Homeland is back my friends. Yes, last week it started to find its legs and this week it has returned to decent television. No bullshit, no boredom, no Chris: Just how Homeland should be.
BUT NO, BRODY IS NOT IN THE GODDAMN EPISODE!
Dar Adal visits Quinn, asking about his recent activity. He offers no details, to which Dar shows him a picture of Quinn taken from neighbour’s security cameras at the murder house, making him the police’s main suspect. Carrie asks the police captain to give up the investigation in the name of national security. However, he insists that Quinn speak to the officers working the case, and since he is in no danger of being prosecuted, Quinn falsely confesses that he killed the two women, leaving the officer disgusted.
But of course, the most interesting part of the episode: Before leaving the safe house, Saul asks Javadi about the Langley bomber, to which he confesses it was not Brody. Later, as Carrie escorts him to his plane, she learns the same information, and is told that the real person who moved Brody’s car is still at large in the U.S. and Javadi’s lawyer, Leland Bennett, knows his name. Carrie goes to Quinn and asks for his help. Despite finally deciding that he’s done with the CIA, stating that he does not think anything can justify the things they do, he agrees.
Clearly Quinn has some demons of his past that he wants to exorcise; despite not killing either of the victims, he claimed that confessing finally brought him some peace. To quote him, “Right man, wrong crime”. But what crime is he referring to? Is it the murder of the young boy in episode 1? Or perhaps something we haven’t learned yet? I always said that Quinn was one of the most interesting characters in the show, so I welcome the chance to delve into his past.
But all of this is insignificant compared to the reveal that Brody did not bomb Langley; Well, I call it a reveal, but all us Homeland fans knew from the moment it happened it wasn’t him. Whether it was because we liked Brody or because the show made it obvious, it just could not have been him. But my main thought here is, does this sudden importance of the character mean he could possibly be returning soon? I hope so, I’m getting sick of seeing Damian Lewis in the opening titles but not in the show.
Overall, this was a seriously great episode. No Brody but easily enough to entertain and bring the show back to its former glory.