She heads to her room, leading us to believe she is now living with her sister and we see her taking a shitload of pills with a resigned and annoyed look.
If that glass is straight vodka, we have how MrsMia starts her day
Her mirror displays a childishly drawn “breathe” sign that tells me that even the niece is in on the group therapy effort.
Thanks, Freud. Why don’t you go choke on a Bratz doll?
Carrie sits down to grade what look like elementary school writing assignments after briefly and wistfully looking at a news report on her laptop. Things seem to be stirring in the Middle East. Shocking!
Cut to the American Embassy in Beirut. Protesters are amassed at the gates and the Israeli flag is being burned. As a side note, I have actually been there and this is so laughably NOT what the US Embassy in Beirut looks like or how it is situated. This scene is literally impossible. I think Showtime does a good job but it’s always tough to watch a show about a certain arena that you have past experience in. I will try not to be too obnoxious but, wish in one hand, print my recaps out and burn them in frustration and collect their ashes in the other and see which fills up first.
We find out that Sal is stationed there and watching the protest out the window. One of the staff lets him know there is a woman at the gates requesting an audience. The protest is apparently over Israel bombing five Iranian nuclear sites recently. I can’t wait until this show starts dovetailing with reality and we all get a little Wag the Dog.
“Shall we play ‘Friend or Infidel’?”
The woman contacted them using a valid code and things are getting too hairy to ignore tips, but none of the field agents recognize her so Sal is off to solve the mystery.
Mandy Patinkin might be a real SOB to work with, but he’s at least half of why this show is awesome
The lone embassy car he is in drives out the front gate unescorted and has to wade through a mob of protestors shouting and burning an American flag. Again, completely not realistic and now I’m also wondering where on earth they filmed this. The buildings look more like Egypt and neither those nor the countryside is at all Beirut or even anywhere in Lebanon. A car is discovered to be following them so Sal does some evasion and even hops out to terrorize an old lady for a quick minute.
“Hey, some actor just wandered onto the wrong studio lot!”
They lose the tail and continue on to find the woman from the surveillance photo in a courtyard alone, but she is freaked out and reluctant to talk.