Cryptic Camerawork: If it wasn’t clear what Brody’s part in Abu Nazir’s plan was to you so far then I would think he spelled it all out with his recording. I understand clarifying that he was only trying to make those domestic enemies pay for what they did to all those children but he had to know that his side of the story would never come out anyway. Also, what if someone walked by his storage locker while he was recording that? Fail.
On Deaf Ears: The only person who knows what’s going on with the assassination plot is the only person who keeps getting shut out and restrained at every turn. Add Saul, Dana, and Jess to the growing list of those people who dismiss Carrie’s correct theories. Can you really blame them though? She is unstable – to say the least – and she is the woman who Brody had been having an affair with. Sorry Carrie?
Wardrobe Malfunction?: If anyone thought that Brody was goin to off himself with that vest then you can’t possibly be all that intelligent. Yes, he did flip the switch initially but the vest didn’t work. Without thinking about the plot and all that, he is the STAR of the show! I just wanted to see how his failure to follow through with the plan would play out.
Dana Stalls Terrorism: Maybe I jumped the gun with Dana dismissing Carrie earlier? Her pleading with her father to come home was the only reason Brody didn’t flip that switch a second time and carry out Nazir’s plan. Congratulations Dana, you just saved the world!
No Room for Wild Cards: Since Brody BS’d his way out of a a failed plot he is the only one – that we know of – that is still in contact with Nazir. Sucks for Tom Walker. Everyone thought he was dead then he came back as a terrorist sniper and he’ll be the only one linked to the assassination attempt. But every good terrorist plot needs a solid fall guy I guess?
Quiet Explosions: Now that Saul has come across the redacted documents and videos that show the bombing of Abu Nazir’s son’s school he understands Carrie timeline. It is disgusting that so many innocent lives were blindly taken to bring Nazir out of hiding but is all really fair in love and war? Hopefully Saul doesn’t halt on his investigation into Vice President Walden and Estes because Carrie needs to get back to doing the job she does better than everyone else.
Shock Value: In, perhaps, the most gripping scene of the entire show so far we got to see Carrie have shock therapy performed on her in hopes of helping her psychosis. I didn’t know procedures like this were still performed and seeing it happen – even on a scripted show – is a bit unnerving. I guess to some point I can understand why Carrie would go to such an extreme because everything in her life in crumbling around her. Brody doesn’t want anything to do with her. Saul tried to get her detained. Estes basically fired her from the only constant thing in her life. I don’t know what to expect from Carrie next season because no one is sure what side effects will do to her mind but I just hope they don’t ruin the best character on the show by taking away her drive.
No Dick Johnson: The Vice President visits the Brody household to ask if he is willing to run for congressman. Brody accepts. Now that I’m not sure who really is involved in the pending terrorist plot I have no idea what Brody has on mind by deciding to run for office. He seems as though this is something he really wants to do but I doubt it’s based solely on his stance on healthcare.
Awkward Agreement: After Jessica doesn’t seem to agree with Brody running for office he goes to Mike for help. Since all parties now know what went on while Brody was in Iraq and Brody recently introduced his fists to Mike’s face in public it would seem he is the last person he would go to for assistance, especially when it comes to his wife. It seems as though Brody is truly apologetic for letting his emotions get the best of him during the brawl but Mike still seems a bit hesitant to completely buy in to it.
Leverage v. Loyalty: During Carrie’s interrogation of Al Zahrani she tells that she will expose his homosexuality to his family and his embassy but Zahrani decides he has nothing to hide and tells her to go ahead. But when Carrie tells him that she will get his daughter deported back to Saudi Arabia he changes his tune. He tells her how he can get in contact with Tom Walker but he doesn’t know what Abu Nazir has planned as an endgame.
Forever Alone: After Brody invites himself to Carrie’s house, for what she believes to be a date, he asks Carrie not to tell anyone about their recent sexual encounters because of his political ambitions. Carrie is clearly crushed by this when he leaves. A few episodes ago she asked Saul if she was going to be alone her entire life because of her job and it seems as though she is. Throw in Saul the next scene with Saul at his office in the middle of the night eating peanut butter with a ruler and one can’t help but feel that her fears are true.
Deadly Doppelganger: After Al Zahrani setup a meeting with Walker in a busy area during the day, a man that looked like Walker approached Al Zahrani with a briefcase triggered to explode by Walker. Nazir and Walker have to have an inside (wo)man in the government because they are always a step ahead of the CIA when they get close to catching them. I’m starting to get the vibe again that Saul may be the culprit but I don’t have the proof yet…investigation pending…