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Ben Mercer (Eion Bailey)
Annie first lost her heart to Ben Mercer in Sri Lunka, and I believed he loved her as well. When he became a rogue CIA agent, the CIA Agency used Annie, a female spy, as bait to bring Ben out into the open. And the day he turned himself in---proved the CIA had chosen correctly---by assuming how important Annie was to Ben.
Ben knew Annie would be his Achilles heel and the CIA would use this against him and to keep him in control. Did Ben love Annie enough to give her up? I would say he did.
Annie loved Ben with all her heart, but sometimes love is not enough when you work for the government in Annie's position.
Her love blinks, on the other hand, would continue until she found her soulmate. Then, she will know what true love really feels like. It is not lovemaking that speaks to the heart—only true love.
Ben was First
Auggie Anderson (Christopher Gorham)
Annie cared deeply for Auggie before he admitted his love for her. However, he could not stay faithful to Annie because of a past love that came back into his life. I believe he realized that Annie had his heart, but when Annie found out he made love with another woman---that was it for their love. He ruined a beautiful love chance between them.
Auggie's blindness did not stop women from wanting him. He knew how to use braille for other things besides reading; he could tell a lot about a woman's face using his fingers.
Auggie remained Annie's handler while she worked for the CIA and was a great friend who loved her forever and a day.
Eyal Lavine (Oded Fehr)
Eyal was Annie’s Guardian Angel, and he loved her also, but could not tell her. For years, their paths crossed, and he constantly rescued Annie, and she constantly saved him. A friendship that did not develop into a passionate love because it was restrained. A love they both seemed to want but did not act upon it.
Annie's multilingual skills impressed others, while often saving her life and others like Eyal.
I feel that Eyal and Annie squandered a beautiful experience. When Earth is a dust particle in space, their love will still be searching for a blissful ending. Their love will only be spiritual as far as we know about the spirit world.
Eyal is My Favorite
Simon Fischer (Richard Coyle)
Simon was such a sweet man and proved his love for Annie over and over again. Annie could not stay away from his passionate love, and in the end, their love became exposed to the evil person who shot them both.
Simon had a great love for Annie, and he would not listen to anyone who warned him against her. He tried to save Annie by pushing her out of the way and taking the bullet himself. I missed him and the story line of his and Annie's meetings.
Annie used her lying skills to win him over, but did she also love him?
Jai Wilcox (Sendhil Ramamurthy)
Arthur Campbell’s assignment was to get close to Annie to find out anything that would be useful to the CIA. And Jai wanted to get ahead in the Central Intelligence Agency and did what they asked. He became friends with Annie, and while spending time with her—his feelings for Annie became more than he wanted.
He never knew how much she meant to him because he would not allow himself the luxury of love. However, you cannot tell a heart who to love and not to love. In his heart, Annie became more in his heart than a Langley, Virginia interest. And we know he tried to warn Annie the day of his murder---so Jai’s heart wanted to talk to Annie---but never got the chance.
Ryan McQuaid (Nic Bishop)
When Ryan first met Annie while she was still working for the CIA, he knew she would belong to him someday in some way that only a man’s heart could tell. Some men feel the same deep feelings a woman does at first attraction—some call it love at first sight.
No man wants an easy woman for love. A man wants a good woman who cares deeply for others and their safety and well-being. Ryan knew Annie’s heart held the love of others, but he wanted the title of being her last lover and the biggest part of her life.
What would Annie’s answer to his question of marriage have been? We can only guess since we will never know because one of the best TV shows is now cancelled. All good things must end, or should they? No! However, we do not control it—we can buy the DVDs of all five seasons and still enjoy Annie and her adventures.
Annie had a great working and romantic relationship with Ryan. I hope their future looks bright.
Covert Affairs---Best USA Show
July 2020 Update—I still miss this show--it was one of the best on television with beautiful Annie and her handsome men. Does Canada have all the handsome actors? I have not seen one of your shows that matches the fan base like this one. I saw Annie in "Angel Has Fallen" and she is still beautiful.
Life without Covert Affairs has been rough on Annie and Auggie's fans. We never waited as long for a season of another show as we did for this one.
See if you can make this happen for all the Covert Affairs fans in 2016. Thanks! We will be waiting.
Auggie and Annie are Very Good Friends
Has USA Network Lost Viewers Because of Cancellation?
The USA Network states the cancellation is due to the ratings. They are the ones that changed Covert Affairs from Tuesday to Thursday night on October 3rd, 2013. This could be the reason.
Viewers become accustomed to a certain night for their favorite shows; suddenly changing to a different night after being off the air for weeks before returning---of course there will be a decrease in viewers.
Not Happy to Say Goodbye to Covert Affairs
And, just when Covert Affairs had electrifying storylines that kept viewers on the edge of their seats; they cancelled the show with a huge cliff-hanger.
My best wishes and continued success to all the actors and actresses and the crew. Thank you for five wonderful years of entertainment. And the only good news is that we can buy the DVDs---I know I will. My girlfriends and I will have a Covert Affairs Marathon one weekend soon.
Auggie and Natasha
The 5th season’s tempo was a fast roller-coaster ride, especially for Annie and Auggie. It ended with news from Auggie that was unacceptable to my ears. He told Annie he quit the CIA because he and Natasha had plans to travel the world together.
Why didn't Auggie tell Annie about his hidden agenda sooner? Was he afraid she would talk him out of it?
My Make-Believe Storyline of Season 6 Episode 1---How I want it to Happen
Meanwhile, at the CIA, Joan and Annie are in the middle of work in the new special task force of which Joan is in charge. Annie works for Joan again, and has been accepted back into the folds of the CIA, heart condition or not---they know the best person when they see her.
This put a frown on Ryan McQuaid’s face for Annie to return to the CIA---out of his loving arms and into another zone for whomever to take advantage of Annie. Annie is strong, skilled in defense tactics, and can most of the time--- (maybe with Eyal’s help ever so often) ---take care of herself.
We can tell Ryan loves Annie and he wants to watch over her to protect her from the dark side of life and the evil people in it. He is such a sweet guy---but I am not feeling it for Annie. He is too comfortable (like old worn tennis shoes---they feel good)---however, Christian Louboutin heels have her heart.
Arthur Will Not Run for Senate---Still My Make-Believe Storyline
Arthur decided not to run for the senate and is still working for Ryan McQuaid’s security business and has a big part in taking care of their son. Giving Joan the time she needs to launch the CIA's new Task Force with Annie's assistance. This is what Annie loves---her clandestine job where she feels in control of her own actions, which she needs to get the job done.
Annie and Auggie---Still My Make-Believe Storyline
Back to Auggie and Natasha---an unfortunate train wreck occurred while they toured the Alps of Northern Italy. Natasha died immediately, and a helicopter airlifted Auggie to the nearest hospital with serious head injuries.
Annie flies to Italy and is by Auggie’s side for two days and nights; then slowly, in the early dawn of the third day, he awakens. Annie had her head on his bed, asleep, sitting in a chair. Auggie looks at Annie and says "I knew you would be beautiful with long blond hair and eyes that softly touch a man’s soul."
Annie wakes up with a shocked expression and when she looks into Auggie’s eyes, she knows—he could see. And we expected Annie to leap into his arms, which she did.
This is the end of my make-believe episode---but I enjoyed it ever so much. This proves I am a devoted fan who wants Covert Affairs to renew for—seasons 6, 7, 8, 9, and so on.
USA Please hurry and put us out of our misery---tell us when it will be renewed---please.
“Gold Soundz” Season 5 Finale--December 18th 2014
Belenko finally felt the chill of death as he viewed the entire police squad lying in the street dead, execution style. He knew it was a message from the FSB (Russian Internal Security and Counterintelligence Service) and they wanted him dead. This put a nugget of fear into him. He had a lump in his throat, and he was silent for a while.
Joan has requested Annie to bring him in alive if possible. This puts extra stress on their efforts to get Belenko out of Argentina, as she and Ryan are shooting their way through the back streets with these assassins hot on their trail. Fighting for their lives and trying to keep Belenko safe to bring him back to the CIA has become an all-out battle for Annie and Ryan.
Will they make it? With bullets flying hard and fast at times, it is difficult for Annie and Ryan to aim and fire back. I’ve never seen Annie this stressed in a fight, and I know she’s thinking I'm glad I kissed Ryan and told him I loved him, because I may die today without the opportunity to tell him again. Ryan's thoughts are probably on the same subject as Annie’s because they love each other.
Ryan and Annie
Will Annie and Ryan Survive?
We know the strengths of both Annie and Ryan, but an army is after them. They are outmanned and outgunned, giving their all to get away with Belenko alive.
This has to put a tidbit of fear into them both, if not for their own lives, then for each other.
Will Belenko help them with a plan, or will he use his demonic mind to try to eliminate them?
Annie and Ryan will need to reach for their last reservoir of power to get them out of harm’s way of the ones who are trying to kill them and return home safe.
What does the Future Hold for Auggie, Annie and Ryan?
Auggie and Deckard are back home, but are they safe from Belenko’s man, Langer? Calder received a tip that Langer was in Virginia, and he has proof he shot Sydney. And it does not look great for her at the moment. Sydney’s doctor told Calder the longer she stays unconscious, the less likely she’ll recover.
Calder cares deeply for Sydney, and now he is out to get Langer, and I hope he has plenty of backup to help him. Belenko hires the most successful assassins, and that is why he hired Langer. I hope he pays him well because I am sure the Russians will pay him more to kill his boss, Belenko.
Will Joan get to interrogate Belenko? Will he return to Virginia and the CIA Facility? Or, will the Russians be successful and kill him? We will probably wait for months until our favorite show returns to bring us action, adventure, and enjoyment with Annie and Auggie as they fill our lives with entertainment and excitement.
I am Ready for Season 5 Episode 16---Gold Soundz
Grab your popcorn for Thursday night and drizzle some chocolate over the hot popcorn for a real treat. Thanks to USA Network for bringing us Covert Affairs. It is always sad when a season finale comes and it is your favorite show, and if the river doesn’t rise and the sinkholes don’t get me---I will be back writing about the return of season 6. Living in the country is not always safe and secure.
Thanks for visiting and reading about Annie and Auggie's adventures--- I hope you enjoyed your time spent here.
A Little Recapping
Annie and Ryan McQuaid were on the premises to rescue Auggie and Natasha from Belenko. Belenko left the building suddenly after receiving a message from one of his men. Auggie and Natasha managed to escape when Belenko flipped his dead man switch that destroyed the building. Joan and others back at the CIA thought Auggie was dead, and so did Annie for a second. Ryan's expressions are unreadable at times---he is a master at covering his emotions.
When Annie saw Auggie, she ran and jumped into his arms---she was so happy to see him alive. Annie and Ryan were there to rescue Auggie and Natasha, but Auggie managed to get them out in time before the building crushed them.
Now, Auggie is home being treated for the abuse he received from Belenko. I hope Auggie does not forget Natasha’s bravery in the face of death. She is a keeper for him to think about---sooner than later. Auggie's blindness while kidnapped by Belenko was not an issue because Natasha helped by informing him of their surroundings.
Annie and Ryan exchanged the sweetest looks, even in the middle of chaos. It makes one wonder what is next for the two lovers. If anyone can keep Annie’s attention long enough by staying alive---we might see some action between them. Her background with men registered very low on the love scale.
I like it when Joan gets serious. Her blue eyes could drill a hole through someone---she told the Navy Colonel in charge of the rescue helicopters if his hesitation caused Auggie's death---it would be on him. Finally, he moved his slow behind---he's a great example of why I like action men.
Is Belenko a Double Agent? I Wonder!
Because Joan said he was more valuable alive than dead, Annie, Auggie, and Ryan will work to find and arrest Belenko. I wonder how Annie feels about it. And Auggie must think she is not thinking clearly. Belenko wants to find and kill Jim Decker, the friend who saved Auggie’s life by killing the Chechen prisoner, who Belenko claims was his brother.
With the Chicago Bombing still in Belenko's past, it makes Annie want to bring him in or kill him for all the people he so nonchalantly killed. Joan should know that a madman cannot be tamed; like a wild animal, they will turn on the unwary in the blink of an eye, without thought or regret.
I wonder why Joan thinks he is more valuable alive than dead. Unless it might be his secret weapon of connections, he might have that she wants. Joan has a long story to tell, and at the moment she is not talking.
Calder, Sydney and Eyal
Poor Calder. He finally gets a real, non-paying date with Sydney, and a hired brainless thug shoots her. Sydney helped Calder get information when she put her life in danger, and now it seems the danger just knocked on her door and shot her.
What we need is for Eyal to add to the mix before the season is over. I would enjoy seeing him with Annie more. I am sure she would enjoy it too.
Grab your popcorn and maybe something stronger than a soda with all the action on Thursday night the 11th---fasten your seat belts for this roller coaster of a ride.
Belenko's Evil Ways Will be His Ending
Annie has Olga in mind when she leaves with Ryan McQuaid to track the evil Belenko, who has kidnapped Auggie. Olga died trying to avenge her husband’s death. And, when she wanted to kill Belenko, Annie told her "NO!" Annie needed him alive to tell her where Auggie was being kept.
Is she thinking that she made a bad decision when she did not let Olga kill Belenko? Annie needs to focus on getting Auggie away from Belenko before he kills him.
Why does Belenko want to interrogate Auggie about Annie? Why didn’t he kidnap Annie? Or does he enjoy being chased? And now that he did not get his injection from the doctor---how long will the evil, murderous bottom-feeder of a man exist on no medication?
Annie's Faith in Ryan McQuaid Takes the Relationship to a Higher Level
Annie made the right choice when she had faith in Ryan because he is a great person and a true ally in good and bad times. And he is very lucky that Annie Walker chose him.
Ryan and Annie stealthily reached Russian terrain, closing on Belenko’s trail, and none too soon. Why is what Annie knows important? This is because Annie interrupted Belenko’s agenda of the car bombing. He’s determined to complete it.
He needs to anticipate Annie’s every calculated move, so he intends to beat the information out of Auggie. So may the gates of Hell open and admit his evil spirit. He will pray for that before this is over.
Auggie's Life is in Jeopardy
What will happen when Annie and Ryan find Auggie? Will he be alive? Will Belenko kill him in front of Annie? Will Belenko die before killing Auggie?
And now, I will be on pins and needles until December 4th when I find out about our Auggie. If anything happens to him, it will break our hearts.
Pop your corn and be ready---I think I will need my glass of white wine with this one. What the fans must endure as we wait and watch
USA Leaving Fans with Cliff-Hanger
Whose Love Did Annie Desire?
Annie's True Love
Kidnap Auggie--- and Annie Will Visit You
If anyone knows about Annie Walker---do not mess with her friends and especially do not kidnap one of them. That is especially true when it is Auggie Anderson.
Annie’s in the field tracking Belenko down when Ryan McQuaid calls her about Auggie. He said Auggie could be anywhere—and that meant no one had a clue.
Annie's intuition tells her if anyone knows where Auggie is---that person would be Belenko. So, she calls on her new friend to help her when they visit Belenko.
And, if there is one thing we know---this is not the soft, sweet Annie Walker anymore, this is the seasoned, experienced, hurt, tortured, and put in a foreign prison: tough spy. This Annie Walker will not flinch when she needs to apply pressure to get information. With Annie and her new field ally, Belenko will have no idea who or what hit him.
What is Really Behind the CIA Sending Joan on an Assignment?
Joan Campbell and Ryan McQuaid are in the field. They are on an assignment, and it must be very important when they send a valuable person like Joan. Could Joan end up visiting the place she dreads discussing? And that’s the Balkans.
Calder, Calder What are You Doing?
I am not too sure what Calder is doing anymore, other than being close to Sydney. If he cares for Sydney, he had better watch what playground he sends her into. She could wind up a statistic in Calder’s wild game of spying. I am not too sure about him anymore because of his better judgment---I believe he vacated the premises.
Be ready for another surprise ending in Annie’s rescue mission for Auggie. And where is Eyal? I don’t believe he’s trying a second time with his wife. I believe he just told Annie that because he could see she cared deeply about Ryan McQuaid.
Pop your corn and be ready for tonight---I am ready for August to come home.
Is Eyal Really Annie's Genie?
I am happy to have Annie Walker back with us and all her associates in the Covert Affairs lifestyle.
Like magic, Eyal appeared in Istanbul to help Annie. I am beginning to think he is a genie just for Annie. However, I see romance in the worst of places---that is just how I think.
Eyal helped Annie again out of a tangled jam with Aleksandre Belenko, a man whose every evil deed is not just premeditated, but sometimes a surprise. Aleksandre knows Annie is smart and will not stop until she gets her answer. And that is why she is such a threat to him.
Annie and Eyal were talking when she received word from the hospital that Ryan’s complications put him in the operating room again. Annie looked worried and Eyal sees she cares deeply for him.
As always Eyal is a good friend telling Annie he understands and that he and his ex-wife are trying for the second time. This could be because of his son, or he is saying this to Annie so she will seek what she wants in life. Why could he say that? I believe he loves Annie that much and she’s unaware of his true feelings. It was not convincing enough for me to believe it. And it might be true and if it is---Eyal’s heart is not in it.
Auggie's Safety is a Concern for Annie
Annie seems concerned about Auggie after his discovery of an unscrupulous chemist and finds a surprising link to the violence in America. Then, Annie goes to Germany to search for a chemist. She’s worried about Auggie because three of his associates in the field are dead, and he might be on their list of termination.
In the mix is the woman assassin who attacked Eyal while he and Annie were looking for bags taken from the abandoned car on the street in a house. The woman surprises Eyal, knocking him down as she escapes out the door. This is not the last we will see of her.
Auggie needs someone to watch his back when he is out and about in the streets. In this case, America is no longer a safe haven for him. Will Auggie, with all his training, be able to defend himself? Because he knows he is in great shape, but he still cannot see his enemy until he strikes. Only then can Auggie’s defensive skills come into play against a known enemy.
What is Joan Hiding?
Meanwhile, Joan has her own little issues when she is questioned about her time in the Balkans, which comes into the mix. We know she spoke to Arthur once about her fear of this happening, and now it appears to stare her in the face. What happened in the Balkans? Did Joan kill the wrong person? Is this why she no longer works in the field? Can Arthur help her this time? She has just returned to her position in the CIA, and now this pops up like an evil twin. Can someone fool a polygraph? We will see how Joan handles it.
Pop your corn and be ready for a surprise ride Thursday night as we watch Starlings of the Slipstream.
Annie is still looking for the man responsible for the bombing in Chicago.
And I believe that Aleksandre Belenko (Shawn Doyle) and Caitlyn planned everything together to take over Ryan McQuaid’s company and more.
Caitlyn’s radar should have alerted her that she was being used, but some women, as well as some men, think with their emotions in lieu of facts.
And this became a liability, which got her killed.
Because she shot McQuaid in such an unfeeling manner---I have no empathy for her. Caitlyn’s shocked look betrayed her feelings; and because she called out Blenko’s name when he shot her---Annie knew a lot was going on between them.
No-one close to Annie believed that Blenko shot Caitlyn to save Annie; he did it because she was no longer useful to him.
Blenko is not going home to stay; he will be back to finish his evil scheming agenda.
Blenko is back to finish his agenda---he and his men forced Annie into a building by gunpoint; and that was their first mistake, because we know who always comes to her rescue.
Yes, Eyal saved her once again. These two are constantly saving each other---and why hasn’t their relationship developed into something more?
How long will Eyal be with Annie this time? I think he should stay for at least three episodes. Give us some eye-candy, please.
I hope Ryan McQuaid recovers quickly, but in the meantime, I am sure McQuaid Security will experience a power struggle to run the company until Ryan returns. Arthur Campbell is the senior executive, so he should run the company until McQuaid returns.
How deep are Annie's feelings for Ryan? Will she want a deeper relationship when he recovers? Will Ryan remember who he is when he wakes up? Will he remember Annie and their close relationship?
Only time will tell and the answer awaits us on November 6th---I am ready for my favorite show to return.
Annie and Auggie Friends and Spies Forever
Annie and Auggie are always fine because they love and respect each other as friends and spies. Sometimes being a spy is not easy on one’s family, friends, or even husband, but it is part of the job and lying could save a life.
November 6th is a long time to wait to see Annie and Eyal in "Tiger Cut" on Thursday at 10:00 p.m. Thursdays are a new time for Annie and her CIA friends.
When Annie needs help, Eyal is always there to rescue her in all his dark and handsome glory.
My popcorn will be ready on November 6th and I might need a class of white wine---with all the action, mystery, mayhem, and murder coming our way.
Mark your calendar for the special return date—Annie is waiting for us.
In "Sensitive Euro Man" Is Annie Disappointed by CIA Treatment?
I am disappointed in the CIA for suspending Annie for keeping her heart condition secret and doing her job.
After all Annie has done for the agency, it doesn't support her and calls her a liar; when they let Henry Wilcox, a murderer, walk the halls of the CIA and do nothing about it.
The CIA even let Henry Wilcox give orders because the weak person that was in charge of the agency at that point in time never said no to Henry.
Their incompetence reminds me of a saying: they gagged at a gnat and swallowed a camel.
Auggie is a Faithful Friend Forever
Annie knew from the information she received from Roger that someone deep in the Russian Embassy said Nathan Mueller was not responsible for the Chicago bombing of the CIA Headquarters. Annie is back to square one in finding the responsible person.
She is not alone, as she always has her faithful friend Auggie to help her through all her decisions of the moment, as the two of them work towards the same goals in the future. Auggie always puts Annie first before his career---he is a rare friend. We all need an Auggie in our lives.
Has Ryan McQuaid Stolen Annie's Good Judgment?
Annie went to work for Ryan McQuaid to get the evidence she needed to verify if he was or knew the parties involved in the Chicago bombing. A few employees in Ryan’s company may be a threat to Annie.
Will Annie's personal feelings about Ryan change from what she might find out? Will Annie be manipulated by Ryan McQuaid? Has his blue eyes and one kiss closed her mind to the possibility of his quilt?Or, Annie may use her instinctive feeling that Ryan is being set-up by someone in his company who is close to him. It could be payback for an unknown reason to him.
We shall find out on August 26th when the "Sensitive Euro Man" is viewed on Covert Affairs. Prepare your popcorn because Annie will have to decide who her friends and enemies are as the film progresses.
In Spit on a Stranger is Ryan McQuaid---An Honest Guy or a Crook?
Annie is still a savvy multi-lingual spy, and she is no one’s fool. Ryan McQuaid has his own secret agenda, and at this moment it may be on the dark side against the CIA and Annie. It makes one wonder if he had a motive for hiring Arthur other than that he needed him to increase his companies’ assets in the future, or so he said.
It is possible McQuaid’s company was conducting surveillance on Bennett? And, if that is true, the man Bennett and Annie saw in the hallway was working for McQuaid. He is also the same man who came to McQuaid’s home the morning after Annie spent the night talking to McQuaid.
And McQuaid probably confiscated his $100,000 back from whomever Bennett paid for the valuable information. And, of course, the proof for Annie was taken from Bennett’s suitcase, leaving documents of conspiracy schemes; making him appear as a person with emotional issues and not trustworthy.
Did McQuaid Know Bennett Would be Killed?
Annie should now suspect McQuaid used her to find Bennett, and since he knew the location, it is possible he sent someone to eliminate him before he talked to Annie. If McQuaid is crooked, then he is dangerous—making this a tempting spoon full of honey to Annie—she loves the sweet taste and feel of danger.
And, if McQuaid is using Annie for his own surveillance of what she might know---he had better get up early because Auggie and Annie take no prisoners. So, McQuaid may be the "Spit on a Stranger" guy that gets inundated with smiles from Annie while she is investigating him.
Joan suspended Annie, which was an asinine decision since she had clues about what was going on. Annie is without the CIA's support---only Auggie’s forever support---they work well together.
McQuaid Wants Annie's Trust
Annie has not forgotten what Bennett told her and Auggie about Kravec's returning to Russia after the CIA traded him for another spy. Bennett had an informant in the Russian task force who would trade the truth for $100,000. It seems if one is working for the CIA, one has to walk through a lot of brown stuff for one to get the green stuff---meaning you take a lot of BS to get paid.
I believe even though McQuaid shot Kravec to save Annie, he was unknowingly a spy for Ryan McQuaid. If all this is true—what will Annie face in her future assignments in Russia?
McQuaid wants Annie to trust him. Does he think his good looks and blue eyes will make her ignore the evidence? McQuaid probably thinks all women want the same things—money, gifts, and his attention. Then, he does not know Annie. And I was beginning to like McQuaid.
Will Annie Work for McQuaid in the Future?
Will Annie ever work for McQuaid? If she does, then maybe I was wrong about him or not. I am sure Auggie does not want her near him or working for him in the future, but we shall wait and see. Will Calder question Auggie about Annie and her heart condition? I bet he will because he thinks no one knows about his little secrets.
What I want is for Eyal to come back---what is wrong with McQuaid and why doesn’t he hire Eyal? He needs to get his headhunters out there and find Eyal and hire him---like now.
Anyway, we have one more episode for the summer to enjoy after this one---which makes me sad as this is one of my favorite shows. So, pop your corn, drizzle your chocolate on it---and get your favorite wine and enjoy the best life has to offer on television.
Season 5 Episode 8 "Grounded" Annie Knocked Down By Green-Eyed Monster
We all knew Annie was in trouble with her job when Hayley Price saw Auggie kissing Natasha on the street. The green-eyed monster called jealousy consumed her as she was bringing coffee to Auggie.
She had previously talked to Auggie about Annie’s medical condition. and stated she would wait before reporting it because Annie was working on finding the person responsible for the bombing that killed 12 CIA employees.
Haylie hurried to her office to report Annie’s medical condition. I cannot tolerate jealous people. If she had any hope of a lasting relationship with Auggie—she killed it.
Are the Interrogators Innocent?
Annie was called into a meeting with Joan and Calder leading it. She was asked about her medical condition and why she lied about it.
They did not consider anything she had accomplished for the CIA agency because they were concerned if she lied about this---what else had she lied about to them?
So Annie had to sit there and take the abusive remarks because of a condition she could not help, but she also knew it was wrong to not tell them. She kept it a secret because she loved her job.
Annie was grounded, and I am sure an investigation will be conducted. When Annie is in trouble, a lot of people who love her will come forward, like Arthur Campbell. (He is one handsome man—Joan is a lucky woman.)
They will go after Auggie next because he is Annie’s handler. I wish Auggie would have told him then that Hayley told him---because she should swim in her green-eyed pool of jealousy. and be grounded or fired.
First, Joan tells Annie they put a lot of trust in her. Well, hello Joan, look at all the secrets you and Arthur kept from the agency---you are not innocent.
Calder put the security of the CIA at risk when he had an affair with a call girl who was probably a spy. Your halo has slipped around your neck, lover boy.
Annie made a decision not to tell, and it was her personal choice---she still has the right. But we know they will put Annie and Auggie at a desk to research.
Annie and Auggie are Successful at Researching
She and Auggie will be working closely together---and I do not mean in a love relationship---that boat has sailed.
Ryan McQuaid is the man for Annie. He is kind, brave, and intelligent; the best asset of his---is that he cares for Annie. I just hope she will give him a chance.
When Annie and Auggie work together, their results are great, and this time a plot was exposed that may give answers about the attack on the CIA bombing.
While Joan and Calder meet to discuss a problematic resolution that needs a conclusion, And I hope it does not affect Annie and Auggie in a negative way.
So pop your corn because "Grounded" will be a tearful viewing with Annie and Auggie’s careers on-the-line. But knowing McQuaid, he will be the life saver that rescues them from drowning in the sea of CIA stupidity.
Annie's Narrow Escape in Brink of the Clouds ( 5x7)
Annie had a narrow escape at the Russian Embassy of being sent to a Russian prison by Ivan Kravec. Someone did not secure Annie’s CIA connection before and after the first visit.
It was done later by Auggie and the Hi-Tech guys at the CIA office ---after she acquired an invitation---to the Russian Embassy. What is wrong with this picture? Is Auggie’s head so full of two women he is juggling that he is not being a good handler?
Thankfully, Annie had Ryan McQuaid to save her again. Has Ryan taken Eyal's place in saving Annie? I don’t believe he has---because Annie needs them both in her line of business.
Covert Affairs: Season 2
The Republic of Azerbaijan
Joan has given Annie an assignment to search for one of their own, a former CIA officer who is in Azerbaijan. One of Annie’s assets is that she’s multilingual, and she uses it to her advantage.
The Republic of Azerbaijan is confined by the Caspian Sea to the east; to the north is Russia; the northwest is Georgia; to the west is Armenia; and Iran to the south. Any land close to Russia makes me nervous.
Annie has McQuaid with her this time, and I am sure he finds this a personal pleasure. It is evident he wants more than a working relationship with Annie. I am glad he is with her because this could become a fight for their lives.
Ryan McQuaid and Annie Walker Work Well Together
Over half of Azerbaijan’s land is made up of mountain ridges, crests, and high elevations, standing tall above the summit area and plateaus. Therefore, hiking and tracking in dangerous territory will be the norm of the day for Annie, Ryan, and their men.
Was it Joan or Arthur’s suggestion that Ryan accompany Annie? I cannot wait to find out. I am sure Ryan will keep his eyes on Annie as well as any danger they might be facing.
Is Annie holding her feelings in for a man who has touched her heart? I believe it might be Eyal, and then it could be someone we have not met but will meet in the future. Or maybe she is rethinking who should be right for her because of her double life. We shall find the answer in the future.
At Home in the CIA
At home, Joan and Calder disagreed about his current activities. And Auggie received bad news about a friend. Could it be that Natasha left Auggie’s apartment to explore on her own? Is she the friend Auggie received bad news about?
Pop your corn and be ready for Tuesday night August 5th for more excitement, action, and mayhem with Annie and her CIA family and maybe sprinkled with a few kisses---I hope.
Joan and Annie Work Well Together--- Season 5 Episode 6
Joan assigned Annie a task in Paris, where she would meet with Ivan Kravec again. When he and Annie were last together, she drugged him and left him with the assumption that he and Annie had had a night of passionate, wild sex.
So, he was not suspicious of Annie when he awoke, which left it open for a return visit if and when she needed it.
Joan wants Annie to determine if Kravec is connected to the Chicago bombing. This assignment is very important for the CIA agency and very dangerous for Annie.
The agency knows the money for the Chicago bombing came from someone in Paris. So, Annie will follow the money trail and see where it leads down the cobblestone roads of Paris.
Remember When it All Started?
At home, Auggie is juggling his women and trying to keep them apart as he sorts out in his mind who is the woman for him.
Is it Natasha from his past---a woman he loved years ago? Or, will it be Haylie Price, a woman who is sweet and really cares for Auggie?
I wonder if Auggie knows what he is doing with two women in one city---there is no way he can keep them from meeting.
Natasha knows Auggie receives calls from Haylie, which Auggie says she is calling from work.
I cannot wait until Haylie finds out about Natasha, and I am sure she will handle it like a lady. I do not feel that Natasha cares about anyone but herself. And, I could be wrong---or maybe not.
Joan, Arthur and Caitlyn---Will they Become a Triangle?
Joan knows Arthur and Caitlyn went to Iraq, but she does not know exactly what happened while they were there. However, we know Joan will solve the mystery and learn all the particulars of Arthur and Caitlyn’s business trip.
Arthur and Caitlyn were each fascinated with the other’s courage when their convoy was attacked. Will Joan find out how dangerous Arthur’s work in his new job can be?
Will she find out how brave and skilled Caitlyn is, and will it be a sore issue between Joan and Arthur? I hope not. Their baby is beautiful, and their happiness as a family has just begun. May their joy grow each day.
Where is Eyal? It is time he and Annie worked together again.
Pop your corn and be ready for another action adventure with Annie on Convert Affairs on Tuesday night, July 29th.
Annie and Auggie “Elevate Me Later”/Annie and Auggie in Paris
After Annie confided in Auggie her medical secret, Auggie felt better knowing the truth. He said it was her personal decision not to tell the agency.
Joan gave Annie and Auggie an assignment together in Paris. What a beautiful place to be assigned and with someone you trust. Annie feels great about being on an assignment with Auggie.
Auggie becomes emotional while he and Annie are working together in Paris. Could Auggie be trying to win Annie back again to be more than friends? Maybe he forgot what she told him when they met in the park on her return from the dark side of her last assignment.
He smiled, made a joke, and agreed with Annie’s decision. And now, has he once again become disenchanted with another woman? His current one is Hayley Price, and one can tell she cares for Auggie. If this is true, I do not know what to think about it and Auggie. What is Auggie thinking about?
Joan and Calder
At home, Joan is trying to be a good friend to Calder by finding him a new love interest. My main concerns with his current lady are that she is a spy and whether she is using Calder.
She might be spying for the CIA to either expose him or promote him. I would like to know how they met and if he is using her for any reason besides paying her for sex. I cannot believe that he is that uncalculating.
Ryan and Eyal
What is Ryan McQuaid doing? He could become a great asset to Annie as well as a possible friend. However, I am still thinking about Eyal for Annie---and I believe that Annie likes him more than just a friend. She trusts him with her most guarded secrets.
Eyal's eyes tell it all when he looks at Annie or when he is hugging her. Bring him back soon---he is the main character for my eye-candy.
Arthur Goes Overseas for McQuaid Security
Arthur goes overseas on his first assignment for McQuaid Security. Will Arthur run into Annie and Auggie?
Will Ryan McQuaid make it his business to run into Annie or be her knight in shining armor? Is Ryan really interested in Annie on a personal level or does he just want her for his company? He knows Annie’s secret---so, which space does he want to fill?
Covert Affairs is getting more exciting and surprising each week. I will pop my corn and for this week I will drink a glass of white wine---because Auggie is confusing me---and that makes me overtax my brain.
Annie Goes Home---Season 5 Episode 4---Silence Kit
When Borz Altan died, it put a hitch in the investigation of who hired him and his family to bomb the CIA building, killing 12 federal employees. Now the CIA will need to gather all the information and sort it out with what Annie found out and maybe what Ryan collected in his hour with Borz. The CIA cancelled Annie’s stake out and brought her home.
At home, Annie is investigating how terrorists are receiving confidential intelligence and who is selling and/or giving it to them. This is a very dangerous road for Annie to walk down, but we know what she will say: "This is part of my job," and her search continued.
Ryan wanted to hire Annie for his company---but she said, "No"---to his offer, and I am sure a man like Ryan McQuaid will not give up easily. Ryan and Annie will run into each other in the near future. Like it or not, I am sure Annie will miss him for a short time when their work together finishes.
Annie and Eyal
Annie has the face of an angel and a backbone of steel and will go into terrorist territory to find the answer to who the traitor is in the CIA Agency.
She has made many friends in her world of traveling for her assignments, but the one I like best is Eyal.
Annie and Eyal are like the earth’s north and south magnetic poles when referring to their origin.
And, like two magnets, they have a strong pull towards each other.
Eyal is always there for Annie, and Annie is there for him when they are working in the same area or hear that the other one needs help.
They have a powerful friendship on the personal and business levels.
I believe a love affair between them would touch the stars and soar through the galaxies.
Annie would not want to impose a condition on Eyal, as she did on Auggie when she returned home.
Eyal is back for a short time and tells Annie to be careful about what she is doing.
He is very concerned for her. I wish he'd stay for a few episodes, if not the entire season.
Annie and Eyal's Memory Lane
They met on assignments for their countries, and at first, Annie did not trust him. He was always honest with her about everything, but he wondered if she shared his honesty.
They became friends after so many of their assignments crossed over---with their own agenda to reach the same location and conclusion,
Eyal's eyes told his feelings for Annie, and she seemed happy when she was with him. Being in danger while running from killers did not stop their love for each other.
He knew Annie was there for him to the bitter end, and he would give his life for her. I would call that love, and I hope their characters get to enjoy being in love.
WOW! Eyal is my pick of all her loves. He's a nice guy who has Annie's back.
Joan, Arthur, Calder and Auggie
Did Joan and Arthur discuss the possibility of his new job interfering with Joan’s department in the CIA? Now they will need to deal with it because they are both after the same government funding. Sometimes one jumps too quickly into a job without first researching to find any conflicts that might exist in one’s future dealings.
What has Calder gotten himself into with his personal life? We know he cannot go very long without calling her. Is she a call girl or working undercover as one? We might find out in the "Silence Kit" on July 15th.
Is Auggie changing or am I just not with his train of thought, which seems to be sex with no strings attached? Is Auggie changing or am I slow at reading between the lines---or should I say---between the sheets?
Annie and Ryan---Season 5 Episode 4
Annie has a heart condition---myocarditis---and no one at the CIA is aware of it---it was her secret only.
And now, because of circumstances beyond her control, Ryan and a doctor on his staff know about Annie’s condition.
When the doctor asked Annie what was wrong with her so he could help her---she told him she had a heart condition---myocarditis.
Ryan had a struck look when he heard Annie’s reply. Does he care that much for Annie already?
Ryan told Annie he would keep her secret, and that makes me nervous because he might use it against her.
We know Ryan wanted to hire Annie, but she said "No." It appears that Ryan has the best of both worlds---he is a professional spy and does not have a boss to answer to—only his clients.
It would be great if Eyal came back soon. He and Annie have great chemistry together. And he is tall, dark, and handsome---something I am sure Annie is aware of, because she looks too.
Eyal does not care who sees him looking at Annie when she is around him---he has tunnel vision for Annie. It has become a habit with Annie and Eyal to save each other’s lives and be there when the other needs help.
Annie and Auggie made small sparks together and it was sweet for a time---she and Eyal so far only have a friendly working relationship---but it sizzles.
Annie Choose Eyal because he loves you and always has your back.
Now Ryan is on the scene—and on the same page as Annie, and if she can trust him, he might get the chance to win Annie’s attention for a short time. We never know what will happen---with his connections and money, he might find a cure for Annie.
The urgency at the moment is for Ryan and Annie to get Borz Altan (Michael J. Goorjian) out of South America. Evidently, they will have to fight their way out of the country. All the law enforcement agencies are searching for them. Uniformed police officers are scurrying around like ants in search of Borz Altan; they will most likely question him about the dead man in the street.
Just apprehending a terrorist is not the end of it when it’s done in another country---it is essential they end up on American soil in order to be brought to justice. Clearly, it is easier said than done---especially if the apprehenders are not as skilled and professional as Annie Walker and Ryan McQuaid.
Auggie and Hayley
Auggie is still the ladies’ man even when he does not like being questioned by Hayley Price (Amy Jo Johnson) from NCTC (National Counterterrorism Center). She asked questions that Auggie did not want to waste time answering because they were about Annie. So, he got huffy with her, but her calm voice settled him down.
Later that night, when Hayley and Auggie accidentally met at the same bar, things led to something better for them---and they did not let it slip away. Some might call it a one-night stand—but it did not look like one night would be the end of it. Auggie was not thinking about Annie when he was with Hayley, and his blindness has never been an issue with the ladies, which is wonderful.