If the writers can tie all these disparate threads together in a way that seems plausible and not overly contrived, they will have the makings of a cracking conclusion to the season on their hands.
What's one way to keep a CIA agent from potentially blowing months of an elaborate sting to stage a governmental coup in Iran and locate the man responsible for America's Second 911?
The show's writers have returned to the white-knuckle tumble of interrogations and cat-and-mouse games that we've been waiting for all along. In other words, we're back to the fun stuff.
Putting secession on the ballot in a county is, pretty obviously, nothing more than a political stunt. It brings to mind those who launch efforts to amend the Constitution even though they know they're never going to succeed. I appreciate the value of a good political stunt, though.
If you haven't seen the most recent episode of "Homeland," close this browser right now. If you have: WHOA.
Her eloquently penned literary debut, the autobiographical, And All The Queen's Men, is one woman's uncensored coming of age as she navigates the romantic and sexual relationships with the men in her life -- speaking with humor and courage to women of all ages.
The building blocks of a language reveal the sentiments and concepts at the heart of any culture.
By having a main character like Carrie depicted so accurately and compassionately on a hit television show, bipolar is being brought out of the closet. Now people are talking about it, admitting to having it, and sharing the type of information that can help others know that it can be managed.
How much longer can "Homeland" run before the bank of viewer goodwill empties out?
"Homeland's" problems are not just about Teen Runaway Dana or Awful Leo: They are much bigger than that.
The third episode of "Homeland" ... got a much-needed boost with the return of Brody (Damian Lewis), and -- thank god -- the total absence of Dana. In many respects, this was an episode about captivity -- the captivity of Brody and Carrie, certainly, but also the viewers' release from the captivity of the quietly suffocating tedium of the previous episode.
Was that uncomfortable for anyone else? Also, how much longer before Brody surfaces to (hopefully) get the show gets back on track?
Here's what I think: If you're not watching television and you're a parent -- when there's so much amazing television out there -- you're really missing out and I feel a bit sorry for you.
So, you're saying that most parents of new college students are spending all their time screening full seasons of missed TV shows at a time when they're supposed to be rekindling romance and traveling the world?
All of a sudden, in a rush -- though not so spectacular a Rush as the outstanding racing drama which went wide across the U.S. over the weekend -- Homeland is on a dramatically new course. Not just different, not a return to Season 1, as most of the characters are in very different places, but new.
Amid the helter-skelter plot twists and screeching tension of the opener, it was reassuring to know that "Homeland" is a show that has remained true to the image of Saul Berenson, the character who provides its moral heartbeat: stubborn, curmudgeonly, and aggressively joke-free.