Homeland Recap: The War at Home

Homeland has always been half military thriller, half domestic soap, with a bit of super-dry comedy mixed in. The title cuts in both directions: the word “Homeland” makes you think of The Department of Homeland Security, and the geographic integrity of a nation, but it also evokes the domestic sphere in which adults try to be lovers or mates, with or without kids underfoot.

Directed by Dan Attias and written by Alexander Cary, “Two Hats” is a great illustration of the title’s multivalent meanings. Its umbrella story is about Saul, Carrie, David, Peter and company using Brody to thwart Abu Nazir’s attack on the U.S. But beneath that Tom Clancy-style umbrella are intertwined tales about other homelands: romance, marriage, and the relationships between parents and kids. Read More...


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