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Fresh out of the farm, Annie Walker must adapt to the challenging life of a CIA operative under the guidance of her handler, Auggie. But soon she realizes her recruit might have to do with her last boyfriend rather than her talent.

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 Annie Walker (75 episodes, 2010-2014)
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 Auggie Anderson (75 episodes, 2010-2014)
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 Joan Campbell (75 episodes, 2010-2014)
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 Arthur Campbell (72 episodes, 2010-2014)
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 Danielle Brooks (32 episodes, 2010-2012)
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 Calder Michaels (32 episodes, 2013-2014)
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A young CIA operative/trainee, Annie Walker, is sent into the field to work for the DPD (Domestic Protection Division). Auggie Anderson is a blind tech operative, and is Walker's guide in her new life in the CIA. Walker's cover story is that she works at the Smithsonian Museum. Written by Alexander Soloviev

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Except for the pilot all the episode titles in season one share the names of Led Zeppelin songs. See more »

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Although the CIA does have armed personnel, (Special Activities Division/Security Protective Service) they have limited/no law enforcement powers and are forbidden from operating within the US itself or outside CIA facilities. They cannot, as depicted in the show, operate as a generic SWAT type unit. See more »

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[repeated line]
Annie Walker: Read me in.
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Can You Save Me
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16 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I saw who the producers are, I must admit, I felt some trepidation. The Borne Trilogy was good (no self-respecting film lover could deny it), but hardly TV series material. All my trepidation flew out of the window less than five minutes into the pilot. I'm not an easy judge to please, but I must say, I'm hooked.

The characterization was fabulous. The writers laid the strong foundation of the friendship/confidant relationship that few shows have managed to convey, and it's just the pilot. I can't wait to see how it's built up. The last time I saw such a thing, it was in BONES, and that was in the middle of the first season.

Piper Perabo plays a smart, overachieving spy missing the stop-digging-yourself-into-a- hole complex. Her character is balanced by a great performance by Christopher Gorham as Auggie, your friendly neighborhood blind tech-guy, a comforting voice in the madness of the "Agency". To top off the show, you have their boss, a preoccupied career woman used to having to find her own way in a job traditionally held by men: Joan Campbell, played by Kari Matchett.

For those of you thinking it's just another ALIAS, you've got another thing coming, just as I did. The only things it's got in common with J. J. Abrams' hit show is the CIA and strong woman lead. It has the action of all the best action films of the decade and the reasonably- subtle humor of BURN NOTICE and CHUCK.

COVERT AFFAIRS is in it for the long-run. I don't plan on missing a moment of it. If it's canceled, it'll prove to be as big a mistake as canceling FIREFLY. Watch it. You won't regret it.


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