The BEST Episodes of Covert Affairs
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 18, 2021
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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.