Originally Posted by rdgrimes
Considering their relationship, there's no way that a small boy would have kept the secret that he wasn't Nazir's son from Brody.
Maybe. How did Issa he know he was supposed to be Nazir's son? Perhaps Nazir told Brody in English before Issa could understand it, and if Brody never used the words "father" or "son" in Issa's presence later, there might not have been an issue.
Even if he were Nazir's son, I think it's plausible that a ruthless leader like Nazir would sacrifice his son for the cause, just so he could further bring Brody into his plot.
The scene after the bombing must have been very expensive - to set up that huge set w/ all the wreckage, smoke, and extras. It reminded me of something I'd see in a film, not a TV series.
One thing that was implausible to me was how the thugs kidnapped Brody. I understand that Nazir had to bring him in so he could renew Brody's conviction to the cause but they:
1) Attacked him in a public grocery store parking lot (it looked like the underground lot at Whole Foods on P St NW, BTW). In DC, it's not likely that a place like that would be empty;
2) Beat and kicked him, then smacked him with a tire iron. They could easily have killed him, yet he woke up later seemingly no worse for wear beyond a few grimaces;
3) Leaving him to return to his wife bruised and after being missing for a whole day. The "mugged" story was plausible, but who would believe why he didn't call? "I didn't want to worry you."
I feel like the writing was a bit sloppy there.