I just finished watching Game On, the fourth episode to Homeland’s third season. After a slow third episode, and a glimpse of our guy Brody, the fourth episode was a mash-up of Carrie and Dana storylines.
Jessica and Mike(I think) don’t look all that worried that suicidal Dana is out with murderous Leo. Do you think Dana knows that her boyfriend was actually the one that killed his brother? Is it just some big misunderstanding and he is a real nice guy? (You can read this last part with a sarcastic tone.) Also, is it just me, or is the police taking quite some time launching a missing persons investigation? It's not your average teenage runaway couple, it’s a girl who recently tried to commit suicide and a guy that killed his brother. If this isn’t priority, I don’t know what is.
When we last saw Carrie, she had finally agreed to take her medication after a run-in with a lawyer who’s motives were less than clear. This episode started off with Carrie passing in front of a judge to get released, finally. Everyone seems to be more than okay with Carrie leaving, but when her father and sister don’t show up, you know this means trouble. The CIA is still pulling strings for her to stay in the hospital. All I could think was, really Saul, don’t you think the crazy Carrie storyline is starting to be oversold?
Carrie meets in a fancy house the man behind her hospital release. The terrorist he is working for, the one actually responsile for the bombing of Langley, wants to "pick her brain". How desperate do they think she is? Then, the lawyer caught my attention, his arguments were worth listening to. When he started talking about how the CIA was going to kill her little by little, I was thinking, wow he is very good. I wanted Carrie to accept. You’ve been through so much, girl, make them pay.
The first four episodes resulted in the last scene of this episode. Ever since Saul betrayed her in court, there has been a bigger picture.(I still would have punched him in the face, he's made her go through so much.) Crazy Carrie was only a trick, to catch the terrorist's attention. Without exchanging a word with to each other, Saul and Carrie understood each other. How long has this been planned? I sometimes tend to forget they are spies!
Carrie is now in the inside. This is going to be so badass.
How shocked were you to see Carrie and Saul at the end of the episode?
How happy are you that the whole Crazy Carrie storyline is over?
What is the extent of Carrie's pact with Saul?
Does Saul also think Brody is innocent?