Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Review - Covert Affairs Season 2 Episode 5 Around the Sun

 Covert Affairs showed off its inability to construct a satisfying arc, ending the two new developments from last week's episode quickly and without anything dramatic. After one episode on his new job, Auggie returns to the DPD, Reva is displaced, and nothing changes. Other than some brief moments when Annie wants him back, this plot development was completely pointless. Similarly, after more than a season of mounting pressures against Arthur, the lawyer he gets turns a miracle and gets the hearing called off. So much for that... I don't understand why the writers would included these seemingly significant events if there's not any payoff or forward momentum with them.

The case for "Around the Sun" was fairly enjoyable with a larger than normal bag of cliches. There's Reva, the techie who hyper-rationalizes everything, the silly part about FARC getting to a teenager, but the main plot isn't too bad in the end. Annie befriends Reva who isn't as tedious as her first few lines indicated, and Jai even got to do something active for once.

Score: 8.3/10
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