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Homeland S2E8 " I'll Fly Away" 11/18/12

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by babydoc214, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. AlphaDelta

    AlphaDelta Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    Ann Arbor, MI
    I know, I cringe every time I see those. Looks like they came right out of a dumpster. And she's worn them all season too.
  2. billypritchard

    billypritchard Embiggener

    May 7, 2001
    St. Louis, MO
    Along that line of thinking, wouldn't the CIA have gone over Brody's cell phone records? I know that finding stuff could be a needle in a haystack, but maybe just maybe they could look around the time that Nazir was about to be killed. Oh, Brody made a call then? To what number?
  3. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

    Jan 17, 2002
    It was a text.

    In code.

    "May 1."

    Nobody could ever crack that.

    The question is if Brody had Nazzir's direct mobile number why did they need all of these sometimes -soon-to-be-dead intermediaries?
  4. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

    Sep 29, 2003
    ... aka "redshirts". ;)

    Wouldn't Brody have a separate cell phone for Nazir?
    The CIA needs GPS tracking on Brody's clothing and vehicles as well as mobile phones. And probably a chip embedded behind his ear, concealed by his hair.
  5. squint

    squint New Member

    Jun 15, 2008
    There aren't GPS systems that small.
  6. snowjay

    snowjay 40mph couch potato

    Mar 26, 2007
    Almost in...

    Didn't we hash this out in the other thread. As I recall the text didn't go directly to Nazir, but to someone else in the party to showed it to him.
  7. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

    Feb 5, 2003
    It was the guy in his entourage who carries his cell phone.

    So many hanger-ons, you need to give them something to do. :)
  8. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW TCF Club

    May 31, 2000
    Boston, MA
    I agree, it was Nazir's phone, but one of his red-shirts had it.
  9. robojerk

    robojerk Active Member

    Jun 13, 2006
    Laguna Hills CA
    Saw this on Facebook. Dana Brody on Homeland is the worst

    I think the character is okay, just the car crash plot is horrible.. Writers seem to have gotten lazy and pulled the Season 2 Landry play from the FNL playbook.
  10. tiams

    tiams New Member

    Apr 19, 2004
    I don't think the hit and run plot is terrible. Having to deal with the consequences of the hit and run is what pushed Brodie to a breaking point because he couldn't report it without blowing his deal. The hit and run is what made Carrie have to stop him in front of the police station in front of Dana which led to Dana finding out about the pay-off and telling Jessica that Carrie was still around. When Brodie finds out the VP paid off the victim of a homicide, he can add that to the VP ordering drone strikes on innocents and then lying about it to further fuel his anti-american leanings.
  11. rahnbo

    rahnbo Active Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    They didn't have to take the money. In fact the daughter seemed very happy with the compensation. She didn't want to screw up a good thing to paraphrase her own words. He might as well kill them too for participating in the cover-up.
  12. tiams

    tiams New Member

    Apr 19, 2004
    I don't think she was happy; I think she was sad, angry and overwhelmed.
    Her mother was murdered and she was left with small children to take care of on her own. I guarantee she would rather have her mother alive than the money.
    She did not participate in a cover-up, she was victimized because she was vulnerable. Saying Brodie should kill her too because she took the money is asinine.
  13. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    Count me as another who enjoyed this episode. I liked where they went with the hit-and-run plot, and I liked that they were smart enough to use a helicopter to transport Brody so the CIA couldn't follow.

    The best is how screwed up Carrie will be after all the stuff she and Brody talked about, only to have Brody go to Roya and say that he was only doing all that stuff because Roya wanted him to.
  14. tiams

    tiams New Member

    Apr 19, 2004
    I really liked this episode also. When Brody was having a meltdown, I felt his anxiety and panic. When he was riding with Roya to who knows where and she got rid of his phone, cutting him off from his protection I felt the anxiety. When he told Roya he only f'ed carrie to use her, I cringed for Carrie. The whole part where they were stopped on the side of the road was very suspenseful.

    There are sometimes minor things in the show that seem unrealistic or unreasonable, but overall, it is the best thing on right now by far.
  15. rahnbo

    rahnbo Active Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Thanks for the personal insult. I'm not saying I agree with it. The girl did take blood money from the person he wants dead and she called it "a good thing." So within the framework of the show its OK to kill people related to the drone attack, plot a terrorist attack on US soil, steal CIA secrets, cover up an accidental murder. . .
  16. tiams

    tiams New Member

    Apr 19, 2004

    What personal attack?
    I can't comprehend what you are saying. Maybe you are making sense to others here and I'm too dense to understand why you say the girl is guilty of something. Her choices once her mother was murdered were to accept money so she and her siblings could survive or out the VP and suffer grave consequences for doing so. You can't try to derail a presidential campaign and not have very powerful people destroy you in any manner of ways. She was surely paid money to be quiet and threatened if she talked. She is a victim because she was under great duress to take the money.
    I disagree with you that the girl thinks taking the money was a good thing. It was the best option for her because if she talks she will be excoriated and she will lose the money.

    When or how has the show said it is "OK to kill people related to the drone attack, plot a terrorist attack on US soil, steal CIA secrets, cover up an accidental murder. . "
  17. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

    Aug 6, 2003
    Madison, WI
    You keep using that word murdered. I do not think that word means what you think it means.
  18. rahnbo

    rahnbo Active Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Isn't that what the whole show is about?? Brody's sense of justice for the drone attacks and his actions against the US? Is Brody not more or less the hero of series? I don't agree with anything he's done at all, it is just entertainment after all.

    @TAsunder: yeah I think murder is perhaps best replaced by manslaughter which is the default charge for leaving the scene of an accident (at least it is in my state) where someone dies or at least that's what they'll charge you with but due to plea bargains and such that usually gets reduced.
  19. Jon J

    Jon J Curmudgeon

    Aug 23, 2000
    Music City USA
    At least there is one thing about which we can be certain...Carrie's a screamer. ;)
  20. rahnbo

    rahnbo Active Member

    Sep 12, 2010

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