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    He is in seven to ten, which is as far as I have seen. And thanks!

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    Episode Title: “In Full Flight”

    Synopsis: Hayes has ideas; Carrie goes shopping; Tasneem has problems.

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    I’ve been a super fan of this show since it began. After the first two seasons, the series has been wildly inconsistent. However, I felt as though season eight was the most steady the show has ever been (episodes 1-7 were neither phenomenal nor extraordinarily flawed), until last week, which I found to be filled with missed opportunities and strange executions of major moments on paper. This week’s episode, “In Full Flight,” was an improvement but I found the episode to be lacking a bit. Strong scene with Carrie at the end retrieving the box. I’m not very surprised by the twist of the ending, and know there’s fertile ground to explore the complexity of Carrie’s past and newfound vulnerability in the final three episodes.

    After all the ups and downs with Carrie, I feel so invested in her, and my heart is just breaking knowing her story is going to end like a greek tragedy. I want more character moments with Carrie/Saul and big directorial moments, like what we saw in episode 7, and what Homeland does best.

    SEASON 8
    1-6: B+
    7: A-
    8: C+
    9: B-

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    Carrie’s hunt for the flight recorder was great, and the scene between Tasneem and Jalal. Something told me that finding the recorder wouldn’t be that “easy,” and of course, it wasn’t. Yevgeny is such a complicated character, so that last scene with Carrie was both uneasy and perplexing. Sad that Saul and Wellington are being phased out by Hugh Dancy’s character, but this is kinda how I envision Trump’s White House being where it’s just a musical chairs of who can influence the president at any given moment of time with a bunch of rotating senior advisors and acting cabinet members. And just b/c I’m watching old “True Blood” episodes again, it’s interesting to see Sam Trammell again and doing something completely different than what he’s best known for.

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    I’m surprised we haven’t seen F. Murray Abraham pop up.

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    That was great. The actor who plays Yevgeny is as good as he was in The Americans, he was an incredible future ahead of him.

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    Episode Title: “Designated Driver”

    Synopsis: No one admits to anything.

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    OK, here we go.

    Homeland is coming in for a landing and it’s finally on the uphill track of something worthy of the show’s legacy. One of my biggest problems with this season, despite the early half being consistently good, there haven’t been *great* episodes. When the show has been presented with opportunities for big moments, they’re blown them, until this week’s episode.

    Carrie’s decision-making in “Designated Driver” is completely on key and consistent with the character built over the past eight seasons. Her scenes in the interrogation room were simply terrific — the writing was great, the directing was sharp, and Danes was at her best this season. It’s igniting a visceral response in me, someone who has so much valued in Carrie as a character. It’s devastating to see her tragic arc unfold, knowing no one is more dedicated to the United Staes as Carrie is.

    The final sequence is pretty sensational and set up for a fittingly destructive penultimate and finale episodes. It’s a relief that the pieces came together so well.

    Grade: A-

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    Carrie’s arrest was hard to watch. Very intense episode, especially at the end with the sad “designated driver.” I have so many hopes for these last two episodes. I hope they’re realized. “Homeland” has the potential of being counted amongst the television greats, but the landing has to stick completely, or else. Stay tuned!

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    I’m surprised we haven’t seen F. Murray Abraham pop up.

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    I expect him on the finale.

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    Ok no one over there could shoot at the tire?

    Kidding aside. That was a great episode. Cannot wait for the last two.

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    Maybe the best episode of the season?  I just thought every scene was fire.  Everything that’s been built up , the storylines, the character relationships, are really paying off well.  The final sequence was exceptional and it was quite illuminating how they showed the perspective of a ‘designated driver’ and how they could end up in that situation.

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    This weekend sees the return of original director Michael Cuesta! He is not the only surprise guest, as a former child star reprises a role that he has had on a CBS procedural, but his lines are dubbed.

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    What an episode! I don’t care if the competition is stiff, this show deserves a nod.

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    Episode Title: “The English Teacher”

    Synopsis: Saul backchannels. Carrie needs one more favor.

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