'Homeland' - 'The Clearing' recap: Carrie and Brody just can't quit each other

Was there ever a more tragic, star-crossed couple than "Homeland's" Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) and Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes)? But despite all the obstacles against them (he's married, for Pete's sake!), the terrorist traitor and the mentally ill CIA operative who apprehended him are irresistibly drawn to each other. They make contact again in "The Clearing" -- and their latest clandestine meeting, on the estate of a wealthy campaign supporter hosting a weekend fundraiser -- results in more than just a firm handshake. Asking Carrie whether kissing him is her way of keeping him close, Brody admits, "I feel used and played and lied to. But, he adds, "I also feel good. Two minutes with you and I feel good. How do you pull that off?" He didn't feel so good earlier when he meeting another woman, Roya, in another clearing, to discuss the Gettysburg ambush. While Brody protests about the murder of six federal...



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