transcript of my comments on Rebecca Nicholson’s Guardian Homeland Blog:Episode 8:Spoilers:Do not read unless you have seen this episode

  • 10 April 2012 1:45AM

    cheers!
    ”Tis true..

    @acapella85

    I’m glad I’m not the only one to find Saul and particularly his voice, incredibly annoying!

    Same here! Hey, how’s this for a theory? Mera left him because she just couldn’t stand to hear his voice any more and Delhi was the furthest away she could think of to put him off following her. (and keep on blathering) 18 hours i think Saul said, in a shocked and sotto voice.. Remember how she sadly bowed her head in semi-defeat when saying “We’ll still be able to talk”!

    @plusiwrite

    What’s the likelihood of stumbling into a Mosque in a US city when running away from the FBI in the dark?”

    Exactly! What are the chances? and that it would be open and or easy to get into considering um the past /current climate in the US?
    &@ALL:
    i agree that the whole Mike chase was very heavy handed. Why couldn’t it have been done more intuitively for want of not knowing the right word? You know, when seasoned Cops take it two steps back and some and if they’re any good, they shadow like ships in the night and their (ongoing) intel is so good and communication so practised, that they predict the movements of said quarry and lead them to a quiet resolution without harm? There must be a word for it. This wasn’t it I guess it was the ‘T’ for terrorist word wot did it…

    Then we have the terrible oops moment:described as a”nightmare” and yet the show must and did go on..but why? i mean why did Muslims have to be killed in the plot? point pushing for balance again? Bad thing happen on both sides. Yes, we geddit. Like with Saul’s re-iteration of his different childhood and religion for a statement of matching so called otherness? Possibly.

    Why are quite a few scenes in Homeland at all? i mean what was the significance of the daughter’s terrible accident and being drunk? Will this surface into something later? Or was it just for one off effect? There to make the Waltonesque moment on the couch watching TV all the more meaningful and touchy feely for us? Who knows..

    By the way:a poster or two has raised the possibility of there being a third party involved. i didn’t get the first significance of Carrie being viewed in the bug in the Brody family’s ceiling that she was taking down. i just assumed this was a portrayal of her back on the laptop. Yet posters pointed out that someone else could have been watching.

    In the episode at the cabin i did notice the unusual long shot of Carrie crying. Homeland doesn’t go in for a lot of arty camera shots. It’s mostly close-ups. It was an odd thing to do: showing her crying from that far away. My feeling about this was that it was possible someone was watching her there at the cabin. Who could be this shadowy nefarious (or not) third party? Obviously with better shadowing techniques so far than Carrie & her calamitous crew..

    n.b way to go Brody & Jess:if you go to a party and everybody is really nice to you is this so very unusual?! ( but Ambassador, you are spoiling us..)

    Also: how could Sadaam’s statue, or even a bust, really be small enough for a potato head?!

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