Covert Affairs “This Is Not America” Review – Back Where We Belong August 15, 2012 Covert Affairs, Reviews In this episode of Covert Affairs, called “This Is Not America,” Annie and Auggie both have to deal with fallout from recent events. We find Auggie sitting in a jail cell at the beginning of this episode, where he is immediately bailed out by Arthur and then bumped back to the DPD. The situation pretty much echoes what happened to Annie in the last episode, where she too was kicked back to the DPD. The question I have now is: why were they both sent to their respective other departments if they were going to go back so fast? I expected those changes to be permanent and now I have to wonder what the writers have up their sleeves. While Auggie is struggling with his new position and the fact that he’s been ordered to attend therapy, Annie is sent on a mission with an old friend in Jerusalem. Turns out that Eyal isn’t there purely by accident though; the CIA and Mossad are working together to evaluate how she’s doing after Jai’s death. It appears that just moving her back to the DPD wasn’t enough; they want to make sure she’s still cut out to be spy. Her final move in the episode has me convinced either they’re all dead wrong or that maybe they’ve got a point. Either her calling Simon is going to turn out to be Annie’s way of showing them all that she can finish a job once she starts it, or she really does have feelings for them and she’s just let them get in her way. Either way, both Annie and Auggie still have a lot of challenges to face this season. My favorite bits.. The sight of poor Auggie in that jail cell. Ugh. Annie fighting hard to continue the op with Simon. Kinda wondering about her motivation as well. “I got into a bit of a scuffle. You should see the other guy. I can’t.” Auggie avoiding telling Annie what his “scuffle” was about. Eyal standing at the airport waiting for Annie. For a tough-guy spy, he’s freaking adorable. “You’re flattered, but you don’t trust me.” – Wow, Eyal is good. Auggie theorizing his therapy was probably single because she was wearing stilettos at work. Ha. “Oh by the way, I liked earlier. I root for the Bears.” Annie realizing that Isaac was dating a spy. Eyal is evaluating Annie?? “The day they wonder whether you’re fit to serve is the day you stop serving.” Eyal pointing out to Annie that it’s okay to feel how she was feeling after Jai’s death. Eyal bringing Annie to see his son. Oh wow, I never thought that he would have a kid. “You saved my life. You may not trust me yet, but I trust you.” “You’re not alone.” “It doesn’t always feel that way.” “I really hope you’re here, otherwise I made a grand entrance for nothing.” Honestly being a little confused by Joan’s reaction to Arthur’s news. If she always knew it would happen for him then wouldn’t she have been prepared for the fact that he would need her to go with him when the day happened? “Is that a target, an asset or a boyfriend?” “I’m not even going to touch that.” Eyal and Annie comparing how many times they saved each other’s lives. Annie calling Simon. Oh boy. What did you think of this episode of Covert Affairs? Got any favorite bits or least favorite bits of your own? I’d love to hear from you! Follow me on Twitter @mokibobolink Cj Mace I love it when Oded Fehr (sp) shows upl. He and Annie have great chemistry. I wish he would appear in more episodes or become a regular. Maybe he could be a liaison like Ziva is in NCIS. Anonymous I’m very, very tired of Annie being such a blatant Mary Sue. She’s such a terrible intelligence officer, but everyone treats her like she’s bloody perfect, she’s ALWAYS right, and all the ruggedly handsome guest stars and evil spies of the week fall in love with her and renounce their dastardly ways. You’d have to wonder how the intelligence services of the world got anything done before she joined. Come on writers, there’s no need to be shy. You can afford to let your small-h heroine be wrong once. Or twice. Or a dozen times. Or, hell, let karma run its course and throw Annie out of the CIA, exposed as the awful intelligence officer that she is, to be replaced by another blonde Company girl who can only be described as an American version of Greg Rucka’s Tara Chace. Yes please. And this makes me sad, but I’d have a lot more respect for Eyal, awesome as he is, if he wasn’t so bloody interested in Annie (because of course ALL of the ruggedly handsome male guest stars have to melt when Annie bats her eyelashes). Have his attitude be one of long-suffering tolerance, or the kind of amusement one might show to a small cat who gets itself tangled in a ball of yarn. But attraction? Jesus why.