The scene opens in Baghdad where CIA Operative, Carrie Mathison, is driving through the city talking to David Estes of the CIA. He denies her request to be able to hold off the execution of a known terrorist, Hasan, and says that it is in the hands of the Iraqi people. She says that Hasan has Intel that will help them with the war and David tells her that it is not going to happen. Carrie meets with a contact who has someone who says that they can get her inside the prison. She goes up to Hasan and he doesn’t have any information for her because she can’t save him. She says that she can save Hasan’s family if he agrees to help them. The Iraqi guards come in and take Carrie by force. Hasan says what he knows to her and tells her to keep her promise to save his family. ..Read the full recap
Ratings: 1.08 Million Viewers
Awards and Nominations: This episode won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series and for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series.
Trivia: The pilot episode was available online and via affiliate On Demand channels on September 13, and had been seen by over 1.4 million viewers before its TV premiere.
Carrie: I tried to get the CIA to intervene but they can´t do anything. I´m sorry
Ibrahim: Then I have nothing to say to you
Carrie: Because Abu Nazir is playing the long game. This way no one expects a thing.
Saul: Except you?
Carrie: Except me.
Carrie: I-I'm just making sure we don't get hit again.
Saul: Well, I'm glad someone's looking out for the country, Carrie.
Carrie: I'm serious. I-I missed something once before, I won't...I can't let that happen again.
Saul: It was ten years ago. Everyone missed something that day.
Carrie: Yeah, everyone's not me.
Saul: What were his exact words, please?
Carrie: "An American prisoner of war has been turned."
Saul: He said this in English?
Carrie: Yes. He whispered it into my ear right before the guards pulled me away.
Saul: And when he used the expression "turned"...
Carrie: He meant turned - working for Abu Nazir.
Saul: Why am I just hearing about this now?
Carrie: Because until ten minutes ago, I didn't know there were any POWs still alive in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Nicholas: I love that nightgown.
Jessica: My mom wears a nightgown, this is a negligée.
Jessica: I'm not dodging you. I'm trying to deal with this whole situation.
Mike: Well, you are not dealing with it.
Carrie: So, am I still going to jail?
Saul: Not just yet.
Big Brother: When the video surveillance equipment starts working inside Brody's house, Virgil says "Hello, Big Brother."
Big Brother is a reality television show where individuals live together in a house that is constantly monitored by cameras.
"Jody": Jessica Brody tells her kids that she was at the movies with "Jody" while she was actually out with Mike Faber.
Jody is a term in the military that is slang for a person at home who steals the soldier's girlfriend (or boyfriend) while they are at war.