Covert Affairs – Recap & Review – Here Comes Your Man

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Covert Affairs
Here Comes Your Man

Original Air Date: Aug 13, 2013

Brianna – TwoCents Reviewer

The countdown is now at six weeks and we’re getting closer to figuring out the details of the first scene of the season as this episode opens with the same exact one. This time around, however, we get more information about who else is involved and some startling news.

Auggie learns Henry got Calder the position, giving Henry even more of an advantage and frustratingly showing he’s one step ahead of the team determined to bring him down. And, apparently, Calder is not about making nice with Auggie, Annie or anyone really.

Calder sends Annie to Vienna to follow an arms dealer. Seems easy enough, right? That is until he throws a wrench in the machine that is Annie and Auggie’s handler/operative relationship by taking him off of her mission, removing him as her handler. To add insult to injury, Calder requests that she goes radio silent, only talking with him and no one else while on mission.

He continues his very odd re organization of the DPD by assigning Auggie to continue working on Project Hummingbird while Annie’s away after he took a “long walk” in an effort to keep Auggie from helping or interfering with Calder and Annie’s mission, saying throughout the whole episode that because of their relationship, they could compromise a mission because, sure, that’s happened before.

Auggie thinks there’s no way this is a good idea and that he falls into a trap. Being the ever dependable handler, even when he’s bumped off, he goes to an old buddy of his trying to find more information on Dion Stavros, Annie’s target. What he finds is that he was a CIA asset years ago.

And would it be an episode of Covert Affairs if things while on mission didn’t get sticky? While trying to get Stavros, Annie meets a few barriers; one of them includes Calder speeding up the timeline because of the suspected sale of missile launchers soon. She gets into a bit of trouble when Stavros gives her 24 hours to find a buyer if not, it won’t end well for her.

Calder’s solution to this? Sending in an operative, Auggie figures out, he hadn’t worked with in years. Again, being the great handler he is and receiving Annie’s encoded messages, Auggie relays this information and pleads with Annie to leave Vienna. Of course, Annie shoots him down saying she’s “too close”.

When the operative flies in and gets grilled by Annie, you could almost see her give up all hope of this actually working. Her unexpected back up plan works out as Teo saves the operation, bringing in his credibility so he could pose as the buyer. We later find out who surprisingly sent for him…Auggie.

The meet goes down as planned until, Teo shoots Stavros and his guy while he disappears on Annie, breaking his phone and the one tie he had to the people back in the states.

Snarky Auggie was great to see especially when used against Calder who at this point, is not doing himself any favors in the department. And, Henry interrupting Annie and Auggie’s night to continue to be the harbinger of doom is absolutely frustrating and has me looking forward to the end of Henry.

Who thinks that even though Calder started off as Henry’s man, he’ll end up somehow helping them bring him down? Or am I just being overly optimistic here? I think it might be the latter. And, who was following Henry after that meet with Annie?

Anyhow, let us know what you think in the comments below.

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