Covert Affairs Spoilers: Is Belenko Targeting Arthur? Annie & Auggie Romance To Heat Up, Bigger Conspiracy In Works

Covert Affairs fans were left gasping for air after another harrowing summer finale that ended in a cliffhanger.

TVLine caught up with the show’s executive producers, Matt Corman & Chris Ord to discuss where the show is headed next.

TVLINE | Belenko tried to blow up the car that Arthur was in. Is he specifically targeting Arthur or is this part of a larger plot?
CHRIS ORD | You were right to pick up on the fact that he was aiming for a target. There’ll be plenty of mysteries surrounding what that target is going forward. We’ll reveal that in the next six [episodes].

TVLINE | What effect is Annie’s lying going to have on her relationship with Auggie? Are they even friends at this point?
CORMAN | Oh, yeah. They have had their ups and downs, but they both are spies and they recognize that the truth can and sometimes needs to bend a little bit. What’s great about Annie and Auggie is they do deeply care about one another, and even when there’s lies or omissions, that’s something they both want to work through and talk about. But it’s a challenge. Anytime there is a lie between two people and trust is compromised, it’s a big deal.
ORD | And there will be events that unfold in the fall season that will take those challenges and amplify them by orders of magnitude.

TVLINE | There’s been a real push this season with Annie and Auggie back to a place where they’re just true partners and friends. Have you ruled out a return to a romantic relationship?
ORD | Never. [Laughs] That relationship’s the bedrock of our show. There’s so much between them that is meaningful that’s always going to be there, whether they’re just simply working together or doing more together.

TVLINE | You’re opening the door here for a bigger conspiracy plot. Can you talk about some of the new players we might be seeing ?
CORMAN | We’ve met Shawn Doyle already, who plays Belenko. What I think will be compelling to fans is it is both a bigger conspiracy, but it will also drive back, in a very intimate way, to our characters. So it’s not getting bigger. It’s getting more intense.

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