This chick is apparently a Nazir family friend and reminds Brody of his love for Nazir’s son, Issa. Tomorrow would have been Issa’s 13th birthday and she mentions that for his 10th, Brody’s gift was a slingshot to keep away the crows that scared the boy. Having proven her connection, she assigns Brody to use his meeting the next day with Estes to steal information from Estes on possible strike points. She gives him a code to access Estes’ files, which sounds a little harder than bugging the DEA ASAC in New Mexico if you ask me. Brody reminds her that he agreed to use his political access to influence policy, not perform terrorist activities.
Brody is encouraged to remember that this is a war and he needs to do his part. He was hoping killing Tom Walker, the 2nd POW, would be the extent of his hands getting dirty and he is unsettled at being told more is expected of him.
Cut to what seems like a zombie youth therapy session where an androgynous blazered kid stands up and says she can’t stop thinking about the irony of Israel bombing Iran to stop Iran from bombing Israel. We find out this is the new fancy school Dana is not making so many friends at when we cut to her smirking in the crowd.
“Please tell me more about your 16 year old expertise in foreign policy”
Some more kids stand up to say military force can be necessary and that “Arabs” don’t see human life the same way we do. Dana speaks up to correct one in that Iranians are Persian, not Arab. But it turns out she is in a Quaker Meeting House and gets softly rebuked for breaking the Gentle Airing of Concerns rules.
A terse exchange ensues where the kid continues talking about how Persians and Arabs all want death to the infidel, so why not pop off a few nukes to keep things under control? Dana calls him a “douche” in a stage whisper and the two have a “yeah, what do you know?” fight back and forth where we learn the douche is a kid of the Under-Secretary of State. I expect Dana to shoot back that her dad is a Congressman and POW Hero #1, but she says “Yeah? My dad’s a Muslim”.
Uncomfortable silence follows, including Dana’s own at the realization she’s gone too far and also revealed her father’s secret, but a handsome young rebel jokes “yeah and my dad’s a Scientologist”. He is clearly earmarked as her friend and love interest going forward. “She seems rebellious and impulsive and possibly from a troubled home… jackpot”
Cut to the CIA Safehouse in Cyprus. Carrie has a new brunette ‘do and is being grilled on her cover Canadian identity. She is having trouble remembering simple stats and seems not as sharp as usual. She also plops down to a kebab and declares she doesn’t eat meat. I don’t remember that being true last time, but I might be wrong.
Forgetting your mother’s maiden name might be less suspicious than that bad wig