11 July 2012 4:06 AM, PDT | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

Season 3 of "Covert Affairs" (Tue., 10 p.m. Et on USA) got off to an explosive start Tuesday night.

In a shocking twist out of the "Mi-5" rule book, one of the major characters was killed off in the opening minutes of the Premiere. But who was it?

CIA operative Annie Walker (Piper Perabo) was meeting with Jai Wilcox (Sendhil Ramamurthy) at a restaurant, when he said, "We can’t do this here. Come with me and you'll find out why."

As they were leaving Annie realized she'd left her umbrella in the restaurant so went back to get it. As she picked it up, Jai’s car exploded in the parking lot.

The show's creators explained why they killed off Jai to Entertainment Weekly. "We really wanted to … present Annie with some challenges for the season," said Chris Ord. "We feel we owe it to the audience to remind them »

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