Covert Affairs: Season 3, Episode 11 “Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide” (B+)
For some reason, this particular USA show gets to return early for the back six of its third season while the rest of the network’s slate has to wait until November or January. That does help pick things right back up from Annie’s murder of Lena last episode, which strands her in foreign territory and promptly gets her arrested. This hasn’t exactly been an easy year for Annie, who has had to endure much more than ever before. Things weren’t looking good for her after her apprehension and her interrogator’s explicit knowledge of her true identity. She held up well, but it did seem like things were getting pretty bad after Auggie revealed that it had been two weeks since her capture. Fortunately, Auggie is always on her side, as presumably is Joan, who wasn’t present for much of the episode but gave Arthur quite an earful for treating Annie like just any other operative. The reveal that Annie’s savior was Eyal was great, and it’s nice to see him pop up so frequently. Annie’s unwillingness to follow his protocols, however, may have damaged their friendship somewhat, but it seems like everything was made right by Annie’s quick thinking and ability to convince the interrogator that she had damaging information about his loyalties that she would leak if he didn’t let them go. Now that Lena has been neutralized and Annie is home safe, maybe things can finally return to normal and Annie can enjoy some light local drama only.