Does there need to be another elevator scene? This time with Tony Robbins, to shake up his thinking process and get his stuff straight.
At the end of season 2 we have to now jump to the conclusion that Brody has had a turn-around and become the guy on the run not for what he did, but rather, for what he didn’t do.
Brody doesn’t want to lie. But he must. Was he really lying or was that somebody telling the truth? Can’t you see? Peter Quinn, isn’t the only character wearing “two hats.” When questioned, why he put on that vest, the Brody-man denied it. What? Were they asking the wrong question? It had to be the other guy, the deranged Marine Sargent, Nicholas Brody, that was turned by Nazir. But, to quote Nicholas Brody, “it wasn’t me.” (wait a minute, I’m confused)
Homeland’s game was played. For those who don’t know, a little science will explain that the recesses of the mind is a coordinated effort of chemicals and electrical impulses monitored, nourished and cleansed by neurons operating inside the brain. When this symphony of operation is disrupted over and over again, it causes emotional (nervous) breakdown. The accelerated process with repeated torment and torture can cause the brain to be tricked into disconnecting areas that govern social responsibility and/or fragment personality. (yes…seriously)
Today television programs in the name of entertainment, have become alternate reality from the real world we live in. By that kind of reasoning then, nothing that works here need apply there. Reality COULD work for Homeland. IF they send advanced transmissions of TMS through the boob tube, better known as Trans cranial Magnetic Stimulation. This would modify public opinion about the show and keep us watching. That’s better than subliminal messaging. (gotcha!)
Having done this too well, viewers expect to see him triumph. Producer/Writers may not have seen that coming. There are to many adoring fans, who want to feel good about the Brody character and see their favorite actor come out on top. The popular opinion among Damian Lewis fans is, (this comes from the highest international authority there is: Damian bunnies.) who crave: for “Homeland” (CIA) Security, to secretly swear in our anti-hero as their top agent. In this way, Saul could still, never fully trust him. In this way he could remain a hero to all those adoring fans and keep the suspense going.
And if you don’t think that can’t happen, just look at what NBC did. NBC “turned” the nerd Chuck into a sort of , 007 type , of super spy and kept the romance going. Should Homeland writers do any less?
That last episode turning Brody into a fugitive over that CIA bombing was just a writer’s excuse to split our lovers up and return to chasing after the bad guy. I could report the details all day long on who did what to who, as endless possibilities from the minds of these producer/writers. Here say says that we say, when it was them who said the show was done the way it was because: “this is what the viewers want.” Taking a closer look at the truth, they create what they hope, the viewers want, in order to put the cast and crew to work with long term contracts.
Need we say more?