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Covert Affairs "Embassy Row" Episode Review

*Review contains spoilers, so read at your own risk!*

Annie goes back to Paris and picks things up where they left off with Ivan. But this trip was worse then the first time. Not only did Ivan pick up on the fact that Annie wasn't who she said she was, but she also had to somehow get into the Russian Embassy. If it wasn't for Auggie completely crashing the system (which was awesome, btw), Annie would have probably been arrested, or worse.

But she only has a somewhat of a breather. First, she runs into Ryan. Who thank goodness, doesn't do anything to blow Annie's cover. That whole part was just awesome and nerve-wracking at the same time. I was wondering the whole few minutes "What's Ryan gonna say?!", mainly because I really don't trust this guy. Nothing suspicious of his character yet, so I don't know why I get that warning flag every time we see him, but I just get that warning. Maybe I'm right or maybe I'm wrong. At least we finally know now what he and Boars talked about for that hour before he died. Ryan believes he has a mole in his company and he has to find out before anybody else does. If anybody else finds out before him, his company is over. Caitlin immediately came to my mind. I don't know why, but she did.

Joan and Arthur are struggling with their separate job situation. Joan is having a hard time knowing her husband somehow got hurt on this last trip, but she can't talk to him about it. Before, she would have been able to know what happened, now she can't and it drives her nuts! To the point of her asking Auggie to research what had happened. I really hope that Joan and Arthur aren't one of the couples that breaks up over the job. I believe, that if any couple can get through this little bump in their marriage, it's them. They've been through some pretty tough stuff already, so I just hope this isn't like the last straw, sort to speak.

Auggie so does not know what he wants. I think that's why he had such a hard time ending things with Haley and then when he found out that she was investigation him and Annie and that according to Haley, Annie is a suspect for something, that that was just an excuse to not end things with her. Ok, it is a good excuse, but I feel like he was thinking "Yes, now I don't have to end things with the person I really like". I don't believe Auggie likes Natasha as much as he has lead her to believe. But the whole not ending it with Haley, could be a deal breaker for Natasha and could send her packing and vanishing before our eyes and it could be years before we see her again. Of course, that could be some what of a good thing, because Natasha can't get caught there (even though she tried super hard to hack into stuff, but Auggie put his foot down) and if she did, I have a feeling Auggie would be in major trouble and could possibly loss his job.

Since the trust has opened with Ryan and Annie, could there be something between them now? I'm still not sure Ryan is the right guy, but it is fun watching them flirt. It could be because I want her and Auggie to be together and Ryan would get in the way of any of that relationship fixing up any time soon. Or I could be right on the whole him being bad thing. Another relationship that hasn't ended, that I don't think is a good thing, is Calder's with the mysterious girl who we have yet to know what her real name is. Stephanie was the name used this time. I think that's a disaster waiting to happen. Especially when Calder's like "Because you proved that I can trust you" and she said "Yes, for now.". What did that mean? That the trust between them could change and that he eventually can't trust her or what? I am upset that Calder broke things off with the girl that Joan was trying to set him up with. It looked like they were hitting it off. But of course, it looks like Calder has true feelings for whoever this mysterious girl is. I have a feeling that there's more to her story and that there's more to Haley's story that we have yet to know about.

One of the main reasons why I don't trust Ryan, is why didn't he make it easier to follow Annie after he knew she'd been kidnapped or do something to prevent it? According to him, he couldn't take her away from Ivan, because Ivan was just waking up when he got there (major fight happened), but I just felt like this whole situation was odd. I don't know why. It was exciting and yay for Ryan for saving Annie's life at the last minute, but there was just something off and it looked to me that Ryan knew Ivan more then just for business. Maybe I'm reading into the situation more then I should, but that's the feel I got from it.

Did you love or hate this episode? Let me know in the comments below!