Covert Affairs Review: A Monster or Two?

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Has Annie become a monster like Henry?

Sana was definitely justified in making that declaration ,given Annie's actions and single-minded focus without any regard of the cost. When Annie died in that elevator, she resurrected without the humanity that made her uniquely Annie. She's now Jessica Matthews. A dark-haired individual with a dark soul and only hints of her former self.

Joan Confronts Auggie

In "Something Against You," Annie's mission to stop Henry set her on a course of action that she couldn't stop. She pushed Sana around and stopped listening. Annie thought she knew what was best without any regard or consideration of Sana. And, then Annie crossed the line. It wasn't when she killed Andrew Goodman since that really was self-defense.

Annie took the turn down the wrong path when she set up David. In that moment, Annie took Goodman's place and did Henry's bidding. Now, it could end up working out, but at this point she sacrificed David for little return. Henry would have come to see Sana no matter what. He has a weakness for her. 

Annie's plan to use Goodman's death to her advantage was a good one. It would have worked if Goodman's death had remained a secret for a few more hours. Henry was willing to pay the ransom to keep Sana safe and if the transfer went through Annie could have used it to her advantage. Though, time worked against her and now Henry knows that a "Jessica Matthews" is out to get him.

Henry would have done anything for Sana, but that's unlikely now. He knows that she betrayed him, which will put David at an even greater threat. If Henry can hurt his ex-wiife through her fiance, he'll do it without hesitation. Though, his time will be better spent searching for Jessica and handling the situation back at the CIA.

Annie's now back on her own and has a monster on her trail. Though, it may not be for long. When she was leaving the building she was spotted by Helen. Will Helen follow her and try to assist Annie? Since Helen's been deep undercover for so long, she would probably keep Annie's existence a secret at least until she figures out what's going on.

Though, she is working for the Campbells now and if revealing Annie's mission would help them, she'd rat out Annie in a second. Plus, after putting herself out there for Auggie, she has to be wondering if her husband knows the truth and if that's why he pushed her away. How uncomfortable will that meet be? Very, I imagine.

While Annie was working on Henry in Geneva, Auggie and Calder continued their plan back in DC. The lie about the blue file on Henry spread throughout the CIA. Whether Henry will believe it or not is still questionable. After Calder revealed the existence of the blue file, Henry confronted Braithwaite about it. Of course, he denied it since there isn't really a blue file. Now, it's unclear whether Henry believes Calder or Braithwaite.

The rumors will help support Calder, but Henry's not stupid. He called a meeting with Calder after he returns from Geneva and that should be quite revealing about Henry's thoughts on what's going on and whether he still trusts Calder or not. Will he tell him about Jessica? Or, will he handle that with his own people?

Auggie and Calder's rogue mission in DC is also threatened by Joan's curiosity. She's not likely to give up the pressure on Auggie about his conversation with Calder. If she continues to make a stink about it, will Auggie bring her in on what's going on? That would threaten her and Arthur, but he may not have a choice. Of course, that only matters if Helen doesn't reveal the truth first.

At this point, Henry hasn't been detracted from his plan at all. David's in Interpol's custody for questioning about the helicopter explosion leaving Henry free to continue with his plans for power and dominance. He's a monster. Will Annie have to become one too in order to have even a chance to stop him?


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Covert Affairs Season 4 Episode 12 Quotes

I was there when the bomb went off.


I'd do anything for you.

Henry [to Sana]