While Sendhil Ramamurthy may be best known for playing Mohinder Suresh on Heroes, his time on Covert Affairs [USA Network, Tuesdays, 10/9C] – as Jai Wilcox – is certainly allowing him to stretch in other directions – and winning him new fans.
Last week, I had the opportunity to take part in a conference call Q&A with the charming Mr. Ramamurthy – where he explained why Jai hasn’t been as prominent in the first part of the show’s second season, and teased how that arc was going to pay off over the season’s last three episodes – which begin this week.
Practically since the series debuted, Covert Affairs’ [USA, 10/9C] blind tech wizard, Auggie Anderson, has fascinated the show’s fans. As has been mentioned in past episodes, Auggie wasn’t born blind; he was a soldier who was blinded on a mission in Tikrit, Iraq. This week’s episode, Half A World Away, tells that story.
USA’s latest riff on an underserved TV genre is Covert Affairs [premieres Tuesday, July 13th] from Executive Producers Doug Liman [The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, The OC] and Dave Bartis [The OC] – a fast-paced, relatively lighthearted action/adventure series set in the world of espionage.
Peter Gallagher [The OC, Californication], featured as Andrew Campbell, Director of Clandestine Affairs, chatted with a number of bloggers/journalists about the series.