Virgil and Carrie's illegal surveillance of the Brody home is covered for a month by a dodgy court order Saul Berenson gets from 'vulnerable' judge Jeffrey Turner. Unfortunately Carrie's surveillance crew failed to install cameras in the garage, where Nicholas piously performs Muslim prayers. Inside, he's rather aloof with his family and suffers torture nightmares during which he hurtfully grabs his wife. Young son Chris bravely handles witnessing the sergeant decking a provocative reporter with a single throat punch. The theory his hand twitches are a code is virtually dismissed in Langley. Although Carrie obsessively claims there must be a link, she's ordered to concentrate solely on protecting her undercover, a pleasure girl recruited for Saudi prince Farid Bin Abbud, who spotted Al Qaida leader aboard his yacht. USMC captain Mike Faber, also his wife's lover, was ordered to make Brody play along in the presidential propaganda, is told off but suddenly Brody accepts seeing the press.