Disclaimer: I have not watched Season 1 of Covert Affairs. I have to be forgiven if I leave out important details. Moving on...
The second season opener starts out pretty serene. As expected, you have flashbacks of the last season and specifically, the last episode of season 1. The viewers have to be reminded of the drama that took place before and to catch up to present time. As I said before, I haven't watched season 1 but the director/producer did a great job with the filling me in. The fact that we are dealing with a female CIA secret agent and that last season her either boyfriend and/or partner got shot. And at the end of season 1, we weren't sure if he'd made it, but now we see he is fine and recovering in the opening of season 2.
Now the show itself has the same basics as most spy type dramas. A very nosy and persistent CIA agent who has to get the job done by any means neccessary. Someone who is part of the team but goes by their own rules and miraculously all is forgiven at the end of each caper because the case was solved. The one thing that stands out here is the amount of subtle action. You can tell there's supposed to be high-speed car chases and explosions but everything Agent Annie Walker, played by Piper Perabo, does seems cool, calm and collected. Maybe that's how it was meant to be.
I would definitley recommend to you as the reader to check out Covert Affairs, Season 1 and 2 (and now Season 3 on-air on USA Networks). I myself, am an avid fan of television series but I prefer to watch them as a set. It gets irritating to have to wait a week in between new episodes. So it was great to watch this season as a box set.