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"Covert Affairs" review by Suzanne
Tuesdays 10/9c on USA Network

This is always such a great show with lots of action and adventure, as well as relationships, romance, and politics. It pretty much has everything.

When the show returns, we see what has happened to Annie after she ventured into Russia and killed Lena. It's a very intense and fascinating episode, and you'll see Annie like you've never seen her before!  I'm sorry that Lena is gone because she was awesome. That actress is always great. I am very happy, however, that Oded Fehr is back again. He's been one of my favorites ever since the first Mummy movie!

It's a great episode and I look forward to the rest of the shows this season! Don't forget to tune in on Tuesday on USA Network....


More Informaton:

USA´s hit original international spy drama series, COVERT AFFAIRS, returns for the remaining all-new, action-packed six episodes of season three on Tuesday, October 16 at 10/9c. The season will finale on Tuesday, November 20. The series stars Golden Globe-nominated Piper Perabo ("Coyote Ugly," "Beverly Hills Chihuahua"), Christopher Gorham ("Ugly Betty," "Jake 2.0"), Kari Matchett ("Invasion," "Leverage") and Peter Gallagher ("The O.C.," "American Beauty").

The critically-acclaimed spy drama series, COVERT AFFAIRS, stars Golden Globe®-nominated Perabo as Annie Walker, a young CIA operative whose exceptional linguistic skills and killer instinct make her invaluable to the Agency. As the third season continues, we find Annie still off the grid and trying to escape Russia, after seeking the ulitmate revenge against her supposed mentor Lena Smith (guest star Sarah Clarke), who shot her twice in the chest and killed Simon (guest star Richard Coyle), an asset and the man she was falling in love with. Auggie (Gorham), Annie´s best friend and blind CIA tech ops agent, is left behind with the realization that there are things left unsaid between them, and when he learns that she´s been apprehended by the Russians it drives him to ask for Eyal´s (guest star Oded Fehr) help to get her home safely. Meanwhile, tensions mount back home between Joan (Kari Matchett) and Arthur (Peter Gallagher) forcing Joan to lean on an old crutch. In addtion to Oded Fehr and Sarah Clarke, guest stars for the remainder of the season include Tovah Feldshuh, Tim Griffin, Michelle Nolden and Haaz Sleiman. International shooting locations this season have included Moscow, Paris, Barcelona, Morocco and Puerto Rico.

From Universal Cable Productions, COVERT AFFAIRS is executive produced by Doug Liman (SUITS, the "Bourne" trilogy, "Mr. and Mrs. Smith") and David Bartis (SUITS, "The O.C.") through Hypnotic and is written and executive produced by show creators Matt Corman and Chris Ord.

As the series returns, COVERT AFFAIRS fans can continue their adventures online with the unveiling of an interactive version of the CIA´s Domestic Protection Division (DPD) office where Annie and Auggie work. By going to covertaffairs.usanetwork.com, fans can interact with their desks, investigate digital operative files, with new ones being added regularly, and use Auggie´s braille keyboard. They can also participate in a choose your own adventure narrative, COVERT AFFAIRS: Sights Unseen, a prequel web series that explores the backstory of blind tech-ops expert Auggie.

The #1 network in all of basic cable for six consecutive years and for an unprecedented seven straight summers, USA Network is seen in over 102 million U.S. homes. USA is a leader in scripted programming with a powerful stable of originals, spectacular live television and is home to the best in blockbuster theatrical films, a broad portfolio of acquired series and entertainment events. A trailblazer in digital innovation and storytelling, USA is defining, driving and setting the industry standard for Social TV. USA is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal. The award-winning website is located at www.usanetwork.com. Characters Welcome.

"Rock `n´ Roll Suicide" (#311) AIRDATE: Tuesday, October 16
When Annie´s (Piper Perabo) mission in Russia goes awry, landing her in prison, Auggie (Christopher Gorham), Joan (Kari Matchett), and Arthur (Peter Gallagher) work with an old friend to bring her home safely. Guest star: Oded Fehr

"Wishful Beginnings" (#312) AIRDATE: Tuesday, October 23
Things become complicated for Annie (Piper Perabo) when Eyal Lavin (guest star Oded Fehr) and his boss, Rivka Singer (guest star Tovah Feldshuh) , request the CIA´s assistance tracking down a Mossad asset. Guest Stars: Oded Fehr, Tovah Feldshuh

"Man in the Middle" (#313) AIRDATE: Tuesday, October 30
After receiving intel from Mossad warning that two suspected terrorists are planning to meet in the next twelve hours, Annie (Piper Perabo) finds herself in a race against the clock to turn a new asset and track down the meeting location before the targets get away. Guest Stars: Devin Kelley, Tim Griffin, Michelle Nolden, Haaz Sleiman, Philip Akin

"Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)" (#314) AIRDATE: Tuesday, November 6
When a crucial CIA asset disappears from protective custody, Annie (Piper Perabo) and Eyal (guest star Oded Fehr) work to find her before they lose her forever. Guest Stars: Oded Fehr, Michelle Nolden, Tovah Feldshuh, Haaz Sleiman

"Quicksand" (#315) AIRDATE: Tuesday, November 13
With Auggie(Christopher Gorham) in Iraq and Joan (Kari Matchett) out of the office, Annie (Piper Perabo) turns to Eyal (guest star Oded Fehr) to help her track down Khalid Ansari. Guest star: Oded Fehr

"Lady Stardust" (#316) AIRDATE: Tuesday, November 20
When a fellow spy is taken hostage, Annie (Piper Perabo) travels to Amsterdam to eliminate Khalid once and for all.

Golden Globe nominated Piper Perabo stars as Annie Walker in the international spy drama COVERT AFFAIRS, currently in its third season Tuesdays at 10/9c on USA.

Piper Perabo is one of the most talented and versatile actresses working today. Most recently, Perabo filmed the thriller "Red Machine" directed by David Hackl, in which she will be starring alongside Billy Bob Thornton, Thomas Jane and James Marsden. Perabo will next appear on the big screen in "Looper" opposite Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Emily Blunt and Jeff Daniels. "Looper" is set to be released on September 28, 2012. In May 2009, she made her stage debut in Neil Labute´s controversial play REASONS TO BE PRETTY directed by Terry Kinney. She co-stared alongside Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski and Pablo Schreiber.

Although new to the theater, she is no stranger to the screen. In 2007, she was seen in Christopher Nolan´s "The Prestige," with Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale, in "Because I Said So," with Diane Keaton and Lauren Graham and in "First Snow," a film directed by Mark Fergus, costarring Guy Pearce and Adam Scott.

Perabo was seen in John Glenn´s disturbing thriller "The Heaven Project" wiith Paul Walker and Disney´s "Beverly Hills Chihuahua," alongside Jaime Lee Curtis.

Perabo was also seen in Paramount Vantage´s "Carriers" in New Mexico. She played the female lead opposite Chris Pine and Lou Taylor Pucci in the post-apocalyptic thriller about four friends trying to escape a viral pandemic.

Some of her more recent films include Adam Shankman´s "Cheaper By The Dozen 2," in which she reprised her role as the eldest daughter to Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt along with the romantic comedy "Imagine Me & You," with Lena Headey and Matthew Goode and the crime drama "10th & Wolf" with an ensemble cast that included James Marsden and Dennis Hopper.

Her feature film debut was in the comedy "White Boyz," written by Danny Hoch. She also starred in "Coyote Ugly."

Perabo resides in New York City.

Christopher Gorham stars as fan-favorite blind CIA operative, Auggie Anderson, in USA´s hit original series COVERT AFFAIRS, currently in its third season Tuesdays at 10/9c on USA.

Recently, Gorham starred alongside Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson and Terrence Howard in "The Ledge" which competed in the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Gorham was featured in starring roles in three other independent films in 2011; "Answer This!" with Arielle Kebbel and Chris Parnell, "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend" opposite Alyssa Milano, and "Somebody's Hero."

Gorham is known from his starring role on ABC´s "Ugly Betty" as Betty´s accountant boyfriend, the endearing "Henry." He then transitioned into the role of a cold-blooded serial killer in the Jon Turteltaub produced CBS Series "Harper´s Island". Gorham adeptly turned leading man on the acclaimed action-adventure drama series "Jake 2.0," where he starred as Jake Foley. Gorham was also a series regular on the NBC comedy "Out of Practice" opposite Henry Winkler, Ty Burrell, Stockard Channing and Jennifer Tilly. Additional series regular television credits include "Medical Investigation", "Odyssey 5" and Ryan Murphy´s "Popular".

Gorham made his feature film debut in acclaimed director Danny Boyle´s "A Life Less Ordinary," with Ewan McGregor and Cameron Diaz. In direct contrast, he starred opposite Anne Hathaway as a missionary to Tonga in the film "The Other Side of Heaven" for producer Gerald Molen.

On the stage, he guest starred in the Off-Broadway production "Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell" at the Minetta Lane Theatre, and performed in the play "The Water Children" at The Matrix Theatre.

Gorham is a Fresno native who, while attending UCLA met his wife, actress Anel Lopez Gorham with whom he now has two sons and a daughter.

Kari Matchett stars as Joan Campbell, head of the CIA´s Domestic Protection Division on the international spy drama COVERT AFFAIRS, currently in its third season Tuesdays at 10/9c on USA. Most recently, Matchett completed production on "Tracing Iris" for director John L´Ecuyer starring alongside Igna Cadranel and Allie MacDonald.

Matchett previously had recurring roles on TNT´s "Leverage" alongside Timothy Hutton and the series "Crash" for Starz Network from Lionsgate Television, the latter of which was based on the Academy Award-winning movie of the same name. She portrayed Jules, the CEO of a music company and daughter to Dennis Hopper´s character.

After breaking onto the scene in ABC´s "Invasion" opposite William Fichtner, Matchett went on to star in season six of "24" with Keifer Sutherland and Powers Boothe. She then recurred on NBC´s "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" with Matthew Perry and Bradley Whitford followed by a starring role opposite Treat Williams in the TNT original series, "Heartland."

Matchett is also well-known to audiences for her recurring role as Dr. Skye Wexler on John Wells´ long-running drama series, "ER."

Other television credits include "Criminal Minds" for CBS, "The Cleaner" opposite Benjamin Bratt for A&E, "Ugly Betty" for ABC, "The Philanthropist" on NBC, and "Shark" starring James Woods for CBS. She was also previously seen in The Hallmark Channel telefilm, "The National Tree" with Andrew McCarthy.

A native of Lethbridge, Alberta Canada, Matchett now resides in Los Angeles.

Peter Gallagher is Arthur Campbell in the international spy drama COVERT AFFAIRS, currently in its third season Tuesdays at 10/9c on USA.

Born in New York City and raised in Armonk, New York, Gallagher developed an interest in acting as a teenager starring in school plays and musicals. After graduating from Tufts University, he made his professional stage debut in the 1977 revival of Hair, followed by a starring role in the Broadway production of Grease, and in The Corn is Green. He wowed audiences with his performance as the charismatic Sky Masterson in Jerry Zaks´s Tony-winning revival of the Broadway musical Guys and Dolls. In 1986, Gallagher earned a Tony Award nomination for his highly-acclaimed performance opposite Jack Lemmon in Long Day´s Journey Into Night. He received further acclaim and a Theatre World Award for the Harold Prince production of A Doll´s Life and a Clarence Derwent Award for Tom Stoppard´s The Real Thing directed by Mike Nichols. He returned to Broadway in November 2001 in an acclaimed Royal National Theatre production of Noises Off. In the fall of 2002, he starred in The Exonerated, winner of the 2003 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play and the 2003 Lucille Lortel Award and Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience directed by Bob Balaban.

He segued to feature films in 1980, with Taylor Hackford´s "The Idolmaker." Many roles followed, including memorable collaborations with Steven Soderbergh, Sam Mendes, Joel and Ethan Coen, and performances in three of Robert Altman´s most acclaimed films: "The Player," "Short Cuts" and "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle."

On television, Gallagher has a recurring role opposite David Duchovny on Showtime´s hit "Californication." He also starred as Sandy Cohen on Fox´s "The O.C." for its successful, four-season run. Gallagher´s other television work includes the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning miniseries "The Murder of Mary Phagan," "An Inconvenient Woman," "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial," "Cupid and Cate," "Brave New World" and the series "The Secret Lives of Men." For PBS, Gallagher starred in "Guys and Dolls: Off The Record," which documented the recording of the cast album, an English television production of "The Big Knife" by Clifford Odets, "Private Contentment" by Reynolds Price, Peter Seller´s silent film "The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez" and Oxygen´s "A Tale of Two Wives" and the Lifetime miniseries "The Gathering" opposite Peter Fonda and Jamie-Lynn Sigler.

Gallagher starred in Steven Antin´s "Burlesque," which co-starred Cher, Christina Aguilera, Eric Dane, Julianne Hough and Alan Cumming. He will next be seen in Tony Goldwyn´s "Betty Ann Waters," with Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Juliette Lewis. In 2009, he appeared in the independent features "The War Boys" directed by Ron Daniels and Max Mayer´s Sundance favorite "Adam," co-starring Hugh Dancy, Amy Irving and Rose Byrne.

Gallagher teamed with director Steven Soderbergh twice, first on the groundbreaking independent feature, "Sex, Lies and Videotape," which earned both Soderbergh and Gallagher international critical-acclaim. Six years later, Soderbergh wrote the lead role in "The Underneath" for Gallagher. Additional film credits include "Dreamchild," "Bob Roberts," "Watch It," "The Hudsucker Proxy," "While You Were Sleeping," "To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday," "Cafe Society," "Johnny Skidmarks," "The Man Who Knew Too Little," "Center Stage," "Center Stage: Turn It Up," "Mr. Deeds," "How To Deal" and the Academy Award-winning "American Beauty."

In November 2005, Epic Records released Gallagher´s album titled "7 Days in Memphis." The album is an assortment of cherished soul numbers from the Memphis Stax Era as well as newer songs done in the Memphis Soul sound.

Gallagher is active in many charities, which include the Alzheimer´s Association, Actors Fund, Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS, The Help Group and the Alliance of Young Artists and Writers.

Gallagher and his family reside in both Los Angeles and New York. 


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