TV Recap: Homeland Waves Farewell To Its Leads

Ever since Homeland first premiered on air one of the most pinnacle characters has been Nicholas Brody who has appeared in all 36 episodes of the show until now.

Homeland’s Season Finale, which took to the air Sunday night broadcasted a pleasant farewell to the shows third season which at first alienated audiences through its first five episodes in the aftermath of the Langley bombing. Although the show soon revealed its self of the action-less drama as the characters divulged Saul’s classified plan. The episode which aired Sunday night continued straight from where the previous episode left off after Brody completes his Tehran located assassination mission to kill the grand general of Iran, the episode then continues as Carrie attempts to get him extracted although political figures have another idea in mind as Saul is tossed aside and the final chapter of Sargent Brody becomes concluded.

Towards the end of the episode the season finale swung us four months into the future to an almost farewell moment for a selection of the shows lead characters which will not be returning as regulars during the shows fourth season. Season four will premiere in the coming year and with a passed Nicolas Brody, a pregnant station chief Carrie Mathison and a new political CIA director, the Emmy-winning Showtime drama could face a serious decline in viewership unless Homeland screenwriters Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff have a secret master plan to revive the show after a perfectly executed farewell episode concluding every current storyline.

Despite the long list of farewells from tonight’s episode there are only two current confirmed season regulars that will not be returning to Homeland in 2014, Morena Baccarin (Jessica Brody) and Morgan Saylor (Dana Brody) both of which have not appeared in the most recent string of Homeland episodes.

Another concern brewing over the season finale is a copy of it that was illegally leaked online four days ago. The correct version of the third season finale was rapidly spread across the numerous dark piracy sites across the internet although it is certain that the Showtime network will be drastically increasing security around its pre-air content. When contacted for a comment on the leak a spokesperson at the Showtime network had no comment about the leaked finale. According to Torrentfreak.com the episode was pirated across over 100,000 hotlink, embedding and file sharing sites.

The fourth season of Homeland is a major obstacle given the ending of season three and might be a major downfall for showtime in an attempt to continue the show although we will all have to wait until 2014 to find out just where the remaining Homeland cast will land in season 4.


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