Brody: "Can I have one more drink? I'm about to do something foolhardy. It involves this cell phone I'm staring at while I brood, if you want a hint."
Quinn: "I bet he's going to call his terrorism contact. That's what I'd do, if my wife threw me out and I was getting drunk at a hotel and just ran into my girlfriend and my terrorist handler told me to get back in touch with her -- I'd probably just call up another terrorist and be like..."
Anybody Who Has Ever Seen A TV Show Or A Movie, OTOH: "Carrie Mathison, please pick up your phone in three, two, one..."
One fun activity to try is imagining if Carrie had a specific ringtone for Brody, like, how awesome -- and tonally ruinous -- would it be if we watched him call the "mystery number" and then Carrie's phone starts playing... What? The jaunty steamboat rhythms of Elvis Presley's Vegas-Era hit "Devil In Disguise," which is kind of on the nose but the sound of the song itself would just be classic. But then I thought, really any song would be funny, because their relationship (and our relationship to their relationship) is so intense and like nothing else that has ever happened. "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around," like, how fucked up and funny would that be? "Call Me Maybe."
NOT A BOOTY CALL
Nick: "Hi. Do you know who this is?"
Carrie: "Technically, yes."
Nick: "I know we said Peace earlier, but I was wondering if you wanted to seal it with a drink. I'm at the Ashford..."
Carrie: "Twenty minutes."
Quinn: "Whoa! So now like there's a whole operation happening! How exciting."
Carrie: "Exactly what I was thinking. So like, what am I doing? I mean, I know what I'm doing -- and it is nuts -- but like, what is the overall plan? I mean, what is the CIA version of the plan?"
Quinn: "Spook him more, since we didn't understand that Roya was his contact?"
Carrie: "That's exactly what I was thinking. Maybe I should straight-up mention Nazir. Or is that too much? I get a little hyped sometimes."
Quinn: "No, it's exactly what I was thinking."
Carrie: "That's exactly what I was thinking too, also. Hey, what if I go rogue or do something crazy or fuck this up somehow?"
Quinn: "You won't. I think you're great. This is what you were born to do."
Carrie: "God, you're a really good friend. For somebody I met fourteen minutes ago and hate, I mean."