Carrie Mathison is back in action in the tension filled second episode of Homeland's second season, which took over our TV screens tonight.
At the start of the episode, Carrie meets with her asset Fatima Ali at a mosque in Beriut to discuss the whereabouts of Abu Nazir, a high-ranking member of Al-Queda. After striking a deal, Carrie learns that Nazir has arranged to meet with Fatima's husband.
Carrie then returns to the safehouse where her mentor Saul Berenson is waiting anxiously. He's not happy to hear that Carrie met with Fatima alone, and neither is boss David Estes, both of whom fear that Nazir's meeting could be a trap to lure in the CIA.
A phone call between Saul and Estes about the plans to capture Nazir soon turns in to debate about Carrie's reliability, and is overhead by Carrie herself who begins to break down.
Realising she's missing, Saul finds Carrie on the roof where she explains that, despite not even being able to trust her own thoughts in this state, she knows that the old Carrie who recruited Fatima as an asset would never have doubted that her story was true. Convinced, Saul gives the go ahead for operation Capture Nazir.
Just as the operation begins, streamed to the CIA as a video feed, Vice President William Walden informs the central antagonist, Congressman and undercover terrorist Nicholas Brody about the operation, and invites him to watch the stream with several other officials.
The capture objective is soon forced to be abandoned when the team realises that they are outnumbered, and instead, Estes orders his men to kill Nazir. Upon realising this, Brody sneakily sends Nazir a warning message, allowing him to narrowly escape just as the CIA opens fire. Naughty Congressman.
As they pick up Fatima to take her to the US as promised, Carrie defies Saul's orders and searches Fatima's house to see what intel her husband had left behind. While she's searching, Saul and Fatima are forced to drive away from the house by an angry mob who are battering their vehicle. Carrie, along with her findings safely in a satchel, makes a run for it away from armed men who seem intent on killing her, and escapes back to the car with all of her body parts intact, just.
Brody's ex-marine friends have begun to get suspicious about Walker's death, and the Congressman is getting defensive, but what he doesn't realise is that's the least of his worries. Saul has discovered a hidden SD card in the satchel from Fatima's house, containing Brody's video confession that was made before his attempted suicide bombing in season one of the show.
Oh dear. You're in big trouble Congressman...
We can't wait to find out Brody's fate in next week's episode of Homeland.
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