Homeland: Season 3, Episode 1

Tin Man Is Down (29 Sep. 2013)

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Now director Estes is dead and Brody disappeared, the decapitated CIA morns over 200 casualties and fears for its very existence unless a congressional commission can be appeased despite ... See full summary »

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Now director Estes is dead and Brody disappeared, the decapitated CIA morns over 200 casualties and fears for its very existence unless a congressional commission can be appeased despite its hostile chairman. Saul Berenson is promoted director, seconded by Dar Adal, who pushes him to go ahead with a coordinated lethal strikes on six main henchman in different countries, alas without the director, of the Iranian Revolutionaru Guard secret division which is held responsible. While most are killed from the air, Peter Quinn must penetrate a Caracas mansion to manually eliminate the 'banker', which alas also results in a collateral child casualty. Carrie foolishly waves her father's questions about failing medication and tequila abuse, but after a press leak Saul is forced to expose her mental disorder and blame her alone for the Brody debacle. Chris is the near-ruined Brody family's rock of strength, while mother and her mother wine and Dana returns after therapy where she fell in love ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Hung out to dry
6 October 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Almost three months have passed since the bombing at the CIA left over two hundred people dead and life is not easy for the characters who remain. Carrie is being grilled by a senate committee and it would appear that somebody at the CIA is happy for her to take as much of the blame for what happened as possible; the Brody family are finding it difficult now that ex-hero, ex-congressman Nicolas Brody is the most wanted man since Osama bin Laden and the CIA needs a successful mission to detract from the mess they are in. The last of these sees new CIA Director Saul Berenson ordering the assassination of six people that the CIA believes were connected to the attack.

This was a pretty solid start to the third series; it was more about dealing with the aftermath of the previous series than setting up the action that is sure to follow. It was a brave move to entirely omit fugitive Brody from the episode, after the brief recap, I think it worked though; we just have to accept that he is out there somewhere and whether he will return good or bad must remain a mystery for now. One couldn't help but feel sorry for his family who are both dealing with him being wanted for terrorism and daughter Dana's attempted suicide; these problems were well handled. While I'm sure things will improve for Carrie in the long run things just go from bad to worse for her here; Claire Danes does a fine job showing her getting more and more manic as she sees herself being betrayed. There isn't a huge amount of action but what there is is fairly exciting. Overall I thought this was a good opening episode which left be keen to see the rest of the series.


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