‘Homeland’: ‘My eyes are open. How could they not be?’
November 5th, 2012
02:12 PM ET

‘Homeland’: ‘My eyes are open. How could they not be?’

[Editor's Note: This post contains spoilers for the November 4 episode of "Homeland."]

In last night’s episode, “A Gettysburg Address,” Roya had a secret meeting with a man at an outdoor D.C. plaza. Because the mystery man was wearing sunglasses, the CIA’s facial recognition software couldn't positively identify him.

Virgil and Max were on the scene with their fancy audio equipment, but Roya’s conversation couldn't be picked up because the fountain in the plaza made it sound “like Niagara Falls.” When the meeting ended, Virgil followed the man but lost him on the Metro. Carrie figured that their only hope was to bring Brody in to try and ID the man.

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‘Homeland’: 'It's the lies that undo us'
October 29th, 2012
03:00 PM ET

‘Homeland’: 'It's the lies that undo us'

[Editor's Note: This post contains spoilers for the October 28 episode of "Homeland."]

Last night’s episode, entitled “Q & A” opened with a shackled Brody in the custody of the Central Intelligence Agency. Estes figured he, Quinn, Saul and Carrie had approximately 24 hours before Abu Nazir noticed his absence. They feared Nazir might either ramp up efforts on an attack on America or pick a new target.

Brody tried to play the “I’m a Congressman/you can’t kidnap me” card but Quinn shut him down by saying, “Actually we can. Thanks to you and your colleagues in Congress we have fairly broad powers to detain and interrogate.”

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'Homeland': 'You're a traitor and a terrorist'
October 22nd, 2012
12:28 PM ET

'Homeland': 'You're a traitor and a terrorist'

[Editor's Note: This post contains spoilers for the October 21 episode of "Homeland."]

I rewound the final four minutes of last night's episode no less than 17 times.

This edition of "Homeland," entitled "New Car Smell," opened when Saul appeared at Estes' house and personally delivered the news: A suicide bomber nearly blew up the vice president.

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'Homeland': At long last, vindication
October 15th, 2012
03:33 PM ET

'Homeland': At long last, vindication

[Editor's Note: This post contains spoilers for the October 14 episode of Showtime's "Homeland."]

Last week, the CIA missed killing Abu Nazir by a heartbeat, no thanks to a coded text message sent by Congressman Brody. Carrie retrieved items from the apartment of one of Nazir's top commanders, who was gunned down by the CIA. Unbeknownst to Carrie, tucked in those items was the Brody confession video, which a gobsmacked Saul watched as the episode closed.

This week, as he went through security at the Beirut airport, Saul was taken aside by security officials. He begged them not to open his diplomatic bag, reminding them that Lebanese security officials ought to know better than cause a diplomatic incident with the U.S. - unless they work for somebody else, like Hezbollah.

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Inconceivable! How ‘The Princess Bride’ almost didn't get made
October 8th, 2012
05:18 PM ET

Inconceivable! How ‘The Princess Bride’ almost didn't get made

“She gets kidnapped, he gets killed. But it all turns out OK.”

So says screenwriter William Goldman in an interview featured in the extras of the new 25th anniversary Blu-ray of “The Princess Bride.”

Goldman also wrote the novel that the film is based on, and when he set out to write the book, one of his daughters asked him to write a story about a princess and the other asked him to write a story about a bride. The title was Goldman’s proverbial “As you wish” to both girls.

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'Homeland': Bullets over Beirut
October 8th, 2012
11:22 AM ET

'Homeland': Bullets over Beirut

[This post contains spoilers to the October 7 episode of Showtime's "Homeland."]

Last week on "Homeland," Carrie traveled to Beirut to meet with Fatima Ali, an informant she recruited.

Sunday night, Carrie met with Fatima at her mosque for morning prayers, and the Hezbolla commander’s wife requested the $5 million reward for Abu Nazir and a flight to Detroit so she could live with her cousin.

She told Carrie that Nazir was going to meet with her husband, Abbas Ali, in Beirut the next day. “You can kill them both," she told Carrie.

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