Homeland: "Krieg Nicht Lieb"
December 14, 2014 8:56 PM - Season 4, Episode 11 - Subscribe

While the embassy is being cleared out for good, Carrie and Quinn have different agendas. Surprisingly, both get the chance to take out Haqqani, but don't. Quinn's attempt is blighted by Carrie, who is within spitting distance of the target. When Carrie aims at the terrorist, she makes a shocking observation.

The title "Krieg Nicht Lieb" is missing an "e" - "Krieg, nicht Liebe" would be "War, not Love"
posted by travelwithcats (9 comments total)
This hit all the right spots. Well done, Homeland.
posted by kandinski at 5:52 AM on December 15, 2014 [1 favorite]

I'm very interested in Quinn's history with the German woman. She seems to know a lot about him.
posted by vibratory manner of working at 10:05 AM on December 15, 2014

Oh Dar Adal, what are you up to now?
posted by homunculus at 1:57 PM on December 15, 2014

Wow. Amazingly suspenseful episode. Though Carrie is incredibly irritating in preventing other people from going rogue the way she unhesitatingly does.
posted by shivohum at 7:58 PM on December 15, 2014 [2 favorites]

They are going to have to wandwave this extremely hard to get me to buy Dar Adal's justification for what he's doing. What could possibly be the upside?
posted by Justinian at 10:43 PM on December 15, 2014

Though Carrie is incredibly irritating in preventing other people from going rogue the way she unhesitatingly does.

My husband had the same complaint when we were watching, but Quinn was willing to blow up a crowd of innocent people. Carrie would have only killed Haqqani and she probably would not have made it out alive but that would have been worth it to her.

Not saying this is her train of thought (she's much more off the cuff) but I didn't have a problem with this particular instance.
posted by LizBoBiz at 6:39 AM on December 17, 2014

Fun fact: Quinn's (ex) lover (Nina Hoss) was not the only German actor, Haqqani is portrayed by German Numan Acar.
posted by travelwithcats at 8:32 AM on December 17, 2014

I had a bizarre moment when seeing Nina Hoss in this episode because I had watched the Le Carré adaptation A most wanted man a couple of days earlier, where she plays a German spy. Robin Wright plays a somehow saner and more ruthless version of Carrie Mathison in that film, which was amusing. This season of Homeland owes a lot to Le Carré I think.
posted by elgilito at 8:44 AM on December 17, 2014

I dunno about this episode. I wanted to like it, but... Quinn as Murder Death Robot satisfies again, he really is the most interesting character on the show. And I love he has a woman in this port, one who can break cell phones and arrange a key or two of C4 on short notice. But just so much drama for naught, the whole bomb plot, then Carrie with the pistol, and on top of that her father dying. And then on top of on top of that Dar Adal showing up? Like Justinian says, they're going to have to stretch to make that make sense. If it turns out Haqqani has been a friendly asset all along I may throw things at my TV.

(I do love F Murray Abraham though, he's a hell of an actor. I like how they use him in Homeland as a little spice, sprinkle a little cayenne and asafoetida in every half season when things are getting too cozy.)
posted by Nelson at 9:11 PM on December 17, 2014

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