'Homeland' - 'New Car Smell' recap: Who wants to be friends with a demented ex-soldier who hates America?


Is Season 2 of "Homeland" over after just its fourth episode? Because really, where can they possibly go after the conclusion of "New Car Smell"? 

That's a rhetorical question, of course, because "Homeland's" Emmy-winning executive producers, Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon, seem to take a perverse pleasure in writing themselves into a corner. (Full disclosure: We've seen next week's episode and know just how brilliantly they succeed.) 

Game Over: "You disgraced your nation, Sgt. Nicholas Brody: You're a traitor and a terrorist and now it's time that you pay for that," says reinstated CIA operative Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) before the congressman (Damian Lewis) is arrested. Once Saul (Mandy Patinkin) found Brody's suicide video it seemed this scene was bound to happen ... in the season finale! Instead, we were just as shocked as Carrie's colleagues watching the situation unfold via surveillance video. Read More...



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