November 21st, 2012
01:49 PM ET
[Editor's Note: This post contains spoilers for the November 20 episode of USA's "Covert Affairs."]
Tuesday night's "Covert Affairs" season finale finished off the strongest year yet for this addictive show.
After several episodes in a row where Annie had to be rescued by (a difficult to trust) Eyal, the tables were turned as he was captured by Khalid. She took some major risks in order to facilitate his rescue. Eyal said his final goodbye of the season to Annie, but they will meet again soon, I have no doubt.
We got to see Annie at her best this week, snooping around the American embassy in Amsterdam where she sought shelter from Khalid's men earlier in the episode. And when she confronted Khalid at his home, she gave him - as she would later tell Henry Wilcox - just enough information so that he and his father would likely kill each other.
At the same time, you have to tip your hat to Auggie, who achieved almost superhuman levels of awesome spy work this week. Fresh out of Iraq, he ended up surprising Annie in her room at the embassy. (Why? Because she called. How? He's Auggie.)
Then, as they say, he knew a guy in Amsterdam who came in handy. Like any good spy, he knows someone just about everywhere.
Oh yes, about Henry Wilcox - he became a free man just in time to attend a CIA memorial service for his son Jai, whom we lost in the season premiere.
Henry and Arthur continued their verbal jousting, even at the service, and he mysteriously invited Annie to the very restaurant where Jai lost his life. She refused to turn her back on Arthur and Joan by working with him, but then she looked at a file he gave her. Immediately, she said, "I'm in."
What's in that file? That's for the writers to know and us to find out.
However, this finale tied up one big loose thread we've been waiting on. Auggie invited Annie to dinner so they could have that "talk" he kept mentioning. Instead, Auggie showed up at her house a few days early with the familiar "Hey Walker, you home?"
He just couldn't wait for that talk, but there wasn't a lot of actual talking involved. That sound you heard Tuesday night was all the Annie/Auggie 'shippers cheering as they got what they wanted. Annie told Auggie she was glad they could have that talk, and then went right back to kissing him.
How's that for a season-ender? Where do you think Annie and Auggie should go from here? What do you think is in that file? Share your thoughts on video or post a comment.
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