Christopher Gorham as Auggie Anderson, Piper Perabo as Annie Walker (Photo : Christos Kalohoridis/USA Network)
It's that time of the summer when things really start to heat up. Not the unrelenting weather, which has scorched the northern hemisphere the past several weeks, but rather the summer television schedule. Yesterday alone hosted the season premieres for both "Suits" and "Covert Affairs," setting the fantastic TV trend that will carry out until the summer's close. For those of you who decided to brave the summer heat instead of basking in your air-conditioned living room watching the premieres, you're in luck. The show's creators, Matt Corman and Chris Ord, opened up about the kick off episode and what major twists are on the horizon.
For starters, the duo talked about the opening sequence and what fans should remember most from the opening exchange between Calder and Annie. The sequence features Annie telling Auggie goodbye and Auggie trying to stop her from exchanging bullets with Calder.
"It's Calder. So we're introducing this character, and throughout the season as he plays a bigger and bigger role, that will be in the back of folks' minds and they'll be thinking about that and wondering where it's all leading and how we could be heading to this collision," Corman said during an interview with Entertainment Weekly. "We liked that idea, that this new character comes in and we are privy to something that the rest of our characters are not. It informs the viewing and gives everybody another layer with which to watch the show."
Speaking of Annie, what about her relationship with Auggie? "The other component [of the opening sequence] is to frame up this kind of tragic end point for them," Corman said. "It allows people to view their blossoming relationship in a different light. You know it's headed to this."
Auggie stripped down almost immediately in the season opener, so that could mean more sex in season 4. "Annie and Auggie are in a relationship," Ord said. "There is romance between them. I think the audience has been hoping to see that for three seasons, and this was our opportunity to showcase that but also to challenge that. One thing we've always investigated on the show is, can you be a spy and have love? And here, we're doubling down on that because both characters in the relationship are spies."
It's going to be a bumpy ride for Auggie and Annie. Tune in to next week's episode on Tuesday, July 23, for more.