In Casa de Brody, our favorite Ginger Terrorist catches his wife sneaking a peek at his charity benefit speech. He tries not to further her deepening suspicions by sneaking up on her and then chastising her for reading something left open on their kitchen counter. Despite this, Jessica is moved by the raw emotions in Brody’s speech. He discusses his captivity and his acceptance of certain death in captivity, only to end up at home, feeling alienated and useless to his own family. She attempts to connect with him using the old tried and true.
“I will hump the patriotism back into you”
Brody, the walking cold shower, at first tries to stop her, then gives into his urges. He wants to bang it out hard and dirty right there in the kitchen, but Jessica has had enough of being the human pin cushion to a raging psycho and urges him to slow down and try it Human Style for once. The problem with boning in your kitchen, however, is the children running rampant through your house due to prior bone-sessions. Dana shows up just before things really get going.
“Oh my, look at the time, it’s Erection O’clock already”
The kids (or Dana, the boy is still totally missing) are around because they have Teacher Conference Day and Dana makes her exit with her old public-school schlub boyfriend, Xander, after letting Jess know that the coffee mug they shattered in their primal rutting was one the still missing from the film schedule little brother made for the household hero.
“This is why we can’t have nice things”
Brody steps outside for a call with his journalist friend whose name I’m going to have to remember if she’s going to keep popping up. She tells Brody that his old friend the Exploding Vest Maker is about to be discovered by the Feds and needs to be hand delivered to a safe house. I guess that Jessica’s charity benefit is about to be one key-note speaker shy of a terrorist convention. He is assured he can make both events and then for good measure, the reporter threatens him that the old tailor can pick him right out of a lineup and may just be inclined to do so once captured.
At Carrie’s sister’s place, Danny the CIA stooge shows up to get her report. She is overly excited about this and grateful that he gives her sincere admiration over her rogue antics in Beirut. He also lets slip that there is something major going down intelligence-wise. Carrie is aflutter with feelings of importance and being in the know when she heads back inside and her father delivers a dose of new reality by asking the age-old question: “Pickle on your sandwich?”. (Hint: the answer is always, yes!)
“I like pickles”