At 2:23:04, Tarin and Kayla are still in bed, and still in what might charitably be called a post-coital glow. Or if you wanted to be less charitable, you could say that Kayla looks as if she was just sprayed down like supermarket produce. Tarin is just finishing a phone call with a friend at the State Department, who says he can get them political asylum. Tarin warns that it might take twelve to eighteen months. "But as soon as we file the application, we are protected by the law. Your father cannot touch us." There's some talk about how they're going to live while waiting for it to happen, which of course Kayla says she's doesn't care about. They go back to macking, until Kayla's phone rings again. Apparently she hasn't been taking her mom's calls either, on Tarin's advice, although now she says she should. "She deserves to know that I'm all right." Tarin playfully takes her phone, and says she can call back after their application is filed. "Bye-bye," he says, tossing the phone away so they can make out some more. He's totally going to get her grounded.
Speaking of Kayla's mom, she's walking through the U.N. building as she leaves the latest of what sounds like an increasingly worried series of messages. She hangs up just as she spots Hassan at the end of the hallway. They walk into the elevator together, and Dalia brings up Tarin's arrest, of which she has heard and of which she does not approve. Hassan sheepishly says he didn't know who to trust. "I had to do something," he says lamely. Dalia says he's one of Hassan's most loyal men. "So was my brother," Hassan whines. "Or so I thought, until he tried to have me killed and destroy my government." Dalia says Hassan's well on the way to accomplishing that himself. I'm still not clear on what changed Hassan's mind about Tarin in the first place. I just hope it's something other than story reasons. As they get off the elevator and walk across the hall into their residence, she asks if the police are involved. Hassan says they're about to be, as Nabeel, posted at the door, closes it behind them. They stand at opposite ends of the giant window, staring out at the overlit matte painting outside at 2:26:06. After a long silence, Hassan says he's sorry. "As you should be!" she snaps, blaming him for the fact that their daughter is out in a city that's under threat. "You drove her away with your suspicion and your paranoia!" He cops to it all, and promises to change and to do everything he can to get Kayla back. They hug it out. I think we're supposed to be pulling for them to get back together, but I also think I'm a little too scared of her.