I thought this episode was fantastic. I was on the edge of my seat most of the time.
But the suicide attempt was hard to watch, I can't imagine what's going through her mind.
ITA. But I think Claire Danes played it expertly; she continues to amaze me by how much she portrays wordlessly. I was practically (okay, seriously) begging Carrie to make herself throw up after she took all those pills. I'm glad she realized that there is life on the other side. She sure did seem lost for the entire episode, though. I hope this leads to some kind of growth where she realizes that the agency is not the be-all, end-all of life as she knows it. Her relationships, with Saul and her family, make her who she is more than her (former) job.
I was most enthralled with Carrie’s storyline, as usual. I find it incredibly ironic that she gets all dolled up to go out on the town and meet and sleep with strangers but she puts on a ring to project some sign of emotional detachment (she alluded to this generally in the Pilot). I feel like she resorts back to that routine when she doesn’t have anyone around her when she’s feeling the most lonely. We saw it in the Pilot after her brief falling out with Saul over the surveillance and now this when she realizes she can’t cope with an existence outside of the agency.
Kudos to Claire Danes in that final scene. Her facial expression when she saw the video – it was like this overwhelming peace just enrobed her, and you could see it in her eyes: yes, she was right about Brody.
Speaking of which, I don’t see how he can’t call himself a terrorist. I was talking with my sister earlier this week about whether he was a terrorist or not, especially since his definition seems to be rather carefully defined so as to rule himself out “technically.” Does he justify it to himself because thus far he’s only directly killed Tom Walker and now the Gettysburg bomb maker, both of whom were in on the terrorist plot to begin with?
I never thought Jess would actually kick Brody out of the house. I enjoy her much more this season when she has a bit of a backbone. Although the contrast between her just now discovering Brody’s feelings about his family not knowing who he was post-capture and him telling Carrie that in The Weekend seems telling. In the previews they seem to be setting up Carrie as Brody’s “Achilles heel” (love that motif in this show), and it’s so true. Their relationship and everything it entails will be his fatal flaw.
You could totally see the look on Mike’s face when he learned of Carrie and Brody’s weekend together, like he could now justify sleeping with Jess because Brody had been unfaithful, too.Previews aren't spoilers, so no need for tags, thanks!--Lockley
Edited by TWoP Lockley, Oct 14, 2012 @ 11:32 PM.