Homeland: Deception Indicated
February 9, 2020 10:47 AM - Season 8, Episode 1 - Subscribe

Carrie recovers in Germany. Saul negotiates. Max has a new mission.

EW has an interview with showrunner Alex Gansa.

This is the final season of the show.
posted by KTamas (2 comments total)
Right, I see what you just did there with the whole making Carrie into Brody thing. I don't think we'll break new grounds in this season but they have a formula that kinda works.

I'm a huge fan of Costa Ronin ever since The Americans so I'm glad he seems to be back for this season. I'm also glad Max is back, he's one of my favorite supporting characters.

Carrie ugly cries count: 0. I feel like flashbacks where we can't fully see her face does not count. I'm sure this number will improve though soon enough.
posted by KTamas at 10:51 AM on February 9, 2020 [1 favorite]

Seeing this show again feels like wearing a comfortable old pair of shoes. The producers execute so competently. The whole scene where Carrie sneaks out of the Embassy. The implausibility of it, the tension of not knowing if she can trust her driver, the slight understanding between women that gets her denounced by one and anonymously saved by another. These are recurring tropes in this show and they are good ones.

I'm not happy about Carrie not trusting her own memory as a plot point, even she doesn't know what she gave up to the Russians. It's a reasonable plot point, and I'm sure will lead to much intrigue, but I hate how much it undermines her strength. OTOH that's always been the deal with the show: she's a strong competent woman as long as she has her medication.

Good call on making Carrie in to Brody.
posted by Nelson at 8:23 AM on February 10, 2020 [2 favorites]

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