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Houses of the Holy 

Annie discovers that the wife of a U.S. senator is selling secrets to the Indonesians and is planning to frame the senator's chief of staff, with whom he is having an affair.


Alex Chapple


Matt Corman (created by), Chris Ord (created by) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Piper Perabo ... Annie Walker
Christopher Gorham ... Auggie Anderson
Kari Matchett ... Joan Campbell
Anne Dudek ... Danielle Brooks
Sendhil Ramamurthy ... Jai Wilcox
Lauren Holly ... Madeline Jarvis
Emmanuelle Vaugier ... Liza Hearn
Anna Camp ... Ashley Briggs
D.W. Moffett ... Sen. Jarvis
Nahanni Johnstone ... Tina Varma
Laura Miyata ... Receptionist
Nathan Mitchell ... Tommy
Brian Bannon Brian Bannon ... Curtis
Winston Marshall ... Robert
David Fraser David Fraser ... Supervisor


Annie is tasked with investigating a potential national security leak originating from the Senate Intelligence Committee. Elsewhere, Auggie is assigned as a stateside handler for his old special ops unit, and Annie is worried that her brother-in-law, Michael, is cheating on Danielle. Written by USA Publicity

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USA | Canada


English | Portuguese

Release Date:

17 August 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The episode is named after a song by Led Zeppelin. See more »


The CIA would never investigate a member of Congress or anyone for that matter. It is illegal to operate on American soil and they are not a law enforcement agency. An investigation like that would be handled by the FBI and Justice Department. See more »


Annie Walker: Just take nice, easy breaths. That's gonna hurt for a while.
Ashley Briggs: I don't want to disappear.
Annie Walker: [as the FBI loads their assailant into a car] You don't have to take the fall. There's no game anymore.
Ashley Briggs: I don't understand.
Annie Walker: The Agency wanted to follow the fake Intel up the food chain. With him in custody, Tina Varma knows Madeline is working for us.
Ashley Briggs: I don't have to give up my life?
Annie Walker: No.
Ashley Briggs: But the one I have will never be the same.
Annie Walker: No. It won't.
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the cute one in the size 2
23 November 2017 | by RavenGlamDVDCollectorSee all my reviews

Houses of the Holy? Sounds terribly trite (not to mention heavily pretentious) to name the episodes after Led Zeppelin songs even if there isn't anything in the episode referencing the title.

A whole lot less action in here, compared to the other episodes so far. The drone aircraft thingie, that happens on a screen. Annie does get into a fight though, and this time, she does actually win AND without getting injured, for a change...

Lauren Holly and Anna Camp are the notable guest stars. Lauren plays the difficult part of the betrayed wife getting her own back, all weepy and teary-eyed, look at that ravaged nose... Anna Camp has the part of the sexy secretary, all svelte in sports gear. I've only seen her once before, in an episode of CASHMERE MAFIA, and, well, she was great in here, but not as marvelous as in that one.

The guy who drops the ball is predictably Mr. Sandhil Ramamurthy. I came in with the hindsight of having seen him on BEAUTY & THE BEAST, had my instant misgivings... no, sure knowledge... that it was highly unlikely that Mr. Tall, Dark and Handsome (NOT!!) could be an asset to the otherwise well-cast show. (I had doubts regarding Christopher Gorham as well after what I had seen of POPULAR, but, by some quirk of chance, Mr. Gorham matured into a highly likable performer)

If you've read my other reviews for the previous episodes, you will however know that I kinda worship the ground Piper Perabo walks on. So (sigh) don't step on it, please... Anyway, I might become aware of, uhm, little things, minor little grievances like utterly unlikely set-ups, take this one's story-line with the flimsy motivations... a jilted woman would ruin her husband's career by supplying information to another country??? There would be easier, much more satisfying, more direct and considerably less un- patriotic ways to get revenge on a wayward husband, SURELY.

As long as the whole thing is a glorious showcase for Piper Perabo's finely-chiseled face, wow, I'm not gonna complain...

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