On their way in for that nightcap, after all; Brody pulls up and seems none too pleased to have his freshly car wash-scoured self greeted by his wife and best friend arm in arm.
“You’re trying to doink my wife while I spent all day playing hide and go murder in the woods??”
Mike tries a classic diffuse tactic by telling Brody “your wife kicked fucking ass tonight”. To which Brody replies through his teeth “I don’t doubt it, she’s quite the hostess”
Passive aggressive alarms activated
Mike clarifies that Jess gave a rousing speech all by her lonesome and then quickly exits. Jess is pissed and tells Brody she doesn’t believe his cover story and suggests he spend a night in a hotel to think up a better one.
“I expected you to be out all night cheating, so go spend the night in a hotel and think about how you should’ve just cheated”
Her door slamming and under-the-breath yelling has not gone unnoticed and Brody gets a double dose of the estrogen bazooka.
“Seriously Dad, do I still have a brother?”
At Carrie’s place she seems to have calmed down from a fun night that started with chores, moved to a desire for sex with a stranger and ended with an aborted suicide attempt. She must be exhausted. An urgent knocking is heard on her door and we have to wonder if it’s Saul or Brody??? Maybe that tow truck showed up finally and didn’t know the address of any good hotels.
Carrie rushes to throw away the empty wine and pill bottles and take off her hooker earrings instead of turning up the jazz and slapping on some more Hello Kitty eyeliner so I’m guessing it’s Saul!
I’d compare him to Santa, but Santa never brought sanity down the chimney
He apparently went to her house straight from the airport. He already knows about her debrief humiliation and sympathizes with her. Although he must be exhausted from flying for four straight days, he rushes her to the couch Jessica Brody-style but in his case, he’s interested in showing her some evidence, not his kindly Saul pecs.
“I’m so glad it’s you so I can sit here like a man and rub this gunk off my face”
He hands Carrie a laptop and the sacred disk and tells her that she deserves to see this evidence first. The tape opens to Brody’s self-recorded justification of a terrorist act against “domestic terrorists” and Carrie’s vindication hits her like a Mac truck. Saul tells her that yes, she was right.
If this is what right looks like, I kinda want to be wrong