05x16 - Gold Soundz

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A young CIA trainee with linguistic skills, Annie Walker, is sent into the field to work for the DPD (Domestic Protection Division). Auggie Anderson is a blind tech operative, and is Walker's guide in her new life in the CIA. Walker's cover story is that she works at the Smithsonian Museum.
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05x16 - Gold Soundz

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I wonder if you can listen to someone else get tortured, someone you care about.



Belenko was targeting my unit.

There's one guy still alive-- James Deckard.

I've been reading up about you, you know.

You were suspended from the CIA recently.


Something about a heart condition.

You want to go back and get Belenko, don't you?

I love you.

I love you too.

Annie, I know you don't work for us anymore, but it would be helpful if you could capture Belenko alive.

[Tires screech]

[Man shouts in Spanish]

[Dog barks]


That is a message.

The Russians want me.

We have other angles to work in the meantime, such as Langer.

He was working for Belenko.

[Taser clicks]


What happened?

She was sh*t, fell through a window trying to escape.

[Phone rings]

Excuse me.

The ballistics are back.

It was Allen Langer.

Belenko's guy.

Security camera places him in West Virginia less than three hours ago.

I want a search team scrambled, stat.

Delta team, go around.

Sir, sir, go back in your house.

Sir, down the stairs! Down the stairs!

Target is headed east out of the building.

Alpha team, pursue. Delta team, come in from the south side.

We got this.


Webb, search the building.

Do you see him?

Where is he?

You lost him?


Langer did his counter-pursuit training at Camp Peary.

He knew our moves.

Buenos Aires--where we at?

Auggie and Deckard are on their way home via secure CIA transport.

Okay, Annie and McQuaid?

Last we heard, they may have Belenko in their custody.

Cell service is still cut.

No sign of the Vega force since they executed the chief.

That's typical Vega tactics.

Just trying to control the battleground.


These men move like ghosts.

The Russians pay them very handsomely to hunt humans like animals.

They work in threes.

I'm thinking that we need to barter this guy for safe passage.

We already have this SIM card.

I know it's not everything, but the CIA should be happy with that, and he is just gonna slow us down.

You still won't be fast enough.

Listen to me.

Why does Russia want you d*ad now?

I came from nothing, and the only way to go from nothing to power is through leverage.

I know everything--everything about how the FSB works, their infrastructure.

Now, you're going to keep me alive for the very same reasons that the Russians want to k*ll me.

I know bringing him along makes our life much harder, but if Russia sent their best to silence him, he is better than any SIM card.

The intelligence angle is to keep him alive.

Okay, then we keep him alive.

I still have my universal key.

We'll find a car, and we'll drive like hell to the U.S. embassy.

Sound like a plan?


Search the grid.

See what you can pick up through ambient SIGINT.

Anything from the FBI regarding Natasha's status?

Well, call Bill Butler at ICE and tell him that I'm gonna make his life a living hell if she isn't on a plane to D.C. by Tuesday.

Yeah, thanks.

So this Natasha went through all that shit, and they can't get her immunity?

It's gonna happen.

It's just your basic bureaucratic bullshit.

Yeah, well, Langley's a one-way street.

So what's the deal with you two?

Like, you in a relationship or something?

It's complicated.

Her getting kidnapped and tortured in order to get information out of you is more than complicated.

She started as an Op.

It became more, but the Agency always got in the way.


I'm sure she has a few choice words about the Agency.

[Both chuckle]


That is putting it mildly. I get it, though.

The Agency's hard to understand for anyone on the outside.

But that's the life, right?

Doesn't have to be.

Look, I've been Agency-free for nine years, brother.

The grass is greener than you think.

Come on, hasn't it been hard just walking away from your life?

Walking away was easy.

Coming back is hard.

How about that one?


[Car chirps]


[Dogs barking]


That's the Vega force.

sn*per's up there.

You think you can take him out?

I highly doubt it.

You don't talk.

We need to create a cover.


I got an idea.



[Car alarm blaring]

[Glass shatters]



Okay, that will work for a smoke screen.

Stay back!

Okay, once he stops sh**ting, we make a charge.

But if we're gonna do this, we have to be all in together, no matter what happens.


If we make it out of this, how about we get married?



You ready?



♪ Covert Affairs 05x16 ♪
Gold Soundz
Original Air Date on December 18, 2014



One down.


These guys treat everything like it's a w*r zone.


[People speaking Russian]

He says they're going south towards Calle Cuatro.

That's close to here.

We need to go on offense if we're gonna get out of this, so I say that we go fishing for assassins.

Going right there.

Thank you.

Since when did the party chair weigh in on security contracts?

It's nice to meet you in person, Arthur.

But we are here to discuss something far more important than security contracts.

Well, your reputation precedes you, Ms. Coughlin.

Yes, it does.

Arthur, Senator Pierson is stepping down at the end of her term.

I'm sorry to hear that.

As you are from Claire's home state of Maryland, there's going to be a vacancy.

The party would like you to consider a run.

For Senate?

It may feel like a big swing, but we believe you have a good chance, especially with our backing.

Explain "backing," because it-- it can mean a few different things.

Major commitment from major donors, super-PAC funding, of course--but you're used to doing things off-book.

Why me?

Your resume speaks for itself--

Navy, CIA, the private sector, family man.

The world thinks I resigned from the CIA because of an affair.


Joan would be a key player by your side.

She's a strong female role model.

I'm honored.

But a political campaign is a microscope.

I don't know if I want to put my family through that.

Sorry, visiting hours haven't started yet.

Okay, I need to get to work.

Can I just sit with her now for a bit?

Family only.

Are you related?

I'll come back.

Welcome back, Auggie.

Welcome back, Auggie.

Yeah, thanks, Joan.

Anything yet?

No, nothing concrete, but there's a pretty widespread cell outage in Villa 31.

We need to get an immediate ground search party in that vicinity.

We don't have that capability in Argentina.

We have an embassy there, right?

They've got bulletproof-glass vehicles, right?

Get some guys driving around the neighborhood.

Put a call in to the ambassador right now.

Hey, wait.

Also, put a vehicle outside Recoleta cemetery.

That's pretty far south of the slum.

Just do it.

[Tires screech]

[Dogs barking]

Radio check.


Rooftops clear.

Last communication between the Vegas had one of them in the area, the other on the far side of the Villa.

I wish there was another way to do this.

The only way out is through.

We're not gonna let Belenko get k*lled.

Thank you for going along with this.

When I told you I'd help you, I meant it.

We made this decision together-- all in.

I got eyes.

Northwest, heading northeast towards Belenko.

Should be on him in three, two...

Annie, behind you!




[Dogs continue barking]


[Speaking Russian]

They must have signaled a coordinated retreat.

Belenko's gone.

You take that alley. I'll take this one.


That's far enough.

[Heart pounding]

There you are.

There's no need for that.

[Heart continues pounding]




[Slow heartbeat]

Walker, do you copy?

[Dogs barking]

Walker, come in.

Walker, do you copy?

[Echoing on radio]

[Indistinct chatter]

[TV in background]

Why'd you save me?

You gave us quite the scare there.

The first time we met, I mentioned that Chinese proverb to you about saving your life.

I wonder what the Chinese word for "twice" is.

Leong tse.

You didn't answer my question.


Why did I save you?

Because the Russians are smart and ruthless, and they want me d*ad.

You're the only friend I have right now.

I'm not your friend.

It's too strong a word?


The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

Who's this family?

I'm a diplomat.

I'm very good at convincing people to do things.

I convinced them to help me save you.

Oh, you don't have to thank me right now.

Let it marinate.

Auggie, a few things-- one, a message from Bill Butler at ICE.

He too chicken to talk to me on the phone? Call him back.

He says they're putting Natasha on a flight this afternoon-- full immunity, no conditions.

All right, thanks, Linda.

Listen, I'm gonna need real-time data analysis on the Buenos Aires PD.

You don't want to talk to Natasha?

Excuse me?

That's the other thing.

She's on line two.

You kind of buried the lede there, Linda.


So good to hear your voice.

Same here.

So I'll be in the states by 4:00 today, and I'm not sure where I'm staying--

No, you come to my apartment.


But the only thing is, I may not be home by then.

We're in the middle of a work crisis here.

It has to do with everything we've been dealing with.

I hear you.

Okay, I'll see you soon.

We've got embassy vehicles canvassing Villa 31.

No visuals on Annie, McQuaid, or Belenko, but there's been reports of g*n.

I also heard from Maxim Gomelsky that the FSB has deployed a Vega force unit to Argentina.


Who do we have in the area?

There's not a ton of need for paramilitary in Argentina, and even if there were, we can't send soldiers in.

Russia did.

Hey, Joe.

We're just going over the situation in B.A.

I heard the rumors.

DCS wandering the halls in a T-shirt.

Didn't think they were actually true, but--

Just came in from West Virginia.

So you're running tactical missions now?

I'm taking initiative.

We have a potential windfall in Aleksandre Belenko within our reach in Buenos Aires, and you're going after some low-level black bagger?

Allen Langer is not low level.

He's in league with Belenko.

Belenko kills by proxy.

Langer is a thr*at.

Who also happened to put your girlfriend in the hospital.

What's this about, Joe?



Stephanie Banks got us the Intel that led us to Belenko.

She is now fighting for her life.

We owe it to her, and we owe it to all of our assets to prove that the CIA will hold up its end of the bargain.

That's leadership.

Put your suit back on.

Didn't expect that from you.

He was being a dick.

Besides, I know you're gonna get the job done.

[Dogs barking]

We should go.

You want to go back out there?

It's not gonna take long for that Vega force to find us.

My g*n?

Hey, you saved me. Now let me help save you.

When this is over, you are gonna help us.

You sound confident.

If the Russians don't k*ll you, your condition will.

You don't have much time left.

You don't want to spend it running like this.

[Speaking Spanish]


I almost sh*t you.

I'm sure glad you didn't.

How'd you find us?

High school Spanish and a fistful of cash.


Best guess is that the Vegas are headed to the north side near the container yard.

Then we should go south towards Recoleta cemetery.

Auggie might send a vehicle there.

Why do you think that?

Well, I've worked with him for five years.

He tends to pick places with multiple egress options, plus he mentioned it.

Recoleta's not far from here.

Did you guys hear Hollman cancelled poker night?

What's going on, you think?

Big situation in B.A.

DPD is in full-court press mode.

I got to jet.




[Line ringing]

Sir, this is FSO Bracken.

Bracken, talk to me.

I'm just wondering, sir, should we continue this canvass in the same way?

We've been driving around like you ordered, but we're kind of flying blind here.

You and me both.

Sorry, sir?

Don't be.

Just keep canvassing in that area.

The second I have more Intel, you'll be the first to know.

I'll meet you there.


I know you're frustrated, but we're gonna--



Annie's been out of pocket too long.

If she gets through this, we owe it to her to find her something here.

I can try to help her.

I can talk to the DCI, but she has to want to come back.



Who's asking?

I'm Jones from polygraph.

Deckard's down there now.

The polygrapher wanted to know if you wanted to be there with him.

Polygraph-- why is he being polygraphed?

Hey, I'm just the messenger, man.

All right, let's go.



It's gonna take me ten minutes tops to clear this up.

If Annie calls, find me.


Am I the only one who sees this situation as dripping with irony?

I don't see Auggie's guy.

There's another gate up here.

It's just ahead.



I told you Auggie would send somebody here.

Think we can make it?

They'll be watching the SUV.

We can't make a direct approach.


[Indistinct radio chatter]

This way?


One more to go.


We can make it.


[All shout]


He's got position. We're sitting ducks.

If we give him up now, we can save ourselves.

I'm sorry, Annie.

No, we are almost there.

We're so close.

He is a deadweight.

He's gonna get us k*lled.

Maybe he can help us.


Say "25-3" in clipped Russian, or we're all d*ad.

[Speaking Russian]

Do it again.

[Speaking Russian]

Let's go!

Take him out of here.






You don't take no for an answer.

I know your hesitation, and I want to talk about that.

The intelligence committee file on you and your relationship to your son, Teo Braga.

It also reveals the real reason you resigned from the CIA.

There was no affair.

You did what was best for the agency.

So you know the truth.

I got the committee to agree to declassify it to the press.


I'm good, Arthur.

All of this is a story that your voters need to hear.

Now is the time to tell that story on your terms.

And you'll win.

I'm listening.

Cell service has been restored, and I just need to speak to Auggie.

He went to debrief to deal with Deckard.

I can get him.

[Phone rings]

Wait, alert Calder and the SPOs.

Langer's in the building.

In here, Mr. Anderson.


Auggie, I figured you were still working on the ex-fil.

Yeah, I am.

They said you were down here for a debrief.

They came and got me.

Didn't give me a reason why.

They never do, I guess.

Hey, man, you got to tell your boss there's been some kind of snafu.

We can do this later.

I've been told to do this now.

What was that?



Hey, you--

Get the door.


Get the door.

Get the door.




[Both choking]


Get this door open!


[Alarm blaring]


Deckard, you okay?


I just off the phone with Langley.

The hit you put out on Auggie and Deckard was unsuccessful.

They're fine.

Langer's d*ad.

You sound satisfied.

It's not about satisfaction.

Then what is it about?


The Russians gave you up.

Now you can make them hurt.

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

Thank you, friend.

Joe, just the man I was coming to see.

I need a face-to-face with your boss.

It's funny you should say that.

He and I were talking about you earlier.

Talking about me?


He wants to see you too.


I took care of it, baby.

They told me when I joined that I'd have to be willing to give my life for my country, and I was because I thought I understood what that meant.

I loved working for the CIA, but it took a tremendous toll on my personal relationships.

And after a while, the job's all I had left.

I knew as long as I was an operative, that's all I would ever have, and I want more than that.

Other than that...

Okay, I don't want to die with regrets.

Thank you.



You made it.


Wouldn't miss it.

It all happened so fast.

I went to the DCI to talk about Annie, and he offered me this post.

And it sounded--

Amazing, and it is.

I mean, it's once in a lifetime.

But what about you? Senate run?

There would be public scrutiny, enormous pressure on us, questions at every turn.

Is it worth it?

I don't know.

What makes us so great is what makes this so difficult.

Our jobs are risky, and people I've loved have died doing this kind of work.

You can do this job and die and not do this job and die.

I don't want to lose you.

Then don't.

Thank you for coming in.

I know you don't work here anymore, so you're not obligated.

I'm going to head up a major task force.

I'd like you to join me.


You, Annie Walker, because you are dyed-in-the-wool CIA.

What about my heart?

I spoke with the DCI.

I told him that if the rules didn't allow for you to continue on, then the rules needed to be rewritten.

A few months ago, I would have done anything to have this conversation.

I risked my health and my life to keep this job.

I know.

I get it.

Sometimes it's easier to want something than to have something.

[Kettle whistling]



What are you up to?

Nothing. Come on in.


What's going on?

Well, I have news.

You want some tea?

I'm leaving the Agency.

I wanted to tell you in person.


I turned in my paperwork to support yesterday.

I, um...

I realized this life gives me a lot, but there's a price.

And I don't really know anything else, but I'm ready to try something new.

Like what?

Natasha and I are gonna travel the world together.

Be together.

I'm happy for you.

I'm stunned, but I'm happy for you.




That's a bold choice.


I'm gonna miss you, Walker.

I'm gonna miss you too.

Something else going on?

I'm fine.

You sure?

I just have a lot of big decisions to make.

And since when do you have trouble making decisions?

I know, I'm the first one out of the plane.


Mission decisions, life and death--

I can do it in a split second, but these are...

More difficult.

Close your eyes.

Close my eyes?

Wisdom of the blind.


I want you to look inside yourself.

I want you to try and feel your instincts talking to you.

Your intuition has never let you down before.

It won't now.

So trust it.

Trust your heart.

Got it.
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