“Sometimes it seems like we’re all living in some kind of prison. And the crime is how much we hate ourselves.”
Hola my terror-loving Gasmites!!
Last time on This is Your Terrorist, Carrie’s mission in Beirut did not go as planned when a last minute text from Brody warned Abu Nazir of the impending assassination. That guy might’ve gotten away, but Carrie definitely proved herself to be fully back in spy mode when she ran into Fatima’s apartment and grabbed a bundle of documents in hopes of garnering more intel on Nazir. She went home thankless and thoughtful.
What she didn’t know was she managed to retrieve a video hidden in the secret compartment of the shoulderbag she took to carry documents. That video was viewed by Saul and found to be the goodbye videography of one Nicholas Brody, confessing to the VP assassination plot that went awry last season. Intrigue, here we come!
We open to find Saul high-tailing it back to the US. Where he immediately vindicates Carrie, arrests Brody and ends the series early!
That’s all folks!
Just kidding, that can’t happen. On his way through security, Saul is pulled aside and frisked in a private room. The authoritative looking man in charge demands the key to Saul’s diplomatic case, not something Lebanese security would do, Saul mentions, unless they are working for Hezbollah.
“Hey, it doesn’t feel like you’re using gloves back there”
I have a feeling Saul is too smart and wary to have the video in the briefcase but the despondent look on his face tells me he is resigned to this going badly. Sure enough, a knife is procured to cut into the lining of the briefcase and there is the disk. Saul threatens the man with retaliation from the US Government if they withhold diplomatic property, but the disk is confiscated and he is instructed to get on his flight and stay the hell out of Beirut in future. Frankly the fact that he is released at all surprises me, and openly admitting he is Jewish during the process surely didn’t earn him any bonus points.
He sits contemplatively on the plane and I have to think he has swapped disks and kept the true evidence on his person, right??
Even better, the OTHER secret compartment! Gets ‘em every time!
In VA we find Carrie feverishly typing up her Summer Homework Assignment: I went to Beirut to catch a Terrorist and all I got out of it was this lousy shoulder bag”. Her father checks in on her, and like one whackjob to another tells her to relax and go to bed. She tries to reassure him that she’s on top of the world, but that’s kind of what concerns him.
“Please Daddy, just one more hour??”