"It's not a question of if he finds you — just a question of when."
That's what Calder (Hill Harper) says to Annie (Piper Perabo) on Thursday's Covert Affairs now that Henry (Gregory Itzin) knows that ...
History be damned. And that's no joke, though the show sometimes feels like one. The CW's Reign (Thursday, 9/8c) is all about herstory, an opulent and giddy bodice-ripper very loosely inspired by the teenage years of the ultimately ill-fated Mary, Queen of Scots (a pouty Adelaide Kane). It's like Masterpiece Junior as seen on MTV after a jolt of Red Bull, or more to the point, Gossip Girl goes to court. And while it will win no prizes for scholarly accuracy (to put it mildly), Reign is such a fanciful folly of royal romance and literally poisonous court gossip that it's hard not to hail a CW show that breaks so lavishly from the network's usual formula of angst-ridden ghouls and cloying rom-com.
Part 2 of Covert Affairs' fourth season can be summed up in one word: dark. And we're not just talking about Piper Perabo's new brunette locks.
"There's a grittier, darker feel to these six episodes with Annie [Perabo] off the grid," executive producer Matt Corman tells TVGuide.com. "I think we've always seen the show as an evolution of a spy. We thought it'd be interesting in these six episodes to unplug her and put her completely on her own without her...
Covert Affairs has been renewed for a 16-episode fifth season, USA announced Thursday.
The USA drama, which stars Piper Perabo and Christopher Gorham as CIA agents, averages nearly 4 million viewers an episode.
Covert Affairs Bosses on Deadly Finale: "Everything is different now"
"No other series on television travels the globe to tell a story like Covert Affairs, and we are pleased to bring it back for another season" USA president Chris McCumber said in a statement. "With its intricate storytelling, diverse characters and authentic locations, the series continues to be a cornerstone in our line-up of USA's original signature dramas."
[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers about the midseason finale of Covert Affairs. Read at your own risk.]