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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Series cast summary:
Piper Perabo ...  Annie Walker 75 episodes, 2010-2014
Christopher Gorham ...  Auggie Anderson 75 episodes, 2010-2014
Kari Matchett ...  Joan Campbell 75 episodes, 2010-2014
Peter Gallagher ...  Arthur Campbell 72 episodes, 2010-2014
Hill Harper ...  Calder Michaels 32 episodes, 2013-2014
Anne Dudek ...  Danielle Brooks 32 episodes, 2010-2012


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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All of the episode titles in season four share the titles of Pixies songs. See more »


The National Security Act of 1947 which created the CIA specifically forbids it from conducting operations on US soil. So whenever a character does something in the name of the CIA in the US they are actually violating federal law. See more »


[repeated line]
Annie Walker: Read me in.
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a fun guilty pleasure...
11 August 2010 | by badreligionSee all my reviews

"Covert Affairs" rates a solid 7-8 stars for me based on one thing: It's an entertaining show, plain and simple.

Is it packed full of intrigue, suspense, and plot twists that will bend your brain? No; in fact, I'm pretty sure my fellow heist/thriller film fans will see every "shocking new development" coming a mile away. Is the acting superb? Not particularly, but it's far from awful. Are you going to believe in the characters' stories and expertise? Unlikely. However, that does not make the show any less fun to watch, and even after I really disliked much of the pilot, I've tuned in every week.

Two random fun facts: The main character's name, Annie Walker, is cleverly derived from a "24" character/actor name, and each episode title is a Led Zeppelin song title.

Two cautionary caveats: The relationship between the CIA director and his CIA-employee wife is horrendous, overworked, and an absolute distraction, and the "love story" following Annie Walker and her long-lost spy lover is also teetering on the edge between inanity and lunacy. I really hope the show tones down both story lines A LOT, or this show is destined for cancellation.

All that said, I recommend this show and think that if you can suspend disbelief as you would for a made-for-TV movie, you're likely to really enjoy the ride...

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