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I am really puzzled by this. Saul from Homeland missed the memorial service of the Vice President of the United States in order to attend a burial of a terrorist. Why would he do this?

Thanks to this not only he survives but also becomes the head of the CIA. It kind of made me think of the first season when he failed a lie detector test and then rushed from the room, as if he was hiding something.

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    He missed the memorial (not a funeral) for the VP to oversee the disposal of Nazir's body (again, not a funeral). That's not quite the same thing as you have stated. Basically...he was doing his job. – Paulie_D Mar 4 '17 at 18:56
  • You're right on the corrections, but you got the point of my question regardless. So, this was appointed to him? It wasn't his preference? – GileBrt Mar 4 '17 at 18:59
  • That's my understanding....but I'd have to go back and watch it again. – Paulie_D Mar 4 '17 at 19:00
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    Oversee is a function to my way of thinking....rather than a preference. It sounds like a job. – Paulie_D Mar 4 '17 at 19:56
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    I don't think one gets to choose whether or not they attend such a function. The entire plot line with Nazir mirrored a lot of what happened with Osama bin Laden. I doubt anyone who attended bin Laden's burial at sea had a choice as to whether to be there or not. I would assume it's the same for Saul in this case. – user1118321 Mar 5 '17 at 7:51

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