Christopher Gorham, Piper Perabo Christopher Gorham, Piper Perabo

When Christopher Gorham was prepping for his Covert Affairs directorial debut, the crew made sure he looked the part.

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"Our third [assistant director] ... on my very first scene that we directed, he brought me a baseball cap and a vest with lots of pockets," he tells "That's my directing outfit that I wore."Gorham says he had a blast helming Tuesday's episode (10/9c, USA), which finds Annie ( Piper Perabo) racing against the clock to turn an asset and Auggie (Gorham) still attempting to confess his feelings for her. "He wants to have that conversation, but it's not a great time and it's based on the reality of what's going on in the show," he says.

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So what else can we expect from the episode? And what was it like directing himself? Check out our hard-hitting interview (pun fully intended) below. Plus: Watch him teach us some of Auggie's boxing moves! (Perhaps they look familiar.)
Covert Affairs airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on USA.