The BEST Episodes of Covert Affairs

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 13, 2022

Network: USA Network

"Covert Affairs" centers on a young CIA operative, Annie Walker, 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.

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Levitate Me

#1 - Levitate Me

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 17, 2013

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

star 8.12
1,385 votes
Writers: Chris Ord, Matt Corman
Letter Never Sent

#2 - Letter Never Sent

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Dec 6, 2011

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

star 8.03
1,517 votes
Directors: Allan Kroeker
Writers: Chris Ord, Matt Corman
Sad Professor

#3 - Sad Professor

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 2, 2011

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.

star 8.01
1,660 votes
Directors: J. Miller Tobin
Writers: Alex Berger
World Leader Pretend

#4 - World Leader Pretend

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 9, 2011

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.

star 7.96
1,742 votes
Directors: Kate Woods
Writers: Chris Ord, Matt Corman
Welcome to the Occupation

#5 - Welcome to the Occupation

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 26, 2011

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.

star 7.95
1,713 votes
Directors: John Fawcett
Writers: Zak Schwartz
Half a World Away

#6 - Half a World Away

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 19, 2011

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.

star 7.95
1,845 votes
Writers: Julia Ruchman
Glass Spider

#7 - Glass Spider

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 4, 2012

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.

star 7.94
1,409 votes
Directors: Stephen Kay
Writers: Zak Schwartz
Hang Wire

#8 - Hang Wire

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 10, 2013

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

star 7.94
1,247 votes
Directors: Jamie Barber
Writers: Stephen Hootstein
Lady Stardust

#9 - Lady Stardust

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Nov 20, 2012

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

star 7.91
1,293 votes
Directors: Renny Harlin
Writers: Chris Ord, Matt Corman
Trompe le Monde

#10 - Trompe le Monde

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired Nov 21, 2013

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.

star 7.89
1,158 votes
Directors: Stephen Kay
Writers: Lynn Renee Maxcy
Let's Dance

#11 - Let's Dance

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 18, 2012

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

star 7.88
1,409 votes
Writers: Chris Ord, Matt Corman
Sensitive Euro Man

#12 - Sensitive Euro Man

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 26, 2014

Annie helps McQuaid accomplish a tough mission against Auggie’s wishes. As a threat on U.S. soil appears imminent, Hayley becomes more dogged in her pursuit of the truth.

star 7.88
900 votes
Writers: Tamara Becher
Bang and Blame

#13 - Bang and Blame

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 21, 2011

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.

star 7.87
1,754 votes
Directors: Allan Kroeker
Writers: Erica Shelton
River Euphrates

#14 - River Euphrates

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Nov 7, 2013

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

star 7.87
1,279 votes
Writers: Julia Ruchman, Stephen Hootstein
When the Levee Breaks

#15 - When the Levee Breaks

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 14, 2010

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

star 7.85
2,265 votes
Directors: Allan Kroeker
Writers: Chris Ord, Matt Corman
The Outsiders

#16 - The Outsiders

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 12, 2011

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.

star 7.84
1,846 votes
Directors: Marc Roskin
Writers: Julia Ruchman
The Wake-Up Bomb

#17 - The Wake-Up Bomb

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 1, 2011

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.

star 7.84
1,922 votes
Directors: Stephen Kay
Writers: Stephen Hootstein
Rock a My Soul

#18 - Rock a My Soul

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 6, 2013

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.

star 7.84
1,243 votes
Writers: Thania St. John

#19 - Dead

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 17, 2013

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.

star 7.83
1,366 votes
Directors: Christine Moore
Writers: Thania St. John
There Goes My Gun

#20 - There Goes My Gun

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired Nov 14, 2013

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.

star 7.83
1,281 votes
Directors: Stephen Kay
Writers: Tamara Becher, Zak Schwartz
Suffragette City

#21 - Suffragette City

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 11, 2012

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.

star 7.83
1,565 votes
Writers: Tamara Becher
Begin the Begin

#22 - Begin the Begin

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 7, 2011

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

star 7.82
2,135 votes
Directors: Kate Woods
Writers: Chris Ord, Matt Corman
Rock 'n' Roll Suicide

#23 - Rock 'n' Roll Suicide

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 16, 2012

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.

star 7.81
1,461 votes
Directors: Stephen Kay
Writers: Stephen Hootstein

#24 - Quicksand

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Nov 13, 2012

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

star 7.78
1,489 votes
Directors: Jamie Barber
Writers: Zak Schwartz
All the Right Friends

#25 - All the Right Friends

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 28, 2011

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.

star 7.77
1,806 votes
Directors: Stephen Kay
Writers: Norman Morrill