This week’s episode of Homeland has Carrie spinning out of control, as she attempts to deal with Saul’s betrayal. Dana and Jessica try to deal with their issues as they adjust back to normal life. Saul has a new “specialist”, who helps figure out the funding for the Langley bombing. Josh provides this week’s summary for Homeland, while both Violet and Josh discuss the episode in their respective “Thoughts” sections following the recap! Let’s get into this episode recap of Homeland titled Uh…Oh…Ah…
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Homeland Episode 2 Uh…Oh…Ah… Recap Overview
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- Carrie pays Saul‘s wife Mira an unfriendly visit, while Saul meets their new specialist, who he is not happy wears a hood scarf.
- Carrie attempts to talk to a reporter, but she is detained, and held on a psychiatric hold.
- Fara comes up with an idea to talk to the bankers that helped fund the Iranians, but they are unwilling to comply.
- Carrie accuses Peter of threatening her for Saul, Saul talks to her family to convince her to calm down, she goes the other way, and is thorazine-d to a stupor
- After Saul and Fara‘s talk with the bankers, Peter is able to get them comply with more unorthodox methods. Peter also isn’t happy with the railroading of Carrie that Saul is participating in.
- Saul talks with Carrie who is in a thorazine stupor, but Carrie isn’t happy to see him
- The Brody’s go through their adjustments. Dana sneaks off to see Leo, Jessica is a bit overbearing on Dana
Homeland episode Recap: Uh…Oh…Ah…, the Details
Carrie’s House Visit, Saul’s a Bit Racist
Homeland picks up episode 2 with Carrie trying to speak with Saul at his house. She seems distressed still, and Saul’s wife, Mira, tries to comfort her. She goes off on her, and storms out.
Meanwhile, a new lady has shown up at the CIA. She is wearing Iranian clothing, and seems to be an agent. Saul and Peter Quinn are discussing the “nothing” they found. The lady enters the conference room Saul and Peter are in. Her name is Fara, and she is the new “specialist”. Saul seems confused looking at her. He receives a phone call and has Peter “get her up to speed”.
Saul meets with Dar Adal, and isn’t happy with the new choice for their specialist, and seems a bit racist talking about her “hood scarf”. They talk about Carrie, and we learn she has contacted a reporter to give “her side of the story”. Dar Adal tells Saul he is going to stop her. Saul walks away without saying a word.
Carrie Attempts to Blab but is Detained
Carrie is with the reporter, and she is putting “everything on the record”. She begins by saying that no one had a relationship with the Langley bomber, and tells the reporter that Brody is innocent. Some officers come to detain Carrie before she can finish her report. Carrie asks what she is being held for, and it’s a psychiatric detention order. She goes willingly, but is very angry.
Carrie is at the hospital, handcuffed to a gurney. There is going to be a commitment hearing, and Carrie lets the doctor talking to her know that she is “standing down” regarding her fight with the CIA. The doctor asks her if she is off her meds and she explains her “process”, running and such to compensate for the meds. She explains the “dulling” the meds give her, and how she missed the bombing.
Saul and Fara Meet With Some Banker
Fara in the meantime has begun her work, and Saul has come to visit her. Fara says she can’t find anything in the accounts. He tells her to follow the money, and he kind of goes off on her, insulting her hood, but warns her if she “needs to wear it” she better be the “best analyst” out there. She says she has a plan though, to bring in people from the banks she has been looking into.
Saul and Fara are talking with the bankers, and accuses them of dealing with Iranian trading companies, despite them being told to not to. The bankers try to use legal jargon to avoid the answer, and Saul provides some emails stating the bankers’ attempt to circumvent the laws. We learn that there are many emails, and Saul demands the original emails. Fara then goes off on the banker, accusing them of trafficking the funds that caused the Langley bombing. The bankers aren’t willing to comply, and they leave.
Carrie Spirals out of Control
Peter visits Carrie, who is now in a holding cell. Peter tries to explain Saul’s motives, to protect the CIA, but Carrie isn’t appreciating it. Peter warns her to be careful, and that there are things before the explosion that Carrie doesn’t know about. Carrie then accuses Peter of being sent to warn her by Saul. He leaves after Carries insistent request.
Carrie’s father, Frank, and her sister, Maggie, are helping to locate Carrie’s paystubs from the CIA, when Saul has come to visit. Maggie isn’t happy to see him and neither is Frank. Saul says that he is on Carrie’s side, but she is not acting in her own best interest. Saul tries to convince them to keep her low profiled so she doesn’t hang herself.
Carrie is at her hearing, and Peter is there. He wants to be her character witness, but she refuses. The doctor says she should be released to her family. Her family shows up, and they have her medication. Carrie is taken aback that they have tried to make her take them again, and she realizes Saul has talked to them, to which angers her even more. The “Special Justice” comes in to begin the hearing, and Carrie gets up to leave. She is detained, calling the hearing a “F—ing sham”. Carrie is taken back to the hospital, strapped to a gurney, and she is injected with thorazine, which puts her into a stupor.
Peter Does Some Convincing After Saul Doesn’t Get Anywhere
Saul talks with Peter after the banker meeting, and many congressmen have apparently let Saul know to back off the bankers. Peter then lets Saul know he is not “okay” with what is going on with Carrie. Saul tries to reassure Peter that if he can figure out what is going on, he thinks “this will all be worth it”. Peter then says after this mission he is out. Saul then tries to comfort Peter about the child he accidentally killed. Peter says he will deal with it.
After his meeting with Saul, Peter confronts one of the bankers. He makes some subtle threats to the banker. Peter warns him to comply or …else basically. The next morning, Fara and Saul are meeting, and the bankers decided to comply with providing the banking information, which seems to help them greatly, but there’s still a lot to go through. Fara seems to think everything is leading to Iran, even the government. Also, it seems Saul doesn’t know what changed the banker’s mind. Fara also indicates that there is a unaccounted 45 million dollars, which Saul says she should find. Saul also tells her to keep that information between themselves.
Carrie’s chat with Saul Doesn’t Go Well
The Story on the Brodys
Meanwhile, throughout this episode the Brody’s have their storyline going. Dana and Jessica Brody are at the psychiatrist, and he is discussing Dana’s return to normal life. Jessica feels that Dana thinks she is a bad guy, and the psychiatrist tells her that it isn’t her fault and that her attempted suicide isn’t “nothing”. The doctor turns his attention to Jessica, and they talk about the changing of the bathroom. Their meeting wraps up, and on their way out, Dana sees Leo, her pseudo-boyfriend. They exchange whispers, and Dana and Jessica leave.
Back home with Dana, Jessica is being a little overbearing with Dana, and her brother Chris tries to get their mom to back off some. Dana, frustrated, heads to her room. She then heads to the bathroom where she attempted suicide. She takes a look in the mirror, and begins running a bath. Jessica looks towards the bathroom hearing the water and seems concerned.
Jessica goes to check on Dana. She has vanished, and she begins to panic. Dana has paid Leo a visit, and Leo sneaks out of his room. Dana and he meet up in a laundry area, and they hug, and they do a little bit more. They wake up in the morning, and are discovered by two cops.
Back home again, Dana is going through old photos in their garage. She digs into a cabinet, and finds her father’s prayer rug. She unfolds it, lays it out, and lays on to it.
Josh’s Thoughts: Homeland, Season 3 Episode 2: Uh…Oh…Ah…
Such a sad episode for Carrie! She does seem to be trying to do the right thing, and I can certainly see from her perspective how it seems like everyone is after her. Saul particularly seems to be playing dirty from her point of view, though, when looking at the whole picture, Dar Adal seems to be pulling the strings on Saul to come extent.
Now looking at it from Saul’s point of view, I still think he is being harsh on Carrie throwing her under the bus, but I think I see where he is going with his plan. Since the CIA is being targeted for shut down, Saul and Dar Adal needed a scapegoat to blame for the “inadequacies” of the CIA. If Carrie had kept her mouth shut to the reporter, things wouldn’t have spun so far out of control. I do not think that Saul planned on having Carrie go down for all of this, and until Carrie went blabbing to a reporter, the general public was just going to know “an agent” did what was leaked, and it wouldn’t lead back to Carrie. Unfortunately, Carrie has made that plan impossible, which is why she is now in lock up.
Peter was my favorite character of the episode, as he is one of the few people backing Carrie up. Also, his “method” of getting the bankers to talk was pretty awesome.
As for the Brody’s, Dana’s story is pretty sad. Hopefully Jessica can realize her daughter just needs some space, and hopefully that will allow Dana to get back to “normal”. I could not imagine being the relative of a suspected terrorist though. That has to be a rough way to live, and I am surprised there hasn’t been more death threats or vandalism to the family. As for the scene with Dana’s dad’s rug–are we going to see Dana convert to Islam? Her laying down seemed to resemble that of Brody’s praying.
Two important persons we are still missing: Mike and Brody himself. Mike seems to have just vanished from Jessica’s life, despite it seeming like they have a great opportunity to get together now. Also, where is Brody? We haven’t seen him for two episodes now!
Violets’s Thoughts on Season 3 Episode 2 of Homeland: Uh…Oh…Ah…
I feel really bad for Carrie. It must be very frustrating knowing the truth and trying to set the record straight, but getting stopped at every turn. However, she is a CIA agent, and it’s her job to conceal the truth. That’s what she signed up for. Although, the most frustrating part isn’t just being stopped, it’s being called crazy in order for them to stop you. On the other hand, it was already evident last episode that she was starting to get unstable due to not taking her meds, and with this added stress, she was just a time bomb waiting to go off. Obviously, her regimen that she is substituting for her meds is not working, even though she is trying to convince herself that it is. She claims that the meds make her miss things, like the Langley bombing, but I think it was her infatuation with Brody that made her miss that. She’s been a successful CIA agent for many years, during which she would have had to be on medication to keep herself stable, so I don’t believe that the meds affect her that way she claims they do. I think she just wants to blame her negligence on something other than herself, and the meds make a good scapegoat.
As for Saul, I believe that he really does have Carrie’s well being in mind, but that he has so many new responsibilities to handle that it’s hard for him to balance everything, and that saving the agency is his top priority. Plus it seems like he always has Dar Adal breathing down his neck.
I don’t know what’s up with Dana, I guess she’s just being a teenager, acting out. Chris seems remarkably well adjusted, considering that he’s been under the same stress that Dana has been under in regards to their father. But what does that final scene mean? Will Dana follow in Brody’s footsteps and secretly become a Muslim, then get entangled with all the politics of the Islam community? There has to be something interesting that’s going to happen with her storyline, otherwise they wouldn’t keep coming back to her.
Definitely curious to see what happens next, now that Carrie’s in the psych ward. Oh, and it looks like we might actually get to see Brody next episode, based on the scenes from Episode 3! I wonder what he’s been up to…
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