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Homeland (Season 6 - 2017)
« on: March 19, 2018, 09:55:23 pm »
Homeland (Season 6 - 2017)
4 Stars out of 5



Before I jump into my thoughts on Season 6, I gotta go back to Season 5 first. I never did a review for that season because I was actually watching it on Showtime and once over, it slipped my mind about doing a review. With that said, I can't remember much of Season 5 other than I thought it was a good season. Really, the only thing I can remember with any clarity was the finale episode and the finale scene. This was all about what happened to Peter Quinn. He's capture and tortured and ultimately gassed with a Toxic Chemical Weapon on TV. He is apparently a goner, but somehow survives to make it to the end, but is not the same. The final scene with Carrie hovering over Quinn in the hospital and the scene fading to White, I was left with the idea that Quinn had passed onto the other side. I also thought that the way the scene was shot, that Carrie smothers him with a pillow to put him out of his misery.

Fast-forward to Season 6 and we see that Quinn is very much alive....but he's definitely not the same as his Stroke from his ordeal has left him invalid. He doesn't move as he use to, can't walk the same way and his speech is slurred with bouts of memory loss. Clearly he is no longer working for the government and is dealing with just the day to day struggles of simple things that we all take for granted. 10 minutes into Episode 1, I had the entire season mapped out for Quinn. I knew that it was going to be all about whether he had one last mission left inside of him, in spite of now being unemployed and on his on. I knew that he would have major struggles getting to the Season Finale and I knew that he would in the end, sacrifice himself to protect Carrie and what's how it all went down.

Carrie may be the one that carries the entire season, but Season 6 was all Quinn. She actually felt more of side character this time around. If there was ever a way for a character to go out in a blaze of glory, this was it. As for the Plot, I also knew that the President-Elect would turn out to be corrupt and the actions that take place in the Finale shows it. This isn't a knew plot thought. They also did it with President Logan in Season 5 of 24. As for the final shot, the cliffhanger....it was surreal to see how the series has boomeranged right back to Season 1. With Carrie completely disillusioned with the President and the government that is now fully corrupt, having her staring at Capitol Hill with a blank stare, just like Brody does in Season 1, I'm left thinking that Carrie, who's now at the end of her rope will decide to go full-on Brody herself and become a Suicide Bomber. Well, I see her hellbent on carrying this out for the first half of the next season before snapping back to reality and deciding to take down the President the right way.

Overall, a great season with stellar work from Rupert Friend, Mandy Patinkin, Elizabeth Marvel and the always awesome F. Murray Abraham. Definitely worth a Rent. Check it out.
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