It's a showdown four seasons in the making: Annie and Henry will finally face off on Thursday's Covert Affairs Season 4 finale. "Henry's been there from the beginning - not always around, but we've always known him to be this immoral figure," executive producer and showrunner Matt Corman tells TVGuide.com. "He's the villain of the season and ... the intent of the finale is to close that Henry chapter." Fall TV Report Card: How's the new class doing?Does that mean Henry (Gregory Itzin) will die - and at the hands of Annie (Piper Perabo)? After faking her own death to pursue him off the grid - all the way to Hong Kong - Annie offered herself to be captured last week to buy Calder (Hill Harper) and Auggie (Christopher Gorham) time to depart with Henry's MSS cohort Oliver Lee (Carl Ng). Auggie, of course, stayed behind. "From what we've witnessed, [fans] are hopeful Henry will die, but wary," executive producer and showrunner Chris Ord says. "There's a concern that he slips away again. ... He's a smart man and he's impressed that she [faked her death]. They'll square off. Hopefully the finale will be satisfying and shocking." Thursday's episode (10/9c, USA) will pick up right where the penultimate one left off with Henry and Annie getting into his car. In true "no man/ex-girlfriend left behind" form, Auggie will join forces with Hong Kong authorities to help Annie. But don't read too much into Auggie's choice to stay behind just yet - especially on the romance front. "I don't know if you should see it as a sign of anything," Gorham told reporters on a conference call. "Auggie cares deeply for her and she cares about the mission and he means what he says when, 'I am here for you. I have got your back always. And I'm not leaving without you.' He's not going anywhere unless they both walk out of there." Fall TV Report Card: How's the new class doing?No matter what happens to Henry though, Perabo says that the fallout from Annie's season-long chess game/manhunt will reverberate into next season. "It's already cost them their relationship and I think Annie has changed in some pretty major ways in what she's had to do to go after him," she says. "Playing Annie, I think a lot about, you know, can we get back to what she was before? And how has this changed her as an operative and as a person? And can she salvage her relationship with Auggie - her sort of normal life? Can she go back no matter what happens to Henry?" While the finale will offer a conclusion to the Henry arc, Perabo and Gorham promise "multiple bombshells" by the end of the episode - ones of the big and small variety."It's funny because I hesitate to say if it's like a big cliff-hanger at the end of the season because it's not exactly like it has been in seasons past," Gorham says. "But I think it's powerful and it definitely leaves you begging for Season 5 as quickly as possible." Covert Affairs airs Thursdays at 10/9c on USA.