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  1. I think this is in part due to knowing that he will have a trusted asset in Russia. Granted, "trusted" is a very loose term, especially when it comes to Carrie. But when they were arguing about giving up Anna, Saul went on and on about how it was so hard to cultivate an asset in Russia and that it would take a lot of years to have someone be on the same level as Anna, when Carrie callously suggested that he just go get a new asset after getting rid of Anna. In Carrie, Saul didn't have to start that relationship from scratch. And no matter how horrible her judgment may be, or impaired, in some cases - Saul knows that Carrie is the type who will still go above and beyond the call of duty. And that type of relationship isn't something that he will, or can be able to find with someone else.
  2. I'm still a little miffed that we got to this point because of Carrie's recklessness. It's not as if the Russians found the box on their own. I would find it more plausible if Carrie and Yevgeny had been on the race to find the box first, and the Russians got to it first, and then all the events unfolded as is. It just a huge plot contrivance to me that because of Carrie, once again, was the reason why the box fell into the wrong hands in the first place. And Carrie never admitted to Saul how Yevgeny got it anyway.
  3. Ssshhh....she has to die so that everything else that happened after could happen. Let's also just ignore the fact on why is there only one American security person in the UN, of all places. It's not like they were just running down darkened alleys and street corners..
  4. I actually liked the ending. I didn't see it coming that way. I think it's a nice bow to wrap up the Saul-Carrie relationship, which was really the heart of the show. They may never see each other again ever in their lifetimes but they (or Carrie) found a way to still be connected to Saul. One thing that confused me though is that was Saul still with the CIA or NSA when he was moving out? And was that the first ever communication that Carrie ever did to him as a spy? Saul seem flustered by the package. It didn't occur to him that it was a secret communication until he looked at the package for the 2nd time. So is this Carrie's way of officially declaring herself as a spy? And if Saul is no longer with the CIA/NSA, does that mean he will have to pass her off to someone else?
  5. One of the more memorable scenes for me the entire series was when Carrie and Brody were having sex in the cabin, and Saul and Quinn were listening in on it. Saul had that pained look in his face, probably thinking, "Not again, Carrie, not again..." while Quinn turned up the volume even more so as to fuck with Saul. And in Season 1, it was clear that Carrie had an affair with the CIA director that time, the black guy, from my memory. So, I think what Carrie does regarding sexual relations with men are totally off the books and not some SOP.
  6. Oh well, that ending is predictable. It's disappointing that over the course of this series that Carrie has used her sexuality as a weapon. It would have been a nice characteristic if a show doesn't treat a woman in national intelligence that way. My husband was yelling at the screen: "Email it now! Email it now!" This is what we think of as well. If US gets ahold of the word that there was no nefarious activity on the helicopter crash, then there would probably be no war on Pakistan and Jalal's claim to power can easily be brought down. I remember a couple of episodes ago or so when Yevgeny told Carrie "You bomb their churches, we build it back. That's what we do. That's why I can work with a lot of people here." So I think Russia wants that standing in which they can be seen as an "ally" to parties being perceived to be attacked by the US.
  7. My guess is there are rogue factions inside the Taliban, led by Haqqani's son, whom Haqqani has disavowed earlier. If I'm not mistaken, it seems also that the son was in collaboration with Tasneem in the failed assassination of his father. I still can't get over the fact that Saul is now willing to go to bat for Haqqani when he was responsible for the attack on the US Embassy just because Haqqani flashed Saul a peace sign. I wonder how the US would have reacted if OBL raised his hands in the air and said "I give up, don't kill me, let's be friends again, I don't want to fight anymore."
  8. Admittedly, I didn't watch the entire season, so I don't know if Madi is just naturally, physically distant with Peter, and I'm usually not the type of person who formulates large volumes of conspiracy theories based on 5 minutes of body language. But the way Madison kept her distance from Peter on that couch on AFTR was something else.
  9. I think at that point Barb just wanted an apology, but also some kind of power play to put Madison in her place, so to speak - "I'm the mom, I'm right. You're wrong". Yes, maybe for common courtesy and showing respect to elders, Maddie could have had apologized and maybe everyone would have moved on. But I think Maddie is also a little stubborn in her thinking that she did nothing wrong - whatever the reason was for the 3-hour delay - and that she doesn't want to rehash the past again and again.
  10. Should the apology go like this: Madison: "Hannah Ann, I apologize that your man-child of an ex-fiance was so wishy-washy that he broke off his engagement to you after realizing he still has feelings for me, when he proposed to you mostly because you're the only left and you were also thinking of leaving and his ego couldn't get in the way of both his final women leave him before he got his engagement ending."
  11. It was just that stupid "We did it FOUR TIMES!!!" from Hannah B. Jeez, if your criteria for the Bachelor is just a guy who has lots of sex, I'm sure there's lots out there who has moved out of mama's house at least.
  12. So all that trouble for a breakup not even a week later? Did Peter even get his People Mag cover?
  13. Peter freaked out that that both women will end up leaving him because of his indecisiveness. His ego got in the way of being the first Bachelor to be left by both his F2, and so instead of being honest with himself that he's still torn and not ready to commit to just one person, he had to save face. It sucks that he hurt Hannah Ann in the process. I'm glad she let him have it last night instead of playing nice with him.
  14. I thought she saw another Nazi, probably someone she recognized from the camps - but not necessarily The Wolf. Maybe I'm wrong.
  15. I think this is a great observation. The Parks treat the help well and pay well, but they also dehumanize the Kims when they think they can be at their beck and call. The last few scenes were kind of unsettling to me - when Mrs. Park was happily chatting with Jessica about throwing an improptu birthday party for her son, and to top it off with "icing on the cake", she entices Jessica by saying she will pay her for the day, even though it's not actual work. Then she tells Mr. Park that she had already asked Mr. Kim to hurry over and that she will pay him overtime, as if that's the only thing that drives Mr. Kim. This is all without ever stopping to think that the Kims - on their day off - may actually have other things to do, or planned. Even without the storm in the picture. I think the way Mrs. Park acted in those last few scenes is how a lot of rich people act in real life. Even though the intentions are very well-meaning, they think that they can just wave bills in front of the help and the poor and they will come for it.
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