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4.0 out of 5 stars What do you do after you kill the goose that has laid the golden egg?, February 2, 2014
This review is from: Homeland: Season 3 (DVD)
Like many people I loved the star crossed lover relationship between our bipolar CIA agent heroine Carrie Mathison with sloppy impulse control torn between her patriotism, and her unbridled attraction for the former marine Nicolas Brody kept captive for 8 years who might have been turned into a terrorist. By now you know what happened unless you like to put carts before horses, and season 3 begins with the aftermath of the major event of 12/12. Just when it seems like our two main characters might have a shot at a viable relationship, something always happens, like 12/12 bringing a Romeo and Juliet dimension to how the story unfolds.

Now it's all change at the CIA as Saul (played by Mandy Patinkin) takes over. Carrie starts off making yet another dubious decision and Brody has now taken on the new role of most wanted fugitive. Carrie seems to be going even more downhill in dealing with her illness, and politicking at the CIA place Saul and his protege at odds.

Homeland, according to IMDB has gained 35 wins from 57 award nominations winning Golden Globes Awards for Damian Lewis and Claire Danes as Best Actor and Actress, and also for Best television series.

You are probably wondering how does season 3 compare to seasons 1 and 2. Homeland set the bar very high in seasons 1 and 2 with brilliant acting and storytelling. Can the series sustain its own high standards? I cannot say that season 3 is better only different. If the first season was the season of Carrie and the second season was the season of Brody, then the third season is the season of Saul, who shows himself to be an incredible strategist who makes extremely bold strategic moves which carry their own risks and do not necessarily sit well with people in high places, and could have dreadful repercussions if they don't work out.

The program similarly takes very brave risks, so brave that one wonders where the series can go from here. There will be a season 4 which may seem surprising after what happens in season 3 which means the series has to entirely reinvent itself, and may indeed risk losing some loyal viewers because of choices made. But the creators of Homeland have surprised us in the past and I suspect will continue to do so.

I liked season 3, and I think if you're like me and were addicted to seasons 1 and 2 then you have no choice but to watch season 3. Once you start watching it you cannot not watch it all the way through no matter what happens, and plenty happens.

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Initial post: Feb 22, 2014 9:01:14 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 22, 2014 9:03:20 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2014 10:53:51 AM PST
Inkhorn says:
In order for you to think that is a spoiler you would have to have already seen this season. I use a metaphor which could mean many things and apply to anybody and many situations. Thank you for the negative vote though. If you were to peruse many of the other reviews you would find actual spoilers describing actual events in season three.

Do you seriously think you are going to read all the reviews of season 3 and not find a single spoiler.

I used a similar metaphor on my review of The Conspirator and not a single person out of hundreds of votes complained about it.
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