'Covert Affairs' recap: I think I'm in love Episode 2


It's official: Covert Affairs is my new favorite show. After a way-better-than-expected premiere last week, the spy dramedy's second episode, Walter's Walk, built on all the things that made the pilot great, while showing us what kind of series Covert Affairs may turn out to be: think a cutesier version of Alias with a strong focus on characters, some pulpy serial questions, and a way better soundtrack. Seriously, I haven't had this much fun with a show in a very long time - the episode ended thirty minutes ago, and I'm still smiling. So naturally, I've got to recap it! Let's pretend we're Annie Walker's swinging punching bag, and break this hour down, blow-by-blow.


The episode began with a quick dream sequence reminding us of what happened last week: Annie fell in love with a man (Ben Mercer, we learn, is his name) in Sri Lanka. After three wonderful, shell-sharing weeks, he disappeared completely from her life. Now, years later, she's positive that the mysterious man in a leather jacket that saved her in the subway was her long lost love. It was exciting to see this scene open the program, for it showed that Covert Affairs central story would not simply be the mystery-of-the-week. We should care about Annie, her past, and the serial mystery around her assassin-beau, Ben.


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