Homeland 5.12: A False Glimmer

 Posted by on December 21, 2015 at 12:52 am  Homeland, Slideshow  5 Responses »
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There was a moment while watching Homeland episode 5.12, A False Glimmer, when Professor Spouse turned to me and said, “I like how they do a quiet, wrap-up, episode for the finale.” And then there was the moment when you realized that it cannot wrap up, that there is no peace to be had, because the forces of evil won against the forces of evil.  Continue reading »

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Homeland 5.11: Our Man in Damascus

 Posted by on December 14, 2015 at 12:51 am  Homeland  4 Responses »
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Homeland © Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Homeland 5.11, Our Man in Damascus, answers the nagging question: How does it all tie together? Partially, the answer is that it doesn’t. There is no grand plot tying Allison’s twelve years of deceit inside the CIA to the terrorist threat on Berlin. Rather, her Russian handlers in the SVR have determined that, since the threat exists, they will leverage it to their own ends. They want the attack to succeed because they want the West to have a hatred of Daesh so deep and pervasive that Russia will have license to bomb Syria into oblivion. Continue reading »

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