Mandy Patinkin, Claire Danes, Rupert Friend, Homeland


WARNING: It's a recap, folks. That means we are revealing plot details from Sunday night's episode of Homeland. If you don't want to be spoiled, move along. For everyone else, let's get to it!

This was the first episode of Homeland this season where we felt real anxiety about what was happening, which is always a good sign. No more prefacing, let's just get to tonight's big episode:

It's baby time! Remember when we called it after episode two that Dana (Morgan Saylor) was going to get knocked up? Well, we were right…sort of. Dana isn't the one who is expecting…it's Carrie (Claire Danes)! After coming home from her meeting with Javadi (Shaun Toub), we watched Carrie take a pregnancy test, and it was positive. And just when you thought it could be a false positive, Carrie opens a drawer to reveal about thirty pregnancy tests she has already taken, and they all confirm the bun in the oven. The fact that she has so many could indicate that she's been taking them for a while, aka, since her last tryst with Brody (Damian Lewis). Congrats, Brody. You are still in the running for Carrie's baby-daddy. Or it could be from her random hookups. Guess we have to wait a little longer to find out. And now we finally understand what the title of the episode ("Still Positive") really means.

And speaking of that meeting with Javadi, Carrie turns her abduction into a way to corner the Magician, and after revealing everything that she and Saul (Mandy Patinkin) know about his embezzlements and the fact that he's an enemy of his own state, she tells Javadi they want to turn him in order to get closer to the people behind the Langley bombing. Saul reveals to Fara (Nazanin Boniadi) that he once worked closely with Javadi and back in the day helped smuggle out Javadi's son and wife to put them in witness protection.

Turns out, Javadi is pretty bitter about that and though he agrees to meet with Carrie to discuss working with the CIA, he skips the meeting and goes straight to a house that is occupied by his daughter-in-law and ex-wife, both of whom he viciously murders. Quinn (Rupert Friend) and Carrie arrive shortly after to take him to the safe house so he can face Saul. And what does our papa bear do when he gets face-to-face with Javadi? Punches him in the face and breaks his freakin' nose! Get him, Saul! The episode ends before we can get to the interrogation, but we're very excited to see what happens next.

Meanwhile, in Dana "the Worst" Brody land, Dana wants to change her last name so she's no longer associated with her father, the wanted terrorist. But she didn't stop there. Her friend Angela stopped by while Jess (Morena Baccarin) was making dinner and Dana came out with her bags packed and told her mom she was moving away. To where? We don't know, she didn't say. Jess put up a bit of a fight, but after a speech about how she can't be Dana Brody anymore, Jess let her daughter go and hugged her goodbye. At first we were like, 'you can't just let your daughter leave!' But then we thought about the fact that this might be the last we see of Dana so…bye!

What did you think of tonight's episode? Who do you think is the father of Carrie's baby? Are you excited at the possibility that we may never see Dana again?

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