Annie Walker (Piper Perabo) is pulled into the field with a month to go in her CIA training. Her handlers send her to make a simple wireless transfer of information with an asset they've put up in a luxury hotel. Just as the transfer is completed, the asset is assassinated, and Annie has to scramble from there.
Similar to Alias, Covert Affairs' cast (Perabo, Christopher Gorham, Kari Matchett, guest star Peter Gallagher) is talented enough to keep me watching. My only complaint, a significant one, is that during a fight to the death with her main target, Annie is miraculously saved by her ex-lover. Talk about pulling a punch.