Just when you thought this episode of Homeland was a filler episode, the last 15 minutes completely rock. your. world. Here are the five things you have to know about this cliffhanger of an episode entitled “The Yoga Play”. (WARNING: SPOILERS)
1. Saul Won’t Let Anyone Get In His Way
We already knew that Carrie was playing deep undercover when she was put into the hospital during the trial of the CIA. What got her through the pain was knowing that she was helping her country and that her mentor Saul would be on her side. Tonight we learned that Saul only has one thing on his mind – capturing the Iranians. To him, Carrie is a disposal piece of the larger puzzle. This was evident by the last line of the night (more on that in #2). We also learned that Saul was not the nominee for the next Director of the CIA. But he’s not going down easily. He basically makes a mockery of the soon to be nominee during his announcement and then vows to get “a lot of work done” in his last two weeks. Something tells me he is going to go even more rogue to finish out his mission….
2. Carrie Is In Deep Shit
Part of Carrie’s mission is to get the Iranians to believe that she will deliver confidential information to them. Little do they know that the CIA is trailing her and will (hopefully) swoop in and capture them when they least expect it. After risking everything to help Jessica Brody (again, more on that in #3) Carrie is taken from her home in the middle of the night. After scanning her for listening devices her head is covered and she is taken. When Quinn realizes this he calls Saul and says “she’s all alone out there”. Saul replies coldly, almost with a glimpse of excitement “She’s always been alone”. WHAT? I get that Saul is looking to capture these terrorists, but his complete and utter disregard for Carrie’s safety seems so out of character. Didn’t they used to be partners? What happened to make him view her as a simple casualty?
3. The Brody Clan Is Unraveling
After probably the dumbest idea ever Dana and her convict BF are on the road hiding from the feds. Jessica is desperate to find her daughter and finally turns to Carrie after hearing “no” from everyone else. Once Dana learns that her partner in crime actually is responsible for the death of his brother through the news telecast, she turns herself into the cops and heads home. Finally this is over. Is anyone else breathing a sigh of relief? That being said, Dana’s last scene where she was crying in her room was really great. She’s showing some real acting chops. I hope she gets a better storyline next.
4. Quinn Is Loyal To Carrie
Even though Saul isn’t looking out for Carrie, at least Quinn is. When given direct orders to NOT go in and see if Carrie is all right, Quinn rushes in to find that she has been taken. It’s clear that he has feelings for her and this may be the only thing that keeps her from becoming a casualty in Saul’s chess game.
5. Next Week Looks Nuts
So this might be the worst spot Carrie has been. Well, maybe not worse than being tied to a pole by Abu Nazir, but this is pretty bad. Next week we see that she is being interrogated by the Iranians via lie detector test and from the looks of it, she isn’t passing…Does anyone else keep hoping that Brody sweeps in and saves the day? No? Just me? Sorry, I can’t help but root for that romance.
What did you guys think? Did tonight’s episode leave you on the edge of your seat? Are you pissed at Saul too or is he just doing his job?