Thursday, November 8, 2012

What I’m Watching: Homeland

Homeland: Season 2, Episode 6 “A Gettysburg Address” (B+)

Maybe looping Brody in early wasn’t such a bad idea, since we still get some intense surveillance scenes and the operation to take down Abu Nazir’s operation is firmly underway. Tailing Roya proved extremely difficult, and Brody was probably right to think that him talking to her out of the blue might be seen as suspicious. Quinn and Brody sure don’t like each other, and we’ve come far to see Carrie as the one keeping the peace. Brody’s reaction to Carrie holding his hand in his car when he doesn’t respond well to her order was expectedly harsh, and it’s fascinating to see the end scene in which Brody comforted Carrie after she furiously barged into his office in comparison. That shooting scene was brutal, and I imagine that an injured Quinn is going to be gunning for Brody even more than Carrie was. Mike coming around to the idea that Brody killed Walker is dangerous for everyone involved, and I would think that Saul and Estes would be smarter than to tell him to cease and desist, which only served to amplify his interest. Telling Jessica wasn’t bright either, and it puts her in great danger since she might blow the whole thing. Like her father, Dana appears to be unraveling, racked with guilt over what she and Finn have done, and I’m curious to see if she tells her father first and how he might react and try to help her ensure that this doesn’t mean the end of her life as she knows it.

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