Covert Affairs House of the Holy S01E06 (USA)

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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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Drones are dropping hellfire missiles on empty targets in the Middle East. A member of the Intelligence Committee is suspected. A senator is involved. They have to snoop around. Annie is spying on Jarvis. She is posing as someone from the Smithsonian. From a Portuguese janitor, she finds out that there is something going on Tuesday nights. It’s after the intel meeting.

The senator is doing the hanky panky with his chief of staff. Annie snoops around her. She saw her brother-in-law come out of a hotel. He previously said that he was staying at the office all day. He is supposed to be in Baltimore every day. He’s lying.

Auggie is on loan to SAD. He’s running ops for guys from his old unit.

Ashley is clean. She thinks that Jarvis’ wife is involved. Her BFF Tina Varma might be the leak. The wife wrote a letter of resignation for the Senator, blaming Ashley. They are going to feed Mrs. Jarvis false intel, which will funnel to her contacts, whoever they might be. They will take down the whole operation.

They tail her and switch the secrets that she’s leaking. Varma is the orchestrator. Annie goes to take Mrs. Jarvis in. No matter how you put it, she’s a traitor. Joan tells Annie that Ashley will need to take the fall so that the Indonesians believe that the plan is still in play. She’s going to get a new life. They are also bringing in Jarvis. Jarvis learns that Madelyn got info on four missions, including the one that Auggie’s friends are on.

Jay thinks that the Indonesians will kill Ashley because otherwise it would end up getting messy in public, legally. They’ve put a hit out on her. Jay goes with backup to see Annie. Annie has already spotted the killer. It’s a rough fight, but Annie takes care of him. He’s put in custody. The Indonesians know that Jarvis was turned now. So Ashley won’t have to give up her life.

The brother-in-law lost his job two months ago. He was at a job fair. The Senator resigns.

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