I officially want David Estes to die. Hatred for him as just gone to max these past few episodes.
Once again, Carrie is right. I thought Nazir would have something else planned—a second punch to follow Walden’s death. And in that way his death sort of seemed anti-climactic to me. Don’t get me wrong, I could hardly breathe that whole sequence when Carrie and the tag team were in the tunnels. If they hadn’t gone back, would he have tried to escape or would he have just let them kill him?
I also got a similar feeling that Carrie was sensing the same thing. Like, We captured him, he’s dead, now what?
It’s been her sole purpose and mission for the last ten years to take him out. And now that she has, where does she go from here? With Nazir gone, does that open up the door for Carrie to leave the intelligence world?
In a way Carrie’s twisted fantasy, the one she told Brody about in the hotel a few episodes ago, has come true. He is a real hero to her--he saved her life--and everything else he did before—put that suicide vest on, ruin her life, kill Walden—does it even matter to her anymore?
I know Jess isn’t the most sympathetic person, but I felt really really bad for her this entire episode. The whole family, really. I know Dana gets a lot of flak too, but I think Morgan Saylor plays her perfectly. That is exactly how a teenager would act in this situation. I did have to laugh though when Dana literally started to cry over spilled milk. The dissolution of their family has been a long time coming, but—the same with Nazir—once it happened, I’m left thinking, Now what? Where do they go from here?
If Brody remains in the picture (in terms of the show), will they too?
I thought this episode was great, and I really can't wait for next week.
I really thought Carrie's admission that someone had power over her to make her do things she wouldn't normally do would be a wake-up call about her relationship with Brody. And that she would reveal what Brody had done to release her.
I sense a Saul intervention coming. I mean, really, I know Carrie and Brody together is fundamentally messed up
, on several levels, but they just long to be together. I thought Jess' line about "Carrie knows everything about you. She must really love you then" was really heartbreaking. Carrie's love is so blinding at this point that Jess looks like the smart one, doesn't she?
Also--about that Brody/Jess car scene--are we to assume that Jess fully knows that Brody was going to kill the VP and others in that bunker? If so, then she handled it a lot better than I anticipated.
Edited by Hallelujah, Dec 9, 2012 @ 11:16 PM.