In Season 3 Episode 10 of Homeland, titled Good Night, Brody heads for Iran. Unfortunately, things do not go as smoothly as everyone would hope, and the mission seems to be nearly lost before it has really started. Curious to see if Brody makes it? Check out Josh’s recap of this week’s episode of Homeland and see! Josh and Violet’s comments regarding this episode of Homeland will be after the episode summary as well!
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Homeland, Season 3 Episode 10: Good Night Recap Overview
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- Quinn knows about Carrie’s pregnancy. Dar Adal tries to calm the Chief of Staff down about the operation with Brody.
- Everyone goes over the plan with their respective leaders. Moving out, Brody‘s escort discovers their primary route is blocked. Saul and company search for a new route.
- As the drone searches for the secondary route, Brody‘s group is approached by Iraqi cops. The only option the operatives have is to kill the Iraqi soldiers. Brody freaks out, but his new friend is able to calm him down.
- Brody moves out with his newfound friend to the border, but an IED blows up the truck. Brody radios for help, and the remaining men come to help. Meanwhile, Saul tells the Chief of Staff he will not blow his own men up to cover up the operation.
- Saul abandons the mission, but Brody will not. He makes a run for the border, where he and another soldier are confronted by dozens of Iranian soldiers. They are taken prisoner.
- Brody and the man he was captured with are being held prisoner, and Javadi enters. He kills the other man, and tells Brody they are going to Tehran.
Homeland Episode Recap: Good Night, the Details
Everyone is on Edge
On Season 3 Episode 10 of Homeland, titled Good Night, we begin with Carrie talking with Quinn. Carrie is standoffish, and Quinn then reveals he knows about her pregnancy. He also justifies his shooting of her in the shoulder. Quinn then tells her to sit this part of the operation out, since she would not be impartial. Carrie tries to deny the kid is Brody’s, and storms off.
Carrie moves into the room where Brody’s operation is being watched, and one of the people monitoring the operation fills Carrie in. Dar Adal, meanwhile, meets with the Chief of Staff, who is concerned about the operation. Dar Adal tries to calm him down. Dar Adal says he “has it covered” when the Chief of Staff is worried the plan going bad.
In Iraq, Brody is with his group that is going to move him into Iran. They are eating some goat, as they have some idle conversations. The group makes contact with Langley, and they discuss the next move and Brody’s condition.
Carrie asks more about the plan, and they go over it. Back in Iraq, Brody goes over his cover story to get in with Iran. The group does its final checks, and the group prepares to move out.
Saul watches from his office, and is clearly very nervous. He joins Carrie, and the men begin to move out. One of the drones goes out, and the team says that it will be back up in a few minutes. Carrie isn’t excited about this, however. Meanwhile, Brody prays as the sun sets in Iraq.
The crew get into their trucks, and begin heading towards Iran. They stop short of the border, and see several trucks blocking the border with several cops and soldiers. Back at Langley, they are told to wait it out. The group in Iraq feigns car trouble in case of passersby. Brody is getting nervous, and asks about the backup plan.
Things Begin to Go a Little Sideways
Saul asks about the alternate route, and the broken drone begins to scope it out after coming back online. Back in Iran, the group is approached by an Iraqi police SUV. They exit their truck and begin asking questions. Brody tries to feign sleeping to avoid being identified. They look into the truck, and see Brody. One of the men on the operation says, “Good Night” and snipers take out some men, and the leader of the op shanks the other man on his side of the truck. They quickly move the bodies to dispose of them. Brody freaks out, and refuses to continue. He makes a run for it, but is tackled by the leader. He gives him a pep talk, and convinces Brody to continue the mission.
Back at Langley, Carrie and company are worried about Brody, but the leader of the op reassures them. Meanwhile, Dar Adal asks the Chief of Staff to keep the Iraqi cop’s deaths a secret from the president. Chief of Staff Higgins calls Lockhart and JSOC commander, and they are sent to oversee Saul’s mission. Saul isn’t happy about it, but complies.
Things Really Go Sideways
Continuing on, Brody and company move towards the border. They do some surveying, and discuss the plan to get Brody into Iran. Back at Langley, two Iraqi hummers are patrolling the area. The group decides to move only Brody and his driver further to the border. They are heading that way, and the truck is taken out by an IED. The truck is blown sky high, and it looks pretty bad for the operation. Carrie, Saul and the overseeing crew wait to hear from the truck.
The team hanging back tells them about the explosion, and Carrie becomes emotional. The patrol that was around now heads towards the explosion. Meanwhile, Higgins freaks out, and Dar Adal tries to calm him down. Higgins calls up Saul, and he wants to blow Brody up with the drone missiles to save their cover. Carrie freaks out and Saul shuts her down. Saul says he will not fire on his own men however. They do finally see movements in the trucks, however, and Brody seems to have survived. A second heat signature is identified, and both have survived.
At the explosion, Brody seems pretty unharmed, but the other man has lost a leg. Brody tries to drag him away from the truck. Brody grabs his satellite phone, and he reports to the other team to come assist. Brody tries to stop the bleeding on his partner. The other truck pulls up, and they move the injured man to the truck.
Things are Upside Down, But There’s Hope
They come under fire from the Iraqi patrol, and the group takes cover. Saul, watching from Langley, tells the men to only lay down suppression fire. Saul asks for suggestions from the JSOC Commander, who suggests abandoning the mission. Saul releases the mission to the Commander, and leaves. Lockhart and Carrie try to counsel him.
Brody catches wind of the cancelling of the mission, and he refuses to evac out. Carrie tries to talk to him, but he still refuses to back down, even with Carrie telling him he will die if he continues. Brody then puts his life in her hands, telling Carrie she will get him home.
Brody gets up, and makes his run for the border. He is forced to take cover, when the man trying to stop him joins him. He decides since Brody will not back down, he is going to help him across the border. They get up to move, when they are bathed in vehicle headlights. Brody and his companion surrender, and Brody explains that he was the CIA bomber. They are taken prisoner. Back at Langley, they discover it is the Iranians that have him.
Javadi is Back, and Eviler Than Ever
Carrie goes and visits with Saul. She tells him the good news about Brody. Saul is relieved.
In their cell, Brody and the man with him discuss what happens next, which means torture, they think. Brody says that he figures about a week anyone can handle before they break.
Carrie then meets with Fara. She asks her for a favor–for her uncle to be a safe-house for Brody’s escape. She refuses at first, but after some convincing, she seems to soften.
Brody finally gets a visitor–Majid Javadi. Brody tells him about his asylum request. Javadi tells Brody they are going to Tehran, and then executes the other man. Brody flips out, but Javadi tells him to calm down. He finishes with saying, “Now we go to Tehran.”
Josh’s Thoughts: Homeland, Season 3 Episode 10: Good Night
Wow, this was a very intense episode of Homeland! It seemed like just about everything went wrong on the operation that could go wrong. Brody this episode seemed to make some internal decision as the episode progressed. He starts off seemingly doing really well. Then seeing him freak, we see that maybe things aren’t so well with Brody. But by the end of the episode, something seems to bring him together. That something seems to be Carrie, and perhaps a higher faith, as he at least believes that he will be coming home, and it will be because of Carrie. I guess that begs the question of Brody: is he really brave? Or is he really disillusioned that Carrie can bring him home?
I am curious about Lockhart’s thoughts on the mission’s seemingly rough success. We see that he seems on board, almost by force. As he so indicates, for better or for worse, when he takes over the CIA he will have to deal with this “mess”. But when he apologized to Saul for the seemingly mission failure, he seemed genuine in his condolences.
Poor Carrie must be on a rollercoaster of emotions right now. Seeing that Brody may be dead, Quinn finding out about her pregnancy, the mission potentially failing, then suddenly things flip around into mission success and Brody being alive. And then of course the future potential death of Brody when his mission is completed–if he is able to complete it.
Finally, Javadi is a cold, but calculating man. The discussion of torture, and breaking was a prologue to the events ahead with Javadi. Javadi had to kill this man, because once the man broke, he would spill any secrets that he had–which would likely trace back to Brody then to Javadi. So while it is despicable that Javadi killed this man, I see the calculations behind the move.
I have really liked this season of Homeland, especially the last few episodes. Now we just get the suspense of Brody trying to get close to his mark. By the scenes from next week, we can see that is going to be a difficult mission.
Despite Brody believing he is coming home, I am still not convinced that will be happening. But I guess we will see what happens between now and the end of the season, and see who is left standing!
Violet’s Thoughts on Season 3 Episode 10 of Homeland: Good Night
This season of Homeland just keeps getting better and better, as this episode was pretty awesome and very intense! There was so much action, and so many scenes where you were on pins and needles, wondering just what was going to happen next, both at the scene of the mission and with everyone monitoring the mission with the CIA, that this episode was one of the most riveting episodes all season.
Other than the mission itself, something came up that I predicted would come up after Carrie got shot: her pregnancy. Luckily, Quinn seems to be the only one who knows about it, and it looks like he’s probably going to keep his mouth shut, especially after Carrie denied that the baby was Brody’s. I wonder if he bought her lie, though.
So, of course, last episode, when Brody’s special ops friend was telling him about his family, and how he didn’t like to talk about his family because it felt like it jinxed him, it was obvious that he was a goner. Then sure enough, even though he made it through the worst with Brody, Javadi promptly executed him. Not to say that I saw it coming, though, as I was just as caught off guard by Javadi killing him as everyone else was. I just didn’t realize his demise would come so soon. At first I thought that Javadi had gone rogue, but then after a few seconds I realized that he pretty much had to do it, to avoid jeopardizing the mission, and also to keep up appearances.
When Brody said that he was putting his fate into Carrie’s hands, that he trusted that she would bring him home, I felt so bad for Carrie. This put so much pressure on her, as I’m sure she wanted to do anything in her power to keep him safe and bring him back, but at that moment, she probably felt like it was a hopeless situation. However, it also showed that he still cares for Carrie, and knows that she still cares for him. Luckily, everything turned out okay for him. For now, anyway. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens once Javadi brings him to Tehran, and if Saul’s mission succeeds!
Scenes from Homeland, Season 3 Episode 11: Big Man in Tehran
Here are scenes from the next Homeland episode, titled Big Man in Tehran: