Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Covert Affairs - The Complete Fourth Season

The Fourth Season of Covert Affairs sets Annie (Piper Perabo) up against her most ruthless opponent yet when she risks everything to take down Henry Wilcox (Gregory Itzin). Pairing Annie and Auggie (Christopher Gorham) up romantically for the first time, it's an uneasy road for the couple with Annie's new mission and the arrival a trio of new characters in Calder Michaels (Hill Harper), Arthur's (Peter Gallagher) terrorist son Teo Braga (Manolo Cardona), and Auggie's not-so-dead former partner and wife Helen Hanson (Michelle Ryan) who will play major roles is disrupting their lives over the course of the season.

Highlights from the season include the fruition of Henry's master plan, Annie choosing to fake her own death to pursue Henry and her painful reunion with Auggie following the death of Helen, Vincent Rossabi (Noam Jenkins) getting screwed over by Annie and the CIA again, Annie attempting to turn Henry's ex-wife into an asset, an undercover mission in Hong Kong, and the finale pitting Annie against Henry for the final time.

Several of the season's episodes hinge on how much or little Annie's small team of Auggie, Arthur (who resigns to hide his connection to Teo), and a pregnant Joan (Kari Matchett) attempting to judge just who they can trust while finding Wilcox's mole in the CIA and struggling to decipher Calder's true allegiances until late in the season. With Wilcox finally taking center stage as the season's main villain the stakes are raised as Annie goes all-in (with a new identity and hairdo in the final six-episode arc) for another terrific season.

The four-disc collection includes all 16 episodes from the season, deleted scenes from select episodes, a gag reel, an action reel featuring several the season's bigger fight and action sequences, and the six-part webisode prequel featuring Auggie adjusting to life shortly after loosing his sight.

[NBC Universal, $39.98]

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