If there had never been a first series of Homeland, this one would probably look great. But because of that high bar, the loss of momentum has been disappointing
And so to the finale of Homeland (Channel 4
, Sunday). Abu Nazir's dead, everyone can relax, so they do, big time.
Carrie'n'Brody return to their lakeside love cabin, to do the sort of things couples do when they're not defending/breaching the security of the free world. They walk by the water, trade family secrets, make plans for the future. Brody juggles potatoes, shows his lighter side. They stroke each other's hair by the flickering light of the log fire. Carrie loves her job, she says. "The thing is Brody, I also love …" "Careful," says Brody. "Being with you."
Jesus, what the hell is this? Love Story
? At least Quinn's there too, watching from the porch of the next-door cabin, through his telescopic sight.