After getting the OK from the council to visit a refugee camp in the premiere, Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) and her boss, Otto During (Sebastian Koch), travel to Lebanon in "Homeland" Season 5, episode 2, “The Tradition of Hospitality.” The duo arrive at the U.N. compound in During’s quest to give a monetary donation toward the refugee crisis but are immediately told it is unsafe for them to travel into the camp for more than an hour.
At the camp During makes a speech, promising to make the camp a safe place for all those attempting to escape the terrors of war. After giving a substantial donation, he calls on his fellow businessmen to do the same. After giving his speech he tells Carrie he needs 10 more minutes to pose for the cameras, but Carrie tells him they need to leave. While attempting to leave a woman approaches During and shows him a young boy, telling him he needs an education. Meanwhile, a man wearing a coat walks by. When one of During’s men tells him to show his hands, he takes a female passerby as his hostage and is soon shot dead at Carrie’s command. When he falls to the floor it is revealed that he has bombs strapped to his chest.
Carrie and During escape, only to discover they’re alone on one of the camp's usually busy roads. Carrie orders their driver to stop and an explosion goes off in front of their car. When their driver flees the vehicle, Carrie gets behind the wheel and drives During out of the camp and directly to his waiting plane. Carrie tells During she will not board the plane because she needs to research what happened, calling the attack carefully planned. She says she needs to find out if their attacker plans to follow them to Berlin.
Back at her hotel room, Carrie is welcomed by one of the camp’s workers. When Carrie asks what happened the man gives Carrie a video to watch. She learns that she was the target in the attack, not During. The man tells Carrie she needs to leave Beirut because someone wants her dead.
In Germany, American journalist Laura Sutton (Sarah Sokolovich) appears on television to talk about her published work, which reported Germany was having the U.S. spy on its citizens. Viewers will remember Laura was sent the hijacked document in the premiere. While watching the interview, Berlin Station Chief Allison Carr (Miranda Otto) informs Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin) Laura has a connection to Carrie. Allison says she doesn’t think Carrie is involved in the CIA document hijacking but points out they both work for During. The hacktivist responsible for giving Laura the stolen information, Numan (Atheer Adel), is also watching the interview. He tells his friend he wants to give her the rest of the documents and plans to hand them over at the TV station. He watches Laura being arrested before he could speak to her.
In custody, Laura is told she put the people of Berlin in danger by enabling a criminal act and endangering national security. She eventually is released but told she will be sent back to the U.S. if she publishes more of the documents.
Saul informs Allison she will have to leave Berlin as a result of the hacking. Allison asks Saul to fight the decision but he says his hands are tied. When Allison asks if she were Carrie would the situation be different, he says it would not be. In a last ditch effort to remain in Berlin, Allison calls Dar Adal (F. Murray Abraham) in the U.S. and tells her she’s valuable to have on the ground. She suggests Dar pull Saul, CIA European Division Chief, from Berlin instead.
Meanwhile, Quinn continues his secret work for Saul. He follows his next target, a woman who is seen trying to convince a teenage girl to do a job for Allah so she can reach “paradise.” He loses sight of her only to catch up with her later in a parking lot with three young women. She loads the girls into a van and Quinn tracks them. The woman drives the girls to a gas station and exits a vehicle, allowing a man to take over. When she attempts to drive away in a separate car, Quinn approaches her and shoots her in the head. After handing over the evidence of the assassination -- photos of the dead woman's body -- Quinn picks up his next assignment. He’s seen trying to decipher the clues but stops suddenly and drives off. Could Carrie be his next target?
“Homeland” Season 5, episode 3 airs Sunday, Oct. 18, at 9 p.m. EDT on Showtime.