Covert Affairs (2010–2014)
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Unseen Power of the Picket Fence 

Annie and McQuaid are stuck in Venezuela after their effort to cross the border into Columbia with Borz fails, but it gives Annie enough time to get some answers about Borz's terrorist operation.


Stephen Kay


Matt Corman (created by), Chris Ord (created by) | 1 more credit »




Episode credited cast:
Piper Perabo ... Annie Walker
Christopher Gorham ... Auggie Anderson
Kari Matchett ... Joan Campbell
Hill Harper ... Calder Michaels
Nic Bishop ... Ryan McQuaid
Peter Gallagher ... Arthur Campbell
Perrey Reeves ... Caitlyn Cook
Nazneen Contractor ... Sydney
Amy Jo Johnson ... Hayley Price
Michael A. Goorjian ... Borz Altan (as Michael Goorjian)
Ian Fisher ... Patrick
Greg Gale Greg Gale ... Roger Bennett
Kate Trotter ... Senator Claire Pierson
Damir Andrei Damir Andrei ... Senator Douglas Kelly
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Chilli Chillingworth ... Senator


Borz Altan has been shot in the Venezuelan capital Caracas, presumably by his own side, while on the run since the bombing of the secret Chicago CIA office. Ryan McQuaid, who refuses to tell why he's so tenaciously chasing his former employee, and Annie get hold of Borz and hide in a villa Ryan rented. After a search by curious police, they realize extraction, first to Colombia then home, is primordial. Interrogation seems pointless, as Borz only knows his Washington contact was nicknamed the Postman, but Auggie starts working on that feeble lead with a paranoid ex-colleague. Ryan's plan to simply pass the border bluffing in a luxury car is frustrated by curious vendor kids. Now Annie organizes an inconspicuous local bus trip, Ryan saves the day by bribery. Calder has to juggle between (delegating) operation priorities and answering to a senatorial committee. Arthur and Ryan's deputy seek to collaborate with Annie's CIA department to organize a flight from Colombia with Borz. Written by KGF Vissers

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8 July 2014 (USA) See more »

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During Arthur's first day at "McQ" in Crystal City, VA, his office has a beautiful view of the Washington Monument, however Crystal City, VA is too far south to have that kind of view of the Washington Monument, more likely a view of Reagan Airport. See more »


Annie Walker: [after the two policemen left, wrapped in towel, comes padding to the bathroom, pulls away shower curtain] They're gone.
Ryan McQuaid: [standing in shower with unconscious bound terrorist] Nice work.
Annie Walker: We should get him into some dry clothes and get out of here.
Ryan McQuaid: I'll take care of that.
Ryan McQuaid: Can I borrow your towel?
[Annie smirks, draws curtain]
Ryan McQuaid: Well, these ones will work just fine.
[she goes off, he snickers]
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Charlie's Angels, bah! Nazneen shows them how to do allure

Suspense aplenty from failed border crossing to more dark deeds by Annie, hell, that guy used to be Justin on PARTY OF FIVE, just saying. but that really makes it all the more shocking to watch. After losing so much, though, all because of Henry, our Annie has really turned, not that you could blame her.

Loved the way Annie looked so shamefaced when criticized for "being a junkie" only to give that sly fox smile as the policemen left.

After waving her bare feet about in the first episode this season, the La Perla girl is back, once more just in La Perla. Nazneen's character turns out to be a high-class call girl, and ol' Calder could of course be letting him in for a junior version of the Profumo scandal. Another thing I've noted is that Auggie signs a document without knowing for sure what he is signing. Both of the new girlfriends have ulterior motives, mark my words.

(yeah, it's five years later, but I haven't peeked up ahead)

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