HOMELAND Season Four Finale: “Long Time Coming”

     December 21, 2014

Oh, Homeland.  Homeland, Homeland, Homeland.  This is why we can’t have nice things; because you go and do a thing like that.  Last week, at the end of “Krieg Nicht Lieb” I thought, “this would have been a dynamite finale.”  …

HOMELAND Recap: “Krieg Nicht Lieb”

     December 15, 2014

Has any show had such a complete turnaround like Homeland has this season?  It has been unafraid to raise the stakes to the highest possible degree throughout the season, and yet, all of it has connected intimately with the overall …

HOMELAND Recap: “13 Hours in Islamabad”

     December 7, 2014

Wow.  Homeland continues to find ways to top itself this season.  “13 Hours in Islamabad” was an unflinching and often harrowing coda to last week’s shocking ending.  What happened to the convoy wasn’t just a one-off attack, he was part of …

HOMELAND Recap: “There’s Something Else Going On”

     November 23, 2014

“There’s Something Else Going On” was another incredible, tense, and twisted hour from Homeland that stuck to what the show does best: political posturing and CIA business.  It’s not surprising that almost all of this season’s best episodes have done away with the …

HOMELAND Recap: “Halfway to a Donut”

     November 16, 2014

Things are both starting to come together and starting to fall apart on Homeland.  Though there wasn’t any trolling or dramatic meltdowns like in “Redux,”  “Halfway to a Donut” was a strong follow-up to that hour’s chaos.  What’s been really …

HOMELAND Recap: “Redux”

     November 9, 2014

First off … let’s take a deep breath.  In “Redux,” Homeland‘s writers succeeded in some major trolling that they did well to keep quiet.  But for the rest of the hour, “Redux” was full of suspense, not because of Saul’s …

HOMELAND Recap: “From A to B to Back Again”

     November 2, 2014

With its fourth season, Homeland has finally started taking some real risks.  It wiped out a character who had been central to the show, as well as all those associated with him.  It also totally realigned itself, meanwhile, in a new country …

HOMELAND Recap: “About A Boy”

     October 26, 2014

In “About a Boy,” Homeland seems to have settled on its main arcs this season, and many of them continue to surprise.  While Carrie continues to gain Aayan’s trust, Quinn and Fara are on a stakeout to learn more about …

HOMELAND Recap: “Iron in the Fire”

     October 19, 2014

In “Iron in the Fire,” Homeland expanded on the conspiracy surrounding Sandy Bachman’s death, and brought it all back to Homeland‘s central theme of trust.  As Carrie builds her team in Islamabad, she also wrestles with the CIA operatives already in place there; …

HOMELAND Recap: “Shalwar Kameez”

     October 12, 2014

In “Shalwar Kameez,” Homeland made a decision that I predict will be divisive within the fandom.  There are always going to be messy personal relationships on Homeland — it’s part of what makes the show compelling — but the direction …