Spoiler alert! If you haven’t watched this week’s Covert Affairs episode, “Man in the Middle,” stop reading now! Christopher Gorham, who directed the episode, teases what’s to come. READ FULL STORY
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Tonight on Covert Affairs (USA, 10 p.m. ET), Annie receives intel from Mossad on a planned meeting between two suspected terrorists. Christopher Gorham, who directed the episode, offers EW a few teases:
• It sets the rest of season 3 in motion: “This episode opens in a way that is a bit unconventional for our show, and I really kind of stylized it a bit. It has a foreboding opening where Annie wakes up in Eyal’s apartment and a mysterious folder slides under her door, which is some intel that Eyal has sent for her. That intel then kicks off the entire episode for Annie, Arthur, and Joan,” Gorham says. “Annie stands by the integrity of that intel because of her relationship with Eyal and really puts her whole career on the line defending it. It goes so far as Arthur ordering a drone strike based on that intel, and then the repercussions of that are very real and are felt throughout the rest of the season.” READ FULL STORY
'Homeland,' 'Supernatural,' 'Vampire Diaries,' 'The Walking Dead,' 'Covert Affairs': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room
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‘HOMELAND’: WHAT NOW?!
If you haven’t watched last night’s episode, I recommend you skip over this little section.
I know, it’s rare that I give a spoiler warning within a spoiler column, but I would never want to ruin something as big as what happened at the end of last night’s Homeland. Just when I thought I had an idea of where the season was headed, my theory blew up in my face just two episodes in! READ FULL STORY
USA has announced renewals for three of the shows that helped keep it the No. 1 cable network across key demos for a seventh consecutive summer. The network has ordered a 16-episode fourth season of Covert Affairs, a 16-episode fifth season of White Collar, and 26 additional episodes of Royal Pains to be spread across seasons 5 and 6.
Covert Affairs resumes its current season on Oct. 16, while White Collar returns with new episodes in January. A two-hour Royal Pains movie, Off-Season Greetings, will premiere Dec. 16 on USA.
A note for Suits fans, we wouldn’t worry. Talking to EW before the summer finale in August, creator Aaron Korsh was confident the show would get renewed — eventually. “USA is obviously tremendously supportive of all of their shows. It’s not been a worry or concern of mine that we will get a season 3 pick up,” he said. “They have to go through their process, and I’m sure they will. I’m sure we’ll get a pick up.” Suits returns in January.
There are lots of reasons to be excited for tonight’s episode of Covert Affairs — and beyond. For elaboration, we turn to Christopher Gorham, who stopped by EW recently to host a quick Spoiler Room: Video Edition for us.
In the video, which you can see below, he previews tonight’s episode, talks about the progression of the Annie/Auggie relationship, promises shirtlessness — and teases the arrival of a surprise visitor.
Watch: READ FULL STORY
Spoiler warning: Do not read if you have not watched last night’s episode of Covert Affairs.
Auggie certainly had more than a few touching words to say to Annie during last night’s Covert Affairs. The catch? She was unconscious for the whole thing!
But what can’t be denied is that this episode put a lot of things on the table and provided more than a few memorable moments between the lovable CIA pair. So when Christopher Gorham stopped by earlier this week to film an upcoming video edition of Spoiler Room, my colleague (and fellow Covert Affairs fan) Mandi Bierly and I grilled the star about the episode.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Let’s talk about the whole idea for this episode. We had bedside confessions, dream sequences, dream dance sequences, dream kisses — it was awesome.
GORHAM: The idea was that they wanted to push the Annie/Auggie relationship forward without having to push it forward. Based on everything that’s been happening and if you think about them as real people, [Annie] fell in love with another dude and for a second was going to run away with the guy. Then she’s shot, she wakes up in a coma, she wakes up in the hospital — you’re in no place to start considering dating one of your best friends. It’s just the furthest thing you’d ever want to think about. So, we have to deal with that reality. At the same time, the idea of that relationship is really popular among the audience so they wanted to find a way to give the audience something to hang their hat on, so they came up with this idea, which I thought was great. READ FULL STORY
Spoiler alert! After last night’s explosive Covert Affairs season premiere in which we said goodbye to a character we’ve known since the show’s beginning (Sendhil Ramamurthy’s Jai) and Annie (Piper Perabo) and Auggie (Christopher Gorham) got reassigned, we asked Gorham a few of our burning questions: READ FULL STORY
WARNING: This story contains major spoilers for Covert Affairs‘ season premiere. Don’t read on if you have not watched yet. READ FULL STORY
'Covert Affairs: Sights Unseen': Christopher Gorham talks Auggie web prequel, whether he'll be shirtless
While fans await tonight’s season 3 premiere of Covert Affairs (USA, 10 p.m. ET), which changes multiple characters’ futures, they can learn more about the past of one — Christopher Gorham’s Auggie — in the new interactive web series Covert Affairs: Sights Unseen. Gorham directed the five-part prequel set roughly one year after Auggie lost his sight in Iraq and one year before Annie Walker (Piper Perabo) joined the CIA. It follows Auggie as he adjusts to his new position as a CIA handler and gets sent by Joan (Kari Matchett) to Barcelona to supervise a rookie agent, Garrett Miller (Benjamin Nathan), who’s trying to turn a girlfriend of a Salafist Group member into an asset. “Things get more complicated than they should,” Gorham teases. “Garrett’s a young man who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He’s smart and talented like Annie is, but he doesn’t quite have the same people skills or instincts. So he’s a big challenge for Auggie at this point in his career.”
The challenge for fans: The five-week event (episodes premiere Tuesdays at noon ET) is choose-your-own-adventure. “The audience chooses how Auggie handles each situation. Does Auggie handle Garrett with kid gloves early in the story, or does he play hardball? As things get more complicated, does Auggie physically get involved or not? There are consequences to the decisions, especially later on in the series,” Gorham says. “If you make the wrong decision, the whole thing’s over.” Spoiler alert: Auggie will not be shirtless. “There’s a gym scene, and it was shirtless, but as the director, I actually put Auggie’s shirt back on because let’s be honest, nobody works out shirtless in the gym at work,” Gorham says, laughing. “But I was dying to put in an Easter egg choice at the gym scene where the user could choose ‘Shirt On’ or ‘Shirt Off.’ Then the joke was I was gonna have Jamie Barber, our director of photography, on a bike in the back and he was gonna be the one whose shirt was on or off. We just ran out of time. We had to shoot that boxing scene in literally six minutes, so my Easter egg joke had to go out the window.”
Watch a clip below. READ FULL STORY
It’s that time of the week again!
I’d romance you into your scoop for the week, but it’s too hot outside. No time for foreplay. Instead, read this and then go get yourself to a pool, stat! And send me a question if you’re so inclined: email@example.com or @EWSandraG on Twitter.
‘DAMAGES': THE END IS HERE
We’re just a stone’s throw away from the premiere of a brand-spankin’ new season of Damages. [Bells, whistles, excitement] And what better way to celebrate the upcoming July 11 premiere than with fresh scoop from last night’s premiere party. Here are three teases for the fifth and final season: READ FULL STORY
Your patience in waiting for this week’s column is greatly appreciated. As you know, Team EW TV has been a busy bunch these past few days with season finales and network upfronts. But not too busy to bring you some scoop on the last batch of season finales, many of which are tonight!
So sit back and enjoy your pre-weekend treat. Also, don’t forget to send in your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. And since I’m sure you’ve been geeking out over the new fall TV offerings, feel free to include questions on newbie shows, like Arrow, Revolution, Nashville, etc. I’ll try to include a few next week. See you then! READ FULL STORY
SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t seen the Covert Affairs season finale, stop reading now. We debriefed Christopher Gorham on the crucial episode for Auggie and Annie ‘shippers. READ FULL STORY
As Covert Affairs fans gear up for Tuesday’s season finale (USA, 10 p.m. ET), there’s a lot to ponder: What will Piper Perabo’s Annie do after hearing from her sister Danielle (Anne Dudek) that her voice changes when she talks to Christopher Gorham’s Auggie? How will Annie and Danielle make it out of Sweden with a target on their backs? And why is Auggie shirtless for an eye exam? For that last answer, and a full debriefing on the finale from Gorham, come back to Inside TV after the episode airs. In the meantime, enjoy his fun, spoiler-free EW Pop Culture Personality Test.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: The season finale is an emotional hour. Name a TV moment that has made you cry.
CHRISTOPHER GORHAM: Everything makes me cry. I’m like an emotional wreck. Anything with children. Parenthood makes me cry. Just the opening credits, I’m like, “[In sobbing voice] Oh god, it’s so real. That’s how it is.” READ FULL STORY
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