Carrie: "Why did you stop calling me, Saul? You're like the only person I like, besides my married ex-boyfriend I accused of being Al-Qaeda."
Saul: "Dr. Rosenberg said I reminded you of work and was effing up your prognosis. And now that I'm proving him right, it's like old times. Did you ever think we'd be doing this again?"
Carrie: "I hoped. I know, don't get too comfortable."
They share a private moment of pain; it's like a hug times a hundred.
Being swept up in this giant operation means the Joint Chiefs of Staff -- including the Secretary of Defense, whom they're here to meet -- are nowhere to be found. Walden grabs Brody and pulls him into the situation room so they can watch it go down.
Nick: "Special Ops has an operation underway? In Beirut? Like, on the ground?"
Walden: "Tremendously exciting, no? But there's more..."
An advance truck comes out, clearing the street for everybody else -- coincidentally, near the ground team. Another truck shows up, pinning them in -- Andrew Wiley assumes this is Fatima fucking us, but Saul calms Carrie -- and shaking down all the storefronts. Civilians gone, Estes counts the hostiles involved and determines that this will have to be a kill mission. The ground team just has to sit there and watch the snipers do their thing! Very scary!
Brody: "Kill who? Who are they clearing the street for?"
Walden: "Abu fucking Nazir! Thought you'd be interested."
Brody: "Oh, I am very dang interested."
Another truck arrives, with Abbas and Nazir's lieutenant, Al-Razi. Separately, Carrie and Nick begin to shake, because they know her intel is good: Abu Nazir is on his way. But just before they can take their shots, just as Nazir is stepping out into the street, he gets a text from Nick: "MAY 1." Estes, and Carrie, celebrate just before the order is given... But he ducks away, saved again.
[Note: Aside from ruining the mission and taking out Nazir, Nick is also responsible for making some poor janitor have to clean up the shit Nick took while sending that text. Annoying. -- Rachel.]
The safehouse team grabs Carrie and Saul, already reacting to the situation, and shoves them into the car. All the Americans on Hamra St. got away, although Abbas and Al-Razi are dead.
Carrie: "What about Abu Nazir? We've got to loop back and find him, I'll shoot his ass myself! Easy as cake."