Homeland: Season 2, Episode 3

State of Independence (14 Oct. 2012)

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Jessica's fund-raising dinner for veterans is tonight, with Brody making a speech and with her also in full view of D.C. high society. With tension between them early that afternoon, is a ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Virgil (credit only)
Abu Nazir (credit only)
Chris Brody (credit only)


Jessica's fund-raising dinner for veterans is tonight, with Brody making a speech and with her also in full view of D.C. high society. With tension between them early that afternoon, is a reconciliation at hand? Then Brody gets a call from Roya, sending him to Pennsylvania. As the afternoon wanes, Jessica calls him and he makes up stories. Will he get to the dinner in time? Carrie works on her report through the night and looks forward to the debrief at Langley at 6:00 PM. How will she respond to a fresh discovery of how the CIA values her? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A bad day for Carrie and Brody
22 October 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As the previous episode ended Saul discovered the evidence that Brody had indeed been turned during his time in captivity but as this episode begins it looks as if he will lose it before he gets a chance to show it to anybody as his bag is illegally searched and a memory card confiscated at the airport. We soon learn that he had anticipated trouble and had hidden a second card so that it would be taken instead of the one with the evidence on. He is the only person things seem to be going right for this episode. Brody is due to give a speech in the evening but his handler contacts him saying that he must drive to Gettysburg to move one of their assets who is about to be discovered by the CIA. He should have enough time but he suffers a flat in the middle of nowhere and he doesn't have a jack; to make matters worse the man he is moving is convinced that he is going to be killed so tries to escape into the woods. Carrie meanwhile is pleased to learn that the intelligence she recovered in Beirut is going to be presented at a debrief that evening; she naturally assumes that she will be the one to present it as she was the person who retrieved it but it turns out she was only invited in so her former boss could thank her for the work; not unnaturally she takes this to be a bit of a kick in the teeth.

This certainly wasn't a jolly episode as it appears that both Carrie and Brody's lives are starting to unravel; although I have a feeling that when the evidence Saul has brought back is presented to the CIA things may get better for Carrie and considerably worse for Brody… I'd be intrigued to see the writers get him out of this pickle! The story is of course a little far-fetched but it moves at such a pace that doesn't matter too much. The regular cast did a fine job as usual; I was particularly impressed by Morena Baccarin's performance as Brody's wife, Jessica, she was great in the scene where she had to give a nervous speech because her husband failed to turn up. The ending certainly left me looking forward to the next episode.

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