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Covert Affairs Review: Pirates; Wife For Me

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Structurally, "The Last Thing You Should Do" was exactly what you look for out of an episode of television. There was a great mix of entertainment with Auggie's trip gone bad, and intrigue-building serialization with everything else that was going on at the home front.

It just never came together completely. The hour was filled with everything I asked for after the season premiere. We had Lena and Joan butting heads, as well as Annie continuing her relationship with Simon to serve some sort of end goal. I just couldn't have cared less about either situation.

Auggie in Africa

Maybe it was simply because Chris Gorham was once again so engaging that everything time they put the camera on someone else it was disappointing. Seeing Auggie in the field is always good fun, but "The Last Thing You Should Do" was much more than that.

We were able to witness him loving life, and then quickly having to worry about the lives of others. He lost control, and then he took control.

Auggie is a complex guy. Sometimes you have to ask: why has he so quickly fallen in love with Parker? Is this something that might end up hurting him in the end?

Luckily for the two of them, they seemed to have crossed the biggest hurdle of them all: Auggie's secret. The dude's proposal - and her acceptance - was filled with so much warmth and happiness that you had to know it was going down hill from there... and I'm not just talking about pirates.

The pirates did force Auggie's hand, causing him to maybe let the cat out of the bag sooner than he would have liked. As you would expect, Parker didn't react to the news kindly. "Who am I marrying, Auggie?" She asked apprehensively.

I wondered if that was going to be it for them, as a surprise like that can often be enough to end everything. Thankfully, they were stuck together for a while after Auggie dropped that news bomb on her, so Parker was able to see that he is still the same guy he's always been.

It probably didn't hurt that he knocked out two guys to help them escape and get home. She had to be excited that her now future husband is such a stud in a fight.

Ultimately, Auggie explained that this was his only secret, and she now knew it. That seemed to be enough to push it over the top and keep these two crazy kids together. What about his secret that he has latent romantic feelings for Annie? Parker doesn't know about that little nugget... neither does Auggie, though - and that might just be made up by fans of the show.

I wanted to enjoy the moments outside of Auggie's adventure, but it just never happened. Honestly, the couple of time's Anne Dudek popped in to say a word or two seemed more entertaining than anything going on with Joan/Lena or Annie/Simon.

Auggie's adventure was more than enough to make "The Last Thing You Do" another entertaining episode of this third season of Covert Affairs. What did you all think of the hour? Was it the best yet? Or did it fall short of your expectations?

What was your favorite moment of Auggie's adventure? And what did I not get about the home front drama? Sound off in the comments.

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Dan Forcella is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter.

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i agree that Parkers acceptance in the end was aprehensive and that she looked scared when she was hugging him. I believe that she is going to pull the plug on this matter pretty damn fast. I also think that the conflict b/w Joan and Lena stems from a situation in which Joan was sleeping with an asset and is ultimatly going to parallel Annie's situation closely. in other words, Lena is going to come out a bad guy, whether she is bad or not.

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Actually as Auggie and Parker hugged at the end, Parker was NOT wearing the engagement ring and still looked like she wasn't sure about saying yes. I really don't believe they'll make it to the altar.
The Joan/Lena/kidnappers story was okay. It gave some more back story, but didn't move things forward. Joan is betters than Lena as far as sophistication and knowledge, but she tries to stoop to lena's level in arguments. It's just not who she is. Maybe that's why it doesn't captivate.
I loved seeing Auggie in action.

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You should at least mention that Annie's sister and family are moving to California. I guess the family storyline was not engaging enough for the show. Now it's just Annie.
I hope Eyal comes back soon. I love their chemistry.
No way is the wedding with Auggie and Parker going to happen. There was something in her face when they hugged at the end that spelled trouble ahead. I like her fine...but she's not Annie. I think in the end she won't be cut out for being the wife of a CIA agent.

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