As the midseason finale of “Covert Affairs” Season 5 rounds the corner, there are more questions than answers as CIA Agent Annie Walker (Piper Perabo) and her handler Auggie Anderson (Christopher Gorham) try to uncover the truth behind the Chicago bombing. As of this moment, prime suspect of their investigation is the CEO of McQuaid Security and Annie’s current love interest, Ryan McQuaid (Nic Bishop). However, in “Spit on a Stranger” (air date: Aug. 19, 2014), despite the fact that a massive manhunt was underway to bring Ryan in, Annie, relying on her instincts, allowed Ryan to go free and disappear. WARNING! This article contains spoilers for “Covert Affairs” Season 5 Episode 10 “Sensitive Euro Man,” which will air on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. on USA Network. Read on only if you want to learn more about this episode.
According to TV Guide, the show’s creator, Matt Corman, revealed that the culprit behind the Chicago bombings will finally come to light, and more questions will be answered. However, in the interview with the executive producers, they gave a sneak peek to all the excitement and mayhem that will ensue in the midseason finale.
Right now, all the fingers are pointing to Ryan being the culprit behind the Chicago bombings. Annie let him go after he visited her, but she also did not put the gun down. Chris Ord, one of the show’s executive producers, told TV Guide that Annie’s instincts are telling her that Ryan is not behind the bombings, even though there are shadows of doubt regarding the matter. Her feelings are undoubtedly conflicted, but that doesn’t stop her from helping Ryan uncover the truth. Because of this, the identity of the bomber will be revealed in this episode.
However, despite the fact that the bomber’s identity will be revealed, this does not close the case on the Chicago bombings, and it also doesn’t mean that Ryan won’t be around anymore. According to Ord, the midseason finale is just a springboard for things to come into a “new chapter of the same story.” It was also revealed that the character of Ryan McQuaid will be present for the entire season. Perabo also mentioned that the truth would be bigger than Annie can actually handle, and to face it, they need the entire team on board.
Corman also talked about Annie and Auggie’s rocky relationship that is currently being undermined by all the lies that Annie has told him and their trust issues. However, despite the fact that Auggie will definitely not be happy that Annie lied to him about letting Ryan get away, he knows that she did not do it to hurt his feelings. After all, Auggie himself has told lies and has kept secrets from Annie before.
It was also revealed that Joan Campbell (Kari Matchett) and Calder Michaels (Hill Harper) will be teaming up in order to investigate the death of former CIA Agent Roger Bennet. Roger was Annie and Auggie’s source of information for the first half of the season, and he was killed in a car accident right before Annie could meet him and reveal to her the true identity of the culprit for the Chicago bombing. During the course of their investigation, they will have to turn to a familiar face as they are reaching dead ends in the case.
Lastly, it was revealed that a beloved character on the series will die in all the mayhem and madness that will ensue in the episode. However, the executive producers have not revealed the identity of the character that the show will be losing.
Who do you think is the traitor? Did Annie make the right choice to help Ryan? Who do you think Joan and Calder will turn to for help? Let us know by posting your comments below.
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Catch Annie and Auggie in the midseason finale of “Covert Affairs” Season 5 on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. on USA Network.
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