Covert Affairs Bosses Preview Annie-Eyal Reunion, Auggie's Big Arc

Covert Affairs Season 5 Spoilers

When Covert Affairs resumes this Thursday (USA Network, 10/9c), Annie’s maybe-boyfriend Ryan is unconscious and her ex Auggie is working for another spy service. But that doesn’t mean the former CIA agent will be lonesome, especially when she runs into frenemy Eyal (returning guest star Oded Fehr).

The familiar face is a welcome one for Annie, who gains a bit of clarity from Eyal’s presence.

However, Annie’s world is one of spies and terrorists, so her pursuit of Belenko will only get more complicated when Auggie is pulled into the web in a “significant” way, executive producers Matt Corman and Chris Ord preview below.

TVLINE | Can you set the stage for where the back half of the season picks up?
MATT CORMAN | We revealed our Big Bad at the end of [Episode 10]. We also find McQuaid in critical condition in the hospital, which deepens Annie’s emotional connection to the mission. And then in terms of the next six [episodes], as Annie pursues Belenko, [she discovers his] motivations and realizes it’s a much deeper, more personal connection for his vendetta. That will makes things richer and deeper, more interesting and also much, much, much more emotional.

TVLINE | What’s Annie’s mental state like in the premiere?
CORMAN | She’s at a crossroads, and she’s trying to find where her emotions lie romantically. She’s finding her foothold as to where her place is vis-à-vis the CIA or not. These back six episodes are the space in which she’s defining who she’s going to be as a person and as an operative for the rest of her life.
ORD | It’s also the perfect time for Eyal. He comes into her life when she is at moments like this and helps her tremendously in terms of clarifying her purpose.
CORMAN | He’s a character who is so sure of himself. He’s sure of himself vis-à-vis the agency, and he understands himself. He keeps things very simple and clear. It can be helpful for Annie to talk to somebody who is such a rock.

TVLINE | Under what circumstances does Eyal come into Annie’s life this time?
CORMAN | I guess it’s safe to say that his mission and her mission intercept.

TVLINE | How has the dynamic between them changed? They’ve been through quite a lot together, so is it a little bit different when they meet up this time?
CORMAN | It is. When they first met, they didn’t trust one another at all. So if you look back on [the fifth episode of Season 1], they didn’t know even if they were enemies or not. But now there’s a little bit of a shorthand… It doesn’t mean it’s always going to be smooth sailing. What’s great is they do have different agendas. They do work for different spy services. So there’s always a bit of a comfort level, but also a tension between them.

Covert Affairs Season 5 SpoilersTVLINE | How is Annie dealing with what’s happened to Ryan and her growing feelings for him? How does that affect her in the premiere?
ORD | That’s impacting her greatly. Any time you’re going on a mission that is motivated through personal connection, it’s going to cloud your decisions and certainly make your life more straightforward, but also more challenging [because] you don’t want to get too emotional. You don’t want to let your emotions overcome you, and yet, you want to use those emotions to help guide you and help you achieve your mission. So it deepens her life greatly.

TVLINE | What role does Auggie play in Annie’s mission?
CORMAN | Well, it’s interesting. It becomes a intensely significant one. That will be revealed later in this back six. But Auggie and his backstory will play a very prominent role.

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  1. A says:

    Just make Eyal a series regular already! Please!

  2. cyrano says:

    I think they screwed up this show a bit after season 3 and they have yet to explain Henry’s vendetta against Arthur. Annie found out that it was Lena Smith who killed Jai. Arthur had nothing to do with it. Yet he wanted Joan, Arthur and Tayo dead. It sucks beyond.
    Also when Annie was declared dead last season, did no one esp Auggie try in some way to contact her sister? Or did she tell her sister? Cmon. It sucks the way they have left out certain good aspects of the show.

    • Demi says:

      Can’t really recollect the reason behind Henry’s hatred but I vividly remember Auggie calling Danielle about her sister’s death. The only issue that has not been address is if Danielle knows Annie is alive.

      • the girl says:

        They decided to allow Danielle to continue thinking that Annie is dead, which I think they decided was easier on Annie as a spy. I am VERY certain they wove that fact into the dialogue at some point.

    • MJ says:

      I thought his hatred was because he blamed Arthur for Jai’s death.

    • Sara Bein says:

      I have had those same thoughts. Henry’s vendetta made no sense. Plus, he was such a lousy father, when Jai was alive, the whole “grieving father. scorching the earth” story was hard to buy into.

  3. Remy says:

    I only watch this show when Eyal is suppose to guest star now. He better get more screen time than his last two visits where we got to see him for less than 5 minutes. Can he get his own show already???

  4. gizmolebrat says:

    Looking forward to the return. The producers have promised an exciting end to this season. Can’t wait. I understand someone else with end up dead………………..WHO will it be?????

  5. CBWBDK1 says:

    Eyal should have his own show. Such a great character!

  6. Ian says:

    Ha. Its true that if any character could carry a spin-off, its Eyal’s. And i find myself just wishing he and Annie would get together and try to make that work already. If she’s not going to be with Auggie, she fits best with Eyal. McQuaid who? Im tired of the seasonal love interests.

  7. drhenning says:

    What’s the status of this show for another season??? It is such a well produced cinematic show but the ratings seemed mediocre this summer… I can’t imagine them doing very well on Thursdays at 10 though the ABC Shows are going away soon for a while so that should help plus NFL games are so-so…

  8. M3rc Nate says:

    What I would say I am most disapointed by, is how FANTASTIC Auggie and Hayley Price’s (Amy Jo Johnson) chemistry was! Not only was their chemistry off the charts, but besides his lying they actually had a fantastically healthy and fun relationship that could have gone somewhere. She was part of the Government so she could have easily become a regular and easily been in Auggie’s life (unlike a normal person who he cant tell anything to and only gets scenes when hes at home), she is a badass actress with weapons (Flashpoint) and martial arts training/background so they could have converted her to being in the CIA as a field agent and her be a badass (if they wanted)….im really disappointing by that.

    Now that Annie has banged like 20 different dudes while being a spy (female James Bond much? lol), and her and Auggie have broken up…im basically over the “Annie & Auggie” ship. Let them be friends and thats all, let Annie end up with Eyal and bring back Hayley Price for Auggie to get another shot with and that be who he ends up with for good.

  9. M3rc Nate says:

    “her ex Auggie is working for another spy service”

    Wait what? Isn’t he working for the CIA behind the desk like always? Im confused. :/

  10. Haruhi Suzumiya says:

    I’m really excited that Eyal come back but I hope he’ll be just a friend for Annie! She doesn’t deserve him at all… She’s good for Auggie! They both love to have sex with everybody! Please… don’t ruin Eyal with Annie!

  11. Nesh says:

    Eyal telling Annie that he reunited with his ex-wife is like The Doctor telling Clara he found Gallifrey..

  12. renee says:

    I love Eyal and Annie to gather sorry I only see this season for them

  13. Bashful says:

    Annie and Eyal have always had the best chemistry on this show, and now, more than ever, fans are pulling for them to be end game. Eyal just proved even more how right he is for her by letting her go to make her own choice – he sacrificed his happiness for hers. I also agree with the others who have said that Eyal deserves his own show – he absolutely has the fanbase and the appeal for it. Fans have been lobbying for an Eyal spinoff for a long time now. They don’t utilize him properly on this show, and I’d love to see him running his own spy missions. Maybe after CA is done, someone will take his character and run with it for a spinoff.

    • susieq says:

      Well said Bashful, there are so many who agree with you, Eyal and Annie are just so exciting to watch on screen, we need to see them on missions working together more often.

  14. aliya says:

    YESSS! Eyal needs to be a regular on this show. He is amazing and him and annie are perfect for each other. His episodes are the best!!!