Uh, now what? Saul's plan made so much sense. Even Estes was on board! But then Carrie proved yet again that she's incapable of not going rogue -- and the writers proved that they are the Honey Badgers of premium cable.
Given how frequently her character goes off the rails, it's entirely possible Claire Danes will have an even better episode than "State of Independence" later this season, but she could do worse than to submit this one for 2013 for next year's Emmys.
With Homeland's second season premiering this past weekend amid excitement over its Emmy wins, we calculated what kind of vacation its addled but lovable heroine, Carrie Mathison, could afford to take on her (former) salary as a CIA officer.
After weeks of hype, "Homeland" is back where it belongs: on our TV screens! And judging from tonight's Season 2 premiere, didn't need to worry about the show finding a way to generate tension after solving the central mystery of Season 1.
Few shows are attempting to thread quite as many needles as "Homeland," and few dramas have combined storytelling rigor and superlative acting quite this well (the show's only real competition is "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad")