Christopher Landon’s heady and entertaining sequel is a multiverse murder mystery rooted in experimental physics.
A sense of loss, in love and war alike, permeates the episode.
For all the sound and fury it expends to propel this season’s narrative in new directions, the aptly titled “Redux” in fact sends Homeland hurtling into history.
It spirals toward the conceit the series has always used to frame its chase down the rabbit hole of American foreign policy.
Tonight’s episode of Homeland ably frames its accelerating narrative as a clash between competing intelligence agencies.
Tonight’s episode of Homeland transforms the laborious setup of “Shalwar Kameez” into a precipitous cascade of new developments.
“Shalwar Kameez” is a story in three smiles: one knowing, one exhilarated, and one conspiratorial.
It succeeds in establishing the psychological state of play with much the same straightforwardness that “The Drone Queen” traded in politics.
The reset that follows Nicolas Brody’s death in Iran at the end of season three may save Homeland from ignominy.
It feels like a giant copout, boiling an entire culture down to repetitive pastiche on its way to that glittering homogeneous fantasyland of sports-movie magic.