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