She tells Sal she can lose the tail and ditches the phone. Now we have a gratuitous chase scene through a market! Luckily Carrie is wearing a headscarf so not only is she hard to spot, when she finds herself trapped in a dead-end she is able to quickly haggle for a new color scarf to blend in!
“Coming through, no one pay any attention to the white lady”
The pursuer gets closer and Carrie uses the pretense of admiring her new purchase in a hand mirror to see him approaching behind her. He doesn’t see her yet, but his gun is drawn when she expertly knees him, kicks the dropped gun under a table and starts yelling in Arabic “help my husband, he is hurt!”, then high-tails it the other direction! That’s our Carrie!
She’s so proud of herself she breaks the 4th wall!
2am in the Brody household and the Congressman’s well-trained eyes snap open. It’s prayer time, but will he refrain? He heads to the garage, wraps the Qur’an in a white towel, kisses it and then… digs a hole for it in the back yard.
It’d be better for everyone if you’d just go to bed and kiss that hot wife of yours instead
Of course, 2am is not too late for a teen to be up and curious and Dana surprises him to ask what he’s up to. Brody explains that when Jess threw the Qur’an on the ground it tore some of the pages and desecrated the holy book so he is burying it out of respect. Dana accepts this in her calm pensive manner and offers to help.
“The family that buries secrets together, stays together”
Well it looks like another kick-ass season! We have previews of Brody killing someone in the woods, the wifey’s boyfriend reappears, the wifey getting ever more suspicious of Brody, Carrie running around rooftops in an ambiguously middle-eastern setting, Carrie having a face-to-face with Brody and the tension and drama look to be cranked up to 11!
I personally think there is going to be some internal back and forth as it seems Brody’s getting very acclimated to the western ways of life and his politically charmed new opportunities. Will the fading memory of Issa’s death be enough to keep him on course? What will happen to Carrie? Her lingering look at her sister’s house makes me wonder if she will be coming back to that life or seeing her family again. Maybe this season’s twists will have her truly rogue and undercover most of the time, as I really don’t see how she could ever be an official agent again.
What about Sal? Will he be in Beirut the whole time? Killed in the fray? Will his Indian wife ever come back to him? Will Estes and this reporter become an item for the purpose of her gathering intel? Also do we get to have those great wiretap guys back? They were the best!