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Covert Affairs: Begin the Begin

Annie is tasked to bring down an Estonian mobster named Morozov. He's connected to Russian arms dealers and murders. The CIA has been receiving intelligence about Morozov through his mistress, a pro tennis player named Nadia. But when Annie approaches Nadia for more information, she makes it known that she no longer wants to work with the CIA.

Source: USA

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x1
Production Number: CA201
Airdate: Tuesday June 07th, 2011

Director: Kate Woods
Writer: Matt Corman, Chris Ord

Special Guest Stars
Eion BaileyEion Bailey
As Ben Mercer

Guest Stars
John BourgeoisJohn Bourgeois
As Chet Laguardi
Marija KaranMarija Karan
As Nadia Levandi

Co-Guest Stars
Adelaide HumphreysAdelaide Humphreys
As Katia
Avigail HumphreysAvigail Humphreys
As Chloe
Michael TherriaultMichael Therriault
As Andrew Hollman
Deklon RobertsDeklon Roberts
As Manager/Usher (CIA)
Devon YoungsDevon Youngs
As Kid #2
James McGowanJames McGowan
As Alo Morozov
Katherine EastKatherine East
As Nurse #2
Lamar JohnsonLamar Johnson
As Kid #1
Rami TahaRami Taha
As Security Guard
Rebecca ApplebaumRebecca Applebaum
As Gym Attendant
Yulia PetrauskasYulia Petrauskas
As Ms.Komanova
Main Cast
Piper PeraboPiper Perabo
As Annie Catherine Walker
Christopher GorhamChristopher Gorham
As Auggie Anderson
Kari MatchettKari Matchett
As Joan Campbell
Sendhil RamamurthySendhil Ramamurthy
As Jai Wilcox
Anne DudekAnne Dudek
As Danielle Brooks
Peter GallagherPeter Gallagher
As Arthur Campbell


The scene opens with Annie on the beach and remembers Ben being rushed into the hospital. As they wheel him in, his heart machine flat-lines. However, she walks up to Ben on the beach. He is in a wheelchair at a Naval Hospital in Guam. Annie leads him to a room and he gets up and climbs into bed. She starts to debrief him playfully and he says that she needs to excuse the nurse for a bit. However, Annie looks back and the nurse is already gone. Annie walks out of the room to find the place deserted. Two men come in and start unloading bullets in the room, but Annie and Ben are in the stairwell. They manage to take down the two men following them and Annie says that they have to get to the guard outside. They run outside and just as the third man is going to shoot them, he is shot by the guard. They are safe and Annie tells him that they should go home. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorChris Ord  |  Matt Corman
Executive ProducerDave Bartis  |  Doug Liman  |  Chris Ord  |  Matt Corman
Co-Executive ProducerNorman Morrill
Supervising ProducerGene Klein  |  Sean Ryerson  |  Dana Calvo  |  Stephen Hootstein
ProducerErica Shelton  |  Rajeev Dassani  |  Elan Dassani
Co-ProducerGavin Barclay
Associate ProducerHunter Betts
Production DesignerRocco Matteo
EditorJan Northrop
CastingSusie Farris
Unit Production ManagerB.E. Sharp
First Assistant DirectorPierre Henry
Second Assistant DirectorDarrin Brown
MusicToby Chu
Music EditorDan Raziel
Music SupervisorStacy Wallen-McCarthy
Costume DesignerTrysha Bakker
GripRod Benjamin
Set DecoratorLiesl Deslauriers
Location ManagerKaren Perez
Transportation CoordinatorDoug Perry
Property MasterStephen Levitt
Construction CoordinatorJoe Madziak
Production Sound MixerAo Loo
Script SupervisorMargaret Tanod
Production CoordinatorJillian Sabean
Script CoordinatorDaniel Hamamura
Assistant EditorGreg Dean
Re-Recording MixerAlan Decker  |  Nello Torri
GafferR. Scott Phillips
Director of PhotographyJamie Barber
Stunt CoordinatorKen Quinn
Storyboard ArtistJeremy Simser
Art DirectorMun-Ying Kwun
Post Production CoordinatorDavid Michael Rodriguez
Sound EditorDaniel Tripoli
Executive Story EditorAlex Berger
Makeup Department Head Linda Preston
Visual Effects SupervisorRajeev Dassani
Production AccountantTeri Spasov
Transportation CaptainMike Ryan (3)
"A" Camera OperatorDave Sheridan (1)
Casting AssociateMatt Kane (2)
Visual Effects ProducerElan Dassani
Graphic DesignerJae Pak
Assistant To The Executive ProducerGrace Breton  |  Cristina Wildzumas  |  Mo Masi
Assistant Costume DesignerSylvie Bonniere
Special Effects CoordinatorNeil Trifunovich
Hair Department HeadJenny Arbour
Picture Car CoordinatorMarco Sousa
"B" Camera OperatorJohn Colavecchia
Assistant Location ManagerMatt Graver
Canadian CastingRobin D. Cook
Second Unit First Assistant DirectorJoel Hay
Final ColoristChris Jacobson
Head CarpenterSven Thaysen
Key Scenic ArtistBill Koon
"A" Camera First AssistantGottfried Pflugbeil
Background CastingRita Bertucci
"B" Camera First AssistantSteve Mrkobrada
1st Assistant AccountantLincoln D'Souza
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