And lo, 'Homeland' season 3 has come to pass, bringing its three-act magic trick to a close with Sunday's "The Star," and finally delivering a long-awaited character death that paves the way for a major reinvention in season 4. Executive producer Alex Gansa made the rounds to confirm Carrie Mathison's season 4 shakeup, including which characters we might see again, and why season 3 finally took its roping plunge.
Tonight brings the season 3 finale of 'Homeland,' with Saul and Carrie racing to try and save Brody after that daring, intense bit of action in the final minutes of last week's episode, "Big Man in Tehran." We've been wondering all season if Brody will make it past season 3, and tonight's episode gives us the answer. Showtime has been fond of Damian Lewis (and he's an immense talent), but plenty of critics who've felt unhappy with the show's direction this season seem keen for him to go -- how will "The Star" set things up for season 4? Read on for our review of the 'Homeland' season 3 finale!
This Sunday's season 3 finale of 'Homeland' will naturally drop a body or two before the hour's end, with most bets on one outspoken and outdated cast member getting the axe, but could 'Homeland' season 4 see a significantly reduced cast in 2014? Find out who's leaving the Showtime drama behind for greener 'Homeland''s!
FX's 'Sons of Anarchy' may have taken one step closer to the grave with last night's season 6 finale "A Mother's Work," but the cable network has already taken steps to ensure its own buzzworthy future. Highly-sought Middle Eastern drama 'Tyrant' has been given an official series order, to debut in summer 2014.
On tonight's new episode of 'Homeland,' Carrie travels to Tehran to help support Brody's mission, and judging from last week's stressful events and shocking conclusion, he needs all the help he can get. But when Brody comes into contact with someone from his past, his loyalties are called into question with the CIA -- is Brody an asset, or a liability? Meanwhile, with Lockhart on the verge of his confirmation, Saul takes stock of what he's accomplished and the cost of his failures.
On tonight's all-new episode of 'Homeland,' Brody and his team head to Iran to attempt phase two of Saul's mission, but first they have to make their way through the dangerous border crossing at Iraq. The mission faces threats on all sides -- from Brody's fragile mental state to military forces on the ground in Iraq, no one said this was going to be an easy task. Meanwhile, Quinn discovers Carrie's little secret, and the writers find a way to work Fara back into the plot.
After last week's exhilarating episode of 'Homeland,' tonight's all new episode finally reunites Carrie and Brody as Saul moves into Phase Two of his plan. In "One Last Time," Saul asks Brody to give himself to his country for one last mission -- a mission that may very well cost him his life, but will ultimately grant him the redemption he's been seeking since season 1. We also get a very welcome visit from Virgil and friends, who help assist Saul with a small but important victory.
While 'Homeland' season 3 admittedly earned back a bit of good will in the most recent episodes, the show's critical acclaim has never recovered since the outset of the second season. That may look to change, as original writer Meredith Stiehm has accepted a deal to return to the writer's room, leaving behind FX's 'The Bridge' as it heads into a second season.
On tonight's all-new episode of 'Homeland,' Carrie and Quinn hatch a plan to catch the suspect responsible for placing the bomb in front of the Langley building, while Saul quietly moves onto phase 2 of his Javadi plan. Meanwhile, Fara struggles to cope with the stress of working with the CIA. Judging by the titles of last week's and this week's episodes, someone's been doing their poetry homework.