Covert Affairs: South Bound Suarez

Ah, the life of a CIA agent. Annie’s important mission this week: Cozy up to a leggy Venezuelan soccer player/ Georgetown student named Diego (Michael Steger). Diego’s sister Julia (Lana Parrilla), a banker in Caracas, is the mistress of a crimelord named Victor (Julian Acosta). With Julia’s assistance, Victor has been embezzling millions of dollars out of the accounts of US oil conglomerates. The CIA, keenly invested in the plight of those poor, downtrodden oil companies, wants to use Julia to bring Victor down.

(Seriously, oil companies? I don’t think Covert Affairs could have come up with a less sympathetic victim. Oh, sure, it’s mentioned that Victor is using the influx of embezzled funds to dangerously destabilize the Venezuelan economy, which is a legitimate-sounding concern, but… oil companies??? My heart, it bleeds.)

To get close to Diego, Annie poses as a Smithsonian worker who spends her weekends playing soccer with a gaggle of nubile college students. Oh, hell, why not? Diego, naturally, falls prey to Annie’s charms and agrees to help convince his sister to betray Victor. In exchange, the CIA will provide US citizenship and protection for Diego and Julia.

While cute, Diego is sort of annoying and grope-happy with Annie, which the episode attributes, unsuccessfully, to him being one of those hot-blooded Latin types. I’ve never found unchecked lechery to be an especially charming and endearing character trait (to her credit, neither does Annie); between Auggie and Conrad in the pilot and now Diego, Covert Affairs could do with fewer horny Alpha males hovering around.

(Annie, by the way, speaks fluent Spanish to Diego. Spanish, Russian, Sinhalese… counting English, we’re up to four of her six languages.)

Meanwhile, on the streets of Caracas, a CIA agent named Lopez is ambushed by Victor and his gang of armed henchmen. Victor strangles Lopez to death with his necklace, which features a gold 20 bolívares coin on a gold chain. After murdering Lopez, Victor presents the necklace as a gift to Julia. Villainy established.

While Annie spells out the plan to Diego, Auggie hovers on a nearby bench and (sightlessly) monitors the situation. Back at Domestic Protection Division headquarters, Joan chides Auggie for putting himself at risk -- he’s not sanctioned for field duty -- and kindly but firmly tells him his days as a field agent are over.

In Joan’s office, Annie and Joan discuss Annie’s upcoming mission to escort Diego to Caracas. Annie’s weirdly elaborate cover: She’s Diego’s girlfriend, who also happens to be a Smithsonian employee visiting Venezuela to obtain a letter James Madison wrote to Simon Bolivar. It seems like they could have probably done entirely without the second half of that cover, no? Annie shows off her new Smithsonian ID badge to Joan; Joan glances at it, winces, and says, “Too bad about the photo.”

I love Joan.

Sexy Jai lurks in the doorway during all this, looking adorably worried. When Annie leaves, he tells Joan they’ve lost contact with their Caracas agent, Lopez.

Annie packs for her first overseas mission. Ah, here we have another of those scenes with her sister Danielle that I love so much. Okay, Covert Affairs, we’re three episodes in, and Danielle has yet to show a single redeeming personality trait. She’s self-absorbed, oblivious, and spiteful, and her scenes are not fun to watch. I get that this is no doubt laying groundwork for future episodes where Annie will have difficulty keeping her work life and personal life separate, but Annie’s home life is dragging this otherwise buoyant and breezy show down. Here’s hoping Annie moves into her own place soon.

Upon arrival in Caracas, Diego takes Annie to the bank to meet Julia. Horrified at the age difference (Annie is 28, Diego is 20), Julia accuses Annie of being a “cougar” with impure intentions toward her baby brother. Tip, Julia: Anyone in her twenties cannot be classified as a cougar. Really. Annie spills the beans about her true intentions: She wants Julia to put an electronic tag on Victor’s Cayman Islands bank accounts so the CIA will be able to track the embezzled funds. In exchange, Annie will give Julia a US passport and a fresh new identity.

Julia, who has no intention of leaving her life in Caracas, initially refuses to believe Victor is involved with anything shady, but Annie eventually convinces her to play along. The password to Victor’s accounts changes every minute, so he carries an electronic fob which provides him with the current password whenever he’s in the proximity of Julia’s computer. Julia agrees to bring Victor to lunch with Annie and Diego, then swipe the fob from him during their usual post-lunch tryst.

Meanwhile, news of the discovery of Lopez’s dismembered body reaches the DPD. Joan, Jai and Auggie eat Chinese food and look glum and debate whether to pull Annie out of Venezuela, now that her cover may have been compromised. Jai is all for yanking her, while Joan and Auggie decide to leave her in place. Sadly, this is all Joan, Jai and Auggie will do for this entire episode: look grimly determined, contemplate aborting the mission, agree to keep Annie undercover for the time being. Repeat as necessary.

Also, there is no Peter Gallagher in this episode. What’s that all about?

At lunch, Annie relentlessly works her Smithsonian cover, quoting Bolivar for all she’s worth to convince Victor of her bona fides. Victor, who is either smitten or suspicious or both, offers to chauffer Annie to the Smithsonian. Annie and Julia make a hurried plan to meet at the bank later.

So Annie and Victor zip around Caracas in his Ferrari. Victor lets Annie take the wheel, then reveals that he knows she’s a spy and shoots her in the shoulder. Annie somehow manages to disarm him, beat him up, and throw him out of the car while still driving the damn Ferrari, which is no mean trick.

Wounded yet still plucky (she calls Auggie to cheerfully tell him she’s bleeding all over the posh interior of the Ferrari), Annie arrives at the bank and gives the fob to Julia, who gets the password and adds the electronic tag to Victor’s accounts. Victor and his henchmen arrive, but Annie, Julia and Diego manage to get out of the bank and flee to the States. Unbeknownst to Annie, Victor trails them out of the country.

Back in DC, Julia has difficulty adjusting to life without Victor, whom she still refuses to believe is a bad guy. Even though he, y’know, shot Annie. Julia is not terribly bright. Julia slips away from CIA protective custody and secretly meets with Victor at Potomoc Park.

Diego, Annie, and some random agent named Hughes trail Julia to her rendezvous with Victor. Hughes shoots and kills Victor just as he tries to strangle Julia with Lopez’s coin necklace. While all this goes down, Annie sort of hovers ineffectually on the sidelines.

Huh. Sort of an odd way to end things. I get that we’re too early in Annie’s development as a spy to see her killing people -- she doesn’t even carry a gun -- but it was a little jarring to have Mr. Random Agent step into the spotlight and wrap things up, especially since Joan, Jai and Auggie spent the entire episode loitering around the DPD headquarters looking like a trio of grim bunny rabbits. It’s been established that Auggie can’t do field work because of his blindness, and Joan doesn’t do field work because she’s the boss, but what’s Jai’s excuse? Two episodes of Jai, and he hasn’t stepped a single pretty foot outside Langley yet. This seems like an oversight.

Still, good show. It’s got a ways to go before it reaches its potential, if indeed it ever does, but I’m enjoying the journey.

Comments

starrdust411 said…
Okay, Covert Affairs, we’re three episodes in, and Danielle has yet to show a single redeeming personality trait.

I agree. After Danielle's huffy blow up last week about Annie, a single woman with a career and mind of her own, not wanting to have custody of Danielle's kids if anything happens, I was done with the sister thing. (Seriously, her husband doesn't have a stable/married sibling who is equally loved and trustworthy that they can offer custody to?) I would like to see Danielle sit out an episode or two, but I can't see that happening.

Tip, Julia: Anyone in her twenties cannot be classified as a cougar. Really.

I get that "cougar" is a new pretty American slang term, but what's with Julia being all fussy over an 8 year age gap? Kinda weird for Venezuela to be more conservative about that sort of thing that America (since we're always being portrayed as a somewhat prudish country)

Also, there is no Peter Gallagher in this episode. What’s that all about?

Isn't Peter Gallagher just a guest star? I think his role is only going to be reoccurring, but he could be moved to full time status in the future.

Two episodes of Jai, and he hasn’t stepped a single pretty foot outside Langley yet. This seems like an oversight.

In an interview with Piper, she said something about Sendhil doing a parkour, so he's gonna have some action scenes eventually but since this show is all about Annie and not an ensamble cast, I wouldn't be surprised if we only see Jai do one field assignment then it's back to the office for him.

(BTW, this is starrdust411. I'm having trouble posting under my LJ account (which is why I didn't comment last week), so I'm trying out using my AIM id)
Morgan Richter said…
Yeah, I couldn't see what all the fuss with a woman in her late twenties dating a man in his early twenties was about. Since it was mentioned repeatedly that Julia was more like a mom to Diego than his sister, I sort of decided to view it as Julia coming up with any excuse to view Annie as unsuitable for her baby brother. I don't know. It was odd.

There's a promo that USA has shown very infrequently, and which I haven't been able to yet find online, which features a fleeting shot of Sendhil doing parkour -- at least he appears to be leaping from buildings, which is very encouraging. It's also the only promo I've seen thus far that has name-checked him, in both the voice-over and the chyron -- I wish they'd show it more often. Since Gregory Itzin is supposed to have what's been described as a multi-episode arc as Henry Wilcox, I'm guessing there'll be few Jai-heavy episodes mid-season (starting at episode five, looks like), but other than that he'll probably not have much to do. Still, there was also an interview with Perabo where she mentioned how she's close to Sendhil and Gorham since they're the characters that Annie goes on missions with most often, so maybe we'll get more than that. I hope so.

Sorry you had trouble commenting last week, starrdust411. I disabled anonymous comments last year because of an absolutely hilarious Heroes-related incident, which I will have to privately brief you on at some point. It's a good story.
Morgan Richter said…
Okay, it looks like LiveJournal is having problems with the OpenID logins, so for the time being, I've enabled anonymous comments. Opening Pandora's box, it feels like...
Anna said…
Hey, if I had an immature 20-year-old baby brother and he had suddenly acquired an eight years older girlfriend, I might have issues with that as well, if I was protective...


I was a little surprised how Jai was the cautious one in all the office scenes. He approached Joan about the maybe-missing agent in Caracas, he was in favour of aborting the mission.

Maybe he is worried that Annie is going to get killed before he gets to "get close to her". Im glad he is taking things slowly in regards to that, though. =P
starrdust411 said…
I disabled anonymous comments last year because of an absolutely hilarious Heroes-related incident

LOL. Now I'm intrigued lol. Hopefully LJ will fix its problem soon so you won't have to leave your blog open for long.

Since Gregory Itzin is supposed to have what's been described as a multi-episode arc as Henry Wilcox, I'm guessing there'll be few Jai-heavy episodes

Weird casting picks for the role of Jai's dad. Itzin doesn't look at all like he'd be Jai's father. Maybe he's adopted. (Is it weird that I'm still pronouncing the name JAI instead of JAY?) But I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we'll get more screen time with Sendhil in those episodes. It would be weird to bring in his father and then the character stays in the background lol.

Im glad he is taking things slowly in regards to that, though

I agree. When he was talking to Annie at her desk, I was worried Jai was going to get all creepy and forceful. Glad that didn't happen. And the guy no body wants around being the voice of concern/reason is definitely nice. Although I'd like an episode where everyone doesn't do the opposite of what he suggests.
Morgan Richter said…
I was a little surprised how Jai was the cautious one in all the office scenes.
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Although I'd like an episode where everyone doesn't do the opposite of what he suggests.

It was interesting that Jai is shaping up to be the cautious, reasonable one instead of the freewheeling daredevil. It's also interesting that Jai turned out to be 100% right -- Annie's cover was compromised, right from the start, and Victor didn't buy her as just an average American woman, as Joan and Auggie thought he would.

I'm actually crossing my fingers that this trend continues. After those last few seasons on Heroes where every damn decision Mohinder made ended up being viewed as the worst possible choice, I think it's time for Sendhil to play the guy who keeps making smart, well-informed moves.

(Is it weird that I'm still pronouncing the name JAI instead of JAY?)

Dude, me too. Especially because I keep wanting to refer to him as Jai Ho, for obvious reasons. Not that we've seen any indication of his womanizing ways yet, but his character description would seem to indicate that's coming up.
Rosey said…
It didn't even hit me that Annie doesn't carry a gun until you pointed it out :).


As for Anna's comment about Jai being the cautious one, IMO it has something to do with not getting Annie too hurt/killed (which she won't or no show lol) before they find her ex. With Jai it is all revolving around the ex IMO.
Morgan Richter said…
With Jai it is all revolving around the ex IMO.

Could very well be, Rosey. I'm looking forward to finding out more about Jai and his intentions. Since the official website has characterized his relationship with Annie as "friendly" and "flirtatious", I don't think he's going to turn out to be too diabolical... but he's definitely hewing to Arthur's agenda.
Alicia said…
I'm with Anna re: Julia; it didn't seem odd to me that she would be against her brother dating an adult, working woman when he should be studying. I don't think it was her being a prude, but more about how she's paying for him to go to the US for an education, not to fall victim to the hedonistic ways of a beautiful older woman. It's more about priorities. Also, she's protective, which she would be since she's so much older and they've lost their parents.

I absolute adore Joan, but I'm getting a bit ambivalent and frustrated about this show because, as you say, I think it's a fun and solid ride as it is now, but it's just not living up to its potential. And treating its two remaining main cast (Anne Dudek and Sendhil) as not much more than cameos or supporting cast is part of what's holding it back, in my view. It needs to delve into all those characters and their issues and have them play out on screen! If it keeps being easy episodic fun, it'll never be truly good. And that's not just the Sendhil fan in me talking.

But you know, we're only three episodes in, so we'll see.
Anna said…
Well, and last week, Jai was the one who convinced Joan to let Annie go out and follow her lead.
So he's not *just* trying to keep her somewhere safe.

Anyway, so some weeks must have passed between the second and the third episode, right? They have all been working together for a while, but for all we know Jai and Annie have not yet had a chance to have a non-work-related conversation and really become friends.

And I am also skeptical about most of the characers being stuck in the office while Annie is out there doing something plotty. Wasnt there also an interview with the creators who said they originally wanted the show to be all CIA workplace focused? You can definitely tell that's still a big part of the show. Next week, Annie is going to be on a mission abroad again, but apparently they are also going to go back to the leak storyline - so the people stuck at the homebase might get to do something, too. Hope that turns out satisfying...
Anonymous said…
Hi Morgan,

Thanks for the recap. As usual, you did a brilliant job!

Speaking of the sister, isn't she the Cutthroat Bitch from House MD?

I don't understand 1) why a 28 years old with a job still lives with her big sister 2)why she can't tell her family she works for CIA.

Really, maybe I am dumb; but if she really needed to work under strict undercover, would she be requested to cut all her bonds, so that the random Evil Guy could not kidnap/torture her family?

Really, USA drama seems stuck on family stuff. I rememeber how I got frustrated in Supernatural whenh the main charachters, in the middle of a freaking demon hunt, just started thrwoing dramas on their broken fanily. And let's not talk about Heroes...
I mean, if I want a family drama I'd watch Seven Heaven or The Robinsons. Not a spy-action show.

And Sendhil...is he meant to be just a pretty office furniture?
He's a good actor; he would deserve to act, damn it.
Anonymous said…
Erm, This is Veronica, by the way!
Anna said…
Veronica, I live with my sister. It is convenient in various ways, and we like each other. I don't think that arrangement between Annie and Danielle is all that weird. Apparently, Annie had been travelling the world for years, without a fixed home, and when she found a job in the city where her sister had a big house and an unused guest house, it's not the strangest choice for Annie to move in.
levitatethis said…
In light of the fact that no Canadian network has picked up this show I've had to resort to "under the table" tactics to watch "Covert Affairs". As is the case, I'm actually caught up. It was the gravitational pull of Sendhil Ramamurthy.

So far I'm enjoying this show in a rather lighthearted way. I'm not crazy about it, but it's fun enough and I'd like to think it still has time to settle into what it wants to be. I like the actress who plays Danielle, but I'm not sure about the character yet. As for the rest of the cast, I'm quite liking them.

Having Jai be cautious and concerned rather than some overly confident risk taker is a nice twist, IMO, especially given what his character description is. I also like seeing him be right at times...years of Mohinder getting talked down to or his ass handed to him still make me twitch. Witht that said, I'm mostly curious about this secret work he's doing regarding Annie because of her ex. That little bit of background plot information is a nice little nugget. Can't wait to see him out in the field!
Morgan Richter said…
(Oh, for crying out loud. I just wrote an overly long and detailed comment with replies to everyone else's comments, and Blogger just ate it.)

I'm getting a bit ambivalent and frustrated about this show because, as you say, I think it's a fun and solid ride as it is now, but it's just not living up to its potential.

Alicia, I'm sort of feeling the same. As it stands, it's breezy summer fun, which is fine... but I think it could be more. Annie's adventures are fun to watch, but I love Joan, I want Arthur in every damn episode, and I want to find out more about Jai. The pilot did a nice job of setting up some intriguing plot threads -- the leak, Annie's boyfriend and the real reason why she was pulled from training early -- which have been ignored since then. Unless I'm forgetting something, the only new plot thread that's been developed in the past two episodes not directly related to Annie's assignments has been the mysterious transfer of Jai to the DPD. I think the show needs to develop more layers in order to gain a bit more resonance.
Morgan Richter said…
if she really needed to work under strict undercover, would she be requested to cut all her bonds, so that the random Evil Guy could not kidnap/torture her family?

Veronica, I don't really know much about how the CIA operates, but I saw a recent article on Covert Affairs where it was mentioned that real CIA agents can either tell their loved ones about their job or not, as they see fit. Many choose to keep it secret in order to give their families a bit of protection. In the show thus far, I'm already irritated by the plot with Annie hiding her job from Danielle -- I wish Annie would either tell her sister the truth, or move out and find her own place. However, I somehow think we're stuck with this plotline for the duration.
Morgan Richter said…
Having Jai be cautious and concerned rather than some overly confident risk taker is a nice twist, IMO, especially given what his character description is. I also like seeing him be right at times...years of Mohinder getting talked down to or his ass handed to him still make me twitch.

Good lord, yes. That's my exact reaction. Granted, we've seen very little from Jai thus far, but everything he's done -- standing up to Joan to back up Annie in the second episode, being concerned for the safety of Annie's cover in this one -- has been pretty smart and reasonable and decent. His character could go horribly wrong and turn out to be really unsympathetic (he's spying on our main character, after all), but thus far the show has treated him with dignity and respect. I hope that keeps up -- I really need to shrug off some bad Heroes memories.
Anna said…
Regarding Jai's spying - I am curious how this will play out. So far, there is not much to spy at all. Annie doesn't even know that Ben is around. She possibly suspects it, but she is not hiding anything that Jai might try to find out. Maybe this will change, and maybe he will have to lie to her about what he or the CIA know about Ben, but the dynamic isn't all that dramatic yet.
Morgan Richter said…
Maybe this will change, and maybe he will have to lie to her about what he or the CIA know about Ben, but the dynamic isn't all that dramatic yet.

Yeah, which might be why Jai has been kind of sitting on his heels in the background thus far. If Ben gets in contact with Annie, then Jai might have something to do, but right now, there's nothing he can really find out from Annie.

Thinking of that interview with creators Ord and Corman, which I know you've already seen, where they have this to say about Jai:

"Sendhil is going to be playing a really interesting character named Jai Wilcox who’s a second generation CIA man. First of all, Sendhil is a magnificent actor and we’re really lucky to have him and he’s a good guy to boot. But the character is very complex because he’s caught between two father figures. He’s working for Arthur Campbell, who’s played by Peter Gallagher and then his father was legend at the CIA. So he’s in a very complicated situation and he’s someone who is going to be getting close to Piper’s character for various reasons. And we don’t want to tip our hand too much, but their relationship is going to be very juicy and it’s going to have a lot of layers to it."

All that sounds mighty promising -- "juicy" and "a lot of layers" are good signs, especially since Jai and Annie's relationship is pretty much layer-free at the moment.

(Also, I just like hearing people say nice things about Sendhil, especially after the way some people viewed him as symbolic of everything that went wrong with Heroes, sigh.)
Anna said…
Yes! I love people saying nice things about Sendhil! :D In some interviews with the CA creators, they even mentioned Sendhil when they were not explicitely asked about him. Compare this to the way Kring answered that question about Hiro, Ando and Mohinder as if it had only been about Hiro!

That quote, by the way, just made me giddy the first time I read it. XD "Caught between two father figures" sounds fantastic - like an upgrade from Mohinder's daddy issues.
And it does appear like a lot is still going to happen between Annie and Jai before the season is over. I assume it's going to start in episode 5...? and while I am sort of impatient, of course, I am OK with waiting if it means that their relationship andits development will be well-written and logical and not feel forced. That Jai gets to establish himself as part of that team, and an essentially good guy, is a good basis.
But I keep forgetting how long the season is, and Im not sure how much I want teased or spoilt anymore.
Morgan Richter said…
So many buzzwords in that interview made me optimistic about Sendhil's role: "complex", "complicated", "juicy", "interesting." Of course, what really matters is the execution, which is still an unknown factor at this point, but all that makes me feel a little better about Jai's chances of getting a good plotline.

In some interviews with the CA creators, they even mentioned Sendhil when they were not explicitely asked about him.

And they haven't yet answered a direct question about Jai with something like, "Jai? You should be asking about Auggie instead!", so already they're miles ahead of the Heroes creative team.

It's such a short season (twelve episodes, right?) that I do sort of wish they'd get into the meat of the series already. Since the past two episodes have been so self-contained, there's no sense that it's building to anything larger, which makes me impatient. Ah, well. All we can do is wait and see.
Anna said…
Yes, the creators seem like they actually like the story and the characters they have created! :D

I guess last episode established something vaguely hematic about Annie's attitude to Ben. Assuming he turns out to be a less than wholesome gentleman, will she be like Julia and cling to the good memories, or will she be able to say good-bye to the past and accept that she has to move on?
And what will be the right option....
Morgan Richter said…
I hope Ben turns out to be an interesting character, when we finally really meet him. In this episode, Victor was so obviously a bad guy that Julia's continued attachment to him got irritating pretty fast. If Ben turns out to be shady, and yet Annie is still in love with him, that's going to be a problem.

What's been a little disappointing about the last two episodes is that the guest stars -- Helen and her son Walter last week, Diego and Julia this week -- are less intriguing than our regular characters, whom we really haven't spent much time with yet. At this early stage of the show, I would much rather hang out with Joan and Arthur and Jai and Auggie than Helen, Walter, Diego or Julia. (The show's doing a little better on the villain side -- Victor, turncoat British agent James Elliott, and Russian sniper Stas have all been decently interesting.)
Anna said…
Oded Fehr is going to be naked, and naked Oded Fehr is never not interesting. So Im hopeful.

But the last week has demonstrated how having three or fourmain characters stuck at the homebase is wasted without a storyline. I hope that will be fixed in future episodes, and in general.
Morgan Richter said…
I fully support naked Oded Fehr. So next episode might be a good one -- didn't Gorham recently tweet that it was his favorite thus far?

I understand why they're doing mostly standalone episodes, and for attracting new viewers, it's probably a smart move. Still, I'm inclined to think the show would work better if Annie's missions were less self-contained -- if she spent two or three episodes in Venezuela, say -- so the missions could be developed in more detail and so they could have some kind of meaty subplot going on back at the home base at the same time (something to do with the leak, maybe, or Joan and Arthur trying to track down Ben). It'd help the show seem more substantial.
Morgan Richter said…
Just a quick note...

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Salvatore said…
Hey!

Great column, definitely interested in just about all of these USA character shows... I'm curious about what you say about the titles of the Covert Affairs episodes...

Wasn't till I read this that I even realized the titles were all Led Zeppelin tunes, that's actually pretty cool, but you also say something about how the title has nothing to do with what happens in the episode and I'm curious what makes you say that. To me, it seems like the title is directly related to the episode, whereas the song may not be. In the first two title episodes, Walter's Walk and Southbound Suarez, both titles have the names of the guest characters (The boy is named WALTER, and he is a WALK in to the CIA, Diego and Julia SUAREZ were the siblings in the other and Annie traveled SOUTHBOUND for the mission.)

Even though the titles did connect to the episode I thought they were strange till I realized they were song titles. I think it will be fun to figure out how the titles connect to the episode. Sorry to point out your error, just figured you might want to see the connection since you pointed out there was none.

Enjoy!
Morgan Richter said…
Hey, Salvatore. Thanks for commenting. I see your point with the episode titles, and it's well taken. I guess my point was that the Led Zeppelin titles seemed shoehorned to fit the episodes -- I'll grant you "South Bound Suarez," but "Walter's Walk" still seems like a bit of a stretch, the character of Walter notwithstanding. Then again, "No Quarter" for this most recent episode was certainly appropriate, what with Annie and Eyal scrambling to find safety in a hostile environment.

I should be clear that I wasn't complaining about the titles -- I like the use of Led Zeppelin, and seeing how the titles appear nowhere on the episodes, the writers should certainly feel free to call them anything they damn well want to. But you're right -- saying the titles have nothing to do with the episodes is erroneous.

Tell you what: I'll delete the first few lines of my recap and just start it at the second paragraph. That should take care of the problem.

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