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Representative Brody
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Season 1, Episode 10
Written by: Henry Bromell
Directed by: Guy Ferland
Production number: 1WAH09
Running time: 49 minutes
Original airdate: December 4, 2011
Viewers (millions): 1.22

YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY! - Mansour Al-Zahrani

Representative Brody is the tenth episode of Season 1 of Homeland.  It aired on December 4, 2011.

Synopsis

Carrie and Saul identify Walker's contact in Washington but their target has diplomatic immunity; Nick is approached to run for a disgraced congressman's seat in the House of Representatives.

Episode guide

Vice President Walden visits Brody at his home. He offers Brody the chance to run for a seat on the House of Representatives soon to be vacated by the disgraced Richard Johnson. Brody accepts the offer. Jessica, however, is resistant to the idea, fearing the media scrutiny and disruption to their lives. Jessica also reveals she knows Brody and Carrie had an affair, much to Brody's surprise.

Carrie and Saul have been digging for dirt on Mansour Al-Zahrani, the Saudi diplomat who was found to be conferring with Tom Walker at the mosque. He's heavily in debt yet is making large deposits to a Swiss bank. He's also leading a closeted gay lifestyle, and they have photographs to prove it. Carrie and Saul corner Al-Zahrani at the bank he frequents, and stage an interrogation. Carrie presents the photos and threatens to out Al-Zahrani to his wives, his children, and his ambassador. Al-Zahrani calls her bluff, saying to go ahead and expose him, and that his wives already know he's gay. He starts to leave, but Carrie tries a new approach. She threatens to have Al-Zahrani's daughter, a National Merit Scholar attending Yale, deported to Saudi Arabia. Al-Zahrani finally agrees to cooperate, posting a signal at his house which indicates to Walker that they are to meet at noon in Farragut Square the next day.

Brody tracks down Mike and tries to make amends after their falling out. Brody apologizes, and forgives Mike for his relationship with Jessica. He then asks Mike to appeal to Jessica to support his run for Congress. Brody also calls Carrie, wanting to discuss something personal. They agree to meet at Carrie's. Carrie is led to believe there will be possible reconciliation, and is heartbroken when Brody merely tells her he is running for Congress and wants to confirm that nobody knows about the affair they had.

Al-Zahrani arrives for the meet at Farragut Square, where various agents are undercover and waiting to seize Walker when he arrives. Carrie is there coordinating the operation. A black man who looks like Walker arrives, carrying a briefcase, but none of the agents can confirm it is he. Carrie observes that the man is carrying a briefcase in his left hand and has a watch on his right wrist, but that Walker is known to be right-handed. As the man approaches Al-Zahrani, Carrie attempts to evacuate the area. Walker is watching through a window nearby and, with his cell phone, remotely detonates a bomb that is in the briefcase. The bomb explodes, killing Al-Zahrani, the Walker look-alike, and three bystanders, while grievously injuring many others. Carrie is left with a severe concussion.

Jessica tells Brody that after discussing it with the children, they all fully support his run for Congress.

Saul visits Carrie in the hospital. He tells her that the man who delivered the briefcase was a homeless man hired by Walker. Saul concludes that Walker was tipped off and that there must be a mole placed somewhere in the government. The duo watch Brody on television officially announcing his candidacy in the special election.

Comments

“It pleases me to no end that someone got paid to write the sentence ‘I suck cock and I love it! Yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy’ on the most acclaimed new drama of the season. Great Gay Moment in Television?” –Joe Reid

“Carrie Mathison throws herself into things with reckless abandon, and she pretty much expects that if she keeps hurling herself at a wall, it’s going to give way. Take, for instance, the scene where Brody is coming over to see her. We in the audience know that he’s almost certainly coming over to tell her not to say anything about their relationship. But she doesn’t know that. She thinks this might be a chance to rekindle something pretty great. So she puts on the little black dress. She pours the wine. She turns on the Miles Davis. She makes herself look fantastic. Then he tells her what he has to tell her, and you can see in her eyes—in Claire Danes’ eyes, technically, but who’s counting—that all of her dreams are crumbling somewhere, but she’s not going to let it through so he can see it, even though he’s obviously aware that she had a very different idea for the evening than he did. He leaves. She dumps the wine in the sink and tosses the bottle out angrily. And then she turns into the wrecking ball again, ready to solve problems however necessary.” –Todd VanDerWerff

“We made up a song in season one—Claire and myself and another guy—based on yummy yummy yummy.“ –Mandy Patinkin, making your day

Quotes

“You’re trying to find what makes them human, not what makes them terrorists.”

“Believe it or not, I value my privacy.”

"I think they call it a Hail Mary.”

Cast

Main Cast

Guest Starring

Co-Starring

Note

Videos



Season 1
#101 "Pilot" #107 "The Weekend"
#102 "Grace" #108 "Achilles Heel"
#103 "Clean Skin" #109 "Crossfire"
#104 "Semper I" #110 "Representative Brody"
#105 "Blind Spot" #111 "The Vest"
#106 "The Good Soldier" #112 "Marine One"
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