the CIA.
“When the Levee Breaks”
While Annie and Auggie endure another CIA awards ceremony, the elusive Ben Mercer makes another unwanted appearance. The DPD decide to bring him in for a polygraph test to find out exactly what he knows. Ben reveals that his deep undercover operations were about using a science teacher named Anton Sabine as human bait to get to Felix Artigas, an arms dealer. However, after getting to know Annie in Sri Lanka, Ben changed his mind and decided to go rogue.