Homeland Recap: The Son Also Rises

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Haqqani smells a rat in his internal circle this week on Homeland— as well as the odor is originating from his very own ancestral tree.

An abducted Saul anxiously tells Haqqani that he’s not responsible for the ambush; the ISI did it, he claims. Haqqani has to have a traitor in his midst, he theorizes, which Haqqani scoffs at– however he rapidly interrogates one of his henchmen, who tells him the only people that found out about his conference with Saul were individuals he told himself. Hmmm … that includes Haqqani’s very own kid Jalal, that is consulting with Tasneem when he’s interrupted by a phone call from his papa. He appears stunned (and also not all that thrilled) that Haqqani isn’t dead, and we learn he and Tasneem were the ones behind the ambush. Tasneem cautions him to play it great, though.

Jalal returns residence and is greeted warmly by his father, who educates him they’ve been betrayed. Jalal condemns the Americans, calling Saul “an expert liar,”however Haqqani points the finger at him rather. Jalal refutes it, but he visibly slips when he describes” the traitor you’re seeking “(not” we’re”). When he listens in on Jalal calling Tasneem in a panic, Haqqani notices– and also his worries are verified. He establishes Saul totally free and also tells him Jalal (his just living son, incidentally)attempted to have him killed. He’s contemplating stepping down, but Saul advises him to stay on, claiming he’s the just one that has the power to finish this war. Haqqani’s males pull Jalal out of bed as well as tie him to an article by his neck, where Haqqani needs to recognize the reality, shooting a bullet right past Jalal’s head. Jalal turns on him, calling him” an exhausted old male that’s lost his means”as well as blaming him for discussing with “the enemy.” Haqqani gently tells him the war can not be won and frees his child, asking him to join him. Jalal guarantees to” try “– yet when he urges it was the ISI and also not him behind the ambush, Haqqani slaps him away and also casts him out in the streets alone. Saul and also Haqqani roll up their sleeves and get serious about a peace offer: Haqqani is hesitant to agree to disarmament, however Saul supplies him amnesty and also a legit seat at the political table for the Taliban. Haqqani consents to a stop fire, however he anticipates Saul to stand up his end of the bargain. He additionally frets that he slipped up in exiling

Jalal– which we can practically validate, considering that he’s walking the streets alone when Tasneem gets here in a vehicle to choose him up. REUNITED (AND IT FEELS NO GOOD)| Meanwhile, Carrie reconnects with Yevgeny after getting a message from him suggesting a location as well as time for them to fulfill. Dunne makes a decision to permit the meeting so he can spy on Carrie, however Yevgeny outsmarts him by planning the conference during early morning prayers so the prayers hush their discussion. Yevgeny apologizes to Carrie for leaving her alone because Moscow asylum, but declares virtue when she criticizes him for Roshan’s murder. He simply intends to “pick up where we left off”: He reminds her that he conserved her from eliminating herself, and also just how they made use of to take lengthy strolls where she told him whatever concerning Brody as well as Franny … and even about almost drowning Franny. (Yikes. Forgot about that a person.)

Back at headquarters, Carrie is preparing to write up a report about her talk with Yevgeny, but Dunne would like to know why she went away for 90 mins afterwards. (She asserts she simply needed to clear her head. Hmmm.) He asks her what Yevgeny told her, and also she coldly lies that he’s “really feeling underappreciated” by Russian knowledge and also might be open to recruitment. Well well, Miss Mathison, what do you have up your sleeve?

Further Intel:

* President Warner made his Season 8 debut, and also we satisfied True Blood alum Sam Trammell as VP Ben Hayes, who loudly asked for Saul to be terminated throughout a rundown. (While Saul was still a Taliban prisoner, mind you.) Later On, David Wellington cautioned Warner that Hayes was meeting with large contributors and might be aligning a main difficulty to him. Boy, the Oval Office is a genuine gate on this show, huh?

* Speaking of President Warner, looks like he’ll be heading to Afghanistan quickly to secure the deal on this tranquility contract, at Carrie’s pointer. It’s what President Keane would certainly’ve done, she said. (And where is Keane, anyhow? I know she resigned, however she was a large part of the past two seasons.)

* Max is worn out and sick of being his platoon’s good luck charm– they even got on him and also powerfully rubbed his belly like he’s a Buddha statuary– yet equally as he will leave, poor climate required him to stay with the squad for a couple of more days. Rotten luck for him, all the best for the troops!

* Jenna attempted to make Carrie’s self-confidence by smoking a cigarette with her, however Carrie can ferret out her ulterior motive from a mile away. Still not convinced Jenna is not a mole of some kind.

* Why did Carrie wear a redhead wig to meet Yevgeny? She wasn’t disguising herself for him, or for her CIA pals, that she really did not also understand were watching. Was it in case Russian intelligence was listening in?

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