8 Things to Know About 'Covert Affairs' Season 4: Deeper, Darker, Heavier
Piper Perabo as Annie Walker and Manolo Cardona as Teo Braga in the "Covert Affairs" Season 4 premiere, "Vamos."
Sexy, smart, globe-trotting spy drama "Covert Affairs" is treading into new territory in Season 4: Relationship-ville!
At the end of last season, CIA agent Annie (Piper Perabo) and her tech op, Auggie (Christopher Gorham) finally — finally! — acknowledged their feelings for one another with a passionate kiss.
When the fourth season picks up Tuesday, 7/16 at 9 PM, let's just say that kiss leads to Annie's bedroom.
Their new status is just one of the things that complicates their lives at the CIA, as Perabo and Gorham told Yahoo TV! and other reporters on the show's Toronto set. Long-hidden secrets come out and reshape many of the characters' relationships.
"The stakes are really high this season," Gorham teased.
Perabo added, "It's getting deeper and darker and heavier and the missions and the stakes are higher."
Check out what else the cast had to say about what's to come in Season 4.
1. Everything's connected
In previous years, "Covert Affairs" has focused on Annie's jet-setting missions to catch bad guys. But the show is shaking things up this season.
"I think this is just the most sort of exciting, sexy, dynamic season yet. It really is," promised writer Julia Ruchman. "We've never done a season of 'Covert Affairs' where every storyline is so connected. And it's full of cliffhangers and big juicy moments and it's just been a blast to write and make."
Peter Gallagher, who plays CIA honcho Arthur Campbell, is excited by the changes. The new season "is less episode-based and more essentially character- and action-based," he said. "You can discover more dimension and aspects of the characters and details of the missions that would not have been possible if we just had 43 minutes to do it."
2. Annie and Auggie are together at last
Shippers rejoice! After three seasons of tantalizing chemistry, the partners finally get it on.
"It's been like years in the making of that love scene," Perabo teased of the hot-and-heavy scene in the premiere.
Both she and Gorham are happy with how the show has slowly built the relationship over time.
"I feel like it's been pretty realistic. You have two people who have great chemistry and get along really well and work together really well and become very close friends, but they've always been in other relationships with other people so they weren't available," he said. "And when they finally reach a moment in time where they are both available they end up coming together, and really falling in love."
3. The stars have preferred shipper names
Perabo likes Walkerson, while Gorham said, "I always liked A2 because it was so short and simple."