TV Equals: "And I thought Covert Affairs was moving fast in the front part of Season 5. We’re not even 4 episodes in the second half and Eyal has already made an appearance, Ryan is back on his feet making trans-Atlantic flights, Auggie his been kidnapped and taken to Chechnya, and the first recurring guest star has been killed. Each episode has improved upon the other as well. Will everything be resolved with Belenko next week leaving the final two episodes as a resolution? This is the route I’d rather be taken considering the “Georgian” diplomat has escaped Annie twice. Having him eliminated still leaves room for dealing with the fallout of his actions. I could also see Mashkov discovering Stephanie as an asset in that time and seeking out revenge on her. There’s Joan’s whole Balkan business as well."