Eyes on Roya Hammad from the surveillance spot. She’s moving gracefully along the sidewalk towards a fountain. Pretty woman, heart of stone. Virgil and Max have boots on the ground. Is she meeting Brody?
She approaches a man in dark sunglasses and they greet with a hug. No flipping audio for our crew and this is THE meeting. Carrie is pinging. They talk for a little bit and go their separate ways. Virgil follows the guy into the Metro subway station, which is full of people, and the guy gives him the slip.
Facial recognition fails so Carrie suggests bringing Brody in to identify the guy. Peter is annoyed and reminds her not to trust him. I totally agree. I’m afraid that every time Carrie brings him up as help, it’s for her own love struck reasons. She rings his phone.
Jessica wants to know if Brody is working with Carrie The Nut. He denies it and says Carrie was booted from the CIA. Mark this line to bite him in the ass later. The guy is smooth and swift on his feet.
Dana and Finn walk to class. She’s very upset about the woman they hit. He assures her that someone had to have called 911 and the victim is probably at the hospital. He wants to forget this happened, but our Dana has a heart. She has a keen alertness that can stay on the surface or build into a controlled fire that gets your attention. It stopped her father from blowing up the Veep. Her assessment skills are pretty impressive. Dana knows something’s up with her dad. She knows that what happened with her and Finn is terribly wrong and she’s not sitting well with either situation. I like that. Finn is a punk ass punk. It’s all about him. He reminds me of a future preppy rapist/murderer. I’d rather Dana get stoned with her old boyfriend than run over folks with this guy.
Brody arrives at the surveillance building. Carrie tells him that his immunity starts now if he can help identify someone. He looks at a picture of the guy Roya met and says he doesn’t know him. He throws in that he doesn’t appreciate being tailed when he drives his daughter to school. Really Brody? Peter gives him the ‘sucks to be you’ response.
Carrie stands next to a picture of the tailor and meaningful looks fly between the three of them. Brody resists knowing anything else, but Carrie says his name like a mother warning her child. He goes to the picture and moves it to the other side of the board, telling them the tailor died on the way to the safe house. It was an accident. Peter snaps on him about having surveillance guys waiting for someone who isn’t going back to the shop. They decide to send a forensics team to Gettysburg. Peter thinks Brody is a pathological liar and reminds Carrie that he can’t be trusted.
Dana arrives at a hospital ICU. She’s timid and vulnerable in a way she’s never shown on here. A woman in one of the beds draws her attention. Her face bruised and puffy. Her daughter approaches Dana and they start talking. Some “idiots” hit her mom in a car and drove away and the nurse said to call their Priest. Dana is panicked and heads out of the unit, shaking and scared.
The next day, Dana tells Finn that the woman died that night. She wants to tell someone and of course Finn doesn’t agree. Dana pleads that they need to help the girl. He’s extremely pissed that she went to the hospital and said he’s dead if she says anything about this.
Mike Faber meets with Saul at the CIA. He hesitates when he sees Estes and his boss in the office and wonders what’s up. Estes questions him about checking into Walker’s death. Saul strongly suggests that he backs down from his “freelance” investigation. Mike says that they’re stonewalling him.
He goes to Brody’s house and digs in the work room, finding ammo and a gun. A bullet is missing. He waits for Jessica to come home and tells her that Brody killed Walker. She quite easily spills that he’s working for the CIA. Mike isn’t having that as a reason, but little Miss Denial sends him away. After all the years Mike was there for her and all the weirdness, she has witnessed with Brody, this new life is worth having? What’s it like having a daughter who’s smarter than you?
Jessica’s a hard one to root for in all of this. I don’t know if she’s written that way, if the audience is only to be invested in half of their family, but I only have feelings of frustration surrounding her. Brody and Carrie blend because they’re smart, quick and diabolical. Jessica is just void. See a problem, throw out an empty threat. She’s no challenge to Brody on the cerebral level.
In Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the CIA forensics team arrives at the tailor shop to search with Peter in charge. Carrie calls him to tell him that Roya knows they’re up there and they’ll “find something.” This was from the bit of conversation they heard when they sent Brody to talk to her. Audio went out again. Two times in one day? Something’s not right so Peter tells Alvez to call for reinforcements.
In comes several men in black from head to toe with automatic weapons. They easily shoot up the joint. One removes his helmet and it’s the guy Roya met at the top of the show. They break the false wall in the back of the shop, remove a trunk and leave. So far, Peter seems to be the only agent alive. Bleeding from gunshot wounds, but alive. This is totally jacked up.
Carrie busts into Brody’s office screaming “Did you know?” She beats on him, accusing him of knowing about the ambush all along and now she has 7 casualties. He denies, denies, denies. Carrie starts ugly crying and he holds her to him to calm her.
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