The film is based on the Israeli television series Hatufim by Gideon Raff. This season continues to tell a story of Carrie Mathison working at a foundation to provide aid to Muslims. She must go through the ups and downs because of presidential election when it occurs between election day and inauguration day.
This episode works well within the show's ongoing themes, as Carrie, Keane, and Saul all make decisions influenced by the pull of their closest family members. We'll see how those choices play out over the season's final arc.
It's fitting that Quinn, it appears, will be the key to unraveling the entire conspiracy -- and while I'm happy his story has finally merged back with Carrie's, it's a risk to put so much of season 6 on his wounded shoulders.
I didn't realize how much I've missed this kind of uneven footing in a Homeland season, the kind where my uneasiness is actually the intended effect by the writers, as opposed to coming from a bout of skepticism.
It's family first this week, as Dar Adal targets both Elizabeth and Carrie in their most vulnerable spot. In a season when he has made an art of going too far, he still manages to go that little bit further.
It's another slow burner as Homeland season 6 twists and winds it's way toward an inevitable climactic showdown between Dar Adal and well, everyone. Most of what we're treated to here is player positioning.