“Covert Affairs” Season 5 Episode 6 “Embassy Row” will air on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. on USA Network. Warning! This article contains spoilers. Read only if you want to learn more about Movie News Guide’s (MNG) spoilers on Episode 6 “Embassy Row,” including a recap of Episode 5 “Elevate Me Later.”
Previously on “Covert Affairs” (“Elevate Me Later” air date: July 22, 2014), Annie Walker (Piper Perabo) and Auggie Anderson (Christopher Gorham) went to Paris in order to meet Auggie’s old flame, a hacker named Natasha Petrovna (Liane Balaban), who was wanted by the FBI and had been on the run for four years. This time, the dynamic between the two CIA agents were different as their roles were reversed. Auggie was in the field, while Annie became his handler for the mission.
Auggie tried to persuade Natasha to help them create a key that would open a back door into the bank, Kredit Krepost, owned by ex-KGB Ivan Krevac. She was the perfect person to crack the system, as the security code that the bank uses to protect their data is one of Natasha’s. This particular bank held the account from which The Postman, NSA Agent Harris Wilson, was paid, who in turn helped orchestrate the Chicago bombing with the aid of the Altan siblings. Once they got inside the bank, they would be able to find out who paid for the Chicago bombing, which would lead them to the mastermind behind the incident.
Natasha, hesitant at first, agreed to help them, especially after Auggie capitalized on his past relationship and spent the night with her. She agreed with two conditions: that the charges against her would be dropped and that Auggie was completely honest with her. He promised to be completely honest with her and ignored phone calls from Hayley Price (Amy Jo Johnson), whom he was dating back in the United States.
At the agency, Joan Campbell (Kari Matchett) introduced Calder Michaels (Hill Harper) to a lady friend of hers who works at the Office of the General Counsel. She did this in the hopes of setting them up together in order to gain a new ally within the agency and to get his mind off Sidney (Nanzeen Contracter), the call girl that he was seeing. She warned him once again that both of their actions were being held under scrutiny, most especially after the bombing.
Back in America, Arthur Campbell (Peter Gallagher) geared up for his first business trip to Ramadi, Iraq for a business meeting alongside Ryan McQuaid’s (Nic Bishop) number two, Caitlyn Cook (Perrey Reeves). Before he left, he reassured Joan that she had nothing to worry about.
In Paris, Annie discovered how tight the security of the bank was, as she was refused entrance because she did not have an appointment with them. She staked out the front entrance of the bank and spied Ivan Kravec entering the bank holding a laptop-sized metal briefcase with a finger access pad. Auggie told her that Natasha agreed to create the key for them, which could be used on the laptop inside the briefcase, as Auggie deduced that he uses this to remotely access the bank’s data. The code would be on a flash drive that once uploaded into Kravec’s laptop, would be able to track all the data in the bank. However, in order to do this, Annie needed to get close to Ivan.
She managed this by going undercover as a Browning Arms sales representative. She did some target practice at a gun range, where she quickly impressed Ivan. He later on invited her to see his lodge where he stores his gun collection. Then he asked Annie to come over for dinner.
Back at Langley, Joan burst into Calder’s office as he stood up Joan’s friend from the Office of the General Counsel. Joan reminded Calder once again that Sidney, the call girl, was a liability to him. However, she came to the realization that Calder does have feelings for Sidney. She also reminded him that what they truly need at the moment are allies within the building and that they should be working together. Calder then talked to the FBI in order to try to get Natasha’s charges dropped.
In Iraq, Caitlyn was impressed by Arthur’s negotiating skills during their meeting, while Arthur was surprised at how fast things could get done once a decision was made, without going through all the bureaucratic red tape that he was used to at the agency. However, on their way back to their airport, they hit a land mine and became under fire from local insurgents. Arthur, Caitlyn and their men managed to escape to their jet, alive, and he praised Caitlyn as she was not afraid to back down and fight back.
As Annie’s dinner with Ivan drew near, she learned that the charges against Natasha could not be dropped. Against Annie’s wishes, Auggie told Natasha, who had just finished creating the key — the truth. Upset by the situation, Natasha refused to give up the key to Auggie who told him that he never wanted to leave her again. Once again, carried away by emotion, he slept with her. However, he woke up to a very distraught Natasha who was convinced that Auggie used himself as a distraction, as the key had gone missing.
Annie, in the meantime, proceeded with her date with Ivan, which went out of hand as he tried to have rough sex with her. However, Annie drugged him quickly with a drink she had prepared and used his thumb to gain access to the laptop. She plugged in the flash drive, which she had stolen from Natasha while she and Auggie were in bed.
The next day, Auggie found out that it was Annie who had stolen the flash drive from Natasha and told her that she had it all wrong, that cutting off all her emotions doesn’t make her a good spy. Instead, it drives away those who truly care about her. He told her that he has always chosen her over his missions to the point that he is risking his own job by covering up her medical condition to their superiors and the agency.
In a display of heart, Annie tracked down Natasha to a train station. She informed her that she was the one who stole the flash drive and that she should trust and forgive Auggie, as it wasn’t his fault.
Back at the agency, Annie attempted to cheer up Auggie by bringing him some coffee. Joan, however, informed her that Auggie called in sick for the day and praised her for their brilliant team effort during the mission. Joan went on to inform her that Ivan Kravec himself was the one who paid for the Chicago bombing.
However, the surprises did not end there as Auggie received a surprise visitor — Natasha. They started to kiss as Hayley called Auggie on his cell phone, which he ignored.
It seems like we will be seeing more of Ivan Kravec as the team tries to unearth the mastermind behind the Chicago bombing. However, how long can he keep his relationship with Hayley a secret from Natasha? What do you think? Let us know by posting your comments below!
Spoiler Alert: “Covert Affairs” Season 5 Episode 6 “Embassy Row” airs on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. on USA Network.
In the teaser trailer for Episode 6 “Embassy Row,” Annie is sent back to Paris as she works on the Ivan Kravec angle in order to discover who was truly behind the Chicago bombing. Based on the promo, the next episode will be more action packed, as it teases us with scenes of a chase down the street and a gun wielding Annie.
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