Thursday, June 23, 2011

What I’m Watching: Covert Affairs

Covert Affairs: Season 2, Episode 3 “Bang and Blame” (B)

This is a perfectly fine episode, but for a “back-to-school” hour, it’s not all that invigorating. Isn’t Annie not supposed to stand out or draw attention to herself? Wearing a pink shirt and being the only recruit not to use a gun in the training exercise seem like definite red flags, and therefore it’s no surprise that her cover was quickly blown. Breaking curfew consistently also seems unwise, and I see little reason why another spy sleeping with a trainee in someone’s office is a proper excuse for not reporting that kind of infringement. There’s nothing like a good mid-air fight that takes you outside a plane to get your blood pumping, and Annie rocked that combat and effectively took down the bad guy with ease. Her romance with this friendly, forward doctor played by Ben Lawson from “The Deep End” seems to be moving quite quickly, and I would just request that he is actually a kindhearted human being rather than an undercover spy since Annie and this show have seen more than enough of that. Arthur meeting with his ex-wife, played by Rena Sofer, seems like a bad idea to start, and clearly she still harbors quite the vendetta against the woman who stole her husband, dropping that bombshell while the two of them were out to dinner. I do suspect that this CIA probe isn’t close to over, although someone else will have to take up the mantle now that Arthur has managed to allay one foe.

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