Back to basics with 'Covert Affairs'
June 22nd, 2011
01:05 PM ET

Back to basics with 'Covert Affairs'

Tuesday night's "Covert Affairs" was the strongest episode so far this season. It had everything: a great mission, a great mystery, skydiving, romance, and plenty of what the fans want most of all – Auggie!

What started out as looking like another car chase for Annie turned out to be a trip to the hospital for one of her nieces, where Annie met a doctor who just might help her get over her M.I.A. ex, Ben.

No sooner does she make this love connection when Joan creepily shows up to send her on a new mission. She and Auggie are sending Annie back to "The Farm," to complete her basic CIA training, which was interrupted in the first episode. Of course, the real reason she is there is to get proof that her instructor is a spy.

In the midst of all this, we got some of the best scenes between Annie and Auggie in a long while, including his surprise appearance as a guest speaker on "The Farm."

As for the mission, I believed the spy was one of Annie's fellow trainees all along, but suspected her intense roommate Emerson over the actual spy (spoiler alert!), Cory. Their fight on a plane - and while skydiving off of it - was the most thrilling fight scene on any show this year.

I was also pleased to see more groundwork laid for the season-long story arc of Arthur's trial, with Rena Sofer now in his corner (or is she?), and Jai - who's had nothing to do all season - ready to quit, or at least cause some trouble, over the whole thing.

It was great to finally see an episode that recalled the excitement of the first season this week. As good as last week's was, this felt more like a true to form episode, instead of one that took advantage of an exciting location.

I can't wait to see how Arthur's case plays out, and I can't help but wonder if some of Annie's fellow former trainees might show up in the future.

What did you think? Post your iReport, or comment below.

soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. omer

    nancy please quit trolling i bet you are not even a lady. or if you are going to troll you need to learn how. the proper way to troll is to talk about pooop an vall everyone fudjepakkers or gay. That is how to troll properly.

    June 22, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. josie

    but ma. you said tht is where the best candy is.

    June 22, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Nancy

    I just punch my kids when i see them doing it. If you sock em hard enough it will mash their finger and their nose. That will usually break a kid of picking his nose if you do it 3 or4 times.

    June 22, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ralph Wiggum

    The doctor said I wouldnt have so many nosebleeds if i kept my finger out of there

    June 22, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. earl

    Cafe Press has some really cool Northern Exposure stuff. Saturday I went to their website and ordered 2 KBHR t shirts.

    June 22, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. earl

    I sure do agree with you, Tom. They dont make great shows like Northern Exposure anymore. It was funny and nice. Hollings and Shelly ran the cool cafe named Rosalyns. That indian named Ed was super cool too. KBEAR The Voice Of The Last Frontier. : )

    June 22, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  7. tom

    If they would remake only 1 series i wish it would be Northern Exposure. I loved that tv series. It was a genuine nice show. If I could smooch with 1 girl it would be Emma Watson. She is wonderful.

    June 22, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |

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