Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Review - Covert Affairs Season 2 Episode 2 Good Advices

A big reason why I liked the first season of Covert Affairs is that it had the sheen of newness. Annie Walker just joined the CIA and didn't have a good grasp on the whole place. She grew through the season, but was still flustered at times and trying to figure out who she was.

"Good Advices," however, is about as straightforward as an episode gets. She goes to Paris, competes with the Eyal, the Mossad agent from last season, for information from a woman, plays spy games with him, and they eventually save each other from harm. The interaction is cute enough, but there's really not enough meat on the episode to say anything more. I guess you can say that Eyal taught her to open herself up, which see does in telling her sister she actually went to Paris, but it seemed more throwaway than anything else.

The other plot is Joan forced into jury duty and Auggie being left in the charge, over Jai's objections. Nothing much comes of it. Joan angers the judge by using her cell phone and is about to become a jury member before making a simple text and getting out. Auggie holds the fort and nothing bad happens, and there is little tension with Jai either.

One last thing, give Annie a gun already!

Score: 8.0/10
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