The opening of “Covert Affairs” Season 2 may give you a little bit of deja vu: Annie Walker, on a beach, with the mysterious Ben Mercer.
Except it’s not a flashback: When the series returns to USA Tuesday (June 7), we’re very much in the present — in show time, only a few days have passed.
When we last saw Annie (Piper Perabo), she was being helicoptered out of Sri Lanka along with Ben (Eion Bailey), who had just been shot. The Season 2 premiere picks up pretty much right where that left off, with Ben recovering at a hospital in Guam and Annie spending some quality time with her once and apparently future guy.
We still don’t know a whole lot about Ben — whether his motives in returning to the CIA were entirely pure, and how, now that he’s more or less back in the fold, that might affect Annie’s status at the agency. We do know, though, that right before the opening credits Tuesday, Ben and Annie are once again dodging bullets.
We’d love to tell you more about the season premiere, but USA engaged in a covert op of its own and only sent us a few minutes of teaser material, which ends with the aforementioned gunplay. The A-story involves Annie becoming the handler for a long-term CIA asset who wants out, but we’re hoping the episode and the season give us more insight into Ben as well.
“Covert Affairs” airs at 10 p.m. ET Tuesday on USA.