Brody's situation is getting tense on Homeland. He kissed Carrie in the clearing, he prevented Dana from reporting the hit-and-run, and he is the only one that can help the CIA prevent a major terrorist attack from happening. That's a lot of pressure to put on a guy, especially one the is being pulled in two different directions in a life-or-death situation. It only gets worse in "I'll Fly Away."
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: This preview contains some Homeland
spoilers for tonight's episode. I don't reveal any huge spoilers, but read at your own risk.
In "I'll Fly Away," Brody is dealing with problems at home and his deal with the CIA. This week, Jessica could be a greater threat to Brody's sanity than even his double-agent status between the CIA and Nazir ... almost.
Jessica lays into Brody for preventing Dana from reporting the hit-and-run at the police station. She doesn't understand how he could choose the CIA over his family. She's particularly irritated at his excuse of "national security." This is an amazing fight to watch and when Brody finally breaks at the end, Damian Lewis has a masterful moment.
After her father disappointed her, Dana takes off and ends up at Mike's house. Sometimes it's easy to forget how close he had been with Jessica and the family before Brody's return. He helps Dana get through the situation and takes her to see the hit-and-run victim's daughter. Dana wants closure and she gets it, but not at all how she expected.
Through this ordeal, Jessica finds out that it was Carrie that showed up at the police station to stop Dana from reporting the accident. This is not going to go well for Brody when he has to face Jessica. She may have been upset before, but this will push her over the top. Will she finally leave him? She could always go back to Mike!
Due to his fight with Jessica, Brody is all worked up and late for a meeting with Roya. Carrie shows up to convince Brody to go through with the meeting. When he shows up to see Roya, he is visibly stressed, which concerns her.
Brody tells Roya, "I'm through." This could end his deal with the CIA. Carrie takes Brody off-grid to try and salvage him as an asset. But, when Carrie and Brody get alone together ... things are bound to happen.
Quinn questions Carrie's loyalty and dedication. Is she in this for the CIA or is she too close to Brody. She's playing very close to the line. Will she be able to maintain her objectivity? Or, does she even have any where Brody is concerned? That's an ongoing theme of season 2.
In the end, the situation with Brody takes an unexpected turn. Will they be able to stop the terrorist attack? Or, not? And, what side has Brody's loyalty? Carrie and the CIA? Or, Nazir in Issa's memory?
Showtime has released the video of Brody's meeting with Roya. Check it out here:
Homeland "I'll Fly Away" airs Sunday, November 18 at 10 pm ET on Showtime. Check back after the episode for our full review.
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