Homeland Season Three Finale Recap: A Kind of Peace

“I ask myself, over and over, from the moment I knew what you’ve gone through, the hardship, the self-abnegation to lure me in, why? Why would anyone do that to themselves? Why would you?” Majid Javadi tells Carrie Mathison when they meet perhaps a third of the way through the final episode of Homeland’s third season. Javadi had Carrie brought to him after Nicholas Brody was snatched from a safe house by members of the Quds Force, turning what Carrie thought had been a successful escape into a stunning failure. And while Carrie is wild with panic, eager to save the father of the child she’s carrying, Javadi is as calm and cool as the white walls of the courtyard where the two meet. And the message he’s delivering is as much to those of us watching at home as to the desperate woman before him.  Read More...



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