The BEST episodes of Covert Affairs

Every episode of Covert Affairs ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Covert Affairs!

"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.

Last Updated: 12/25/2023Network: USA NetworkStatus: Ended
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Levitate Me
star
8.09
1348 votes

#1 - Levitate Me

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/17/2013

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

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Letter Never Sent
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8.01
1492 votes

#2 - Letter Never Sent

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 12/6/2011

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

Directors: Allan Kroeker
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Sad Professor
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7.99
1631 votes

#3 - Sad Professor

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/2/2011

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.

Directors: J. Miller Tobin
Writer: Alex Berger
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Half a World Away
star
7.94
1814 votes

#4 - Half a World Away

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/19/2011

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.

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Welcome to the Occupation
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7.94
1685 votes

#5 - Welcome to the Occupation

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/26/2011

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.

Directors: John Fawcett
Writer: Zak Schwartz
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World Leader Pretend
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7.94
1717 votes

#6 - World Leader Pretend

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/9/2011

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.

Directors: Kate Woods
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Hang Wire
star
7.91
1215 votes

#7 - Hang Wire

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/10/2013

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

Directors: Jamie Barber
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Glass Spider
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7.91
1377 votes

#8 - Glass Spider

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/4/2012

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.

Directors: Stephen Kay
Writer: Zak Schwartz
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Lady Stardust
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7.88
1266 votes

#9 - Lady Stardust

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 11/20/2012

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

Directors: Renny Harlin
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Let's Dance
star
7.86
1375 votes

#10 - Let's Dance

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/18/2012

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

Directors: Andrew Bernstein
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Bang and Blame
star
7.86
1736 votes

#11 - Bang and Blame

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/21/2011

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.

Directors: Allan Kroeker
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Trompe le Monde
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7.86
1132 votes

#12 - Trompe le Monde

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired 11/21/2013

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.

Directors: Stephen Kay
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River Euphrates
star
7.85
1246 votes

#13 - River Euphrates

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 11/7/2013

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

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Sensitive Euro Man
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7.85
874 votes

#14 - Sensitive Euro Man

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/26/2014

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.

Directors: Larysa Kondracki
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The Outsiders
star
7.83
1817 votes

#15 - The Outsiders

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/12/2011

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.

Directors: Marc Roskin
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When the Levee Breaks
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7.83
2243 votes

#16 - When the Levee Breaks

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/14/2010

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

Directors: Allan Kroeker
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The Wake-Up Bomb
star
7.82
1892 votes

#17 - The Wake-Up Bomb

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/1/2011

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.

Directors: Stephen Kay
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Dead
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7.82
1330 votes

#18 - Dead

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 10/17/2013

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.

Directors: Christine Moore
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Rock a My Soul
star
7.81
1206 votes

#19 - Rock a My Soul

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/6/2013

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.

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Suffragette City
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7.81
1529 votes

#20 - Suffragette City

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/11/2012

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.

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There Goes My Gun
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7.80
1248 votes

#21 - There Goes My Gun

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired 11/14/2013

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.

Directors: Stephen Kay
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Rock 'n' Roll Suicide
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7.80
1431 votes

#22 - Rock 'n' Roll Suicide

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 10/16/2012

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.

Directors: Stephen Kay
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Begin the Begin
star
7.80
2109 votes

#23 - Begin the Begin

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/7/2011

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

Directors: Kate Woods
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Quicksand
star
7.76
1458 votes

#24 - Quicksand

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 11/13/2012

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

Directors: Jamie Barber
Writer: Zak Schwartz
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All the Right Friends
star
7.76
1776 votes

#25 - All the Right Friends

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/28/2011

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.

Directors: Stephen Kay
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