Homeland Season Five
IMDb Rating: 8.4 (Overall)
Starring: Claire Danes, Rupert Friend, Mandy Patinkin, Tracy Letts, F. Murray Abraham, Sebastian Koch.
The Humpo Show Rating | 4 / 5
The game has changed for Carrie Mathison. Out of the CIA and living in Berlin, Carrie is trying to start a new life but realizes now she’s the one with a target on her back. As the danger intensifies, and without Saul and Quinn to rely on, one thing becomes clear – she’s never been at greater risk or with more to lose. (Rotten Tomatoes)
* Previous Season Spoilers Ahead *
Season three brought the end of the Brody era, season four brought the end of Carrie and the CIA in the Middle East era, season five introduced the new era: Carrie and the CIA in Europe. She begins the season away from the CIA and relocated in Berlin, where she works in private security for an enigmatic German billionaire (Sebastian Koch), attempts to be a good mother to her daughter, as well as having a normal relationship with her co-worker boyfriend.
This season showcases how relevant and terrifying that Homeland can be. Now that the focus is on the threat of Islamist extremists in Europe, in particularly a country that has seen several attacks in the last couple of years, Germany. Although some of the ideas and actions concerning the terrorists in this season are a bit dramatic and in the realms of fantasy as there are many lines in the fire, Homeland does reveal the underbelly of mainland Europe’s terrorist network. Throw into the mix, high ranking betrayals, Carrie being hunted and Quinn going above and beyond the call of duty regardless of his health.
Season five carries on and goes one step further than what season four started. The post-Brody shenanigans are gone, and the CIA vs The Terrorists takes centre stage. First it was in the Middle East, and now the more modern image of terrorism, very close to home. A thrilling season that culminates in typical nail-biting fashion!
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