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Covert Affairs 

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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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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
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Storyline

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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USA

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English

Release Date:

13 July 2010 (USA) See more »

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Agente Dupla See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The pet name Eyal repeatedly calls Annie is Neshama, which is Hebrew for soul. 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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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #30.78 (2014) See more »

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Very entertaining with great characters
23 January 2018 | by michael-k-hendricksonSee all my reviews

I avoided this show for a while, thinking it would be shallow or something, but I've been pleasantly surprised. I've just finished watching season 4, and the show has become progressively more intense. At the beginning, Annie is too naive and idealistic to be an effective spy. Numerous episodes in season 1 end with Annie having a heart-to-heart talk with her sweet older sister. But Annie finds that she can't compartmentalize her life. The writers wisely move the sister out of the show. At that point, the plots begin to intensify with a larger narrative connecting each episode.

This is obviously a show that requires the viewer to give a great deal of artistic license. If you are able to do that, you will be rewarded with suspenseful story lines and a growing appreciation for some terrific characters. Annie becomes more realistic without losing her heart. Her handler, Auggie, has an incredible backstory that enriches his character. Her bosses, Joan and Arthur deal with the politics of the CIA in an intelligent manner. Joan is a particularly impressive character. She always remains poised despite intense pressure, and she never gives ground to those who attempt to intimidate her.

There are other great characters as well, and my favorite by far is the Mossad operative named Eyal. The relationship between he and Annie becomes quite profound, as they come to the rescue for one another on numerous occasions. Season 3 is my favorite so far (still yet to watch season 5) because of Eyal's presence in numerous episodes. If you stick with the show to this point, you will be richly rewarded with some first rate television entertainment.


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