'Covert Affairs' Season 3 premiere: Here comes the boom


On the one hand, the changes in the Season 3 premiere of "Covert Affairs" are mostly to the good (with one extremely large exception for one character): A big event shakes up both the characters and the format of the show and makes Annie Walker's journey that much more interesting.On the other hand, though, the show also depressingly fails to follow through (at least for the moment) on one of the major threads left hanging at the end of last season -- namely, the relationship between Annie and Auggie and the feelings she started to unpack right before Auggie left for Eritrea.Dealing with that first: The show picks up on the Fourth of July. Auggie's back, but the only mention of Eritrea is a sidelong one -- he says he liked the food, and he asks Annie about his vintage Corvette. Parker isn't mentioned, and Annie has either buried her feelings or is putting on...



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