When we last saw Operative Annie Walker, she had gone rogue without the help of the CIA on a mission to Russia in search of the elusive double agent Lena Smith. Walker finally finds and kills Lena in the explosive last episode but typical of Covert Affairs; the death of Lena introduced as many plot lines as it concluded.Viewers were left wondering the state of Joan’s career for providing help in an unsanctioned mission, the rocky status of Joan and Arthur’s relationship, whether Annie would be able to escape Russia without the help of CIA, did Auggie just say to Annie what fans had been hoping for since the premiere episode (hint, hint L word), and most of all what toll would these harrowing events would take on Annie? On October 16, Covert Affairs returns in fast-paced episode titled Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide. As someone who just previewed the episode, I can tell you it brings the drama and then some. The episode picks up in Russia, after our favorite operative gets captured and needs the help of both the CIA and the steamy Mossad agent Eyal Lavine to bring her back home. The only hitch, the CIA cannot have any formal knowledge of this dangerous mission. Brilliantly played by Piper Perabo, Rock ‘n’ Roll suicide also brings a new Annie to the table. Annie has seen the darkest side of the spy business and finally learned the hard way to withhold trust even to people on the same side. The changes in her character are especially evident in an extremely tense scene between Eyal and Annie in Russia which results in some of the best acting of the episode and maybe the season. Notable Episode Quotes:
"Well so is a friend of mine, Annie Walker, have you ever heard of her?"
"A normal person doesn't do this kind of thing."Rock 'n' Roll Suicide asks the question who do you have to become to do this job. While we may not get all the answers to all our burning questions, this episode will certainly wet your appetite for the rest of the season that is already off to an amazing start.