Homeland 406 - “From A to B & Back Again” (11/02/14)

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  1. aindik

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    He's a terrorist. There's "terror" in the name for a reason. He's playing a mind game with the CIA. He also knows Carrie is on psych meds.
     
  2. tivoboyjr

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    I think he's playing games with Carrie. He knew about the relationship with Aayan and he's sending a message to her. He absolutely could have had someone else kill Aayan but he did it this way because it's a stronger message. Same thing with Saul. It's for effect. Whether all of this makes the most sense for Haqanni is another question, but he's not the executive producer of the show so it's not about him.
     
  3. ej42137

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    Air Force drones are piloted by officers in a facility in the continental US as you say; Army drones are piloted by non-coms in-theater. It's not unbelievable that CIA drones would be run locally.
     
  4. Regina

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    Oh, my God!
    They Killed Pi!
    You Bastards!
     
  5. ej42137

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    :up:
     
  6. frombhto323

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    1) I believe the terrorist wanted to show that he had Saul so that the CIA would hesitate about targeting him again, no matter where he shows up. Saul is the ultimate insurance policy in this case.

    2) The Director's husband is a loser who is enjoying what he is doing a bit too much, most likely because it gives him a degree of influence he otherwise does not have.

    3) Bombing the terrorist with Saul standing next to him is probably the best strategic move but morally...

    4) I'm guessing the ISI woman is a terrorist plant or at least a sellout. I can't see any reason why the ISI would knowingly assist in kidnapping the ex-CIA Director.

    5) The woman who cleaned up the apartment is either very incompetent (even for a desk jockey) or conflicted about her loyalties. A junior high schooler would have known to secure the trash bags better than that.

    6) I'm enjoying this season more than I did the previous two so far. As long as Carrie doesn't completely flip out, I'm ok with looney Carrie.
     
  7. MikeAndrews

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    Is she's a rogue she has a lot of company. There were the ISI guys who went into the restroom when Saul was taken, unless they're supposed to be terrorists dressed like spies. Consider that Saul told his ISI contact that the CIA knew about the hoodlum they used as a lure to get Saul.

    Looney Carrie had no reason to question's Farrah's loyalty and competence. As Farrah said, "I'M the one who told you he was alive."
     
  8. aindik

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    Yes that guy, who orchestrated the killing of the old station chief and lured Saul into the restroom, was identified as an ISI guy, not a terror cell guy.
     
  9. MikeAndrews

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    They said he was a hood that the ISI was known to use for "wet work," like Al Zakawi who was a Jordanian hood who claimed to be "Al Qaeda in Iraq," after which the real Al Qaeda said, "OK, I guess. As long as you don't get too crazy." He did go nuts with killing anyone and everyone and AlQ told him to cool it.
     
  10. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    Great moral question. Great strategic question. Any former director has so much knowledge that I would guess if the choice was kill them or let them stay in the hands of terrorists, the answer would be...

    But do you think former directors just walk around unguarded?

    Agree. Good season.
     
  11. bobino

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    Agreed. He wouldn't have US government guards. He's a private citizen now, working for a security contractor. Why was he not escorted by members of his own company? That made no sense to me, except as a plot device.

    -Bob
     
  12. tiassa

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    Remember that Saul was taken inside the "secure" portion of the airport. He could have had a security detail drop him off and then watch him go through the security screening, then leave.

    This also points to tighter links between ISI and AQ than the CIA seems to believe at the moment
     

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