In less sexy goings-on, Jessica is doing bills at the kitchen table when someone knocks. Who is it, but our favorite drunk disabled veteran! Lauder seems drunk and disabled and demands to see Brody. Undeterred by his absence, Lauder plops down at the kitchen table to wait.
“This here crossword says you owe Dominion Power $200”
Jess tries calling Brody but he’s not available and Lauder is ranting about getting to the bottom of “this murky pool of shit”. That sounds like a great place for a man who doesn’t walk well to be nosing around! This guy is starting to be my new favorite. Jess calls Mike in desperation, who of course is immediately on his way over.
Carrie rejoins the Command Center and starts watching the footage of Brody at work. She’s impressed by all the different video feeds but there is very little audio available. I’m surprised the Patriot Act doesn’t cover that! Lo and behold Brody is meeting up with our little infidel journalist infiltrator but no one can hear what they’re saying.
“My girlfriend’s back and I’m gonna be in trouble”
Roya the sexy reporter lets Brody know the magical terrorist cleaning elves have taken care of the tailor situation. He is still not happy how that went down but if he’s going to whine about every dead body then he’s not going to make a very good terrorist, now is he? He tells her about seeing Carrie and is duly concerned that she is back on his trail again. Roya assures him that’s not likely after the fallout of her being discredited over him and that if Carrie is on the scene it’s probably regarding Nazir, not Brody. It makes sense in light of recent events and Carrie’s history and experience really. In fact, Brody should stay close to her. Spy on that spy!
Carrie is thoughtfully printing out her dark haired rival’s picture and Peter asks if she was fucking Brody. I like this guy! She is surprised so she retorts “Who are you fucking?”. Peter keeps his cool and says it’s some ER nurse but he’s not really into her.
“So you’re saying there’s a chance”
I sense an opening for romance. Peter senses Carrie has to be pretty enraged at the history between her and Brody. And, check, she is.
Brody is thrown off by the day’s events and walks into his office in a daze. His secretary tells him his wife called four times, which he knows because his cell probably went off just as many. Also the car wash guy called and Brody gets all jumpy asking for the message. She relays, “He said there’s half of a terrorist trapped in your undercarriage.” Just kidding, the message was only, “Your car is ready for pickup”. Then Brody does the greatest ‘nervous guy trying to look under control’ gesture ever.
“Check out my fingers, I’m totally in control of those”