Covert Affairs: Season 5 (2014)


Season 5
Covert Affairs

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Critic Ratings: 8


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Air date: Jun 24, 2014
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Air date: Aug 12, 2014
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Season 5 of the high-octane spy series finds Annie (Piper Perabo) coming in from the proverbial cold after a months-long stint of life off the grid; and ditching the brunette look of Season 4 in favor of her natural blond locks. Her hair isn't the only thing that's changed—her health has, too, and for the worse. She tries to keep that fact under wraps from her CIA colleagues, however, as she wants to remain in the field with Auggie (Christopher Gorham) as her handler, not bound to a desk. The field work includes one of the major story arcs of the 16-episode season: pursuing those responsible for a terrorist attack on a secret CIA facility in Chicago. Along the way, she meets and falls for former Navy SEAL-turned-private contractor Ryan McQuaid (Nic Bishop), who recruits former National Clandestine Service director Arthur Campbell (Peter Gallagher) to his firm. Auggie, for his part, finds romance with National Counterterrorism Center investigator Hayley Price (Amy Jo Johnson), who's looking into the Chicago incident, and is reunited with old hacker flame Natasha (Liane Balaban). Auggie's past also comes into play as part of another story arc: members of his former special-ops unit are being eliminated. In other events, Joan (Kari Matchett) returns from maternity leave to her old stomping grounds at DPD; and Calder (Hill Harper) stewards the NCS, though his position could be endangered by his relationship with a high-end escort (Nazneen Contractor).


Piper Perabo
as Annie Walker
Christopher Gorham
as Auggie Anderson
Kari Matchett
as Joan Campbell
Peter Gallagher
as Arthur Campbell
Hill Harper
as Calder Michaels
Nicholas Bishop
as Ryan McQuaid
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Critic Reviews for Covert Affairs Season 5

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

Episode 16 was for the most part, a low-key season finale. The writers did really well bringing a lot of stories to a potential close. It was a bit worrying that the wrap-up didn't kick in until the final 10 minutes.

Jan 3, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This season of Covert Affairs is going to be the first one without a Henry Wilcox storyline, and I couldn't be happier.

Sep 27, 2016 | Full Review…

The evil terrorist forces of the world are obviously ready, considering the explosive nature of the episode.

Sep 27, 2016 | Full Review…

The season premiere was a well-paced introductory episode which effectively brought Annie back, while launching a new mystery and case.

Apr 6, 2016 | Full Review…

Please let there be a sixth season of Covert Affairs. I need to know if Annie wears a gun under her wedding dress.

Jan 3, 2019 | Full Review…

Full of implausibilities, but engaging all the same.

Jun 14, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

[Annie's] assignment takes a twist that should keep the agency on edge for most of the season. I'm in.

Apr 6, 2016 | Full Review…

Not a bad start to Season 5, Covert Affairs. Not bad at all.

Jun 26, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Covert Affairs: Season 5

  • Aug 29, 2016
    Thankfully the twisting & ratcheting of the tale ends before resorting to pixie dust or flying dragons. Many scenes are easy on the eyes, still.
  • Jun 11, 2015
    If you are a fan of he Boune trilogy/Fair Game, Season 5 is a step above Season 4. More action, faster pace and beautiful cinematography! More bonus materials too!
  • Jul 02, 2014
    Loving the new season of Covert Affairs. McQuaid (Nic Bishop) is a great foil for Annie's seriousness...and he's got some great lines. Hope he stays on.
  • Jun 25, 2014
    Both a strong season-long conspiracy as well consistent character development make this the series' most serious and tension-fueled Season yet!

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