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A quick refresher on Carrie's dramatic relationship history. In Season 2 they patch it up, and Brody goes on a mission to win back the loyalty of The slow- burn, short-lived romance between Carrie and Quinn didn't even get. between Carrie and Brody. I couldn't bring myself to do it. I didn't see the show as a relationship drama at all. Nonetheless, it ended up being. Let's Evaluate Carrie Mathison's Questionable Homeland Hookups: to settle the score between Aayan and Brody, since my jaw dropped.
That is the crucial point of the entire show. Yes, Adal is a nasty cold piece of work. But, there is a sick logic to what he says about the job of the CIA. The success of the operation trumps the people in the operation. Collateral damage is just that: I guess the buck stops with the President who btw was the final one to give the okay for the operation…and is the last okay in the real world too I assume The US President in Homeland was not as prominent a character as he was in 24, but, ultimately, if you want to blame anyone, then blame him.
And then blame the folks who voted for him. Not accepting culpability makes this entire story just another show, to entertain and frustrate us. As such, I find it a lot more satisfying to accept the tragedy of it. And see how beautifully truthful the telling of that tragedy was.
The story is written in a way that we can all assign blame to many MANY characters. And what a hallmark of a compelling story, that it leads to such passionate discussion! This story was filled with a bunch of people just trying to do their job to the best of their ability. The trip to Iran was offered to Brody as an out. It went to hell, yes, but Saul tried. And Carrie would have gone on saving Brody, putting that noose around her own neck, if she could. Brody wanted to die.
Me, I like to step back and not assign blame to anyone. If no one is to blame, then all of us are.
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She was in mourning and, to some extent, will be for the rest of her life. Brody was the father of her child. And she loved him through everything. Practical matters came in the way, her job came in the way, but she never stopped loving him.Homeland - SNL
Quinn is very self-aware and also aware that Carrie is not. In every other way, though, they seem to be just male and female versions of the same character. At PaleyFest, the director Meredith Stiehm was really pushing for that Carrie Quinn kiss and the other writers kept pushing it back to later and later episodes.
Quinn has feelings for Carrie and sees how they could be compatible and healthy for each other. It would be boring for her to choose a guy who could actually be good for her. She had some really poignant things to say about that relationship, that made me rethink it. I know for a fact that Brody was the love of her life. That kind of love only happens once.
Everyone wants their favs to live happily ever after. I just want her to live: Her admitting that she was willing to let Brody die in Redux? That was a woman in extreme emotional pain, putting all responsibilty on herself. Women do that a lot. She feels guilt for Brody, she feels guilt for Frannie, she feels guilt for the state of the world.
Women do that A LOT.
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Carrie tries to apologize to Brody, but he rebuffs her and goes back to his family. Carrie blackmails al-Zahrani into arranging a meeting with Walker at Farragut Square. However, the meet ends in disaster when Walker detonates a briefcase bomb carried by a double, killing al-Zahrani and three bystanders. Walden's upcoming policy summit at the State Department. When Walker stages a sniper attack on the dignitaries, Brody, Walden, and Estes are led to an underground bunker.
Carrie realizes that the shooting is a diversion from the actual attack, in which Brody will bomb the bunker with a suicide vest and kill everyone inside. Carrie appears at Brody's house and pleads with his daughter, Dana Morgan Saylorto contact her father and stop him from carrying out the attack. An alarmed Dana callsleading the police to arrest Carrie. The following day, as Carrie is being released into Maggie's custody, Brody confronts her and tells her to leave him and his family alone.
Carrie, now discredited and doubting her own sanity, asks to be taken to a hospital for electroconvulsive therapy. Saul tries to stop the procedure, but she is undeterred. When Saul mentions that Nazir's son, Issa, was killed in a drone strikeCarrie — remembering that Brody cried out Issa's name during a nightmare — fleetingly ponders this connection before being given a seizure by the ECT treatment. Homeland season 2 Six months later, Carrie is working as an English as a Second Language teacher and living with her sister.
Saul and Estes' lack of trust in Carrie's judgment causes her to briefly have another breakdown. Carrie, Saul, and Estes set up an operation to capture Nazir, but Brody — who has been elected to Congress and is observing the operation with Walden in a situation room — tips him off and allows him to escape.
After a pursuit by a Lebanese mob, Saul finds a hidden compartment in the satchel that it contains a memory card with Brody confessing to the aborted State Department bombing. At the last minute, she changes her mind and vomits up the pills. Moments later, Saul shows up at her door and shows her Brody's confession. Quinn has Carrie meet with Brody as part of a sting operation. During the meeting, Carrie intuits that he is on to her and blows her cover by confronting Brody about his treason, forcing Saul and Quinn to arrest him.
After Carrie systematically breaks Brody down and correctly surmises that Dana's phone call prevented the State Department bombing, he tearfully admits to his collaboration with Nazir and other al-Qaeda associates, and reveals that Nazir is planning an attack. Carrie gives Brody an ultimatum: Left with no other options, Brody agrees to help the CIA.
Carrie takes Brody to a hotel to convince him to go back to al-Qaeda; she has sex with him while Saul and Quinn uncomfortably listen in. Realizing that Nazir is still hiding in the building, she leads a SWAT team inside and witnesses his death.
Estes offers to reinstate Carrie and promote her to Station Chief. When Brody leaves his wife Jessica Morena Baccarin to be with her, however, Carrie finds herself torn between her career and her love for him. During the service, al-Qaeda operatives plant a bomb in Brody's car and detonate it, in an attack planned by Nazir in advance of his death.
The blast kills Estes, Walden's family, and numerous senior government officials. Al-Qaeda also leaks Brody's confession video, thus framing him for the attack.
Believing that Brody is innocent yet knowing that no one else will, Carrie drives him over the Canada—US border and sets out to clear his name. During her testimony, she states that Brody had nothing to do with the attack. Information is leaked to the public about her previous immunity deal with Brody, as well as her sexual relationship with him. Saul acknowledges Carrie's bipolar disorder when he appears before the committee. She appears before a hospital committee to ask for her release, which her father and sister attend.
When they tell her to begin taking lithium again, she flies into a rage and has to be forcibly medicated and restrained. She is then formally committed. Franklin nevertheless secures her release and persuades her to meet with Leland Bennett Martin Donovana lawyer representing the Iranian bank that financed the Langley bombing.
Bennett makes a deal with Carrie: The episode's final scene reveals that her entire ordeal is part of a secret operation she has been working on with Saul. That night, Carrie is kidnapped and brought before Majid Javadi Shaun Touban Iranian intelligence operative and one of the masterminds of the Langley attack.
Javadi agrees to help them, but evades his surveillance detail to murder his ex-wife and daughter-in-law. Carrie and Quinn arrive moments later and take him into custody.
Meanwhile, Carrie learns that she is pregnant. As Carrie delivers Javadi to the airport, he tells her that Bennett knows the bomber's identity.
Carrie enlists Quinn to help clear Brody's name. She takes part in a stakeout of the bomber's hotel room and watches as Franklin approaches with a silenced pistol. Carrie insists on intervening, as she cannot prove Brody's innocence without the bomber's testimony. Black ops agent Dar Adal F. Murray Abraham orders her to stand down, but she ignores him and starts running toward the hotel. Quinn shoots her in the shoulder to stop her. Adal's team then drives her to the hospital.
Brody will seek political asylum in Iran and assassinate the leader of the Revolutionary Guard so that Javadi can take his place. Carrie goes to see Brody, who is suffering through heroin withdrawal, and takes him to the motel where Dana is working as a maid. Brody tries to get out of the car and see her, but is subdued by the soldiers flanking him; Carrie then tells him that going through the operation is his only chance for redemption.
After Brody weans off the drugs and regains his strength, Carrie takes him to see Dana, who says that she never wants to see Carrie or her father again. Carrie and Brody say goodbye as he ships out for Tehran. The team encounters Iraqi Police officers who recognize Brody and open fire on them.
The operation is endangered when the team's van hits a land mine, severely injuring the team leader and attracting enemy fire.
Saul calls off the operation and orders Brody to turn back, but Brody refuses and runs toward the border. Carrie tells Brody that he will die on his own, but he insists that she find a way to get him back safely.
Fortunately, Iranian border guards take Brody in, saving the operation. Brody does not get close enough to Akbari to inject him with cyanide as planned, putting the mission in jeopardy. The situation worsens when Brody starts giving interviews to Iranian television denouncing the U. Carrie calls Brody to warn him, and pleads with him to come with her to safety.
Brody refuses, however, and manages to enter the Revolutionary Guard headquarters and kill Akbari. There, she tells him she is pregnant with his child. Brody is convicted of treason and sentenced to death. Carrie tries desperately to secure his release, but to no avail. When she calls him in his cell, he asks her not to come to his execution.
She goes anyway, however, and calls out his name as he is hanged in a public square. Carrie accepts the job, but later tells her father and sister that she won't be taking the baby — a girl — with her to Istanbul. Her father tells her that he will take the child. Later, Carrie draws a star on the wall for Brody after a memorial ceremony for the victims of the Langley attack. The strike occurs while Haqqani is attending a wedding, resulting in his apparent death along with those of 40 civilians.
Carrie and Quinn attempt to rescue Bachman, but they are spotted by an angry mob that kills Bachman. Carrie and Quinn manage to escape. In Washington, Lockhart permanently "recalls" Carrie from her post in Afghanistan. She sees no point in being a mother with Brody dead, and interacts with the child as little as possible, often leaving her in the care of her sister Maggie. While bathing Frannie, Carrie is momentarily tempted to drown her.