On this week's all-new episode of 'Homeland,' the CIA continues to exert power over Carrie's life, while she's coaxed into meeting that mysterious client. Meanwhile, Fara and Saul follow the Iranian money trail to an unlikely source, and Dana and her boyfriend Leo run off together, leaving Jessica bewildered. "Game On" is a narrative improvement over last week's episode, but it still leaves a bit to be desired.
As many questions as 'Homeland' answered this past Sunday with Nicholas Brody's big "Tower of David" return, fans of the series remain perplexed about the character's arc between season 2 finale's entry into Canada, and the character's bloody arrival in another country. Thankfully, series star Damian Lewis has stepped in to bridge the gulf in Brody's big journey.
Nicholas Brody finally returns on a new episode of 'Homeland,' but things aren't going so well in his new life as a fugitive in Venezuela. With Carrie locked up in the psych ward and Brody desperately trying to survive his own version of captivity, "Tower of David" holds a mirror up to Carrie and Brody, reflecting their narratives with simplicity ... but perhaps it's all a little too plain.
'Homeland' continues examining the psychological fallout of the previous two seasons in this week's all-new episode. It also introduces us to Fara Sherazi, a young middle-eastern CIA expert analyst who comes in to help Saul track the money back to the mysterious Magician mentioned in last week's premiere. There's not a whole lot of action this week, unless you count Carrie's continued meltdown.
The internet and the world at large may have been somewhat preoccupied last night with a little ol' AMC series finale (10.3 million viewers, bitch!), but thankfully Showtime is a good sport with its 'Homeland' season 3 and 'Masters of Sex' premieres. While the latter had earlier made its way online, the entirety of 'Homeland' season 3 premiere "Tin Man Is Down" has found its way on demand for those in need of a post-'Breaking Bad' high.
The season 3 premiere of 'Homeland' isn't so much the aftermath of the attack on Langley that killed 219 people (including David Estes, leaving Saul in charge of the CIA) -- it's nuclear fallout. Carrie is the subject of an aggressive, closed-door senate investigation, and Brody's family is falling to pieces without him. With a fervent manhunt for the missing congressman and suspected terrorist underway, we follow Carrie, Saul, and the Brody family as they try to readjust to life after Langley.
Claire Danes took home the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series at the 2013 Emmys this Sunday. Danes won the same honor during last year's Emmys, as well.
Most 'Homeland' fans would admit that season 2 of the Showtime terrorism drama didn't quite live up to its Emmy-winning predecessor, though it would prove difficult to assign blame on any specific point. Emmy-winner Damian Lewis seems content to offer up a piece of his mind however, regarding Showtime's apparent refusal to take the Nicholas Brody character in a direction that writers have been attempting since the first season, one which may spell doom going into the third.
Showtime Emmy-winner 'Homeland' has been a bit quiet in recent weeks, even with season 3 premiere "Tin Man is Down" due to hit stateside on September 29. Much of the new season for Carrie Matheson (Claire Danes) and the CIA will deal with the fallout of Nicholas Brody's apparent attack on American soil, while Showtime has constructed an intriguing new documentary previewing the new season in news report style.
We'd be hard pressed to think of anyone topping 'SNL''s brilliant 'Homeland' parody with Anne Hathaway, but 'The Simpsons' will give it its best shot. The long-running FOX animation staple's season 25 premiere on September 29 will see 'SNL' vet Kristen Wiig guest as an FBI agent suspiciously similar to 'Homeland''s Carrie Matheson, the first clip of which hits the manic nail right on the head.