Carrie appeals to Saul that neither of them may trust present-day Carrie, but they both loved old-school Carrie and that’s the one that recruited and earned the trust of Fatima. That Carrie would totally be all over this opportunity! Now I’m almost hoping they don’t do the mission and prove her right rather than go and have more proof that she’s a loony!
We see Estes take the call from Saul saying the operation is a go. Oh lord, how much lower can Carrie sink if this fails? Will they really kill Abu and if so what happens to Brody? Will a successful mission reinstate her in the Agency? I love this show!
We cut to Brody’s office where he is failing at even the legit covert stuff and frantically searching for his car keys. His secretary is curious where he’s going (secretmeetingwithDoD) since nothing is on his calendar. Turns out he was supposed to hang out with his old buddy Mike. The only way to solve this is to give Mike a lift on his way.
“Hey, remember when I used to bang your wife?”
This seems to be more than a social visit as Mike brings up the investigation of Tom Walker’s death. Although he was ruled a lone sniper Mike and the rest of the platoon feel this theory doesn’t hold water to anyone who was in his company with him. Walker missed the VP three times using a rifle that would’ve made that work child’s play for someone of his skill.
Brody tries to discredit a larger conspiracy by mocking the alcoholic platoon mate who is the main voice raising suspicion and invoking the Illuminati and Free Masons.
“Can we just go back to talking about my wife?”
Mike asks Brody to use his position and access to make some inquiries and Brody agrees.
We head to the control room where Estes’ team has video on the ground and sniper positions in Beirut. The team is tense and ready for what comes next.
They are conferenced in and things are tense in Beirut as well. So Carrie takes this opportunity to ask Saul why he never called. Just like a woman. Turns out her therapist thought talking about terrorists wasn’t helping her move past her terrorist obsession. Stupid shrinks. They also reminisce about past missions together and I feel for Saul. I also hope for his sake she is right this time.
Just then Brody shows up and is briefed by the VP and invited into the situation room to observe the mission. Oh, now I know why it will fail and Carrie will be discredited! Obviously you can’t take out Nazir or Brody will lose his motive, but I hate to see her further ruined.
“Hey, you guys aren’t killing my best friend are you?”