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Originally Posted by TitusTroy
the season has picked up in a major way starting with last week's episode...the showrunner has said all along that the final 4 episodes would be the best...on a side note the final 2 episodes were filmed in Morocco (standing in for Iran)...the original plan was to film in Israel (as they had done the first 2 seasons) but instability in the region led to a change of plans...the scenes in last night's episode depicting the Iran/Iraq border were actually filmed in North Carolina...on another side note, why is killing the head of the Republican Guard so vital?...it's like killing the leader of the CIA here in the USA...he shouldn't have so much power as to effect such major change in Iran
I think the writers have made clear why it is so important for Brody to kill the head of Iranian intelligence. If the head guy dies then Saul's mole, Javadi, is in line to succeed to the official's job, giving Saul a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn what is going on there. Saul is taking a big risk trusting Javadi though. Javadi killed the special forces guy who came across the border with Brody only because Javadi feared that the guy might know about Javadi's complicity with Saul and would give him up under torture. Of course, that sort of thing obviously isn't a problem for Javadi, who also murdered his wife and an innocent nanny, and, oh yea, was also the mastermind behind the CIA bombing. Good luck with that, Saul!
I loved this week's episode. I was particularly impressed by the performance of Donnie Keshawarz, who played the old Texas boy special operator who lost a leg when the vehicle he and Brody were in struck a mine or IED. Keshawarz was both convincing and likable. As preposterous as Homeland
can be, I continue to love it. It has first class leads and supporting actors who also do great work.
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