First of all, was Ivan really not going to know that Annie drugged him? It played out well for what they needed in that particular mission, but it was a huge risk to take going back in. An even bigger risk was for her to go to the Russian embassy when she’s already blown there. Is she taking too many risks now? If McQuaid wasn’t there, she would be in some Russian prison never to see the light of day again. Maybe McQuaid isn’t so bad to trust after all. Annie wants to isolate herself, but having alliances is what’s keeping her from getting in a whole lot of trouble.
Haley is investigating and Annie and after Auggie already hid her medical records, he could go down for her secret too. So I don’t think he had much of a choice, but to keep Haley close. On the other hand, Annie is one of his people at work, so he’s doing it to protect all of them too. Could Auggie’s love life get anymore complicated? He’s seeing a woman wanted by the FBI and the woman he had so much potential with, has just become his job. Auggie keeps wanting to be in the field, well now he is.
Calder can’t keep it in his pants and he may pay for that. He got spooked when he saw his hooker on a list of people to be questioned. Why on earth would he start things up with her again? He has the position of his dreams, why is he jeopardizing that over a woman he has to pay for sex?
Joan and Arthur thought they were doing something to ease the stress on their marriage. Joan has hired McQuaid because his company knows the players in Russia. This in theory means that Joan and Arthur are working together again and can discuss work, but McQuaid just confessed that he has a mole in his operation. This could lead to more leaks and more deaths. Maybe that’s why McQuaid hired Arthur. Arthur is someone he can trust to keep his secrets and if he can’t find the mole himself, he could be a big asset in hunting the person down.
Covert Affairs has always been suspenseful, but I don’t think the individuals have been under threat in their personal lives as much as now.
Check out the preview for next week. Annie and McQuaid are working together looking for a CIA operative. When things get heated, Calder wants to send in drones, with Annie still on the ground.