'Homeland' - 'Q & A' recap: 'Are you sure you're not a monster, Brody?'

"Homeland's" Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) is having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. First he's duped by Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) and arrested for treason, then he is forced to watch his suicide video as his whole world collapses. But it gets worse: When Brody refuses to come clean and actually calls his hotheaded interrogator's bluff ("She's a very understanding woman" he says chillingly about his wife), Peter Quinn (Rupert Friend) pins his hand to the table -- with a knife. And we thought Carrie was unbalanced. But Quinn later confirms Saul's (Mandy Patinkin) suspicion that slamming his switchblade through the back of Brody's palm was "all theater" (the injured congressman would probably disagree), saying, "Every good cop needs a bad cop." The good cop, of course, is Carrie, who takes over the interrogation and eventually elicits a confession from Brody. The reinstated CIA operative deftly reminds him of their shared war experience...



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