Homeland: Redux
November 10, 2014 4:01 PM - Season 4, Episode 7 - Subscribe

Lockhart arrives. Carrie's investigation gets complicated.

Includes a very special appearance.
posted by elgilito (7 comments total)
I think the ISI need to get better at background checks. It took the ambassador's husband's snooping for them to find out about Carrie's illness and now they don't seem to know who Brody, who at one time was the most wanted man on the planet, was.

Having said that I really enjoyed this episode.
posted by roolya_boolya at 4:09 PM on November 10, 2014 [1 favorite]

Ugh. I'm getting a little annoyed by the ease with which various CIA agents seem to be captured. I feel the plot straining.
posted by shivohum at 9:41 PM on November 10, 2014

"I feel the plot straining."

Ya think?
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 2:34 AM on November 11, 2014

I'm just glad they didn't ACTUALLY bring Brody back from the dead. I was ready to flip tables
posted by coriolisdave at 2:49 AM on November 11, 2014

Oh hey, I loved this episode. Some nice grace notes. Saul chained up in Terrorist Guy's boudoir while he makes sweet love to his wife. Carrie trying to crawl up into Brodie to be safe. Poignant moments.

Also props to the show for immediately revealing it's not actually Brodie, for one horrible moment I feared they were going to try to tease us with that. And I like that they found a way to make Carrie's mental illness a weakness for her without being an actual failure of her own. She's done everything right, she's blameless that the Evil Plagiarist swapped her medicine. Although I do wish she'd recognized that the crazy sound attention was a sign something was wrong and looked right then for help. (The show did a good job portraying a Bad Trip IMHO.)

I'm fascinated by the way this show is portraying contemporary Pakistani/US politics. It seems to hew pretty close to the bone, albeit dramatized a bit. The disastrous diplomatic meeting, the way Terrorist Guy has a homecoming, all demonstrating how powerless the US really is in the region.
posted by Nelson at 8:34 PM on November 13, 2014 [1 favorite]

I loved the scene where Saul and his captor were talking politics over a meal.

"I'm a Jew."
<nods> "Yes. Well."

Also - messing with someone's meds? Absolutely reprehensible. Too late to the party, but does anyone know what the replacement was? A placebo or something psychoactive?
posted by porpoise at 6:14 PM on December 25, 2014

Too late to the party, but does anyone know what the replacement was? A placebo or something psychoactive?

It is revealed in a later episode.
posted by roolya_boolya at 10:42 AM on December 26, 2014 [1 favorite]

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