Now, as an avid fan of Homeland, I must say that the third season do not disappoint. Especially with did-they-really-do-that finale episode, I know I have to blog it.
The finale episode begins where it left, with Brody killing Danesh Akbari (Iranian bad guy) and we are left wondering what the fuck is going to happen. Brody drag Danesh’s body and leave it under his desk. He then walks out and luckily manage to escape to find Carrie at their rendezvous point. The two are hopeful of Saul, who is having his own problems at the CIA, to help them to get the hell out of Tehran. As the night unfolds, we see Carrie and Brody arguing about what Brody has done, how he hasn’t feel like a Marine, and how fucking depressed he is (we are depressed for you too, Brody). And Carrie, being the high-strung women she is, ended up telling Brody that she is four months pregnant with his child.
The next scene is where the writers get creative. Carrie wakes Brody up and together they storm outside, planning to hop onto the chopper Saul promises to send. But, no…. They were busted by Javadi’s men and took Brody along with them. Now, we think that nothing will happen to Brody, he will survives, blah blah blah’ — WE ARE DELUDED, PEOPLE.
Few minutes later, Carrie went to the prison Brody is being held up in, and got the shocking news of her lifetime. Brody do wants to die. He has accepted his faith. He is basically content with what’s going to happen to him.
I am not going to spoil all the fun details for you guys, but I think it’s safe to say that we are going to miss Nicholas Brody in season 4 (they are given another season!)
Homeland’s third season has been a treat to watch. The writers have upped their ante and delivered a memorable season. It started a bit rocky and irritating with Dana’s case and Brody’s being held in a dungeon and drugged, but the last three episodes were solid gold that everything seems interconnected with Brody’s storyline and perhaps next season storyline too.
For the finale episode, I think they did a good job. They give Brody’s character a nice end and for Carrie a new beginning. I am curious what Carrie and Saul are going to encounter in season 4. It might get boring or even dull, but it may turn the other way around. We still have few potential characters (Farah and Peter). I hope the writers still maintain the whole terrorist plot and the ‘guessing’ theme line for the next season, because lets be frank, we are hooked up to Homeland because we are curious to know whether Brody is a terrorist or not among other questions.
Note: While googling about Homeland last night, I found an interesting article of Damian Lewis talking about his Homeland days. Check it out: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/homeland-star-damian-lewis-says-666500