According to an interview with the creators of Covert Affairs:
…We had great chemistry between Piper and Oded Fehr, so he’s going to be back in the [winter] premiere. He’s a great actor. … I wouldn’t say it would never [be romantic between them]. You never know.
You can read the full interview here.
That great news but not unexpected 😀 I assume the “winter” premiere is the season 3 premiere.