Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Review - Covert Affairs Season 1 Episode 5 In the Light

For the sake of a narrative, Annie is not only a newbie in the CIA, but also terribly naive. She really had no idea the CIA does dirty things all the time. But it goes in part with her bright-eyed, fresh-faced approach to everything, so we have to accept that she'll learn the truth as the series progresses.

Annie learned the hard way this week when she is sent to bring Christopher Mcauley (Eriq La Salle) back to help find an arms dealer named Hassan heading for the US, discovering that Hassan was once funded by the CIA before turning on them. And the final kicker for Annie is that the CIA is getting Hassan themselves, not the FBI to put in prison.

Ben Mercer reentered the picture to kill Hassan and catches a brief glimpse of Annie, who doesn't see him, before dashing off. What's his game? It seems like his just a thorn in the side of the CIA. Jai finally served a purpose, playing his biggest role in the show thus far. He's not a bad guy, but knows the dark side of the CIA intimately and has the task to seduce Annie.

"In the Light" was another very solid episode and I'm looking forward to see what happens.

Score: 8.9/10
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