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State of Independence 

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 Piotrowski (credit only)
Chris Brody (credit only)
Frank Mathison
Lauder Wakefield


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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14 October 2012 (USA)  »

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Reunites director Lodge Kerrigan and actor Damian Lewis after the movie Keane (2004). See more »


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Written by Sean Callery
Performed by Sean Callery Feat. Chris Tedesco
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Homeland State of Independence
14 October 2012 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Saul is taken into a room so people can look in his bag. The man looking into the bag finds a slide and takes it away from him, but then when Saul gets on the plan we see that he still has the clip of Brody admitting to betraying his country. Back on American soil Carrie is working on a story late into the night. Jessica is looking at Brody's speech where he brings up his time as a war prisoner thinking he would die. Brody gets a call that the CIA are looking closer into him. Someone from the CIA comes to visit her and praises what she did in Beirut. Brody then goes to find someone who can help him as the CIA know about someone he knows. While Brody is trying to keep this person safe Jessica unaware is trying to organize for his speech tonight. While Brody is out trying to get the car free Jessica calls wondering where on earth he is. Carrie feeling so great about herself comes back to the CIA to meet with David. Carrie then walks in on a meeting thinking that she belongs there even though she is not part of the CIA anymore. When Brody goes to get some tobacco for the person he is trying to keep safe he gets away while Brody searches for him out in the middle of nowhere. Carrie wants to go home because her family are too close and she has been let go from the agency she loves so much. When Brody chases after him he kills him by tackling him down to the ground. Brody try's to save his ass by saving this man. All throughout this Jessica calls him so many times. Brody while calling his wife has to kill the man by twisting his neck. Carrie returns home to an empty house where all her troubles started. Carrie gets ready as if she is about to go out but just takes some pills and goes straight to bed very sad and alone. When Brody is not able to make in to the dinner it is up to Jessica to cover for him by making the speech. As Jessica gets home Brody gets there to hear the news of Jessica's speech she gave for him. Carrie is then woken up by a knock on the door which turns out to be Saul. Saul then shows Carrie the video file he found. Her reaction is what we've been waiting for because she was so close and right about who Brody was. Great ending but the storyline with Brody was less impressive to me.

EPISODE GRADE: B+ (MVP: Damian Lewis)

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