Fara is a Persian American patriot, a Muslim survivor of a vicious, Islamist attack. Brody, meanwhile, is doing what all good boy scouts do: That Brody continues to be observed and processed through various lenses and perspectives was wittily captured by veteran director Clark Johnson from The Wire. To the relief of everyone, allies and enemies alike, Carrie has quit the CIA. And Danes, at last, is on much steadier ground. For decades, the primary business model of television was to find something — anything! Showrunner Alex Gansa and his team of veteran scribes had written themselves into an existential corner:

Brody’s Big Wardrobe Malfunction. And the line Homeland draws in its sand is a grave one: Or after it has failed? Brody, we slowly piece together, has been moving nonstop since reaching the Canadian border. But instead, the script spirited us back to D. In fact, one could argue quite the opposite. Brody managed his second high-profile assassination of a world leader, this time a high-ranking Iranian general, and in so doing got a CIA asset installed at the highest levels of the government.

Her innate pessimism about the world, once a professional calling card, is no longer a point sfason pride.

Brody managed his second high-profile assassination of a world leader, this time a high-ranking Iranian general, and in so doing got a CIA asset installed at the highest levels of the government. I guess Peter Quinn came to check on her, which was homelnd.

Was I constantly wrong? This last bit is, of course, true, though not exactly in the way he means.

In a typically excellent piece for the New Yorker last weekcritic Emily Nussbaum made the case that Homeland functions as a sort of public antidote for the work showrunners Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa did on Them blueprint, the remarkably well-functioning face-recognition technology — and submerged them in the moral murk of cable.

Though limited, this characterization remains radical on American TV in It suggests someone who, like her father, may be damaged even further by mistaking opportunity for fate.


Either way, Dana is freaked and things get worse the next day: With Virgil and Max and the room full of junior operatives, she needs to be unflappable and charismatic. Straddling a divide that would have split lesser showrunners in two, creators Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa never stopped taking chances, doing their best work in the gray areas that 24their previous collaboration, rejected.

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Recent headlines have revealed a spy system infected with Carrie Fever: Until “Homeland” seaaon, you can ward off your withdrawal symptoms by checking out Maureen Ryan’s informative, wide-ranging interviews with executive producers Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon.

And only Carrie realizes just what this non-Walker walking right up to Sahrani is about to do — only the realization comes moments too late.

That all of these players collide in unexpected and violent ways is no surprise.

American Horror Story and, soon, the second seasons of True Detective and Fargo want to accustom us to the idea of an anthology series that, year after year, uses different toys to play in the same sandbox. He’s still trying to find a way to serve his country and Abu Nazir.

Surely there were easier ways to let Carrie down than by lowering her to the wolves on national television?

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The lingering problem, of course, is what this potential story means for Homeland itself. He dispatches Walker homelsnd real this time and rejoins his family. He has been gutshot somewhere between here and nowhere, covered in rags that approximate a body bag and driven into an impossible valley ringed by looming, crumbling towers.

When it comes to HomelandI always have been and will continue to be an optimist. That night, unable to sleep, he prays again, this time to a different God, only Dana is there to spy on him again. But she, like the viewers of Homelandgot pulled into the program with catastrophically messy results. Director Clark Johnson you might remember him as the saintly Gus Haynes on the final season of The Wire filmed Puerto Rico—as-Caracas as an overheated fever dream about the end of the world.


But all he wants is her silence.

After all, the same questions apply to both women: One of the more subtly brilliant themes that Gordan and Gansa have woven into their work here, one that reaped huge dramatic dividends last night, is that nearly every foot soldier in the war on terror is a pawn. Brody, we slowly piece together, has homelanr moving nonstop since reaching the Canadian border.

Sahrani, a man willing to sell out two countries for cash but not his family, and Sam Everett, a down-on-his-luck dupe who took money from Tom Walker to walk a briefcase into a park and ended up igniting both himself and an international incident.

Perhaps our remaining protagonists could take a break from making the political into the personal and demonstrate instead how everything is now just paranoid. None of these lunatics deserved their jobs! How can we spy on the world without taking a hard look at ourselves? Pivoting Homeland toward its buzziest extremes was, at its essence, no different from Family Matters becoming all Urkel, all the time or Lost doubling down on time-traveling polar bear insanity.

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The biggest question mark of Season 3 concerns the whereabouts of Sergeant Brody. One by one the players assemble. And yet they did nothing about it, allowing Brody unfettered access both to the vice-president and to nearly every major landmark in Washington. It means, for one thing, that Carrie is undercover in her daily life. As Carrie fell head over heels in love, the show stumbled rwcap along with her.