Covert Affairs: Season 1, Episode 5

In the Light (10 Aug. 2010)

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Annie is given the difficult task of asking a reclusive ex-operative for assistance as the agency tries to track down an African arms dealer who is trying to enter the United States.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Danielle Brooks (credit only)
Graham Abbey ...
Elie Gemael ...
Sean Francis ...


When the DPD gets word of an incoming shipment from Sudanese arms dealer Hasaan Waleed, Annie is sent to enlist Christopher McAuley, a former CIA operative who may hold the key to finding Hasaan. However, there are others showing an interest in the case, including former Director of Clandestine Services Henry Wilcox, and, for reasons unknown, Ben Mercer, the mysterious love of Annie's life. Written by USA Publicity

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Annie Walker: [leaving a briefing] Hey, Auggie? Why did Joan say I might have a shot 'cause I'm new?
Auggie Anderson: McAuley is Christopher McAuley. He was a deep cover officer for fifteen years, knew everyone important that had anything to do with East Africa. One of his old contacts might know something about Hasaan's movements, but McAuley retired five years ago.
Annie Walker: Why do I feel like I'm still missing something?
Auggie Anderson: Well, when I say he retired, I mean he had a nervous breakdown, quit the CIA, moved to Middle of Nowhere, ...
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