In the Covert Affairs Season 4 summer finale, called “Levitate Me,” Annie decides to go all-out in the war against Henry Wilcox, taking things to a level that will mean an end to her life as she knows it.
Well, it took a while, but we finally got to see what those first moments of the season premiere were all about. But what a trip it was to get there. Henry’s plan just seemed to keep getting stronger and stronger as this episode went on. I mean first he got away with framing poor Teo, which in turn cemented the charges against Henry. And as if that weren’t enough, he got Annie framed for a murder and got himself planted right there in the CIA office as a “consultant” so he could watch the whole thing unfold. It was like a nightmare that just wouldn’t end.
Behind the difficulties, there were some great moments though. I thought that Auggie and Joan had some lovely scenes together in this one. I loved how he caught her when she passed out (it was really no wonder she had complications considering how much stress she’s been under) and then the two of them still working together.
And of course, we can’t forget the moments that we had between Auggie and Annie. One thing I love about them is the fact that, even when they are on opposite sides of the world from each other, they can still convey a feeling of closeness between them. I like how Auggie always knows exactly what Annie is doing just by her saying a few things, and how she knows what he’s thinking, too.
I had my doubts about Calder being purely the bad guy in last week’s episode and it looks like I was right to have those feelings. Do I think that means he is completely on Annie’s side? No. What I do believe is out for the truth (like he has said many times) and as long as helping Annie leads him there, that’s what he’ll do. But I do feel like he can be trusted – as long as it’s under those parameters.
What about that ending? By the time Annie stepped into the elevator and made her call, I knew exactly what was going to happen. What caught me by surprise was the appearance of Eyal. In retrospect, I should’ve known that he would show up in a moment like that, but in way I’m glad I never saw it coming. It made that moment ever so much more fun for me. The squee-age was at Defcon levels, let’s just put it that way.
In the end, Annie did what she needed to do to take herself “off the board” and now I’m really excited to see how that plays out in the rest of the season. Not just to see how Annie and the rest of them finally take Henry down (because, let’s face it, we all know that’s coming) but also to see how it will affect Annie and Auggie’s relationship. They’ve obviously been regretting their decision to split up ever since they made it. Will more time apart make that decision easier?
My favorite bits..
“She’s scared, and determined.”
“She’s Annie.” – True story.
Arthur telling Joan that their baby deserved one child out of prison.
“You said ‘he’.”
“I did.” – Aw! A boy! Yay!
“The barbarians are in the castle.”
Annie finding herself a new car. Brilliant, as always.
“You found a car.”
“‘Found’ is one way to put it.” – Cracking up that Auggie basically said the same thing I did.
“I was gonna say ‘badass’.” – What a coincidence. I was going to say that, too. Auggie, you gotta stop reading my mind, dude.
“You’re right, we are good at this.”
“You’re damn straight.”
Calder getting put back in charge. Oh, boy.
“Whether you like it or not, I’m Annie’s best friend right now.”
Auggie catching Joan. Whoa. Not bad for a guy who couldn’t even see she was falling.
Joan refusing to let Auggie go with her.
Nice tunes on the car stereo there, Annie. Love that the song then became the soundtrack for the next scene.
Auggie informing the guys that snack time was over.
Henry visiting Arthur. Man, he’s got some nerve.
Annie sweet-talking her way (in German, no less) onto a stranger’s laptop.
Annie and Auggie’s conversation online.
“This isn’t me being soft. This is me trying to get to the truth.”
Great, now Annie has been accused of something she didn’t do. Jeesh!
“Annie, a rogue operative?”
Wondering WTF Henry Wilcox was doing in the DCI.
I was so with Auggie on the whole strangling Henry thing. Totally worth being led off in handcuffs.
“Joan, how you feeling?”
“About as good as I look.”
“You look fantastic.” – Ah, gotta love a well-timed blind joke from Auggie.
Jai’s mom? Whoa.
“Auggie, report in. We might both be fired, but you still work for me.”
Annie justifying stealing a cell phone from a kid by saying the kid was too young for the phone anyway. Works for me.
“Well, maybe once you really love someone those bonds never go away.”
“I think that’s true.”
“Henry has taken enough. He took Teo, Arthur and us.” – Love that she said “us.”
“The only way you’re leaving Frankfurt is with me, or in a body bag.”
“That’s what I’m counting on.”
Annie writing the post card to her sister.
Ah, here we go. Things from the season premiere are starting to make sense.
“Oh Annie, not this phone.” – So heartbreaking to see the look of horror on his face as he realized what her call meant. I wonder how much was acting for the people he knew were listening, and how much was him being truly terrified that she was about to leave his life forever – even if it wasn’t in a body bag.
“I never had any doubt. I trust you with my life.”
Eyal calmly informing Annie that he never quit Mossad.
“You’re an amazing woman, Annie.”
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!
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