Annie (Piper Perabo) takes a huge risk in order to gain a new asset.
The Prime Minister of Yemen suffers a heart attack and is being brought to the U.S. for medical treatment. Annie wants to use this opportunity to turn the man's Chief of Staff into a CIA asset but Joan (Kari Matchett) thinks it is too risky. Annie makes an impassioned argument and eventually Joan relents, giving Annie three hours to accomplish her mission. Since learning that Joan ordered an evaluation of her field performance, Annie is desperate to prove her worth, even if it means taking on a dangerous mission. This fits with Annie's characterization but I am surprised Joan did not call her out on it.