Thursday, October 17, 2013

What I’m Watching: Homeland

Homeland: Season 3, Episode 3 “Tower of David” (B)

Not seeing Brody for so long meant that, when we did finally see him, it was sure to be interesting. Not filling in any of the blanks of his story, however, also meant that we got it all in one dose, and didn’t even encounter Carrie until halfway through the episode. Brody’s last few days or weeks, whichever it might be, have been rather miserable, and it’s not like his situation is any better than it was during the second half of his captivity, marooned among a strange, violent people with whom he can’t help but sympathize to a degree. His dismayed reaction to the thief being killed after Brody identified him suggested that he really has become a good guy, no longer subject to coercive influence by those around him. Thinking that the imam would take him in knowing what he had done was perhaps too optimistic, and I worried that Brody’s fate in custody would be worse than it would have been with his current crew, but that doesn’t seem to be the case considering the collateral damage of his rescue. Both Brody and Carrie are being proselytized to by creepy doctors, and neither’s situation is particularly pleasant. I’m very interested to see what this new lawyer has in store for Carrie. She’s too paranoid to realize it, but he may just be the one who is best equipped to help her, and might be able to set events back in motion so that our heroes can be real free people fighting actual terrorists once again.

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