Auggie: “You found a car?”
Annie: “Found is one way to put it. I also found this phone.”
“Levitate Me” is the summer finale of “Covert Affairs.” If you haven’t seen it, then return to this article later due to spoilers. To review the last case file, click here. “Covert Affairs” returns on October 17, which is a Thursday night, at 9 on USA, channel 21 for local Houstonians.
Throughout the entire episode, it feels like the viewers are missing something. It takes off running, and doesn’t want for viewers to catch up. The episode starts with Arthur in custody, and it takes a minute to realize why. Basically he gets arrested sometime after Teo died, but this isn’t shown. The viewers just have to remember that Henry outed Arthur’s relationship with Teo, and because of that, he is being arrested. There aren’t crimes explicitly listed, but to hazard a guess, it would be that the government assumes Arthur is connected or knowledgeable of Teo’s actions. Did anyone else feel out of the loop for a good bit of the episode?
This episode sets up a great second part of the season. Annie is taking a page out of Helen’s book by faking her death, allowing her to operate outside of the CIA. During this episode, viewers get a taste of Annie running an operation without the resources of the CIA, and it’s interesting. She has to flirt to use a computer, and she steals quite a bit. Hopefully the writers will continue to show the differences between when Annie was CIA and when she is working on her own. The writers have a great opportunity, if they choose to use it rather than going the easy way out and setting something up to where it seems like there isn’t much of a difference between Annie working with the CIA and Annie being dead to them. It will be interesting to see how much Calder, Joan, Auggie, and/or Eyal are involved, if they are involved at all. Are you intrigued by Annie going off the radar?
Here are quick thoughts on elsewhere in the episode. The presence of Eyal is fantastic. It is something quick, but it speaks to his relationship with Annie. It would have been great to see how he is looped in, but there is more of an element of surprise by him just showing up. Joan being in the hospital seems like an unnecessary complication, but perhaps that will influence something in the future episodes. It is great to see her and Auggie working together even though they have both been fired, essentially. What did you think of the episode?
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