"It fucked me up, Saul. Being wrong about Brody, it really... It fucked me up. Because I have never been so sure... and so wrong. And it's that fact that I still can't get my head around. It makes me unable to trust my own thoughts. Every time I think I see something clearly now, it just disappears."
Carrie: "But we're talking about Abu Nazir, I mean..."
Saul: "I get that would solve a lot of your crazy. But I can't risk American lives on a hunch."
Carrie: "I wouldn't ask you to. But see, I recruited this lady. Here, right in this city. And it's been eight years and a lot can change in that time -- you're looking at it -- but I helped her in an abusive domestic situation, Saul. I practically saved her life. I knew when she was ready to leave, she'd let me know. She'd be on my side."
"The way I am now, I wouldn't trust me either. But the Carrie who recruited her? That one I believe."
Well, that's all you had to say. We all loved that Carrie, you most of all. Saul makes the call. The operation's a go.
Tossing off Betsy's administrative questions, since his Pentagon dilemma's off the books, Nick runs around looking for his keys. She finds them, in plain sight, on his desk. And what about his five o'clock meeting? Brody tells her to reschedule, but he's right outside the door: His former best friend and his wife's former lover, Mike. Trying desperately to be off-hand, funny, charming. So Brody invites him along for the ride.
Mike: "So, Congressman..."
Nick: "Don't even."
Mike: "Fine, Future Vice President..."
Nick: "Oh my God."
Mike: "Heh, sorry. Here's the deal. The subcommittee report on Tom Walker's death came out a couple of weeks ago. I'm assuming you haven't read it, for obvious reasons. But it says he was a lone sniper..."
Nick: "Good! Er, I mean, okay."
Mike: "...Which doesn't make sense. He was the best shot in our platoon, he wouldn't have missed the VP."
Nick: "Except he did."
Mike: "Three times? Only to land a by-the-book kill shot on Elizabeth Gaines? Who is, from what I can tell, just some lady? There's something more going on than just Walker and his rifle."
Nick: "It was probably the Freemasons. The Illuminati?"
Mike: "Yeah, it's not just me. The whole platoon is whispering about this."
Nick: "Those same PTSD drunkards that started a riot at my homecoming party?"
Mike: "Okay, whatever. I'd think at the least you'd want to know more about Tom's actual death, and that is not in there. Can you use your clearance to see the classified stuff that's not in the report?"
Nick: "Okay, sure. Yes. And by yes, I mean no fucking way."