"...security team, who I know to be liars and war criminals. Responsible for atrocities they were never held accountable for. This is about justice for 82 children whose deaths were never acknowledged, and whose murder is a stain on the soul of this nation..."
With a complete lack of irony, Al Qaeda proudly tosses this obsolete video out in the world like a bomb, grinning into the camera. Cut off one head, a thousand grow back.
"The demise of Al Qaeda is a myth. For every action, there is a reaction. Just as you lay waste to our nation, we lay waste to yours, God willing. And nothing is too great for God."
The new Walden, whoever he is, wherever he is, hears his phone ring. His heart leaps.
Carrie tosses Nick's phone out the window, angling a perfect line of dialogue that slices through every relationship at once:
"The minute you reach out to your family -- the second -- they'll be on us like bloodhounds."
Saul's phone rings, off this line -- Carrie's family -- but it's his family calling: His wife, Mira, terrified for him, ready to come home. Ready to tame him again. And, Carrie's last words ringing in his ears -- balance is possible, you can be human again -- and left all alone without a single soul who loves him or even knows him, he is grateful. When he tells Mira Carrie's dead, you can hear the change in both their voices: It's the first he's hearing of it, too.
Carrie describes their next moves -- a fire road a mile from the border, then a twenty-mile hike to a cabin -- in such vivid detail that Brody figures it out instantly. They stand in the cold, and he is just this side of rueful.
Nick: "So. You're not coming, are you?"
Carrie: "See, I was going to? But... I can't now. I mean, I was half-prepared to go with you, right up until we stopped the car. I kind of knew I was going to send you packing, and kind of also thought I would go with you. But looking at it now? No way."
Nick: "I get it."
Carrie: "Which isn't to say we can't be together. Just not today. I have to put civilization back together. I'll feel weird."
Nick: "I'm going to be hunted like a dog, and killed like a dog. Which I deserve. So please don't fuckin'..."
Carrie: "Dude, half the reason I'm doing this is to clear your name. Are you questioning my abilities at this time?"