Hell has no fear for a women’s scorn, especially when it’s between two women. Annie is awake and right back on her feet in this week’s episode as she gives it her all to bring Lena to justice (who has already fled to Russia). In the first few minutes of the show, Annie is caught red-handed breaking into Lena’s apartment, causing Joan and Arthur to come in to reprimand her.
On tonight’s all new episode of Covert Affairs, Annie (Piper Perabo) goes on an unsanctioned solo mission to Russia to search for Lena (Sarah Clarke). Everyone at the Domestic Protection Division (DPD) thinks it’s too dangerous for Annie to go. But they help her out anyway because they know that Annie wants revenge against Lena for shooting her and killing Simon (Richard Coyle). And they all know her well enough to realize that she will go on her own whether they approve the mission or not.
But this was not so this season. The biggest, smartest change the writers made was to give Annie a purpose, a tangible season-long arc that finally made the central character the most interesting aspect of the show. Then, with Annie under control (and Auggie comfortably by her side, as always), Arthur and Joan could recede to existing to mostly support Annie’s endeavors and Danielle could be completely jettisoned without leaving any holes to fill.
We’ve seen Annie shoot before. We’ve seen her kill. That didn’t make this one any easier to watch. She still has such an innocence surrounding her that when she was standing toe-to-toe with Lena, I was still expecting someone else to come in and save her from the traitorous agent.
So Annie meets up with Dmitri, the piano guy who at one time was in love with Lena until she left him and set him up. Now at this point I am shaking my head at the fact Annie can play piano also. Is there anything this spy-chick can’t do? After asking for lessons and being denied, Annie is soon being followed by this guy. She convinces him to help her and they go see another guy to get a lead on Lena and she arms herself with a gun.