Annie and Ryan find themselves on the run in this week's episode of Covert Affairs as they try to escape Venezuela with Borz in tow.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Ryan (I'm using his first name now, I think we're up to that point) and Annie must have felt like they were in a real-life version of the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles. In last week's episode, they caught Borz and Ryan even got his one hour of time with the terrorist. So all they had to do was stuff him in a trunk and make their way across the border. How hard could that be?
As it turned out, it was really, really hard.
Once again Annie and Ryan were arguing over the best way to get the job done and I almost had to laugh when Annie was once again proven right. His expensive car didn't have the chance to show the guards that he had money to bribe them with because a kid broke into it (like Annie said they would) and found Borz lying in the trunk. That was all it took to send Annie and Ryan on the run.
Paging Dr. McQuaid
They took Borz to an abandoned house and swiftly discovered the guy was in dire straits. Ryan managed to put in a makeshift chest tube, but Borz was dying and they both knew it. Annie and Ryan pulled a fast one on some local police but once again all it did was buy them some time.
Lies We Tell
Annie knew she didn't have long and decided that it was time for drastic measures to get Borz to talk. Torturing wasn't going to work as the guy was already dying so she pulled out another weapon in her arsenal: lies. She told Borz that his sister was alive but in danger and only he could save her. That got her a name, "The Postman," before Borz promptly died.
Annie seemed unsure what Ryan would think of her methods when she told him later, but he approved and I'm with him. Borz had helped to kill hundreds of people and the person behind the bombing needed to be stopped. So what if she told a lie to get what she needed out of Borz?
Everyone's Growing Closer
Annie and Ryan managed to get themselves out of Venezuela and into Columbia and they seemed to get a little closer along the way. Up until now we've seen how the two of them operate completely differently from each other, but I felt like they were starting to find a common ground by the end of the episode. Perhaps they aren't as unlike as they first thought. Ryan even gave Annie a nifty gun. I saw it as a gesture that might have been like another kind of man giving flowers. Maybe not romantic (yet), but definitely a sign of respect.
Auggie and his new gal pal Hayley decided to actually become an item by the end of this episode. She tried to say what they did was a mistake, but Auggie wasn't having any of it. I'm still a little surprised by his actions as I don't really see how the two of them have much of a connection beyond sex, but then again, maybe that's all Auggie wants at the moment.
As for Calder, we learned more about his woman in this episode. It seems she is married and I honestly don't know how to feel about that. I like Calder but he's sleeping with another man's wife and that makes him a dog in my book. I'm curious to see if there's more to her story than we know for now.
Wait a Minute, Mr. Postman
In the final minutes of the episode, it appeared we may have gotten a glimpse of the The Postman. For all his paranoia, it looked like Roger might actually be right about people following him. Or at least someone is following him now. Could the person watching Roger be the elusive Postman? Looks like we'll have to wait at least another week to find out.
My favorite bits:
Annie's backward driving skills. I wish I was that good going forward. Just sayin'.
Annie pointing out that they needed to try her plan, seeing as how Ryan's plan didn't work. Seemed reasonable.
Ryan and Annie trying their hand at a little field surgery. That didn't look fun at all, for either party.
Annie: "Nice work, doc."
Ryan pointing out that being scared shitless was "part of the fun." I don't think that word means what he thinks it means.
Calder informing the committee that they were, in fact, keeping him from something.
The police assuming that Annie was a junkie. Damn, she's good.
Ryan asking to borrow Annie's towel. Ha!
Annie: "Would you believe all I had to say was 'please'?"
Auggie: "Completely. I've seen how you say 'please.'"
Ryan remarking that he was allergic to cheap.
Ryan telling Annie he was fast enough for the both of them, even if she didn't have her gun.
Auggie pointing out that he really couldn't tell if he was being followed. Good point.
Finding out that Roger's "dog" was a recording.
Annie spotting that McQuaid was opening up to try and get her to open up.
Ryan: "We should do this again sometime, without all the guns."
Calder's girlfriend bringing up the '72 Dolphins and Don Shula. Suddenly I'm liking this girl a lot.
Who knew signing a document could be so sexy?
Auggie figuring out that Hayley hadn't just come to his place to get him to sign something. Smart man.
Ryan sending Annie a gun.
What did you think of this episode of Covert Affairs? Got any theories on who the Postman might be?
Covert Affairs airs on Tuesday nights at 10pm on USA.
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