The USA television network has renewed a second season of the action crime drama “Covert Affairs” which began showing on June 7, 2011. The action thriller first premiered July 13, 2010. The Toronto, Canada location serves as Washington, DC with the storylines at the CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia.
The story concentrates on Annie Walker (played by Piper Perabo), a 28-year-old relatively new CIA agent that leads a double life. Her undercover position is in Acquisitions at the Smithsonian Museum. Annie speaks seven languages and relies on her instincts to follow through her missions.
Annie lives in her sister’s guest house in Georgetown. Annie’s sister Danielle Brooks (played by Anne Dudek) has an affluent life, a great job, a husband and two girls. The sister is totally unaware of Annie’s real job and feels her sister is “emotionally unavailable”.
In an atmosphere where distrust among operatives can run high, Annie does have one colleague she can trust. August “Auggie” Anderson (played by Christopher Groham) was blinded during a CIA operative mission. He befriends Annie, advises her and shows her the ropes of the workings of the CIA few know.
Other cast characters include Arthur Campbell (played by Peter Gallagher) who is the director of the Clandestine Service Department of the CIA and Joan Campbell (played by Kari Matchett) is Annie’s hard-knuckled boss and Arthur’s wife. Joan suspects her husband is cheating on her.
The below caption is a summary of the first show’s second season.
Begin the Begin
June 7, 2011
Season two starts where the first one left off, with Annie and Ben escaping danger together again. This time, they barely survive an ambush at a hospital in Guam. Ben continues to be a magnet for trouble. Later, when Jai visits them at a safe
facility in the States, we see there is no love lost between the two men.
Meanwhile, Annie is tasked to bring down an Estonian mobster named Morozov. He’s connected to Russian arms dealers and murders. The CIA has been receiving intelligence about Morozov through his mistress, a pro tennis player named Nadia. But when Annie approaches Nadia for more information, she makes it known that she no longer wants to work with the CIA. Annie won’t take “no” for an answer because she suspects that Nadia may be in danger. To make matters worse, Ben has disappeared from the hospital he was moved to and now Annie has a big mess to clean up.
Covert Affairs is seen on the USA Network Tuesdays at 10pm/9c with back-to-back rerun episodes Saturdays from 10am to noon. Piper Perabo (Annie Walker) was nominated for a 2011 Golden Globe Award for her role as “Best Performance in a Television Series – Drama”.