The second episode of Season 3 of “Homeland” was the oddly titled “Uh… Oh… Ah…” In this tense, fascinating episode, Carrie coped with the fallout of Saul’s testimony, while Dana continued her struggle to feel normal and loved with her suspected terrorist dad out of the picture. Here’s what went down, in case you missed it!
Carrie’s downward spiral
Feeling utterly betrayed by both Saul and the CIA, Carrie decides to set the record straight with a reporter. She ends up sounding crazed because she can’t talk about her relationship with Brody. Her interview is cut short when she gets hauled off to a mental illness treatment facility against her will.
With Carrie pretty much guaranteed to never work at the CIA again, there’s a “new Carrie” taking over Carrie’s old position. Her name is Fara, and she’s an analyst that has become Saul’s new protégé. But just because she’s Saul’s new sidekick doesn’t mean that he’s going to pull any punches with her.
Fara tracks financial movements, and finds evidence that over $45 million in funds might have been used to organize Abu Nazir’s bombing of the CIA. The money may have been moved by some shady bankers, and there may be ties to Javadi. Still, even with her detective work, Fara can’t get the bankers to cooperate.
Peter Quinn, this episode’s MVP
With Carrie stuck in a hospital and Saul being kind of a jerk, Peter Quinn rose to the position of “most awesome character” this week. He visits Carrie in the hospital, tells Saul off for not having Carrie’s back, and then goes and threatens the banker who refused to help Fara! Peter Quinn single-handedly moved the plot of this episode forward, and the CIA needs to keep him around.
Dana is a hot mess
Meanwhile, Dana is still struggling to readjust to life after treatment. After sending some salacious pics to her BF last episode, she sneaks out in this episode to hook up with him. Naturally, her mom is not impressed. Dana’s just trying to feel good for a change, but it seems like she’s out of control.
The final confrontation
“Homeland” fans had to wait until the final minutes of the episode to see Carrie and Saul in the same room. Carrie, dazed from the drugs that have been forced on her, is pretty close to catatonic when Saul shows up at the hospital.
Saul tries to apologize, but Carrie has none of it. She drops an F-bomb, stares him down, and then turns away from him. Can Saul and Carrie’s friendship ever bounce back from his betrayal?
“Homeland” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on Showtime.