Estes is always right, most especially when he makes that face, but this time he is more right than you would ever believe.
Brody: "Okay, so now what. We just wait for the CIA and Al-Qaeda to come here and kill us?"
Carrie: "Yep. I'm going to go get some snacks!"
Brody: "I mean, this is your plan?"
Carrie: "That is most of, but not entirely, my plan. Just do like I'm doing and pretend we're on a romantic getaway to this rustic motel."
Brody: "But my daughter is missing and my wife's etern..."
Carrie: "Bup bup bup. Romantic getaway."
Brody: "It's a good thing my entire persona shattered earlier today into a million self-hating pieces or else I would discern the million problems with this plan. As it is, what I would love from the snack machine is some Combos. Maybe like a Sprite."
Dana: "That was a well-deserved nap. Listen, can I just live here from now on?"
Mike: "You can call your mom and ask to spend the night."
Dana: "That would involve talking to my mom, and I make it a point never to talk to my mom."
Dana calls home, and she and Jessica have a really excellent, sweet conversation. It's funny to pretend Jessica hates her daughter, but even more enjoyable to see how untrue that is. Part of what makes Dana insufferable is that she's carrying burdens for her family that she doesn't even clearly know what they are. You know? Even before she caught him praying, she had these vibes. And it's just a truism of family dynamics that the person who carries the pain is the person who is most annoying. Generally, those two things combine into one horrible personality with a tendency toward ovarian cysts, which we are lucky that Dana's also got a strong mind and a very strong character, or else she would actually suck as much as we always joke about her sucking.
Dana: "Did he actually tell you why he flaked out at the police station? I really hate telling you this, but it was that lady from the CIA. Carrie. She showed up and..."
Jessica: "Oh, damn it. Well, I guess I knew he was lying about that. I guess really I did know. So much so that I can't even be angry, just grossed-out and sad."
Dana: "Allow me to reiterate that I did not want to tell you that part, and furthermore that I can tell you in all honesty that I didn't enjoy it even a little bit."
Jessica: "I know that you didn't, but it's nice to hear you think that out aloud."