HOMELAND “Crossfire” Review

HOMELAND "Crossfire" Season 1 Episode 9 – This episode of Homeland left me with some conflicting emotions. On the one hand, the previous eight episodes were television gold and I’m loath to dislike a show which provided its audience for so many weeks with some truly fantastic moments.

On the other hand, this was a pretty weak episode at a point where the show cannot risk being weak, not at this point when we’re on the brink of finding out exactly what Brody’s motivations are.

I would imagine that marine soldiers are even more patriotic than the most patriotic and I would imagine that they’d get plenty to training to prevent brainwash (hell, the United States is probably top dog when it comes to brainwashing: was I the only five year old to stand up with my hand over my heart and recite the Pledge of Allegiance every morning in school, despite the fact that I had no idea what a pledge was, never mind the whole allegiance bit?) The idea that this marine, who for five years (the flashback took place three years previously) was kept in a hole and savagely tortured could be turned towards the US’s enemy through a friendship with a boy…it just seems too easy. Read More...



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