Parisian intrigue on 'Covert Affairs'
June 15th, 2011
12:07 PM ET

Parisian intrigue on 'Covert Affairs'

It wouldn't have "Bourne Identity" director Doug Liman as an executive producer if there wasn't going to be a little location shooting.

And so it was with Tuesday night's episode of "Covert Affairs," shot in Paris, where Annie took on her first mission in the picturesque city.

Not only was the mission - an asset who was two steps ahead of her most of the time - a vast improvement over last week's, but it excelled in the action department, with a rooftop chase that wouldn't be out of place in one of the "Bourne" movies.

Best of all was Oded Fehr returning as Mossad agent Eyal Lavin. The pair watched each other's backs, even when they were in a bidding war with each other for intelligence.

Annie even rescued Eyal at one point, just after he stole a much-valued photo from her, but Eyal would soon return the favor.

Here's to more Eyal in the future! Hopefully before the season is over...

Back at Langley, Auggie got a chance to take the driver's seat, but it's hard to assess his short-lived tenure. He more or less did what he always does, watching out for Annie. I kinda wish they had kept Joan on that jury a little longer (though her get-out-of-jury-free-card was great).

Also, is it me or do they need to give Jai a little more to do? I know he's Arthur's eyes and ears, but he needs a little more of a plotline than that, once in a while.

Despite all of that, Paris did not disappoint, and I'm more confident about where this season is going now than I was last week.

What did you think of Annie's latest mission? Do you agree that Auggie should have been given more of a chance to call the shots? Share your view on iReport or comment below.


soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Chucklehead

    What's the shortest book in the world? French War Heroes. The French Army is selling weapons. They advertise that they've never been fired and only dropped once.

    June 16, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. faaizmuhammad

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    June 16, 2011 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
  3. MWP

    What I find most lest credible about this show is the fact that the lead CIA protagonist does not carry a firearm. How many times (as in the 'Paris' episode recently aired) doe she find herself with her pants down about to be killed when someone else has to do the wet work on her behalf. And this is the 2nd season! Ludicrous.

    June 15, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. R. Kelly

    I like the French. "wee wee"

    June 15, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Kim

    Love to see Eyal back and hope to see him many times again. He and Annie have good chemistry. I agree that they have to give Jai more to do. And Auggie is wonderful, as always. Joan too. Love the Covert Affairs' ensemble! This show together with White Collar are my guilty pleasures. Look forward to Tuesday nights!

    June 15, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |

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