Covert Affairs Season 4 Finale 2013 Review “Trompe le Monde” – Sailing Off Into the Sunset

Covert Affairs Season 4 Episode 16 Trompe le Monde (5)

In the Covert Affairs Season 4 Finale, called “Trompe le Monde,” Annie gets the confrontation with Henry that she wants, but not exactly in the way she expected.

Okay, so thanks to having late night last night, I had to watch this episode early in the morning. Unfortunately that meant I couldn’t have that drink I was talking about last week. Drinking at 7:45 in the morning just isn’t my style, but after this finale I was almost ready to make an exception.

The first thing I want to bring up about this episode was the music. This show has always had some great music in it, but the soundtrack to this episode was particularly fantastic. Starting with the opening scenes, the music matched and enhanced every mood, without screaming “You must feel this emotion now!”

After the music, I have to talk about the way Annie hunted down Henry. The fact that she and Henry were stuck together for most of the episode made things ever so much more interesting. It gave them a chance to talk things over and for Annie to really see the man that Henry was. I thought there might be a moment where he would feel some remorse, but as he said, he was nothing but a scorpion and never wavered from that. I found it fascinating that he didn’t think of himself as a traitor, but I guess that’s part of what makes an insane person insane – never acknowledging that their actions are wrong.

While I enjoyed the quiet moments that Henry and Annie had, I’m glad that ultimately their journey didn’t end there. I loved watching Annie hunt down Henry like a lioness stalking her prey and the fact that she didn’t hesitate to kill him when the time came. After all that he had done to everyone, there was no other choice and I was glad to see they weren’t going to drag this story out by having him get away at the last second. This has been one hell of a ride, but I’m ready for Annie to have some new adventures next season.

After Annie killed Henry, I also liked that we got a happy ending all the way around. Anny and Auggie got to talk on the phone (no, it wasn’t them back together again, but I’ll take what I can get after everything that’s happened this season), Joan and Arthur had their son and even Calder was brought out from the cold and offered the interim DCS position. It all came together so well, it reminded me of the ending of a big blockbuster film. We even got to see Annie sailing off into the sunset.

And now the countdown begins for Season 5.

My favorite bits:

The entire opening scene. That music set an amazing mood.

Auggie getting himself to the consulate and basically commandeering himself an agent, a desk and some computers. Talk about efficient.

The look on Henry’s face when Annie informed him that Arthur was still alive.

Henry claiming he’s not a traitor. Wow, this guy is out of his mind.

Annie knowing the gun Henry offered was empty, before she even looked at it.

Joan being allowed to attend the meeting. Loved seeing her out of that file room.

“I don’t believe in luck.”
“Don’t tell that to the Chinese.”

Finding out that the team who descended on Henry’s building wasn’t Auggies’. Wait. What?

Annie taking advantage of the situation to shoot Henry, but getting stopped just in the nick of time.

Auggie and Calder realizing, at the same time, that Braithwaite ordered the other Tac Team.

I had a feeling Braithwaite was going to kill himself, but I didn’t expect he’d do it by hanging. Made it even more eerie.

“You simply weren’t cunning enough.” – That line killed me. So particularly cruel.

Having a feeling that Annie’s tears when Henry left had very little to do with fear and more to do with losing the chance to kill Henry.

Oh yeah, I knew as soon as Annie was left alone with the MSS guys, she was going to take them down, but quick.

“You think I need drugs to get the truth out of you?”

Arthur meeting Joan as she was wheeled in to have the baby. So sweet.

All of the MSS guys’ phones going off at once with Annie’s picture on it.

Auggie and Sarah finding a great way to block traffic.

Annie tracking Henry through the streets. So. Intense.

Annie finally (Finally!) taking down Henry. At that moment, I didn’t know what emotions to feel.

Annie coolly walking over Henry’s body and just leaving him there.

Hearing Annie and Auggie’s phone conversation over her running away from the scene.

Everyone offering Calder the DCS gig. I think with Joan off having a baby, that’s a good choice.

Annie getting a call from Joan, Arthur and little Mackenzie.

Annie literally sailing off into the sunset. Perfect ending.

What did you think of this episode of Covert Affairs? Got any favorite bits or least favorite bits of your own? Sound off in the comments below, I love hearing from you guys!