Covert Affairs No Quarter S01E04 (USA)

Covert Affairs title card

Following the success of Burn Notice, USA is trying another espionage-based series. While I didn’t expect much, I was pleasantly surprised by this show. Granted, Piper Perabo helps, and while she doesn’t look like a 20-year old anymore, she looks young enough to fit the bill for the title character. I find it surprising that a young CIA trainee would be put directly into the field. Also, it’s my understanding that on domestic issues, the FBI runs the show, not the CIA. The CIA has the operational directive of anything out of the US. I am unsure that it’s legal for the CIA to run a domestic operation, but I could be wrong.

Warning: spoilers ahead

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Annie is in Zürich. She is meeting a contact. A few flash bang grenades are detonated. A few suitcases explode. The suitcases look exactly like the one Annie had. She was trying to make a switch.

Annie was spotted by the cops on her route to the Turk. She had to dead drop the package. She makes it to the Turk. There were two people going for the briefcase. Annie is dropped at the safe house. She is attacked by the Israeli agent. He was her contact. They manage not to kill each other. It doesn’t make any sense why they are in the same safe house. The Mossad agent jury-rigs a police scanner.

Arthur tells Joan that they are trying to find the leak in the DPD. They are instigating a Bureau-wide sweep. It won’t turn up anything. Arthur meets with Liza. He threatens her not to put anyone at risk.

Annie is trying to find the briefcase. The Mossad agent is a black ops specialist. Auggie tells her to tell her where the briefcase is. Before she can, the dude rips her cell phone apart. Annie has some shrapnel in her shoulder.

Joan tells Arthur that the only person that he is doing his best to alienate the only person he can totally trust. He put her down in front of his op pals, who currently running the witch-hunt for the leak.

At the safe-house, Annie spots some men coming for them. They have to leave. It’s the same men from the airport. They rappel down the elevator shaft using the bondage gear. They get separated. The men go after the Mossad agent. Annie goes to the Turk. She finds her dead. The Mossad agent is there.

Annie phones the Bureau and hears someone else’s voice. It’s not Auggie, it’s some guy from NCS. She’s got Mossad cuffed to the railing. She decides to free him after she hears the guy from NCS. They go to get the package. They find a wedding happening in the hall where Annie stashed the briefcase.

Daniel Klein went rogue on the Israeli side of the op. Arthur tells his wife.

They manage to get the packages. However, after a short while in transit, a SUV rams their stolen car. It’s the rogue Mossad operatives. Eal takes care of the agents. They get cornered by the cops. The cops are going to put them on some planes.

They make the exchanges and head home.

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I'm mathematician/IT strategist/blogger from Canada living in Taipei.

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