In DC, Jessica and Dana are pulling up to a palatial estate assumed to be the VP’s. Dana gives some good-natured teenage sass and then the talk turns serious when Jessica asks her what exactly Brody does when he prays. Dana performs a great reenactment and succeeds in freaking her mother out even more.
“Just imagine it without the black nailpolish and teen angst”
Dana also admits it spooked her a little, despite her efforts at accepting her dad and keeping an open mind. Jessica relates.On a lighter note, Showtime did a great job finding a house that looks like the VP manse!
The little Empire Builders in Pearls meet and send Dana off to an upstairs library to do her homework, what do you want to bet she starts sleuthing?? The other reason Cynthia (VP’s wife) is being so chummy is revealed when she asks if the keynote speaker of the event can be Brody. Jessica wisely keeps to herself that Brody might show up encased in C4.
Dana ends up in a typical stuffy room loaded with white people artifacts and starts to snoop around when she is interrupted by the handsome young rogue who saved her bacon during the school’s anti-Islamic pep rally. Turns out he is one and same young man as the VP’s son. They have banter about Dana’s weird “my dad is Muslim” outburst. Finn tries to picture her in a burqa.
What happened to just playing doctor?
Back in the Beirut safe house Carrie is lying in bed sweating and hyperventilating as she overhears Saul and Estes discuss the mission and her. Estes puts the decision on Saul and Saul reiterates that this was all a bad idea from inception.
To add to her credibility Carrie seems to be starting to hallucinate and she gets up to try to escape the room and get some air. She manages to stumble her way to the roof without tossing her cookies which was a touch and go operation. When Saul discovers her he she lets him know she gets that she isn’t considered trustworthy and that it isn’t fair for such a decision to fall onto Saul’s fatherly shoulders. She breaks down and admits that being wrong about Brody ruined her confidence and her formerly unshakable belief in her own instincts.
Cruel irony, table for one
She follows this confidence-inspiring speech up by saying this is their chance to get Abu Nazir. Saul clearly doesn’t agree. Carrie says that she helped this woman through an abusive time and basically saved her life. I kind of wonder how she’s managed to stay alive for 8 years if it was so bad? Or did Carrie teach her how to fry them eggs a little better than what she’d been a’frying em?
“…if you want to live to see tomorrow”