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No offense fellows, but can't they find hunkier actors to work with Annie? Auggie is great but none of the others compare.
Jai is not dead. Jai parked next to a similar make and color car. Another man in a suit left right after him. When you are going somewhere with someone do you go wait in the car or wait for them to catch up. He wouldn't oh told anyone he was still alive to protect himself.
Went back and watched the episode again after I cooled down. Unfortunately, nothing changed. Crappy writing, sullenly delivered dialogue, poor editing and absolutely no heart in any of the major characters--at least, none on display in THIS episode. Lena is OBVIOUSLY a dual agent, using Annie for her own nefarious ends and Piper delivers her lines like an automaton--where has her spark gone? Had great hopes for this show but it would appear they are all for naught. Pity.
Hate that they killed off Jai but the show destroyed his character in season 2 for no apparent reason except that they are inept. Useless writers on this show. I do think that Jai really is dead since twitter says Sendhil Rammamurthy signed on for some movie with Kristen Bell. Good luck to him. The writing has become even more transparent which i didn't think was possible. I don't think there is a single person who thinks Nina/Lena isn't going to turn out to be the bad guy in whatever ill-conceived plot the writers come up with. I used to really like this show in Season 1 when Annie/Auggie/Jai were a team meeting up in the bar at the end of the missions. Its USA. Thats what the viewers come to USA for. Not some c-rate HBO/Showtime wannabe with curse words that are said just to show how "edgy" and "dark" the show has become. Lame. I'm done with this show and this is someone who will watch almost anything on USA.
Not all change is good. This was a great show. I will not miss Jai because the writers did not give this talented actor good story lines. Many reviewers recommend changes that end up destroying good shows Ghost Whisperer, Without a Trace and Shark are good examples. This was a wonderful show but the new characters are boring. I did not like Annie's new boss and Annie's new assignment was needlessly complicated and confusing. Disaster awaits this show.
Im sorry Jai is gone. He is a great actor and I really liked him in Season 1. However in Season 2 his story got weird as if the writers didn't know what to do. I'm disappointed there is no longer any diversity on the show. Do the producers know we live in a diverse country? I don't think the show is representative of the real USA.
potty talk? they come on at PM so their allowed to have adult talk
Shows will leave departing actors/actresses in the opening credits if they stay on to help the story transition without their characters. I know Ghost Whisperer did it in its second season with Aisha Tyler's character Andrea. After her character "crossed over", Aisha's name disappeared from the opening credits. Sendhil Ramamurthy's name will appear in the credits for "Sound and Vision" next week, but he won't.
And what is up with all the dirty language? Did USA get some kind of special clearance for potty talk from the FCC?
I think season 3 maybe Covert Affairs best season ever
Very good. Hooray for serialization and mystery!
The rest of the last sentence was "What is WITH you, writers??
OK....I am SOOO pissed at the writers right now. They have forgotten the prime rule for a successful show: if it ain't broke, don't fix it. A big part of the charm of this show was Annies' naivete combined with her willingness to jump in without over-analyzing. Right off the bat, they have her sleeping with the enemy, the rest of the regular group sitting on the fringes picking their noses while hotshot Lena gives Annie apparent carte blanche to do any damned thing she wants to do. NONONONO!!!! The setup was the appeal--Joan pissing on trees to establish her identity apart from "hubby", Auggie showcasing that a blind person can be a high level producer--Annie trying to repress her attraction to Auggie and learn how to deal with all of the CIA crap.. Jai blown up? Not bloody likely. No one even registered it in their faces or their dialogue. At some point, he and Lena both will be outed as bad guys. Piper P doesn't seem to have her heart in this season and neither does Christopher--WHAT
Annie got bumped by a passer-by in the dinner before the waitress called her back for the umbrella. I don't know what it meant, but I don't think it was an accident.
As a fan of 24 I thought they kept saying Nina, her name on 24. I kept wondering if things would turn out the same. She is an interesting addition.
I think Auggie sensed that Annie could not talk. He probably gets it, so long as she knew she could call him if things went beyond a point she could handle.
If Sendhil Ramamurthy left the series then why was his name listed in the opening credits as a star of the show instead of a "guest star" or "special appearance?" I think his character is still alive. We'll see next episode if his name is still listed in the opening credits.
I am so glad that Covert Affairs is back! I really missed Anne and company, and I really, really missed the very hot Chris Gorham, who I long to see without a shirt again! :) I hope that Chris and Anne will make their relationship stronger this season, and though I am sad that Jai is dead and gone, (I agree that he really didn't fit in) I am glad that Auggie and Anne are both on assignments in different parts of the agency and are working hard to solve their various mysteries. I also like that Anne is working for a boss who will treat her as an equal and who allows her to play by the same rules that the guy agents play by, ie using sex to get close to someone to find out what they're doing.Besides, shower sex is yummy, and I think Anne will find out whatever she needs to know from this guy by seducing him.
I thought the season premiere was outstanding. The pace was great, alomost like Raiders Of The Lost Arc kind of pace.
The character of Jai added nothing to the show. With Henry in jail, he's expendable in a story sense. He had zero chemistry with Annie. He and Joan got along like sodium and water but not in a fun way - it was just a bureauacratic pissing match - interoffice politics. Yawn. So he's gone and his exit kicks off a whole new story line. Yea.
Several of us who are fan-fic authors predicted Jai would be the one killed. He's the only character that made sense. I think having Jai assasinated was a brilliant move if they have the courage to capitalize on it. I believe he's gone. It opens up a number of interesting story arcs that can last several episodes, even a couple of seasons, though I hope they don't go beyond this fall season finale.
Annie got intel from her 'target' using the sweep drive but we don't know what it was or what it will lead to. We got the clue t
It was great season opener,but I was disappointed that Sendhil is leaving the show. He is such a great actor and his character was cut off too soon! The Writers could had other ideas to do for the Jai Character. Sendhil you will be missed. I love you such a great actor good luck in your acting career. I can't wait for the whole season to find out what Jai know, How he got killed and why? I'm glad Auggie is going to investigate at Jai's old job special projects. I hope we will find the answers about Jai and if the explosion was also meant for Annie too. As for as her new boss Lena Smith. I don't know about her. I don't trust her. She must have an agenda taking Annie away from Joan. So far we know there is a history between Joan and Lena can't wait to find out. I hope Joan kick her ass. Lena's methods are dangerous. Curious to know about the relationship with Auggie and parker going in this season. I hope they focus on that and his relationship with Annie now they are separated and worki
...to it's end. Then there is also the possibility that Jai's evil daddy was disappointed Jai did not bring down Peter so he could get his old job back, that he had Jai killed (but that would make dad more evil than imaginable!). Auggie will be good in the position, as long as he can still be in contact with Annie. As for my favorite Annie moment, it's a toss-up to Annie's inability to decorate cupcakes (finally something she's not good at) or her response to the dumb questions on the lie detector and her ripping the detectors off and almost stomping out! Great review...it's good to have Covert Affairs back.
I liked Sendhil Ramamurthy in Heroes and I liked him on this show as well.
Funny thing though, if you notice the opening credits, they still show him as a major player in the cast. I would have thought that if they had planned to kill him off that would have revamped the opening and would have credited him with a Special Guest Star status.
Glad to see Nina (Sarah Clarke )on the series I liked her from 24 although an equal amount might disagree.
I like the new direction of the show, Annie is in her place now were she can go on her instincts and not be told held back.. Good move on the part of the writers.
Annie is an expert liar outside the bedroom... why shouldn't we expect her to be able to continue it into the bedroom (or the shower, or...)? Perhaps I'm naive, but I think that anyone who is "living by the sword" (as Bob Seger once put it) with Mr. (or Ms.) Right Now is going to have serious problems in a relationship-based love life... if it even leaves them able to have one.
After reading the comments, I agree with some and some are pure speculation, so I'll add my two-cents worth....Jai is probably dead, and most likely because he discovered Lena's double spy afffiliation (his "hidden" files discovered at the end of the episode that Auggie won't catch, but later Annie might, when she sees that Simon's tatoo matches) and wanted Annie's help/insight on how to bring down Lena, but Lena got to him first and almost the CIAs best rookie agent, acquiring her and sending her off for Simon to take care of. The German agents failed, so Simon took care of them. It will be a several episode arc to bring that story
I'm sorry to hear that Sarah Clarke will be on Covert, I didn't like her in 24, and am very disappointed that she will be Annie's boss, much prefer Joan, hope she gets killed off quite early on.Don't know whether I will be able to watch it when it comes over here if she is going to be in it for long.
@TriciaS: I agree about the writing but don't mind the language. Also, if Jai really is dead, that reflects even worse on the writing than if he isn't. Mixed messages.
@Katie Hart: Matt Corman says "the victim of the deadly car explosion really is gone for good," which does suggest pretty strongly that Jai is dead ... although there's still a small chance that the "the victim" is somebody else. You said, "And now the cast is one of the least-diverse on TV." The CIA is not known for its diversity, but it's still a good point.
FWIW, it doesn't seem like the writers really had any idea what to do with Jai. He started off as a hot shot competitor / potential love interest / potential mentor for Annie, but that quickly became sidelined. They later revived him in the silly plot line with his evil dad, but that added nothing good to the show. In any event, there's something big and cinematic about Sendhil Ramamurthy that worked well in "Heroes" but never really fit in "Covert Affairs."
Covert Affairs is back and with a bang (pun intended). I, also, subscribe to the "Jai is not dead" theory. The only reason I have for Jai luring Annie there is to have a credible witness to the explosion. The wild card is the umbrella. That could not have been accounted for in the plan, so, if Annie didn't have an umbrella to forget, and the explosion was a setup, how was Jai going to prevent Annie from being caught in the explosion? Interesting. I believe the Peter Gallagher character not only knows about this, but is orchestrating it. He move Auggie and Annie instantly and was very firm in his "my decision is final" comment. Finally, i'm pleased when I see good actors from previous series appear on "new" series. "Nina" is back!
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