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Last time on Espionage Abbey, Brody tried to save the tailor that rigged him up to go boom-boom, but he got into an overzealous game of Hide and Go Seek and ended up killing the guy. He was so caught up in his reindeer games he missed Jessica’s big charity function, which caused her to throw him out and turn to good Old Mike in her time of need. Not for sex, but still.
In other news, Carrie felt the cold steel doors of bureaucrazy slam shut on her ambitions to rejoin the CIA. Estes was sympathetic, but then again, he’s still a dick. The big big news is that Saul showed up to show her the tape of Brody confessing!!!! Carrie was right! There will be dancing in the street!
Better not, this will just get her sent back to the asylum
We open in Virginia with Saul arriving at a stately house in a quiet tree-lined suburb that turns out to belong to Estes.
We learn the pint sized Darth Vader is Estes’ son, Kenny, who must be visiting from Florida. I have to say Estes is doing pretty well on a government salary to have this house after a messy divorce involving small children and adultery. Well, the small children weren’t involved in the adultery.
Saul lets Estes know he has proof that someone wanted to blow up a bunker full of people a few months back during the sniper attack. In fact, Estes was one of those people the bunker was full of.
The disk comes out and I’m just waiting for Estes to refute it’s veracity or for it not to be functional, but there is Brody, clear as a bell and very official looking for a suicide bomber. We still just see the opening intro but there must be sufficient evidence for Saul to have the right story and Estes is convinced. He asks if the next step is to arrest Brody, but Saul has other plans.
The pitch is that Brody needs to be allowed to stay where he is and continue to do what he’s doing, including paling around with the Veep in order to bring the CIA to Nazir’s hiding place. Estes is concerned that his boss is not going to like the news that his new BFF tried to kill him and is part of a terrorist ring. Those things generally fall to Estes to find out before the weekends without the wives start going down. Saul points out that not telling the Veep is going to upset him slightly too, so the only possible way out is to watch Brody in order to find Nazir and foil the Iranian retaliation they just know is in the works. Instant hero! Overlooking a terrorist plot forgotten!