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Spoiler alert: The Covert Affairs season 5 finale, “Gold Soundz,” brought about big changes for Annie (Piper Perabo) and Auggie (Chris Gorham). After almost being killed, again, the latter decided he wants to leave the agency and travel the world with Natasha (Liane Balaban). If/when the show gets an order for a sixth season, would Auggie be in it? “Oh, he’ll be in it,” co-creator Matt Corman assures us. “It’s a slightly different dynamic for him at the outset. I think for now he’s trying this, trying something different. It’s interesting, he’s been so defined by his job. He has the CIA so dialed that for him, maybe more than any of our other characters, stepping out of that workplace is gonna be a real shift.”

With Arthur (Peter Gallagher) considering a run for Senate, Joan (Kari Matchett) heading up a new task force, and Annie debating whom to work for, whether to accept that mid-action sequence proposal from McQuaid (Nic Bishop), and what to do about her heart, season 6 could look a lot different. “It’s like any family, right, people go off in different directions, but they’re all still a family. There will always be things that unify them,” co-creator Chris Ord says. “And,” adds Corman, “pull them back together.”

The finale ended with Auggie telling Annie to close her eyes and trust her instinct about what to do next. Her final words, “Got it,” mean she knows the answer. Corman and Ord have it as well and hope they get the chance to write it. What they will say: They knew going into season 5 where they wanted to end up with Annie and McQuaid. “For us, he’s such an engaging character and fun guy to be around, and so important in Annie’s life right now, that it’s hard to imagine that he would not be a part of a season 6,” Ord says. We could also see Belenko (Shawn Doyle) again: “He’s now motivated against Russia,” Corman says, “and as dangerous and unpredictable as he’s been, could represent a really terrific asset for Annie.”

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