Nazir: "Nicholas, give me the number and I'll let Carrie go."
Brody: "Let Carrie go and I'll give you the number."
Nazir: "But I don't trust you! Give me the number first."
Brody: "But I don't trust you! Let Carrie go first."
How do you earn a breakout from this classic situation? Issa, obviously.
Nick's Point: "I wouldn't swear on Issa unless I meant it, which you know. That's how you brainwashed me in the first place. And also though, you know that I would love it if Walden dropped dead of a heart attack. Not only because of Issa, but because the guy is seriously the worst. He should die for Issa alone, but also I can't handle the fact that he is going to be the next President, because that is going to ruin the world. Every reason I have for joining Al-Qaeda is still true and still on the table, whether or not you're pissed off at me right now."
At this point Nick is making so many insane faces and doing so many odd tics and quirks and things, I mean it's so grotesque that I sort of had to watch through my fingers, but somebody online noted that the way Nazir keeps making him swear on Issa's immortal soul, over and over, and there's this one microsecond where Nick just entirely leaves the room for a second, just goes totally vacant and so maybe there is another thing going on right now, like maybe he's being "activated" or something. (Trigger warning!)
I don't know. I don't know what all they get up to these days. You can't have a childhood filled with Chris Claremont comics and not, somewhere in your mind, believe that possibly this is a thing that happens to people, this post-hypnotic mind control thing, where somebody shows you a Queen of Diamonds or plays Frankie Goes To Hollywood and suddenly you're murdering the Prime Minister of Malaysia at a fashion show.
Either way, Carries leaves and Nick gives Nazir the code thing. And either way, Carrie hears him give Nazir the code thing. So, what's going through her head? Happy to be alive for a second, maybe. But also wondering what the fuck is going on with her boyfriend that he just totally committed murder, maybe a bunch of different capital offenses -- just now I had to stop myself in the middle of googling "is it treason to murder the vice president" in various configurations, because I don't want to go to Guantanamo Bay just for googling things or I could tell you for sure -- and the fact that she's implicated. Right? Like, just the fact that he gave this number, presuming it's the real one -- and nobody making the fucked up faces he's making could also be lying at the same time -- means she has to put his narrow ginger ass fully in jail. Right? Something to think about as she's tearing off down the road.