New season picks up with everyone celebrating July 4th and things are as normal and happy as it gets. Unfortunately this state doesn’t last long and deadly turn of events changes situation for, probably, all of our main characters in the first minutes of the show.
According to episode’s synopsis, Annie and the rest of the staff find themselves in an unfamiliar situation. Change is, in fact, a very good word to describe the beginning of the new season. It may be especially true for Annie and Auggie, who are both given a big responsiblity and a chance to be more independent in their actions.
We are also introduced to the two new characters: Lena, Annie’s new mentor played by Sarah Clarke and mysterious person of interest Simon played by Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time's Richard Coyle.
As a fan of Sarah Clarke’s work on 24, I have to admit it’s nice to see her in a role of legendary CIA operative running her own division. Lena has her own set of rules which she’s pretty soon starting to pass on to Annie. Looks like we have another strong female character on the horizon.
Simon, on the other hand, is Annie’s next mission which takes her long way from home and seems to be representing Annie’s change in her way of handling operations and a big challenge for season 3.
As for the episode itself, it’s a strong beginning to the new story for our characters. Prepare to see lines being crossed, rules being made and new threats introduced.
And just a couple of teases at the end:
„You’re the best mother, sister could ever had”
„Lesson One: No desks for operatives. Operatives should be operating”
Don’t miss the season premiere of Covert Affairs, airing this Tuesday at 10/9C on USA.