Carrie tracks Fatima to her mosque, where we learn that Abu Nazir himself, coincidentally, will be meeting with her Hezbollah husband. Fatima's suggestion: Kill 'em both and extract her to Detroit, five million reward dollars richer. Estes doesn't trust this intel particularly (Carrie Mathison + Abu Nazir = Guaranteed Shitshow), but after a full-on panic attack, Carrie convinces Saul that, no matter how batshit crazy she is right now, they both trust the Carrie that recruited this asset in the first place.
The Waldens invite the Brodys to a fundraiser ball which, it turns out, is for a company that wants to supply bunker-busters to take out that fifth unexploded Iran nuke site -- against the President's wishes. Jessica and Nick clash over Nick's weirdly -- and increasingly verbal, and increasingly violent -- anti-military stance, and she takes Dana to Mrs. Walden's house the next day. While the ladies are asking Jess for Nick's keynote presence at a vet fundraiser, Dana and Finn Walden become buddies.
Mike, Jessica's replacement husband after Nick Brody died, shows up at his office questioning the fishiness surrounding that time Nick failed to blow up the Vice President. Later on, he goes out to drink with their whole platoon, shooting down their questions about Tom Walker's life and death but conveniently leaving out the time they both became radicalized terrorists, the time he tortured Tom Walker for like hours, or the time he shot him dead.
But first, he's randomly summoned to the Pentagon so he can join the VP and Joint Chiefs to watch the assassination (it's seven hours ahead, if you were wondering, in Beirut). Visual confirmation of Abu Nazir is good news for Carrie -- she was actually right about this -- but bad news for Nick, who texts Nazir from the actual situation room just in time to save his life.
In Beirut, another rogue action leaves Carrie stranded at Fatima's apartment, where she eventually smashes people's heads with bricks, like a boss. One thrilling rescue later, she's back in panic mode, now bearing a knapsack full of papers and documents she'll probably end up covering in color-coded magic marker one of these days but are, for now, apparently useless. Back stateside, Carrie says a sad goodbye to Major Joy, puts her watch back on Eastern Standard and tries once again to forget how awesome life can be, and what a failure she is...
Except for the SD card Saul finds in the lining, containing Nick Brody's Al-Qaeda suicide video confession! Damn!
Next week: Carrie fools herself in several sad ways, Brody maybe kills somebody in the woods, Saul follows through on his new intel, and Jessica hooks back up with Mike?
Against absolutely everybody's better judgment, Carrie was sent to Beirut to make contact with an old asset -- the wife of a Hezbollah commander with a time-sensitive story to tell. Back in play and feelin' fine, Carrie ran off in the middle of her first contact with handler Saul, and her whereabouts are currently unknown.
Meanwhile back in the States, Israel's destruction of (a variable number of) Iranian nuclear sites has everybody in a little bit of a panic. Congressman Nick Brody was vetted to be VP Walden's running mate in the next election, their families are becoming inseparable, and a reporter named Roya Hammad is now Brody's main link to Abu Nazir.
Fatima's just praying like normal when some random white girl gets up in her face!
Fatima: "Oh, it's just you. Hey, Carrie. What are you doing at my mosque?"
Carrie: "If you've learned one thing about being my friend, it's that you never can tell what I'll get up to."
Fatima: "Okay but like..."
They head to some roof somewhere so everybody can see them chatting about treason and assassinations.
Carrie: "Saul got made yesterday, so I've completely disregarded protocol and lost myself in the majesty that is Beirut until such time as your Friday prayers could get up and crackalackin'. Pretty savvy, huh?"
Fatima: "You're a brunette now?"
Carrie: "For like five minutes. And also I am wearing colored contacts."
Fatima: "You really went through a lot to talk to me, huh? Makes a girl feel special. Also, though, I feel as if I'm going to get murdered in this episode. You're not even in the CIA, right?"
Carrie: "In some versions of reality, no. But either way, they flew me 6,000 miles to see you. What are you peddling?"
Fatima: "Remember how you offered a reward and my extraction for Abu Nazir? Well, get my five million ready and a plan to Detroit, because Nazir is coming to Beirut tomorrow, to meet with my husband. And if you could kill his ass while you're at it, that would be great!"
MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX FUNDRAISER BALL
Walden: "So yeah, it's true that only four of the five sites really got that blown up. The other one is just too well-protected. But did you know that the creeps throwing this party just happen to have a 'penetrating bunker-buster'? And that silly old President is blocking the export license. Just because giving Israel even more toys to play with would make us look even worse to the entire rest of the human race than we already do. What a pussy!"