Category: by: julie

Do you know who Homeland_spy is on Instagram? They posted on January 16th that Max may be joining Carrie for season 8. Any inside scoop?

Yes! I know! 😎

It’s… um, me, Julie. And the Homeland Spy blog on tumblr is run by Gail and me. Together with Frangi we hunt and analyse Homeland-related spoilers on the internet, which is actually a great source! I don’t want to go into details about our sources or what we know so far because we still hope for more spoilers to come. But I can assure you there will be a time we will post the stuff we know! So I ask you for some patience. And keep connected with us and follow the spy blog!

Who created those overlays? Beautiful!

Thank you! I’ve been playing round a bit… 😉

Homeland | “Pilot”What were his exact words, please?An American…

Homeland | “Pilot”

What were his exact words, please?
An American prisoner of war has been turned.

HOMELAND | “Paean to the People” | One Liners

HOMELAND | “Paean to the People” | One Liners

“Paean to the People” had quite a few Easter eggs for astute…

“Paean to the People” had quite a few Easter eggs for astute watchers. The scene at the Arlington National Cemetery featured several gravestones with crew member names. Not all were visible in the final cut of the episode, but several crew members shared theirs on Instagram (links below). 

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And here’s the real-life makeup artist on the show, Ashley Fetterman, doing what she does best: make up Keane! 

I know I’m in the minority, but I think this was an amazing ending. She’ll be back to “normal” in S8 with this having had a profound effect on her, likely for the better. Just glad that S8 didn’t end this way, then I’d be mad as hell.

I think the end gives the writers the chance to set the story in any possible direction. And with a time jump of a year or more, the past is “so long ago” that Carrie can have fully recovered to live a life without limitations and be back at work. It’s not the first time she’s been in a difficult situation, and we know she can control and suppress feelings to just work, which can be helpful to get back on track.

Having survived imprisonment without meds (?) and not taking drastic measures as she get more and more sick shows she stayed strong. She told Franny to come back, which she did. 

I’m with you, though. This terrible experience might change her for the better, since she went through the disaster this time by herself. 

Why didn’t Carrie just ditch the wig? WHY???

I’ve been thinking about it, too (as well as why she didn’t just get rid of the jacket). 

Carrie probably didn’t want to jeopardize the mission when Saul and the “package” were still detained by the Russians as she was on the run. She was in a public space, so cameras were all around and on these TV shows it looks like it’s sooo easy to follow someone through the whole city without missing a second. 

More importantly, the Russians know what Carrie looks like, and being in both the crowd (the real Carrie) and with Saul in the van (the fake Carrie) would have endangered the mission. She needed to stay in disguise as Simone until the real Simone was out of the country. 

Where does Homeland go now? How can Carrie ever be in the CIA again after this? I don’t get it.

Wow, I really liked Keane’s speech but I can’t believe she resigned after ALL OF THAT, right??

Uhm, yes. She doesn’t want to do this job anymore, doesn’t want this false life. After all that happened it was important to her to get her honor and dignity back as president by Simone testifying that the Russians had been pulling the strings all along. 

But then she realized there are other people who can manage the country better. People who haven’t been implicated personally and who see the twisted political situation more clearly. Warner had her back and in the end she knew she could trust him and put the future of the country in his hands. I’d say she showed strength in her decision. For her, the way was the goal.

“Are you coming back?” “Of course I’m coming…

“Are you coming back?” 
“Of course I’m coming back. I’m going to work, and I always come back when my work’s over, don’t I? Hey, Franny.
I always come back.”