December 7th, 2011
04:24 PM ET
Tuesday night's season finale of "Covert Affairs" was definitely one of the better episodes this season.
The idea of a spy mission going horribly wrong with an innocent family member along for the ride is certainly an intriguing one, and series creators Matt Corman and Chris Ord wisely chose this plot for the finale.
The way some of these scenes were shot – with Annie and her sister Danielle struggling to escape an assassin while vacationing in Sweden – certainly increased the suspense by putting you in their shoes.
In particular, the tick-tock, tick-tock of an old clock in the house where the assassin had them cornered was a nice touch.
You knew that Annie was going to have to use a gun after deciding to take firearms training, and she ended up having to gun down the assassin to save her sister's life. As Auggie told her, things won't be the same for her in the agency from here on out.
Also changed for good: the relationship between Jai and Arthur. Jai ruthlessly turned in his father in connection with the previous season's leak scandal, and made it abundantly clear to Arthur that he is out for his job. I was hoping they would wrap up Jai's story arc, and he will certainly be a force to be reckoned with next season.
Auggie hoped to get a change for the better when he got the devastating news that he is not a candidate for a surgical procedure that might have restored his sight. The way Christopher Gorham played this scene was extraordinary.
And finally, for the part that everyone was looking forward to: it seems that Annie has finally admitted to herself (thanks to Danielle) that she has feelings for Auggie. Unfortunately, Auggie told her he was taking off for Africa to visit his girlfriend.
So, we leave Annie in an interesting place for next summer. I look forward to seeing how things progress!
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