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Homeland Season 7 (2018) *spoilers*

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by astrohip, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. Feb 11, 2018 #1 of 231
    astrohip

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    The penultimate season of Homeland premiered tonight. Before it started, I wondered if it had run its course, as I wasn't excited upon its return. But after the first hour, I'm hooked again. Quick start to setting up the season premise, and in typical Homeland fashion, we're off and running.

    Will Saul end up as the NSA? Were the police really helping O'Keefe, the radio guy? Is Wellington, the Chief of Staff, going to play both sides? Will Frannie ever speak?
     
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  2. Feb 12, 2018 #2 of 231
    NorthAlabama

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    to be completely fair, she said "mommie" last season...
     
  3. Feb 12, 2018 #3 of 231
    Tony_T

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    Ending of ep1 was what I expected, but where's Dar Adal?
    (O'Keefe is a warning that you'll get fat eating too much fast food)
     
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    mooseAndSquirrel

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    I was a little surprised at two things. One, at the sentencing hearing, he's still referred to as General (except by the President) and he still is wearing the uniform? WTF? He was convicted of attempting a government overthrow, using the military.

    And second, since it was a crime of high treason, I doubt there'd be any question of him being executed.

    The Alex Jones radio guy irritates me. OTOH, it is rather interesting how last season was a lot about Russian disinformation farms. They do seem rather current in events.

    How did Carrie still have pull to get Max into the house? It seems unlikely that the rest of the team was there "to sweep for bugs" (and if they were, then that's really sloppy writing to not notice the new guy actually installing bugs). It looked like a team of about 15, presumably FBI guys.
     
  5. Feb 12, 2018 #5 of 231
    astrohip

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    I'm guessing, since I know nothing of military tribunals, that until he's actually sentenced, not just convicted, he retains his uniform & title. When he was being admitted to prison, he wore a uniform without rank.
     
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    Tony_T

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    I was also wondering about how Max was there. At the end if S6 he hacked into O'Keefe's server, so maybe he was hired as a consultant and then reached out to Carrie?
     
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    GREAT first episode of the new season. I'm hooked!! The time went very fast. Looking forward to the rest of the season!

    Gerry
     
  8. Feb 12, 2018 #8 of 231
    astrohip

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    I think Frannie & Maggie Simpson have the same agent.
     
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    zalusky

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    And Liam from Shameless! Although he might have got a new agent this year.
     
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    Regina

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    Oh, my Gosh!
    They killed T-bag!
    YOU BASTARDS!
     
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  11. Feb 13, 2018 #11 of 231
    jamesbobo

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    My memory needs refreshing. Who exactly is Carrie spying on (vice president?) and why?
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    The Chief of Staff, presumably to find out more about what's going on with the President (whose home would probably be a little more difficult to surveil ;))
     
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    And cause of death appeared to be the same as that used against Marilyn Monroe! At least according some speculation.

    Really liked the episode.
     
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    mooseAndSquirrel

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    who or what the heck is T-Bag? Was the only one killed the general? Was Marilyn Monroe poisoned?
     
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    efilippi

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    The actor who plays the General also appeared as T-Bag in Prison Break. A very interesting character.

    The MM reference is to implications by Giancana et al in how she died, a fatal suppository to the anus that can make the death look natural. I think her legal cause of death was drug overdose, even though there was little evidence of drugs in her system.
     
  16. Feb 15, 2018 #16 of 231
    getreal

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    I thought they had poison on the gloves when they clearly showed them holding the General's tongue with a gloved hand while looking in his mouth. When they let go of his tongue, the General clearly swallowed immediately afterwards.
     
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    Tony_T

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    And the glove was shown to be handled "with care" when disposed. The posion was on the glove.

    ...But where is Dar?
     
  18. Feb 15, 2018 #18 of 231
    efilippi

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    Poison on the glove makes more sense.

    No idea where Dar is but he must be persona non grata, no?
     
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    Malcontent

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    The last time he has been seen he was in prison at the end of last season. Saul went to visit him and promised to pass on a message to Dar's significant other.

    My guess is that Dar has since been transferred to a SuperMax prison.
     
  20. Feb 15, 2018 #20 of 231
    Tony_T

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    I remember where he was last season, but how did he avoid "the glove". Wasn't he the architect of the failed coup? (Even though it went beyond what he planned?)
     

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