Covert Affairs

10 Best Episodes of Covert Affairs

A young CIA operative, Annie Walker, is 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.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 02, 2023.

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Covert Affairs - S2E16

#15 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 283 votes.

Covert Affairs - S3E11

#14 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.20 from 315 votes.

Covert Affairs - S4E9

#13 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.20 from 418 votes.

Covert Affairs - S4E14

#12 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.20 from 421 votes.

Covert Affairs - S2E3

#11 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.22 from 312 votes.

Covert Affairs - S3E16

#10 - Lady Stardust (Season 3 - Episode 16)


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

The episode was rated 8.23 from 320 votes.

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#9 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.24 from 316 votes.

Covert Affairs - S2E8

#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.

The episode was rated 8.24 from 299 votes.

Covert Affairs - S3E3

#7 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.25 from 350 votes.

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#6 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.26 from 302 votes.

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#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.

The episode was rated 8.27 from 422 votes.

Covert Affairs - S3E9

#4 - Suffragette City (Season 3 - Episode 9)


As the life of one the Agencyโ€™s best hangs in the balance, the team works to discover the truth after itโ€™s revealed that one of their own might not be who they thought.

The episode was rated 8.28 from 330 votes.

Covert Affairs - S4E10

#3 - Levitate Me (Season 4 - Episode 10)

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

The episode was rated 8.38 from 440 votes.

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#2 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.39 from 414 votes.

Covert Affairs - S3E8

#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.

The episode was rated 8.42 from 318 votes.

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