Covert Affairs Update: What to Expect in the Next Half of Season 5 [WATCH VIDEO]
The midseason finale of “Covert Affairs” Season 5, “Sensitive Euro Man,” just aired last Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. on USA Network. It finally answered the question of who was behind the Chicago bombing, but it also brought in new angles, surprises, twists and more questions. It was revealed that the Chicago bombing was part of an even bigger plot than the characters imagined. The remaining episodes of the season will definitely be returning this fall, with an even bigger story arc, new characters and old faces. Read on to learn more about what will happen in the remaining episodes of Season 5.
The executive producers of “Covert Affairs,” Chris Ord and Matt Corman, recently sat down with TV Line and TV Guide and talked about what just happened in the midseason finale and what is in store next for the show’s characters.
According to TV Line, the second half of the season will pick up from where it left off. In the final moments of Episode 10 “Sensitive Euro Man,” the new villain of the show, Belenko (Shawn Doyle), talked to someone on the phone and mentioned that they missed the target and that he needed his man to be in Istanbul the next day. Therefore, Annie, who is now more determined than ever to get Belenko, will be heading towards that direction. But that won’t be the only new destination that the “Covert Affairs” team will be going to as their interview with TV Guide revealed that they will also be in Argentina.
The next half of the season, as reported by TV Line, will show Annie without ties to the CIA. During this season, it will establish that Annie could still work in the field and still be a spy, without ties to the agency. Because no matter where she is at, she will always look for the truth and will always make sure that justice is always served.
However, with McQuaid security leaderless, someone has to step up. It is not yet certain, but it looks like Arthur Campbell (Peter Gallagher) will be stepping into a role that he did not sign up for when he joined Ryan McQuaid’s (Nic Bishop) firm. It is also uncertain whether he was the ‘”target” that Belenko and Caitlyn Cook (Perrey Reeves) missed, but it will be revealed in the next couple of episodes. Ryan, when we last left him, was in the hospital, recovering. The show’s executive producers would not reveal as to his fate, but we do know that he is listed as a regular for the season, so in that regard, he will be present during the next half of the season.
Hill Harper’s Calder Michaels and Kari Matchett’s Joan Campbell may have hit on something substantial when they started to take a second look at the deceased Roger Bennet’s files. The Russian connection will certainly come up, and we will get to see more of Nanzeen Contractor’s Sydney, as the TV Guide reported that she will become “operational” in the last half.
Meanwhile, Auggie will deal with his own storyline in the next half and that another new cast, Kenny Johnson, will be largely involved in Auggie’s storyline.
Moreover, the conspiracy behind everything will be big in terms of the intensity, and the fact that all of it will drive close to home, it will affect all the characters.
The promotional video of the next episode, “Trigger Cut,” has already been released. In the clip, Annie goes off on her own in order to track down Belenko. It is shown that she manages to get captured by Belenko, but she receives help from ex-Mossad agent and her good friend Eyal Lavin (Oded Fehr). Without the agency’s resources, Annie relies on her old friend in order to hunt down Belenko, to find out what the bigger picture behind everything is and to bring the perpetrators to justice.
And that’s it for the spoilers on the rest of “Covert Affairs” Season 5. For more news and updates, including spoilers and recaps, on “Covert Affairs” and other television shows, keep following Movie News Guide (MNG).
Check out the promotional video of “Covert Affairs” Season 5 Episode 11 “Trigger Cut” below.
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