The Best Episodes of Covert Affairs
Last Updated: Nov 8, 2018
"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 - 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.
#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.
#5 - 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.
#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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#13 - 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.
#20 - 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.
#21 - 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.
#23 - 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.
#25 - 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.