Covert Affairs > Covert Affairs Review: That's Persistence > Comments Page 2
Weak episode. Piper is irresistible to the eye, but her limited range could sink this show. Makes one appreciate Lauren Holley, who turned in a nuanced guest appearance, all the more.
Boring episode. The show needs more Auggie and less Annie.
I thought this was the weakest episode of the season so far.
I thought it was a good episode. Annie was trying to do some actual manipulating of people for information, the very thing the CIa is supposed to be doing. She had done her homework, correctly as it turns out, and managed to turn an assett inspite of all the rear end covering and politically correct posturing by Arthur and the state department. She got permission to go from Joan, but that was the end of the support from Joan. Arthur threw her under the buss in the name of personal gain, Joan wimped out following Arthur's lead, and Annie decided that wasn't what she signed up for. She want's to be a spy, she doesn't want to be manipulated for the gain of Arthur. I'm not surprised she asked for a transfer.
I thought the whole Auggie/Shrink thing was lazy writer's way of giving Chris something to do rather than thinking through a story that would actively involve him in supporting Annie in the field.
Who does Kari Matchett's wardrobe!!? It must be in her contract that she gets to wear sleeveless cocktail dress while the rest of the cast wears business attire.
I like what Terrie said: this show has potential but it just keeps missing the mark. I can't quite put my finger on why. Auggie (and Christopher Gorham) is great. Joan is great. Joan's husband is great. But Annie? There's something amiss that makes this a DVR for when there's nothing else on show for me.
I was flummoxed by Annie asking for a transfer...I mean why, for heavens sake? She has a real supporter in Joan, and Auggie is always there for her, too. It just doesn't make any sense to me, unless she is looking for more glory for herself or trying to advance to a higher level in her career. Still, I think she could do that within the DPD, so this move makes little sense and smells of immaturity on her part. And what about Jai's death? Why isn't more being done in that area, especially by Annie who was his friend? I also loved the Auggie and therapist blindfolded part of the ep, that was just brilliant, but then, I am a huge Christopher Gorham fan, so I'd watch him read the phone book. All in all, not a great ep, showing Annie as an anti-heroine
As Augie and others keep bringing up the question of whether Annie is doing ok, I have to assume (unhappily) that this is plot development? Made for an episode so full of holes and Annie's ego that it was basically boring and a waste of an hour. The people in charge need to watch the first season and remember what gave this show potential. Otherwise, I'll be watching my DVD collection of The Man From UNCLE for spy entertainment during this hour
I totally agree. Annie was a total b!itch in this episode.
I will not be watching this train wreck again.
The worst episode ever. I'm really disappointed. Annie is so full of herself that she thinks she can do anything. This is not good at all. If it goes on like this, I'm going to quit watching it. This is not the Annie I like.
The only good part of the episode was Auggie. He was amazing.
I thought it was a very good show.
I thought Annie's request for a transfer reaaly seemed odd behavior for that character. And before going into her office she seemd worried that Joan was mad about disobeying her orders. Then when Joan instead gives her strokes instead for how she handled the situation in Minnesota and tries to be her gal pal, she tells Joan that she doesn't want to work for her anymore. Why? Was it because of the profiling? Joan not willing to cross swords with the State Department? It just really seemed like a lousy thing to do at that point in time, especially given all the props Joan was giving her. And I saw no sign of any regret for hurting Joan, which she had to know she was doing. After that scene, I don't think Annie is quite the shining heroine of this show that she has been.
I don't think this was one of their better episodes. I agree that Annie came across as arrogant. I think she's wanting a transfer simply because she can't get her way all the time and in the CIA, I'd say it's dead wrong to expect to get your way and do things your way all the time.
Still absolutely NO development on why Jai was killed or even if there is an investigation into it.
And next week, it's back to Simon and he locks Annie up in a room. Who couldn't see that coming?
I think I've stated before, this show has plenty of potential but I just think it's missing something........
Since when did Yemen have oil? I agree a very boring episode.
For me, I think Annie acted like a spoiled brat who didn't get her way when she decided to transfer. I'm not sure I saw her as confident in this episode as much as arrogant. She's behaving like a bratty teenager. She thinks she can do no wrong.
To me was a boring episode. Just midseason filler.
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