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TV Recap: Homeland, Season 4, Episode 7 "Redux"

We got a great surprise guest on last night's episode.
Director Lockhart is not amused. Photograph by David Bloomer for Showtime.

Let’s go ahead and address the thing I want to talk about most—BRODY IS BACK! Okay, he’s not really, but it was nice to believe for a second that there’s an alternate Homeland universe where he’s just been living in Pakistan helping out with missions and secretly keeping tabs on baby Frannie.

Saul Berenson

Best Moment: Leave it to Saul to challenge his terrorist kidnapper on his beliefs. Their whole dinner scene was wonderful.

Worst Moment: Did Haissam Haqqani really need Saul in the room when he had sex with his wife? That seems excessive.

Number of awkward car rides Saul took with Haqqani: Two.

Peter Quinn

Best Moment: With Carrie struggling this week, Quinn called the shots. He’s the voice of reason we all need.

Worst Moment: Poor imaginary Quinn got seriously beat up by Carrie. Does it mean anything that Carrie saw both Quinn and Brody while she was delusional?

Number of keys he has for Carrie’s apartment: One (at least). Why does everyone have a key to Carrie’s apartment? At this point, Quinn and Dennis Boyd go there more than she does.

Carrie Mathison

Best Moment: We got a lot of genuine moments with Carrie this week, but the most heartfelt was when she admitted she was glad she didn’t have Saul’s death on her conscience as well as Aayan’s. She does have feelings!

Worst Moment: We’re giving Carrie a bye this week. It was a rough one for her.

Number of times she thought about baby Frannie: Zero. If a vision of Brody doesn’t make Carrie want to talk about baby Frannie, nothing will.

Other important plot lines to note:

  • CIA Director Lockhart was actually pretty great this episode. I love the way he casually returned to his cell phone after telling Pakistan he may revoke their $2 billion aid package from the United States. He probably had an important game of Candy Crush to get back to.
  • The ambassador’s husband continues to be terrible.
  • I knew Aasar Khan was too good-looking to have a small role this season. I’m not surprised that he had Carrie taken to his house, but I am surprised that he sat and comforted her on the floor. Let another weirdly intimate working relationship begin.
Brody’s looking pretty good for a dead guy. Photograph by David Bloomer for Showtime.

What were your favorite moments from last night’s episode? Share in the comments.

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