I’m not entirely sure if “poncho” is the right word. There might be a more accurate phrase for what Anne Dudek was wearing in last night’s “Fool in the Rain” episode of Covert Affairs, but I’m calling it a water poncho. I’m also calling it the cutest image I’ve seen in a while that hasn’t been lifted straight off of CuteOverload.com.

(Anne Dudek: Water Poncho not included!)

I loved “Fool in the Rain” but one of the major highlights were all scenes with Anne Dudek as Danielle. Dudek does comedy in a really relatable way. So, I’m cheating and kind of nominating the “Cutest Scene” as most every scene with Danielle.

The sister-ship (can I make that into a word?) between Danielle and Annie is enviable (except for the part where Annie has to lie to her sister, and Danielle has no idea about what Annie really does…) and so tender. Danielle and her husband weren’t really on my “I’m interested and possibly invested” radar until this episode, where I feel we saw how they really react to things in life.

My first favorite Danielle moment was where she sees a stranger in her car, and points to him, talking in a authoritative (but scared) voice. “Put. The. Fruit. Roll-Up. Down,” is now a classic Covert Affairs quote for me. And I especially loved how the Mom in Danielle came out as she started counting down until – well, I’m not sure what she planned to do. Call for cops, or something, I suppose.

But Danielle rebounded easily, not holding a grudge – and feeling embarrassed for treating Annie’s “friend” so rudely. Suddenly, Danielle and Yahya (aka Johnny) were pals! We saw them in ridiculous yellow water poncho’s, and then playing skeeball together. They talked easily, got along, and it was a sweet, short friendship.

Moments where Danielle told Annie about how the amazing shower head, or how she tried to pretend she hadn’t just had sex in a closet, were equally precious and enjoyable to watch. It all went into making this one of my favorite episodes of Covert Affairs. But what about you guys – did you love this episode as much as I did? (The only thing I didn’t love was that, in real life, I think the story for Yahya might not have ended so happily. Sigh. Darn politics.)



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