I think this is a fun little card. Have an extra resource to spend? Or your Black Widow's Gauntlet has nothing to do for a turn? Spend a point here and put this on your board. The next time you get a surge out of the encounter deck you get a nice little bonus out of it.
Play only if you control a Spy character.
Interrupt: When the surge keyword on an encounter card would be resolved, discard Espionage → draw 2 cards.
Black Widow #33.
The problem with it is that you're spending 2 cards now (Espionage itself and whatever paid for it) to get 2 cards later, at a point you can't really control. That slot is much better spent on something a lot less slow. — ecamel · 9
From a pure cost point of view, you have a point. I reserve this card to put in my deck when I know a lot of surges are in the villain deck like Expert/MODOK. The surges are beyond your control too, so what you're paying for is an opportunity to get two cards into your hand to deal with the extra actions the villains is getting through surge and guarantee you can pay for whatever needs to get done compared to a normal hand. It's not an auto include in every deck. It does come in handy. — DoxaLogos · 23
I think for non-black-widow decks I'd rather run with Resourceful these days. — OrionJA · 4