Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin are back for their final turn as counter terrorism specialists, Carrie Mathison and Saul Berenson in the compelling Homeland. This season, we get thrown into the Middle East where talks are breaking down between the Afghan government and the Taliban, and Saul is scrambling. He needs one thing: Carrie.
After being captured by the Russians, led by Yevgeny (Costa Ronin), and held for seven months, withstanding interrogation, torture and having her medication withheld, Carrie’s recovering in hospital and desperate to get back to work. But she can’t recall 180 days of her life in captivity, making the Americans wary of what information she may have given up, sparking another round of interrogations from her own.
When Saul’s mission ramps up, he is determined to retrieve Carrie. He whisks her out of hospital and flies her straight to Kabul. She reconnects with Mike (Cliff Chamberlain), her new handler, who’s suspicious about her time with the Russians and spies on her communications, and meets his assistant Jenna (Andrea Deck), brand new and keen to take on more field work.
It’s not only the people around her who are sceptical about what Carrie may have revealed while in the gulag. She’s cracking under the weight of that burden, too, and is desperate to claw back her memory of those lost days. In true Carrie style, she keeps it together in front of the team, but when she spots Yevgeny at the end of episode 1, how can she not lose it?
The stakes are sky high in this final season, with Carrie back in the field, a story arc for Jenna, and Carrie’s relationship with Saul promising to conclude in dramatic form in an utterly compelling 12 episodes. There’s your Monday nights sorted, or catch Homeland anytime at SBS On Demand.
Season 8 of Homeland airs on Mondays at 9:30pm on SBS VICELAND. Episodes drop weekly after broadcast at SBS On Demand. Here’s episode 1:
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