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S2-E12 The Choice

S2-E12 The Choice

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Review

As Homeland hurtles towards its conclusion, it’s time to forget the niggles and focus. Yes, there may have been moments when a plotline derailed or the emotional clockwork lost a cog. But Homeland’s writers set the bar high. They respect the conventions of TV storytelling about as much as Carrie does the CIA rulebook. And when occasionally they leave the actors stranded (Brody trying to stifle the bomb-maker in the woods? The baffling stab-in-the-hand scene?), the cast is so good they carry us through.

Mandy Patinkin’s beard deserves an Emmy nomination all to itself. For tonight’s finale everyone’s got their work cut out. Could it be the end of the line for Brody? And has Carrie finally come face to face with her undoing?

Summary

Feature-length conclusion of the second series of the Emmy award-winning thriller. Carrie thinks about returning to the CIA, but wonders if a career in the intelligence service is really for her, and Brody meets with Faber and considers his family's future. Meanwhile, Saul is ordered to undertake a secret mission, and Quinn makes a momentous decision. Last in the series.

Cast & Crew

Carrie Mathison Claire Danes
Nicholas Brody Damian Lewis
Jessica Brody Morena Baccarin
Saul Berenson Mandy Patinkin
David Estes David Harewood
Mike Faber Diego Klattenhoff
Peter Quinn Rupert Friend
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