Homeland Recap: Pull Down the Shades

 Posted by on December 16, 2013 at 5:00 pm  Homeland  24 Responses »
Dec 162013
 

Homeland-Season-3-Finale-Recap-and-Review-The-StarIt’s the third-season finale, and everyone on Homeland has terrible timing. One major character sees his Tehran operation begin to take root on his last day as Director. Another realizes what she wants – and doesn’t want – when it’s too late to change the course of either. Another meets his fate at last, a world away from home and honor. Continue reading »

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Homeland Recap: A Sword For Allah

 Posted by on December 10, 2013 at 8:00 am  Homeland  15 Responses »
Dec 102013
 

Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 4.16.00 PMIt was here in this office that I first heard your name. It was Nazir who first told me what a jewel we had found. What a sword for Allah. – General Akbari

Funny thing about swords, General: they have two edges. Brody may have once been a “sword for Allah,” but he can also be a weapon against it. Continue reading »

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Homeland Recap: Betting the Mortgage

Homeland Recap: Betting the Mortgage

Dec 3, 2013

I guess I’m going to Yemen! – Chandler Bing, Friends Years ago, near the end of the last century, I watched Chandler on Friends swing all the way back from loving the annoying girl he’d once hated, to hating her again. Dude told this girl he was being sent to Yemen, just to shake her [...]

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Homeland Recap: That's The Play

Homeland Recap: That’s The Play

Nov 26, 2013

What’s everybody talking about this week, in real Washington and fake Washington? Iran, of course! It’s the world’s hottest club! It’s the next big thing! It’s where Brody’s headed, on that CIA helicopter taking off in the middle of the night!

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Homeland Recap: Personal Time

Homeland Recap: Personal Time

Nov 19, 2013

This week on Homeland, everybody needs a few days off, no one wants to say why, and we’re all running out of time. Which brings up something I notice even at my boring job: the more aware we become of time draining away from us, the more liberties we try to take with it. Why do [...]

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Homeland Recap: The Damage We Do

Homeland Recap: The Damage We Do

Nov 12, 2013

Signs are taken for wonders. “We would see a sign”: The word within a word, unable to speak a word, Swaddled with darkness. “Gerontion,” T.S. Eliot In 1919, working at a bank to support his poetry habit and an ailing wife, 32-year old T.S. Eliot imagined the confused desolation of a man more than twice [...]

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Fan Art Thursday  - "Carrie Mathison" by indigocean

Fan Art Thursday – “Carrie Mathison” by indigocean

Nov 7, 2013

For this week’s Fan Art, here’s a wonderful piece by indigocean of Homeland’s Carrie Mathison!  Love the rainbow wall.  

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Homeland Recap: Trust

Homeland Recap: Trust

Nov 5, 2013

About halfway through the deeply flawed last season of Homeland, I started to fight with it. A year later, here I am again: not so much watching episode 6 as tearing it apart, tacking its pieces on the wall, and stringing red yarn between the few things that matter. 

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Homeland Recap: Duck Season

Homeland Recap: Duck Season

Oct 29, 2013

Hurry up and wait, indeed. After last week’s breathless race of an episode, The Yoga Play slows the pace down quite a bit. We get some interpersonal intrigue, quite a few stakeouts, and a whole lot of waiting: more stalking than shooting, you might say.

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Homeland Recap: Controversialized

Homeland Recap: Controversialized

Oct 22, 2013

Good news! After being hospitalized for exhaustion, Homeland appears to be on the mend: getting its exercise, enjoying the outdoors, and managing to follow several narratives at once. That paranoid color is back in its cheeks. Thank God! Or should I say: Thank Saul?

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Homeland Precap: Reunited!

Homeland Precap: Reunited!

Oct 21, 2013

Patient Basketcases! To accommodate the demands of my day job, I will be moving the Homeland recap to Tuesday mornings. Check this space tomorrow for the recap of Game On. In the meantime: Which pair of partners-in-crime were you most happy to see together again?

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Homeland Recap: A Dangerous Question

Homeland Recap: A Dangerous Question

Oct 14, 2013

These voices in your head are not your friends right now. You have to make them go away. – The Doctor to Brody, Tower of David When we last saw Carrie, drugged and surly in the TV room of her mental ward, we knew she’s become something of a prisoner. In Tower of David, we [...]

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Homeland Recap: The Big Lie

Homeland Recap: The Big Lie

Oct 8, 2013

Season 3 is wasting no time splitting Homeland fans into warring factions. The second episode barely has a title (Uh? Oo? Aw? – use your words, Homeland!), and it’s as uneven as Carrie Mathison’s mental state. Yet for all of that, it’s doing the important things well.

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