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The Sex Scene

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Episode Eight: "I'll Fly Away"

Sex can be a natural, zesty enterprise, but depictions of it as such are rare even in the anything-goes world of pay cable, where joyless bare-buttocked humping is the default mode. So there was something exciting and liberating and, yes, very sexy about watching and hearing Carrie and Brody go at it in some no-tell motel with the white-hot intensity of a thousand suns. But it was also funny, because A., this was a huge mistake on both their parts, and B., poor Saul Berenson was listening the whole time, head in hands. And it was vital story information as well, since we were never quite sure if they were giving into their sexual chemistry to further their secret goals or just because they really wanted to. It's a sex scene as alive and complex as sex itself.

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