Saturday, November 10, 2012

What I’m Watching: Covert Affairs

Covert Affairs: Season 3, Episode 14 “Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)” (B+)

Things are just continuing to get worse for Annie as she gets deeper and deeper into this whole Mossad mess. Eyal purporting not to know anything about the false intelligence triggered Annie’s trusting nature, which enables her to give way too many chances to those with less than pure intentions, even though Eyal actually deserved much better. Explaining that the woman he fell in love with was killed by Khalid made perfect sense as his motivation behind trying to get the CIA to kill him, but, as has always been the case, Eyal isn’t entirely on board with Mossad’s plan, something that Annie was able to see clearly despite Eyal’s insistence to the contrary. Rivka throwing him under the bus and then assigning him to a desk back in Israel wasn’t kind, and it’s good to see him declare that he plans to quit in response rather than be treated so poorly. Annie meeting up with Eyal didn’t do her any favors with Joan, but, fortunately, that’s what the endearing Auggie is there for, to smooth things over and help get them both back on track. I’m not sure Auggie redeploying is a good idea, especially now that Annie is back full-time, but I suspect he’ll go anyway. It’s refreshing to see the eternally stressed Joan realize that she needs to take a few days off for the first time in a while, if not ever, and to see Arthur do something he so rarely does in response: crack a smile.

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