What to Make of This Third Season of Homeland

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Brodie is a tormented soul. He cannot escape his past and his redemption with the Almighty. Yet, this very past haunts and entraps him. He feels torn for the shame his daughter feels. Partly, based on a belief of half truths, his daughter is alienated to the point of changing her name. In an effort to regain his daughter and some semblance of normalcy he is caught up in CIA operations that tug on his soul and belief in the Almighty even more.

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Carry sets out to rescue him. In this physical sense she tips him off about an attempt on his life,  but Brodie is a lost soul. Maybe the baby she carries will be Brodie’s rebirth, once he knows that she is carrying his baby.

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I’m not sure what to make of this season. The writers seem to have lost their way, as has Brodie who was absent for the first half, and so what happens to him in the show is inconsequential for the average viewer who no longer cares about Brodie or Carry and hence the show.

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This is why the season finale which is a rehash of last season with Carry rescuing Brodie, as set for next week, no matter how brilliant it might be, will leave viewers wanting as the story line this season is too little too late. Is it any wonder that people are abandoning cable?

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