There was some chemistry between Carrie and the analyst guy (Peter?), but I think Claire Danes is one of those actresses who has chemistry with every other actor; but I'll be interested to see where that relationship lands.
There was a LOT of chemistry between those two, but I want more back story on Peter. I have to go with Carrie on this one. Yes, she was in the Middle East for a good amount of time, but she was in-house for what I would guess would be almost a year (or thereabouts), and she never ran into him? Especially in light of how tight he and David Estes appeared to be? Anyone taking odds on this guy being the mole? heh. I like the addition of his character, though, he piqued my interest immediately, and I loved how he attempted to 'handle' Carrie, and failed miserably. By that point, she was hell-bent on nailing Brody to a cross, some analyst was not stopping her. Which brings about another question; if he's an analyst, why would he be top dog on this op?
This. I thought Isa was one of the weakeest moments from last season. It was really hard to buy as a motivation for Brody turning into a terrorist.
But remember, he was for all intents and purposes, a captive and crazed animal until Nazir 'freed' him. And then Nazir did something to tie Brody to him, in bonding him to his son, Issa. He wasn't allowed contact with his family, friends, etc., only Nazir and then to a larger extent, Issa. This was his family, and he formed a strong bond through the boy which he associated (subconsciously) with his own freedom and way to identify what he missed with his own children. I still hold the opinion that he was a victim of Stockholm Syndrome, and began to sympathize with his captor long before Issa was killed, and the death of the boy only cemented his ties to Nazir. As far as Brody ever knew, Nazir had nothing to do with his capture and subsequent torture, only his rescue from the pits of hell. Without having gone through anything even remotely similar to this, I can see where his mind could be supremely twisted to sympathize with Nazir.
And I loved Saul's protective "stay away from her" when Brody went into sociopath mode.
OMG RIGHT???? I was rooting for Saul the entire episode. His faithfulness and devotion to Carrie is admirable. He worries about her, but is well aware of her competence, especially in light of the fact that she was incredibly correct about Brody.
Well, I knew they would end this episode from the previews but I don't really know what will happen from here. What happens after they let Brody go? I want to say they'll have to turn him but I don't see that happening. A lot can happen from here...
I can see him attempting to lie his way out of turning, and saying he will, but doing dual duty here. I want to know about Mike and the nutjob! (his name is escaping me right now) They are going to start putting the pieces together, and I can see those two being a huge wrench in the CIA plans. There are a lot of episodes to go here, so I have to believe that the way the first few episodes of the season have gone, we are in for one hell of a wild ride!!
I really wish to echo many of the sentiments on Daines and Lewis in the final scene. I was literally on the edge of my seat, and had goosebumps when it was over. OUTSTANDING acting by both actors here.