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Homeland 7.11: Carrie In Action

Well, Homeland 7.11 was so good, and ended on a such a sharp cliffhanger, that it called out for next week's season finale to follow tonight, and make this a two-hour episode.

But as it was ... first, about the removal of President Keane from office: it was a strong narrative move, but why was no mention made of the fact that the 25th Amendment only provides for a temporary removal, with Congress required to make it permanent?  Her Chief of Staff mentioned that in a previous episode, and he or someone should have mentioned it again tonight.

But Moscow was where the main action was, and it was good indeed to see Carrie at her best - not fighting to keep her daughter, or against her own inner turmoil, but out there in the field, as a highly effective, in fact brilliant, agent working in almost impossible circumstances, and managing to come close to succeeding, if not succeeding outright.

Fighting against all odds is her forte, and it was satisfying to see Saul back her up for once, almost immediately, after she calls Saul on some of the ups and downs he's put her through these past years.  As an operative, she's a great talker as well as adept on her feet and with weapons, and I always thought the series was at its best with Carrie moving fast and effectively and blazing.

She and Saul are going to have some pretty tough going as they try to get Simone back to the US next week.  I'm wondering, with the announcement that next year's Season 8 will be the final for Homeland, if we'll get another cliffhanger next week as set up for whatever resolution 2019 has in store for this series.

We'll know more next week, and I'll see you back here then.

See also Homeland 7.1: The Worse Threat ... Homeland 7.2: Carrie vs. 4chan ... Homeland 7.3: Separating Truth from Hyperthinking ... Homeland 7.4: Fake News! ... Homeland 7.5: "The Russian Angle" ... Homeland 7.6: Meets The Americans, Literally ... Homeland 7.7: Meets The Americans ... Homeland 7.8: Evenly Matched ... Homeland 7.9: Franny vs. the Job or the U.S. Hacks Twitter ... Homeland 7.10: President Trump and President Keane

And see also Homeland 6.1: Madam President-Elect ... Homeland 6.2: Parallel Program ... Homeland 6.3: Potentials ... Homeland 6.4: "A Man with Painted Hair" ... Homeland 6.5: The Attack on Carrie's Brownstone ... Homeland 6.7: The Arch Villain ... Homeland 6.8: Peter's Problem ... Homeland 6.9: The Tide Begins to Turn ... Homeland 6.10: Fake News! ... Homeland 6.11: Quinn and Dar ... Homeland Season 6 Finale: Chilling - and True to Life

And see also Homeland 5.1: Moving into the Age of Snowden ... Homeland 5.2: Who Wants to Kill Carrie ... Homeland 5.3: Carrie and Kerry ... Homeland 5.5: All Quinn ... Homeland 5.6: Saul Wises Up ... Homeland 5.7: Tough to Watch ... Homeland 5.9: Finally! ... Homeland 5.10: Homeland and Homeland ... Homeland 5.11: Allison as Primo Villain ... Homeland Season 5 Finale: RIPs

And see also Homeland 4.1-2: Carrie's State of Mind ... Homeland 4.3: Quinn and Carrie ... Homeland 4.4: Carrie's Counterpart ... Homeland 4.5: Righteous Seduction ... Homeland 4.6: The Biggest Reveal ... Homeland 4.7: The Manifestation ... Homeland 4.8: Saving Someone's Life ... Homeland 4.9: Hitchcock Would've Loved It ... Homeland 4.10: The List ... Homeland 4.12: Out of this Together

And see also Homeland 3.1: Sneak Preview Review ... Homeland 3.2: Sneak Preview Review ... Homeland 3.3: Two Prisons ... Homeland 3.4: Twist! ...Homeland 3.6: Further Down the Rabbit Hole ... Homeland 3.7: Revealing What We Already Knew ... Homeland 3.8: Signs of Life ...Homeland 3.9: Perfect Timing ... Homeland 3.10: Someone Has to Die ... Homeland 3.11: The Loyalist ... Homeland Season 3 Finale: Redemption and Betrayal

And see Homeland 2.1-2: Sneak Preview Review ... Homeland 2.3-5: Sneak Preview Review ... Homeland 2.6: What Brody Knows ... Homeland 2.7: Love Me Tinder ... Homeland 2.8: The Personal and the Professional ...Homeland Season 2 Finale: The Shocker and the Reality

And see also  Homeland on Showtime ... Homeland 1.8: Surprises ... Homeland Concludes First Season: Exceptional

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