Throughout this season of Covert Affairs, I have made a lot of snide comments about Annie Walker. She just never listens to anyone, and the writers have her make really dumb decisions just to move the plot along. The recent episode "Glass Spider" was no different. In it, Auggie and Annie finally find out what Jai was working on that got him killed in the season premiere while Annie watched. They realize, along with CIA Director Arthur, that Jai had found a mole in the DPT. That mole was apparently feeding sensitive information to a Russian spy....who else?....Simon! Annie's lover! The one she keeps trying to get info from, who probably knows she's in the CIA already, who she is not supposed to be spending time with anymore, who took her to Cuba in the last episode, and who killed his evil handler for her. And he's here in DC! (Are you surprised?!)
So Simon must be brought in as a suspect in Jai's murder. Annie looks to Lena for approval to start spilling the classified beans to her bosses Joan and Arthur: "Simon and I are doing it. I've been trying to make him betray his spy secrets to me for quite awhile. I think he loves me. Let me bring him in. Oh, and let me do it my way because I totally know what I am doing." Arthur's mad, but he sends Lena to prepare reports on Annie's work with Simon, and he and Joan agree to let Annie try.
She meets Simon in a mall, and tries to convince him to come away with her, to the CIA. Simon looks ragged-- red around the eyes and quite tired. He listens to Annie, but then he gets shot at, and shoots back like a good spy. Then they run. All of this is being recorded by Annie's pin microphone. Then, she stomps on the pin microphone ("Ahhhh! Why is she doing that?! She's so stupid!") and begs him one more time to come with her. He walks away. She lets him.
Back at the DPT, Annie realizes the shooter from the mall had been in the cafe that she and Jai were in before he was blown up. ("Because it's easy to remember a person you might have brushed past in a cafe six months ago!") They identify that guy as a hired killer and try to find him. He shoots himself in the face as Annie looks on with her finger on the trigger of a gun aimed at him so she can shoot him before he commits suicide. Fail, Annie Walker, fail.
Annie goes home. Lena brings paperwork to Arthur's office. Auggie looks around (even though he's blind) and freaks out and calls Annie, "You gotta come in. The DPT people are going through your computer and desk and files like you are suspicious and everything."
Annie finds Simon in her kitchen. He invites her to fly away with him to some island. She says yes and runs to her room to pack. But of course while she's in her room she sees a picture of her sister who is kind of a brat and decides not to. I was actually happy for a second until that happened. She calls Auggie and tells him she's coming back to Langley, then returns to the kitchen. "Wow," Simon observes sadly, "You travel light."
Bam! Slow motion! Bam! Nina, I mean Lena, comes in with a gun in her hand! She looks good-- dressed all in black with sweet leather gloves on to prevent her fingerprints from being on the gun she's holding! Bam! Simon takes a bullet for Annie! BAM, BAM, BAM. Simon's dead, Annie's almost dead. The end.
Husband's guffawing into his pillow! We both knew Nina/Lena was a traitor. 24 made it impossible to believe otherwise.