I mean… shit, I hate to say it, but wouldn’t it be just so decidedly Homeland? Gail and I both think that Carrie is not coming home for at least another season. And the final season may be about Carrie getting back to her daughter. Which is poignant in a way.
The more I think about the episode, the more Brody/Dana/“One Last Thing” vibes I get. In the words of wise Alanis, isn’t it ironic?