Zuleikha Robinson and Peter Gallagher Zuleikha Robinson and Peter Gallagher

He may have lost his job but Covert Affairs' Arthur (Peter Gallagher) could be in for a big win when Homeland's Zuleikha Robinson begins an arc on Sept. 10 as a D.C. defense attorney determined to help his cause.

"I've been lucky to play a lot of badasses," says the actress, who also appeared as Lost's Ilana. "And now I can add 'badass-Covert Affairs lawyer' to the list." Citing the USA spy drama's "smart" writing, Robinson says it's been "both a challenge and a joy" to play the one woman in the former CIA honcho's life who can actually help him during the most difficult period of his career.

Covert Affairs airs Tuesdays, 9/8c on USA.

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