Let’s get the big shocker out of the way first. Actually, I called it a few episodes ago, but actually seeing it on the screen — shocking. Carrie and Brody f**ked! I tried to find another word to use, but nothing else quite reflected what they did. They were drunk, but that doesn’t change the harm that this will do personally and professionally. How in the heck do they recover from this?
Carrie screwed Brody, but she really screwed herself and the agency. Did he call Carrie for support or was it to get information out of her about the polygraph test? Her slip was all he needed to trick the lie detector test, which we know he did.
Carrie just dug an even deeper hole for herself when she had Brody asked if he was faithful to his wife. The positive is that she knows he beat the test, but was it worth the negative? Now Brody knows that Carrie suspects him of slipping the razor blade to Hamid. What does the mean going forward? It probably wasn’t very smart of her to get in the car with him.
We don’t know if Brody was responsible for the razor, but we still don’t know whether Saul did it either. His polygraph tests leave his innocence up in the air. Did he fail the first time due to other stress or did he really do it? We will have to wait until another day to find out the answer to this secret and who was responsible.
While we don’t know the truth about the razor, we did find out information that supports Brody turning on his country. His fellow marine said, “Brody’s full of shit. Right up to his fucking eyeballs.” And, continued to spew that Brody was against the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and was hypocrite for helping recruit now. If he was questioning the war when he was captured that would have made it easier for him to be brainwashed or just turned.
I thought the situation in the first episodes was serious, but it got really real in “A Good Soldier.” The terrorists are running around killing their own, there may be a leak within the CIA, and personally those involved have messed up lives — how can they overcome these obstacles to keep the country safe?