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Fearing an attack is imminent, Saul goes to a federal prison to interview Aileen (whom he brought back from the U.S.-Mexican border a year or so ago) and Carrie, under orders from Quinn, presses Brody to find out from Roya what's going on. Brody and his family are at a weekend fundraiser for Walden at the mansion of a self-made Vietnam vet. Dana wants Finn to go to the police with her. Carrie visits with Mike. Aileen is depressed and uncooperative, so Saul agrees to get her a cell with a window in exchange for her help. Is this the break they need? And what of Dana and her resolve to confess? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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11 November 2012 (USA)  »

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Written by Sean Callery
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Clear and Unclear--my theme, for "The Clearing"
14 November 2012 | by (Orlando, FL) – See all my reviews

It is clear that a terrorist attack is coming, but when and where and what is still as unclear as ever. Roya intercepts Brody as he is jogging in the park and tells him "it's close." And that is all he, the CIA, and we the viewers, know. ...

Carrie meets with Mike. She once again tries to make it clear to him that he must cease and desist his investigation into the death of Tom Walker. She tells him is too emotional because of his involvement with Jess, Brody's wife. She tells him the best thing he can do for himself and for Jess is to stay away from her. Will Mike take this advice? I tend to doubt it. ...

Another thing is clear. Brody is under a lot of stress. He has to constantly lie. Lie to Jess. Lie to Walden. Lie to Roya. Carrie may be the one person in his life that he does not have to lie to. He tells Carrie about his conversation with Owen. He feels a lot of guilt because he is not the man that Owen is. He says, "Owen believes that I am like him. That guy is the man I could have been if I hadn't lost myself." The lies and guilt are getting to Brody.

Carrie takes his hand. They look at each other for a long time. Then they are swept up into a kiss. It's not clear who "swept" first. It appears it is simultaneous. Brody is unclear about whether he can trust Carrie. He asks, "Is this for real? Are you just handling me? Carrie replies, "Brody, I don't know. I don't want you to feel used." Brody answers, "I feel used and lied to. I also feel good. Two minutes with you and I feel good. How do you pull that off? More kisses and Brody leaves. It is clear that both Brody and Carrie are unclear about their relationship....

The above are excerpts from my review on my blog "Premium Cable REviews." Read the complete review on my blog to learn what else I think is clear and unclear.

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