Homeland recap: The Clearing

Hi folks! Check out my recap of this week’s Homeland episode on the Time Warner Offers blog:



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7 Responses to Homeland recap: The Clearing

  1. Wyrd Smythe says:

    I think the auto accident is to bring down the Senator, which will provide satisfaction for Brody (who got into this in the first place to get the Senator). (And if I were to guess, I’d guess that Brody and Carrie will end up together and Brody’s wife will end up with Mike.)

    • popgoddess says:

      I hadn’t thought about the car accident derailing Veep Walden; interesting possibility. I agree that Jessica and Mike will probably end up together, but I’m not so sure about Carrie and Brody; I don’t think he actually cares about her enough.

      • Wyrd Smythe says:

        Good point about his caring… he is broken, isn’t he. This is why I think you’re right; Brody’s doomed. Carrie is pretty broken, too. It’ll be interesting to see how they resolve her storyline. (Back to the family? She did seem momentarily happy there. Does she end up with Saul somehow?)

      • popgoddess says:

        I think the show established last season that Carrie and Saul would be kinda icky. Her family did seem to do her good, but I got the feeling Carrie wanted some independence from them. I’m usually a shipper, but in this case I’m more interested in Carrie ending up in a stronger, healthier place for herself than in a romantic relationship, necessarily (although I do think the way Quinn had his arm around Carrie in this week’s episode was sorta cute!).

      • Wyrd Smythe says:

        Just watched the two most recent episodes last night. Well, I’m batting zero here! I guess the point of the accident was to sow further seeds of discontent between Dana and her dad. That little outburst of hers there… seems to pretty much seal the deal that Jessica and Mike end up together.

        The pacemaker bit was a false note for me. I’m pretty sure what they did is completely impossible — I don’t believe pacemakers can receive the internet without a special device that has to be in close proximity to patient. It was interesting, but I didn’t really buy it, and it a show that’s been pretty realistic, it bugged me.

        Probably wishful thinking on my part about Saul and Carrie. His wife left him, and I feel bad for him. (Two damaged people finding each other?) Plus I think I identify with Saul — I’d be him under a similar situation.

        One more episode to go, right?

      • popgoddess says:

        I thought Dana’s fit was overly dramatic and stated the obvious, something the show doesn’t usually do so blatantly. But the Entertainment Weekly recap pointed out that it’s probably pretty true-to-life to how an adolescent would react. I’m not sure how I feel about that, but then Dana has really been getting on my nerves for a while now.

        I totally agree with you about the pacemaker twist. And Saul is sort of the moral touchstone of the show, so he’s a good character to identify with!

        Finale tonight!!

    • popgoddess says:

      Well, they certainly found a much more dramatic way to get rid of Walden!

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