For fans of the USA Network’s and Showcase’s espionage drama Covert Affairs, it’s most definitely the intrigue, relationships and exotic locales that Piper Perabo’s CIA agent Annie Walker finds herself in week after week, year after year.
The show is beginning its fourth season tonight in Canada, but seven episodes have aired so far for those to the south of us.
|Christopher Gorham, left, Piper Perabo and Oded Fehr|
I sat down with Perabo at Fan Expo earlier this summer and asked about the push/pull relationship Annie has with Fehr’s character, Eyal.
Eyal believes Annie is his neshamah, his spiritual other half, while Annie has become romantically involved with her CIA handler, Christopher Gorham’s Auggie Anderson.
Not only does this relationship interplay make for good television – we can look forward to a resurgence of feelings between the Mossad operative and agent Walker – but keeping the production aspects of the show on the low end and focusing on the drama rather than high-intensity, special-effects fight scenes helps bring the writers’ creativity to the forefront.
The 16-episode season kicks off tonight at 10 on Showcase.