Homeland Recap: The Eyes of God

Among its other intellectual ambitions, Homeland has always had a fondness for poetry. Last season, Jessica Brody described the family’s garage as “like the wreck of the Hesperus in here” without knowing that the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem she’d referenced was particularly apropos. In the poem, a father ties his daughter to the mast of a ship during a storm, but his attempt to save her from the elements he never should have exposed her to in the first place is a pitiful effort; her body washes up on shore after the storm. It’s a narrative that, although Jessica couldn’t possibly have predicted it at the moment, foretells Dana’s fate at her own father’s hands. Brody made her a target and abandoned her to face the consequences he’d brought to his family. Ultimately, Dana is only able to survive by destroying her own identity to keep her body sane and intact.  Read More...



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