‘Covert Affairs’ 4.14 Episode Recap And Review: Awkward Tension

As a result of what transpired in “No. 13 Baby,” Annie and Arthur are distancing themselves from their significant others, and the tension is so thick you can cut it with a knife. Mr. Campbell isn’t on speaking terms with Joan, and Walker is just ignoring Anderson’s infidelity altogether without getting emotional. Ever since Annie died and was resurrected as Jessica Matthews, her whole attitude has changed, and it’s quite refreshing. Personally, I was getting really tired of the sappiness that is she and Auggie, but I kind of want to see Piper’s character go all Angela-Bassett-in-waiting-to-exhale on Christopher Gorham because he deserves every bit of it. There was absolutely no reason for him to cheat – regardless if Helen was still legally his wife at the time – because he was in on the undercover mission with Walker and Michaels. On the flipside, I expected Arthur to react differently toward Joan, even though having Braga tortured wasn’t necessary.

What was surprising about Covert Affairs’ “River Euphrates” episode was the way Gorham’s character reacted toward Helen’s death. As much as Wilcox is a monster, never in a million years would I expect Auggie to orchestrate a hit out on him. It was completely out of character, and I enjoyed every minute of those scenes. Another shocker came during the interactions (or lack thereof) between Michaels and Braithwaite at the agency after Hansen was murdered. There was awkwardness between them, which makes me think that Eric may be on Henry’s payroll. Awkwardness aside, I’m relieved that Joan spotted Annie while in New York on a lead because I highly doubt that Anderson, Calder and Walker would be able to catch Henry in Hong Kong without some help on the inside.

What do you think is going to happen next on Covert Affairs? Will Wilcox finally get caught? Let me know in the comments, and tune in to the next episode on Thursday at 10p EST.


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