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Last night's season finale of “Homeland,” at once less suspenseful, more success that alters the very dynamics of international relations. To be honest, this episode should be the series finale in addition to being the season finale. . load more comments (3 replies) . They did such a good job of making Carrie/Brody's relationship completely engrossing that we. Season 3, Episode "The Star". Rest in peace, Nicholas Brody. I was wrong, you did die. There wasn't any last-minute swooping in of.
The conversation gets heated as Saul admonishes Carrie for throwing away her career to be with a terrorist. Carrie retorts that she doesn't want to be alone all her life like Saul.
Saul leaves her with the words "You're the smartest and the dumbest fucking person I've ever known".
Carrie and Brody attend Walden's memorial service at Langley. At the same time, the Navy holds a ceremony to bury Abu Nazir at sea, which Saul oversees.
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Carrie reveals to Brody that she's decided to forsake her career and be with him. Brody looks out of the window and is surprised to see that his car has been moved and is now parked right outside the building where the memorial service is being held.
As Carrie processes what is happening, the car explodes, leveling a large portion of the building. Carrie holds Brody at gunpoint, accusing him of orchestrating the attack.
Brody is steadfast in his innocence, saying that he had no motive, and that they were all set up by Abu Nazir, who sacrificed Roya and her team on a decoy attack, and even sacrificed his own life, in order to let everyone's guard down, clearing the way for the bombing of Langley.
Carrie seems convinced but tells Brody that nobody else will believe him, and that they need to go on the run immediately. Saul surveys the damage at Langley and is distraught to learn that the death toll is near and rising, and that Carrie was present at the ceremony but is unaccounted for and presumed dead. He gets a call from Mira Sarita Choudhurywho is relieved to learn that Saul survived, and says that she is returning to the U.
Homeland finale: Shock season three ending makes way for an exciting season four
Saul is also informed he will be meeting with the President as he is the new Acting Director. Carrie takes Brody to a storage unit where she has hidden some cash and a fake passport for herself.
They then go to get a fake passport made for Brody. On a television, they see that al-Qaeda has taken responsibility for the attack, and released Brody's confession video which he made for the planned suicide attack against the Vice President in season 1 to the media, firmly placing him as the culprit. As the video plays on the news, the Brody family is shown at home watching in horror. Carrie and Brody head to the Canada—United States borderplanning to cross it on foot and head for Montreal.
From then on in, his fate was sealed: Nicholas Brody, who had fought so hard to escape and survive, finally gave up, and was hanged in a public square in Tehran. I'm curious to know how bumping off the show's co-lead made you feel. It does shine a new light on speculation about how they'd make season four.
To be optimistic, it may suggest that we won't be in for more of the same circular stories taking the same familiar path.
To say that this was an episode concerned with resetting the clock — and Brody's death came at the halfway point, so it wasn't the sole focus - so much of it went over old ground. We jumped forward four months, to see a now heavily pregnant Carrie picking up the pieces. In fact, she seems remarkably together and fine. Lockhart, who led a Senate investigation into her actions, who has seen her defy orders to follow her personal interests repeatedly, has decided that she's Carrie Mathieson, Super Spy once more.
Not only does he fail to fire her, he actually promotes her, posting her to Istanbul as station chief if I remember correctly, Saul held that position once too, so she's very much stepping into his shoes.
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Carrie, who had to be shot in order to stop her messing up an operation. The problem is that it removes what the show is good at, which is tension, because we're repeatedly shown that her actions have no consequences — she'll revert to her original setting regardless of what happens.
So why bother investing in her as a character? The last 15 minutes — should she keep the baby or let her dad take care of it — were too long, which was strange, given that Brody's demise had been rushed through. And then there was the memorial ceremony at Langley. Of course Brody couldn't be given a star.Homeland 3x12 Promo The Star HD
In the eyes of the United States, he is a terrorist. But Carrie, defying orders as always, draws him one on the wall anyway, in pen. Again, I'd love to know what you thought of this. I worried that I was heartless for being unmoved by it, but as soon as Lockhart said no, I realised that she was going to find a way to do it anyway. Who could have predicted that Brody's legacy would have been a star furtively scribbled in marker pen?
He didn't make much use of it here. Obviously with Javadi in line to take charge, it was possible to cover up the CIA involvement in Iran, but does anyone in the US know that Brody was hanged as a traitor there?
If not, how could they possibly have kept it quiet?