Brody, in turn, vows to get escape, despite the fact that there is a bounty on his head, and that he’s instantly recognizable, even in Venezuela. With the assistance of Esme — El Niño’s attractive daughter — Brody escapes to a mosque thinking that, because he’s Muslim, he’ll be protected. Brody is wrong. The Muslim Imam turns on Brody, and brings in the police to pick him up. The police, however, only send a couple of guys, despite the fact that Brody is THE MOST WANTED FUGITIVE ON THE PLANET. Before the authorities take him, however, the Venezuelan thugs show up again and kill the cops, the Imam, and everyone else in the immediate vicinity.
From there, they take Brody back to the high rise, lock him up in isolation, and the shady doctor leaves him some smack to help him cope. Basically, Brody is back to where he was before the series started: Being held captive in isolation, only this time, he has heroin.
Meanwhile, at the 30-minute mark, we are finally afforded a Carrie scene. Over the course of the rest of the episode, we find out that Carrie is still crazy, she may or may not be taking her lithium, and that she is willing to say anything and act in any certain way she needs to in order to escape the psych ward. She really wants to speak to Saul, thinking that if she just apologized to him and told Saul that she was OK, she could leave psychiatric care.
Near the end of the episode, however, a lawyer working “on behalf of a partner” avails himself and offers his services in order to help Carrie get out of the psych ward. Carrie basically tells the lawyer to go screw.
At the end of the episode, we see a shot of Brody, locked up and drugged, and a separate shot of Carrie, locked up and drugged. Essentially, the writers took a full episode to tell us that Brody and Carrie are in separate, but similar circumstances: Imprisoned by people ostensibly there to help them. That’s it.
Boo. Booooooooo. BOOOOOOOOO.
So what did we learn from this episode of Homeland? Besides the fact that Brody is still alive, and locked away in Venezuela, not much. Not much at all.
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