Jason Butler Harner

'Homeland' recap: A shooting to protect a covert op

'Homeland' recap: A shooting to protect a covert op

“A Red Wheelbarrow,” the latest installment of Showtime’s “Homeland,” refers to a cryptic text message sent by case officer Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) as she closes in on the CIA headquarters bomber.

Was Carrie texting CIA Acting Director Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin), meaning they’re working together on a secret op? Or is Saul working his own scheme and Carrie’s out of the loop?

So much intrigue in Episode 308 as the CIA turns up the heat on attorney Leland Bennett (Martin Donovan) for abetting Majid Javadi (Shaun Toub), Iran’s deputy intelligence chief and the Langley bombing mastermind.