Covert Affairs Summer Finale Review: Goodbye, Annie Walker

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And it all comes back to where it started.

In the Covert Affairs season 4 premiere, the story began with Annie heading up the elevator to face off against Calder and losing their gun fight.

And in "Levitate Me," the truth behind that confrontation was revealed. Annie's not only going off the grid, she's following in Helen's footsteps by going completely dark to find out the truth behind Henry Wilcox's plans.

Face Off with Calder

The events of the summer finale weren't surprising to me necause I've long suspected that Calder was on the right side and that he was helping Annie fake her death. Even though I saw it coming, the way it all played out was riveting to watch and emotionally powerful.

When Annie wrote the postcard to Danielle, the cost to both Annie and those who love her was palpable. It was heartbreaking to think about how Danielle will take Annie's death. Despite the danger that she was in, Annie at least was able to take a moment to say goodbye to those she loves. And Annie's call to Auggie served multiple purposes. She was able to say goodbye and let him know she was going through with her plan, while selling the authenticity of her death since she knew his phone was tapped.

She may not have physically died in that elevator, but the life that she previously had was over. To everyone who loves her and worked with her, she's dead. Though, I wouldn't count out Annie finding a way to communicate with Auggie. Helen did have Arthur to back her up even though she was supposedly dead too. And, both Calder and Eyal know that Annie's alive. If she's in a dire situation, she does have people that she can count on. 

At this point, Henry Wilcox seems to be winning the war, but it's difficult to know since his true motives and goal is still unknown. I'm disappointed that Teo's actually dead, since I hoped that someone faked his death even if it was for nefarious reasons. I guess one faked death a season is enough though, right? Wilcox has succeeded in taking Arthur's son just as Jai was taken from him.

Though, it still makes no sense why Henry blames the Campbells for his son's death. Perhaps at some point, he will reveal his logic behind that. Henry's gotten his revenge. Arthur had already left the CIA and now because of Henry's actions, he's being held for questioning and looking at a possible prison sentence. And Joan's lost her position at the CIA as well.

Now, Annie's set out to find out the truth behind Henry's actions and what else he is planning. He's already admitted that Teo being involved with the ALC and being Arthur's son was just a convenience. He was working with the ALC well before he knew of their connection.

She'll have to find out what he doing in Germany. Since he didn't actually have dinner with his ex-wife, it's unlikely it was strictly for personal reasons. Henry used one of the missiles to take down the helicopter and the rest were recovered, so that's a dead end now. With Henry back at the CIA, it's going to be even more dangerous for everyone involved.

At least, Calder and Auggie are working on the same side now. They can investigate the situation from within the CIA, while Annie works other angles secretly. That combination may just be enough to outmaneuver the formidable Henry Wilcox.

When Covert Affairs season 4 picks back up in October, it's going to be a much darker and dangerous show. Annie showed off her spy craft in Germany, but she's going to have to be even more careful going forward. One wrong step and she'll be captured. 

Are you glad that Calder did end up being an honorable agent? Will Wilcox question Annie's death or believe without a doubt that she's dead? Is there any hope for Arthur and Joan to resume their careers at the CIA?


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My question is how did she fake not having a pulse? I know Calder would have just lied, but right before Eyal signs the papers and loads Annie's body, Wilcox's guy feels for a pulse and seems satisfied. I'm guessing Eyal gave her epinephrine, but just curious about the "spy" aspect of appearing physically (no life signs) dead.


Fran: I am right there with you. Eyal is an amazing addition to the show. I love his character and he and Annie are wonderful together. I really did prefer Auggie and Annie as friends. More, more, more Eyal Please!


So love the show, but so tired of seeing Annie the same blonde, never a disguise! That's half the fun of spycraft movies! Looking forward to seeing her as a brunette.
Really sad Teo died. I liked the sweet friendship that was developing between he and Annie.


OMG, it was great to read some Eyal fans on here. He is HOT HOT HOT. I've always like Auggie too but man, dark and mysterious Eyal is hot. And his chemistry with Annie is hot. I've been trying to figure out Calder's angle, since at the beginning of the series he was portrayed a bad guy. He wants everyone to play by his rules. Yeah, the lack of a corpse will be hard to cover up.

@ Jodi

Really LOVE Eyal too. He is a wonderful character and adds so much to the show. Annie and Eyal have amazing chemistry. I'd much rather see them together than have her be with Auggie.


Eyal!!! You are a pleasant surprise. Please stay longer....


Loved Eyal, love seeing him together with Annie. I wish the writers would give in this time to pair them next year. I mean why does she have to end up with the nice guy instead of with the interesting dark guy? Yes, I know Auggie was not always that nice and perfect but Eyal? That voice alone, him unshaved, make me shaky in the morning LOL


After seeing the look Calder gave Auggie about his "boss", I knew he was not a bad guy....he knew something else was up, which is why he did not take Auggie in right away and gave Annie the benefit of the doubt. He's no fool, a bit OCD on Annie & co., but it will be interesting to see how he handles Henry when he goes back. I loved when he was on radio silence and as he waited for Annie, was like "come on,come on...", I'm disappointed about Teo, he was a fresh addition to the team, a great character. I mean he was the Puma for god's sake, but so sad & lonely too, & he could have had some fun missions w/Annie.& what happened to "a son for a son"? Henry did not even mention it when he visited Arthur, which was weird, as he threatened him, with it, & all he talked about was his did it feel to be locked up?!


So how did Eyal get involved? I loved seeing him but who asked him to help Annie? Hope he's involved next season.


For real, I loved Calder in this episode! That's the good part about the next episodes: He will be in the good side. Seriously Annie, I love you but... WHAT THE F*CK GIRL! HOW COULD YOU DO THAT TO AUGGIE?! T_T I mean, I totally understand that you HAD TO, but that was just cruel. And was I thinking that I was the only one who didn't understand why Henry is so obsessed with the Campbell's, Annie and Auggie!


I think Auggie knows that Annie isn't dead. He was just selling the show for Henry and the rest of the CIA. I hope Annie finds a way to see Auggie because they are made for each other. I also hope that Annie torches Henry then kills him. What goes around comes back around. Henry is going to get his

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Covert Affairs Season 4 Episode 10 Quotes

Whether you like it or not, I am Annie's best friend right now.


You are asking for trust, but not giving any.