We find the wives at the event gossiping about wounded veterans and how Jessica is the prettiest girl at the ball. The VP’s wife wants to co-host an event with Jessica so that her pretty face will make someone care about vets without limbs. Like a good political climber, Jessica is honored and eager.
“I don’t actually have to care about the charity, right?”
She lets Brody know about her success and he throws cold water on her aspirations by telling her that the hosts of the party make bombs and if she wanted to help wounded soldiers she’d assassinate the whole room. Way to not sound like a terrorist!
Back in Beirut, an anxious Saul leaps to attention when Carrie is spotted on the monitors at the safe house. That answers that! They buzz her in and let her know they were looking for her and that Fatima will be there in an hour for the arranged meet.
Hang onto that feeling of relief as long as you can, Saul
As we know, Carrie went rogue and now has information that is vital and time sensitive. There is no time for a re-meet so that Saul can judge the credibility of the information. And here they were trying so hard to minimize Carrie’s role so they wouldn’t find themselves in the position of acting on the word of a crazy person.
They Skype (I won’t even comment on this. I won’t, I won’t, I won’t!) with Estes and their special forces to discuss the information. Saul has a poorly rendered schematic of the street where the meet-up will take place and due to it’s residential nature, it will have to be a ground strike. Red flags are raised over whether this is a trap and Carrie is emphatic in her trust of Fatima. Estes starts questioning how reliable the information is and since the meet-up location was overheard, but not the reason, he throws into the mix the question of whether this can be justified as a threat against America.
“This could just be two buddies grabbing coffee Carrie!”
Also thrown into question is whether it was indeed Abu’s voice Fatima overhead or how to verify that. When Estes learns Saul wasn’t even present the corner has been turned on this operation. Carrie pleads that this woman is terrorized by her husband and wants a way out, that this is a real opportunity. Estes scoffs that Iran is currently searching for a reason to discredit the US and having a woman who was silent for 8 years turn up to give an ex-CIA agent who has a documented hard-on for Abu Nazir and will eat up any story is just too convenient.