The leads are heating up for Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) on Sunday’s upcoming installment of “Homeland.” After tricking drone strike survivor Aayan Ibrahim (Suraj Sharma) to meeting her in a public room under the guise of needing medical attention in episode 3, Carrie once again meets Aayan face-to-face, this time in the U.S. embassy in Pakistan in “Iron In The Fire.”
“Did you really mean it when you said you can get me out of Pakistan?” Aayan asks Carrie in a sneak peek for episode 4, referencing her previous promise to remove him out of harm's way and set him up to study medicine abroad.
“You let me tell your story, I’ll get you to London,” Carrie says.
While Carrie true intentions are to learn Aayan’s intel on the wedding bombing which killed 40 of his family and friends, Aayan’s objective remains clouded in secrecy after he asks Carrie for a large sum of cash but refuses to reveal the reason for the loan.
“I knew this wasn’t for real,” Aayan says.
Before he can leave the premises, Carrie shows him a photo of a man, a state security employee, whom she believes threatened him against speaking out about the strike.
“Is this the man that threatened you? Because if it is, you’re in a lot more trouble than I thought … He’s nobody you want in your life under any circumstances,” Carrie says.
The man’s image causes Aayan to sob, but his tears don’t last too long. In another promo for next week’s installment, we later see Carrie trying to seduce a subdued Aayan into giving more intel on the strike.
“I know it doesn’t feel like that right now, but it’s all going to work out,” Carrie says before provactively leaning into Aayan.
While Carrie is busy trying to extract information from her main source, one of the leading members in Carrie’s secret Pakistan team, Fara Sherazi (Nazanin Boniadi), appears to have found a lead of her own. In Showtime's episode 4 synopsis, the network teases that Fara will uncover a "conspiracy."
“We may have a gamechanger here,” Carrie says in the promo after learning of Fara’s tip.
Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin) will also make an appearance in episode 4. Despite Carrie instructing him to return to the U.S., the former CIA director appears to still be meddling in her business. According to Showtime’s synopsis, Saul will call in a favor to meet with Pakistani intelligence official, Aasar Khan (Raza Jaffrey), whom he seems to believe played a hand in the death of CIA chief Sandy Bachman (Corey Stoll).
“Why was Sandy Bachman murdered?” Saul asks, referencing Peter Quinn’s (Rupert Friend) discovery that a ISI operative was on the ground the day of his death. “He was conducting the whole bloody orchestra … Was it you. Did you give the order?” Saul says. Aasar eventually walks away, calling their meeting more of an interrogation than a discussion.
"Homeland" Season 4 episode 4, "Iron In The Fire," airs Sunday, Oct. 19 at 9 p.m. EDT.