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Covert Affairs: World Leader Pretend

After convincing a Chinese scientist, Shen Yue, to defect to the United States, Annie is given a big opportunity: to run point on Shen's extraction while he's in Washington D.C. But when the operation becomes complicated, it forces Annie to make a choice that will change her relationship with Danielle forever.

Source: USA Network

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x10
Production Number: CA210
Airdate: Tuesday August 09th, 2011

Director: Kate Woods
Writer: Matt Corman, Chris Ord

Alternate Airdates:

UK (WATCH) Aug 06, 2014

  • Currently 8.7/10
8.7/10 (11 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Ben LawsonBen Lawson
As Dr. Scott Weiss
David AndrewsDavid Andrews
As Steve Barr
Benedict WongBenedict Wong
As Shen Yue
Nelson LeeNelson Lee
As Xi Peng

Co-Guest Stars
Adelaide HumphreysAdelaide Humphreys
As Katia
Avigail HumphreysAvigail Humphreys
As Chloe
Ennis EsmerEnnis Esmer
As Polygrapher
Mimi KuzykMimi Kuzyk
As Nurse Jan
David PetrieDavid Petrie
As American Man
Tim ProgoshTim Progosh
As Doctor
Michael Chan (1)Michael Chan (1)
As Chinese Security Guard
Matt BaramMatt Baram
As Dan Marshall
Main Cast
Piper Perabo
As Annie Catherine Walker
Christopher Gorham
As Auggie Anderson
Kari Matchett
As Joan Campbell
Sendhil Ramamurthy
As Jai Wilcox
Anne Dudek
As Danielle Brooks
Peter Gallagher
As Arthur Campbell


The scene opens with Auggie and Annie sparring and Annie accidentally hit him in the nose. He says that it is alright, but knows that Annie is distracted about something. Annie says that she is distracted because she wants to read in Danielle about her being in the CIA, but don’t know how to do it. He gives her a bottle of Patron and tells that will be Plan B. Later, Joan briefs about an asset, Shen Yue. Joan tells that Annie is going to be lead on this because she has written the file on Shen and has befriended him. Jai asks why he isn’t taking lead in this and says that he is more qualified. However, Joan tells that she is sticking with Annie. Later that day, Annie gets home and tells Danielle that she loves her and that she doesn’t want to ever hurt her. However, she can’t tell Danielle and goes up to her room. She takes out the bottle of Patron and says that it is just it and her this evening. However, Auggie calls and tells that the mission has been moved up and that she has to get on a plane now. She tells that she is on her way. ..

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