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Covert Affairs: Hello Stranger

When the Prime Minister of Yemen arrives in the US for emergency heart surgery, Annie takes on a near-impossible assignment: with a three-hour window, no back-up, and the State Department warning the CIA not to interfere, Annie attempts to turn the Prime Minister's Chief of Staff into a CIA asset.

Source: USA

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x6
Airdate: Tuesday August 21st, 2012

Director: Elodie Keene
Writer: Steve Harper

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Sep 26, 2012

  • Currently 7.4/10
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Guest Stars
David AndrewsDavid Andrews
As Steve Barr
Daniella AlonsoDaniella Alonso
As Psychiatrist
Omid AbtahiOmid Abtahi
As Sayid Al-Muqri

Co-Guest Stars
Miranda EdwardsMiranda Edwards
As Millie
Elias ZarouElias Zarou
As A'zam Halabi
Andrea ScottAndrea Scott
As Concierge
Gil AndersonGil Anderson
As Waitress
Sarah GaleSarah Gale
As BBC Reporter
Matthew OlverMatthew Olver
As Doctor (as Mathew Olver)
Main Cast
Piper PeraboPiper Perabo
As Annie Catherine Walker
Christopher GorhamChristopher Gorham
As Auggie Anderson
Kari MatchettKari Matchett
As Joan Campbell
Peter GallagherPeter Gallagher
As Arthur Campbell


The episode begins at Sana'a, Yemen Office of the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister plays chess with his chief of staff on his balcony when suddenly he grips at his chest. Later at Langley, Joan briefs the team, the PM is being allowed into the country only for surgery following his heart attack. The CIA is staying out of it. Annie guesses that the State Department is trading the medical access for lower gas prices. In front of everyone, Annie says she wants to try to turn the PM's chief of staff, Sayid al Moukri. He as it turns out, was a grad student at Oxford and there was an unsigned editorial condemning the Cole bombing attack, Annie thinks he wrote it. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorChris Ord  |  Matt Corman
Executive ProducerChris Ord  |  Matt Corman  |  Doug Liman  |  Dave Bartis
Co-Executive ProducerNorman Morrill  |  Sean Ryerson  |  Stephen Hootstein  |  Gene Klein
Supervising ProducerErica Shelton
ProducerLindsay Sloane (2)
Co-ProducerGavin Barclay
EditorChris Brookshire
Director of PhotographyColin Hoult
Warning: Covert Affairs season 3 episode 6 guide may contain spoilers
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