Tuesday, February 20, 2018

What I’m Watching: Homeland

Homeland: Season 7, Episode 2 “Rebel Rebel” (C-)

I don’t understand where all this is headed and what the point of it all is. In August 2016, this show was renewed for two more seasons, which means that there’s still another season after this one! Keane is starting not to seem quite as totalitarian as she’s so far appeared this season, but Wellington is still not being as open and honest as he should be with his newly released and appointed national security adviser. Saul was right to insist that he wouldn’t be a blind cheerleader for all of Keane’s policies, and Wellington respectfully requested that he wasn’t a subversive leaker either. The fact that Keane doesn’t buy McClendon’s heart attack death but also has no information about it just means that there is so much illicit behavior going on and that no one anywhere can be trusted. Matt Servitto continues to be cast as slighted law enforcement following his memorable roles on “The Sopranos” and “Banshee,” and hopefully his Agent Maslin will be helpful to Saul in his discreet pursuit of O’Keefe. The fugitive radio host offered his own take on the Second Amendment, a hot topic in real-life news these days, insisting that resisting tyranny is the real reason for it, something that most gun owners probably wouldn’t argue is their number one argument for holding on to their weapons. Why he had to shoot himself in the head is beyond me. Carrie is back to her old ways going way too in to her operations with no one backing her, baiting the owner of the ransomware sexually and somehow compelling him to invite her to where he was. Threatening him with her CIA status should be far from intimidating given how easy it was for him to lock her files, but I guess that’s what you get sometimes on this show which has lost sense of what it means to have compelling storylines.

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