The Best Episodes of Covert Affairs

Last Updated: Jan 25, 2019

"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.

Glass Spider

#1 - Glass Spider

Season 3 - Episode 8

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 8.38
345 votes
Directors: Stephen Kay
Writers: Zak Schwartz
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Levitate Me

#2 - Levitate Me

Season 4 - Episode 10

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

star 8.37
453 votes
Directors: Felix Alcala
Writers: Matt Corman, Chris Ord
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Trompe le Monde

#3 - Trompe le Monde

Season 4 - Episode 16

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 8.37
423 votes
Directors: Stephen Kay
Writers: Lynn Renee Maxcy
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Suffragette City

#4 - Suffragette City

Season 3 - Episode 9

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 8.23
358 votes
Directors: Felix Alcala
Writers: Tamara Becher
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World Leader Pretend

#5 - World Leader Pretend

Season 2 - Episode 10

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 8.23
335 votes
Directors: Kate Woods
Writers: Matt Corman, Chris Ord
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Half a World Away

#6 - Half a World Away

Season 2 - Episode 7

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 8.23
348 votes
Directors: Félix Alcalá
Writers: Julia Ruchman
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There Goes My Gun

#7 - There Goes My Gun

Season 4 - Episode 15

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 8.22
436 votes
Directors: Stephen Kay
Writers: Tamara Becher-Wilkinson, Zak Schwartz
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Welcome to the Occupation

#8 - Welcome to the Occupation

Season 2 - Episode 8

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 8.22
330 votes
Directors: John Fawcett
Writers: Zak Schwartz
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Lady Stardust

#9 - Lady Stardust

Season 3 - Episode 16

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

star 8.21
336 votes
Directors: Renny Harlin
Writers: Matt Corman, Chris Ord
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Letter Never Sent

#10 - Letter Never Sent

Season 2 - Episode 16

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

star 8.19
306 votes
Directors: Allan Kroeker
Writers: Matt Corman, Chris Ord
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River Euphrates

#11 - River Euphrates

Season 4 - Episode 14

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

star 8.19
435 votes
Writers: Stephen Hootstein, Julia Ruchman
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Hang Wire

#12 - Hang Wire

Season 4 - Episode 9

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 8.19
431 votes
Directors: Jamie Barber
Writers: Stephen Hootstein
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The Last Thing You Should Do

#13 - The Last Thing You Should Do

Season 3 - Episode 3

When a situation develops while Auggie is visiting Parker in Africa, Annie, Joan and Lena have to find a way to work together to bring him back safely.

star 8.18
382 votes
Directors: Felix Alcala
Writers: Normam Morrill
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Bang and Blame

#14 - Bang and Blame

Season 2 - Episode 3

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 8.18
338 votes
Directors: Allan Kroeker
Writers: Erica Shelton
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Let's Dance

#15 - Let's Dance

Season 3 - Episode 10

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

star 8.15
340 votes
Writers: Matt Corman, Chris Ord
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Rock 'n' Roll Suicide

#16 - Rock 'n' Roll Suicide

Season 3 - Episode 11

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 8.14
341 votes
Directors: Stephen Kay
Writers: Stephen Hootstein
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When the Levee Breaks

#17 - When the Levee Breaks

Season 1 - Episode 11

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

star 8.13
374 votes
Directors: Allan Kroeker
Writers: Matt Corman, Chris Ord
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Space (I Believe In)

#18 - Space (I Believe In)

Season 4 - Episode 6

Annie gets involved in an FBI investigation in order to cover her tracks. Elsewhere, Henry presents Annie with a major opportunity.

star 8.11
436 votes
Directors: Nick Copus
Writers: Zak Schwartz
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Uberlin

#19 - Uberlin

Season 2 - Episode 12

While on the trail of Isaak Von Hagen, a known money launderer, Annie prepares to turn his wife, Elsa, into a CIA asset.

star 8.11
341 votes
Writers: Erica Shelton
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Spit on a Stranger

#20 - Spit on a Stranger

Season 5 - Episode 9

Annie begins a sensitive undercover operation without the CIA’s support. Calder interrogates Auggie about a potential breach of protocol. McQuaid Security welcomes a new recruit.

star 8.09
400 votes
Writers: Joseph Sousa
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Sad Professor

#21 - Sad Professor

Season 2 - Episode 9

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 8.09
333 votes
Writers: Alex Berger
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Sensitive Euro Man

#22 - Sensitive Euro Man

Season 5 - Episode 10

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 8.09
417 votes
Writers: Tamara Becher-Wilkinson
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Sound and Vision

#23 - Sound and Vision

Season 3 - Episode 2

Annie and Auggie are brought together for a DPD assignment, sending them to Spain to acquire a computer virus that China also wants to obtain.

star 8.09
369 votes
Directors: Stephen Kay
Writers: Stephen Hootstein
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Dead

#24 - Dead

Season 4 - Episode 11

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 8.08
465 votes
Writers: Thania St. John
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Good Advices

#25 - Good Advices

Season 2 - Episode 2

Annie meets Mossad agent Eyal Lavin again when they both try to turn a secretary working at the Syrian embassy in Paris into an asset.

star 8.08
339 votes
Directors: Ken Girotti
Writers: Stephen Hootstein
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