| Nov 26, 2012
| 4:55 AM
Who is Dar Adal?
Just as Abu Nazir has begun shift from specter to physical character, "Homeland" has brought in a new, mysterious overlord to lurk in the shadows. This time it's in the form of a powerful intelligence official revealed to be secretly...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 8:55 AM
Sure, her official position is hazy -- and she might not even be getting paid, but Carrie Mathison is back at the CIA. And so are bunch of video screens fixed on Nicholas Brody.
The recursive storylines that defined Homeland's first season were back in a...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 6:54 AM
Talk about a TV series keeping current with the news.
Thirty seconds into the Season 2 opener of Showtime’s “Homeland,” viewers see the first image of an American embassy under attack in the Middle East. At just over two minutes into...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 4:08 AM
Could you really kill someone by hacking his pacemaker? An alarmed researcher in Australia thinks so, and really, isn't that enough cause to dial down your "Homeland" disbelief index?
It should be, because -- despite a few head-scratching...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 6:20 AM
Maybe Carrie's family is right about this job being too stressful. Beyond the psychological challenges of subterfuge and shifting loyalties, this week's episode of "Homeland" zeroes in on the broader, more tangible threat of violence.
Episode 6 of the...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 4:00 AM
With one episode remaining in the second season of “Homeland,” several plotlines reached their conclusions, while others blew wide open.
Episode 11 killed off two of the series’ most obviously troublesome characters: Abu Nazir and the...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 10:30 PM
The finale of “Homeland” Season 2 was an appropriately epic and totally off the wall conclusion to a narrative arc that prioritized constant, edge-of-your-seat dramatic momentum, even at the occasional cost of believability.
| Nov 11, 2012
| 9:51 PM
It might have been a much more tense conversation: Carrie confronts Mike about his continued meddling in the CIA’s terror investigation. She knows all about where he’s been snooping. She even knows about the affair with his best friend’s...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 10:30 PM
Don't you just hate it when you're trying to lie your way out of a dinner party and the only way you can get the guy you just stabbed to shut up is by snapping his neck? Nicholas Brody's been there.
Brody's bad day, at the center of this week's...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 11:33 AM
Do you remember the term "stress position?" It was part of the debate over the limits of interrogation in the war on terror. One such practice, apparently used by the KGB, leaves a prisoner forced to stand with no relief for up to a day. It's awful....
| Oct 7, 2012
| 7:13 PM
Nicholas Brody is in deep trouble. Not just because Episode 2 of Homeland's second season ends with a damning piece of evidence against him, but because Carrie Mathison's about to be back on his trail.
Even as Brody is pulled in different directions by...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 5:51 AM
Don't forget that 'Homeland' has done this to you before. Just like they confirmed much earlier than you may have expected last year that Brody was in fact in league with terrorists, the show's creators threw out our expectations last week that Brody...