Kari Matchett and Piper Perabo Kari Matchett and Piper Perabo

Joan, who's always been hard on Annie on Covert Affairs, will take a different approach this week.

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After an asset is killed in Russia, Annie (Piper Perabo) has reservations about investigating the main suspect: the daughter of an ex-CIA analyst whom she had been tasked with keeping an eye on. Enter Joan (Kari Matchett) to once again talk her into going on the mission. But unlike her past orders, this one is less of a stern edict and more of sweet heart-to-heart.Watch the clip:

Covert Affairs airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on USA.