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Compelling and contemporary US thriller about a troubled and unorthodox CIA agent, starring Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin
Series 2 Summary
The second season of the compelling US thriller finds former CIA agent Carrie Mathison on the slow path to recovery and freshman Congressman Nicholas Brody serving his first term in office.
As the situation at home and abroad escalates, their worlds are set to collide once more. Will Carrie finally be vindicated for the truth she was so close to uncovering? Can Brody keep his head above water, as opposing powers use him like a pawn in their games?
Episode 1 - The Smile
Months after Carrie's expulsion from the CIA and the dramatic events that prompted her to undergo electro-convulsive therapy, the former CIA officer is on the slow path to recovery and has found a degree of peace within the protective embrace of her suburban family.
However, the progress she has made towards repairing her mental health is threatened when an asset from her former life as an agent - the abused wife of a Hezbollah commander - comes to the American Embassy in Beirut, offering information about an attack against the United States.
Nicholas Brody, several months into his inaugural term as a Congressman, finds himself torn by the competing agendas of those who have influence over him.
With every lie that Brody is forced to tell, the walls around him close in a little tighter, as he realises that his attempts to change the face of American foreign policy through non-violent means may not be good enough for a vengeful Abu Nazir.
Episode 2 - Beirut Is Back
Carrie goes against the advice of her family and gets involved in an operation aiming to neutralise the threat posed by Abu Nazir.
Brody's handler presses the Congressman into service, as his relationship with Jessica takes a hit.
Mike Faber wants to know more about the shooting of Elizabeth Gaines.
Episode 3 - State of Independence
Feeling restless after her adventures in Beirut, Carrie convinces herself that a triumphant return to the CIA may be on the cards.
When Brody finds out that the Gettysburg bomb-maker is on a terrorist watch list and in danger of imminent discovery, he makes a last-minute attempt to extract him from the situation.
Meanwhile, Jessica steps into the political limelight, taking risks of her own.
Episode 4 - New Car Smell
Estes is stunned by information given to him by Saul during a secret debrief. He authorises a covert operation to pursue intelligence recovered in Beirut, but not without putting his own trusted operative in charge first.
Still reeling from his misadventures with the bomb-maker, Brody gets another shock when he runs into Carrie at Langley. However, a casual invitation to bury the hatchet turns into an encounter that neither of them could have foreseen.
Meanwhile, Dana discovers that she has something in common with Finn Walden, the Vice President's son.
Episode 5 - Q&A
Brody finds himself a prisoner again, but this time on American soil.
Carrie is forced to play second fiddle after her rash judgement call at the hotel, while Estes is kept busy making sure that Jessica stays off their trail.
Meanwhile, Dana's relationship with Finn is taken to the next level, changing from fun to deadly serious.
Episode 6 - A Gettysburg Address
Dana visits the hospital and is shocked by what she sees there.
Faber gets tangled up with the CIA when he asks too many questions about his old friend Tom Walker.
Meanwhile, Brody agrees to work with Carrie and Quinn to stop an attack on America, but his loyalty to the United States is questioned when Gettysburg once again becomes a battleground.
Episode 7 - The Clearing
Reeling from the recent ambush, Carrie and the team struggle to regain control of their operation, while Brody and family attend a fundraiser at a Virginia horse farm.
Saul visits Aileen in solitary confinement, hoping she'll provide key intelligence on the latest attack.
Meanwhile, an anguished Dana pressures Finn to come clean about their hidden crime. But her quest to tell the truth collides with her father's secret mission in ways neither could have foreseen.
Episode 8 - I'll Fly Away
The lies that are tangling his relationships with Carrie, Roya and Jessica leave Brody heading for a serious meltdown as he struggles to keep his complicated alliances separate.
Against Quinn's orders, Carrie stages a risky intervention to keep Brody in line, forcing both of them to confront their mixed emotions.
Meanwhile, as Dana turns to an unlikely source for comfort, her father comes face to face with his deadly past.
Episode 9 - Two Hats
In an effort to clarify his priorities, Brody makes a necessary phone call before things spiral further out of control.
Saul decides to team up with Virgil and Max to dig up some information on one of their own.
While the Brody family enjoys an all-expenses-paid holiday of sorts, Carrie is preparing for the most important breakfast meeting of her career.
Episode 10 - Broken Hearts
When Saul catches up with an old friend, he discovers evidence of covert activities by Estes.
Brody and Vice President Walden find themselves at odds over the future of their political relationship, while Dana and Finn come to terms with their own differences.
However, it's Carrie, seemingly at the top of her game, who turns out to be more in the dark than anyone else.
Episode 11 - In Memoriam
Becoming exhausted, Carrie continues to hunt for Nazir, her suspicion turning towards the CIA itself.
Roya reveals her true colours under interrogation, and Saul finds himself fighting for his career under the most unexpected circumstances.
The Brody family struggles to maintain anything close to a state of sanity.
Episode 12 - The Choice
Following the dramatic events at the mill, Carrie must decide where her heart lies: does she want to be back at the CIA - with a promotion, no doubt - or leading a very different life?
Brody shares a drink with Faber to consider the future of his family, while Saul is tasked with a secret mission and Quinn makes a decision that may change everything.
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