Homeland
Broken Hearts

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Jacob Clifton: A+ | 9 USERS: A-
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Saul: Makes it weird.

AFTER APPROX 5 SECONDS

Carrie gets bored! Heads on back to the warehouse she just escaped from moments before, at the cost of our Vice President's life. Picks up a lead pipe like she's in a video game. Finds the darkest, scariest, creakiest metal door, behind which is just darkness and heads the fuck on in there. None of which is a surprise, at all. But it's a weird, utterly resonant image to go out on, after such an intense episode of watching somebody else running around in such bright places.

We come back to the center of the story, to a labyrinth with a demon inside, and remember what every day looks like to Carrie:

Just this dark hungry room, in the middle of nowhere. Just a tiny girl, walking in without even a gun. To take down the monster that's hunted her nightly -- for more than a decade -- so she can finally be clean again. A darkness she doesn't have to avoid; a darkness she can jump into, gleefully. On fire.

Just a warrior looking for the end of her story, so she can rest.

NEXT WEEK

Abu Nazir? Gets away. The mole? Suddenly they remember there's a mole. The VP? That should be amazing. I predict that Nick Brody will literally turn himself inside-out with nervous energy, and just be guts with a redhead on the inside for a while. The Brodys? I hope they get to go home. I also hope Jessica gets to fuck Mike Faber for eleven hours, because I'm still not quite sure she's gotten hers. And the Mighty Quinn, maybe he undoes another button. Maybe that's a thing that happens. It's more likely than Carrie Mathison finding peace any time soon.

JACOB CLIFTON is a freelance writer and critic based in Austin, Texas. He currently recaps Gossip Girl, The Good Wife and Homeland for TWoP. Jacob can be found online at jacobclifton.com, on Twitter, and on Facebook. IRL work appears in BenBella's SmartPop series of anthologies, his novel The Urges, and a novelette, "The Commonplace Book," appeared in October at Tor.com.

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