While the rest of the agency is preparing for the attack on America by Abu Nazir, Saul has taken a break to contact Dar Adal, an intelligence operative with information on the identity of Peter Quinn. Last week on Homeland, Virgil and Max broke into Quinn’s apartment and found that the newest member of their team looked like he was ready to leave at a moment’s notice, a rifle cleaning kit the main item that turned up. Who exactly is Peter Quinn and what are his motivations with the Brody case?
In a sneak peek from the next episode of Homeland, Saul and Dar meet in a dinner to discuss Quinn, who turns out to be off-the-book Black Ops. While Saul is confused as to why Estes would put someone like Quinn on a mission like this, Dar suggests it means that Estes needed a “soldier” and that he didn’t trust Saul to carry things out. A possibility is that Estes planted Quinn on the mission knowing his background and hoped that he’d be able to take out Brody once they got all the information they could from him. Last week’s episode ended with Estes nearly having a limo driver execute Brody before eventually backing off, so it’s not a stretch to think that he wanted to get the job from the inside, as well. However, with Carrie getting too close to Brody and becoming the main line of communication between the CIA and the informant, he hasn’t had much of a chance to get close to Brody.
Elsewhere on Homeland, Carrie calls Brody and updates him on the status of his agreement with the CIA. At the moment, it looks as if he’ll be able to take Jessica, Chris, and Dana away from the safe house and start over away from the hustle of D.C. politics. That is, if he can make a clean break from Walden and give up the VP spot that he has all but been penciled in for. It’s no surprise that Brody managed to wrangle a tremendous amount of hype in his brief political career, but he’s going to have to figure out a way to gracefully bow out from the race and leave the game for good without raising any suspicion, particularly with Walden.
Though Brody may not have as much experience, a well-liked war hero is political catnip and having him on the ticket would do Walden a world of good, potentially securing him the White House. A sudden disappearance will be a surprise move from the promising Congressman, but getting himself off the campaign and out of the political crosshairs might be the difference in Brody being able to put himself together and Brody remaining ripped apart for good.
Homeland airs Sunday at 10:00 on Showtime.
Will the information that Saul picks up from Dar help him pinpoint Quinn’s motives and mental state? Do you think that Brody will be able to make his great escape from politics and live a nice, happy life with his family? Is the CIA going to be ready for the attack or will they miss something and end up with blood on their hands?