That was a departure from the bombing of the cia hq in season 2s finale and the season 3ending hanging in tehran of nicholas brody damian lewis, the costar of the series. Saul berenson, the national security advisor for newly inaugurated president ralph warner, is assigned to negotiate peace with the taliban in. Homelands kept brody alive two seasons longer than it should have, and kept insisting he was a grand romantic hero, even as he. The season 3 finale, the star, opened with nicholas brody damian lewis visibly shaken and cleaning up the crime scene after executing the head of irans revolutionary guard, danesh. In addition to the 12 episodes, it includes deleted scenes, audio commentary for the star and two featurettesthe tower of david. Damian lewis, homeland, showtime december 15, 20 for most of the season, homeland has tried to tell a story that is about redemption, and trying to sell the notion that nicholas brody can somehow find his way back to being a hero. And sundays season 3 finale titled the star granted them that wish. Its fitting that tonights season 2 finale of homeland was titled the choice, because im pretty sure many viewers approached it wondering whether they would choose to return for season 3 or decide its time to break up with the series. In the season 3 finale of homeland, damian lewiss character, brody, met his shocking end in a square in tehran. The homeland season 6 finale featured the demise of another beloved character. The twist on sunday wasnt just that nicholas brody damian lewis was killed hanged.
Instead, the finale of season 3 on sunday cheated viewers of a. Dec 17, 2012 for many viewers, homeland used up a great deal of the goodwill all those emmys granted it, and given the satisfying, but still lessthandefinitive ending of this season, theres the threat that whatever positives came out of the choice could be undone at the beginning of season 3. Season 3 concluded with carrie drawing her own star on the commemorative wall in brodys honor. Following his rescue and return home, brody is hailed as a war hero and promoted to gunnery sergeant. Homelands season 3 finale titled the star was another big finish for the cia drama.
Boston after some time missing in action, cable televisions antiheroinchief, nick brody, has finally reappeared this season. And with the added tension of knowing that nicholas brody was also claiming to be a reformed terrorist, it seemed likely the series would be waiving goodbye to damian lewis, so that the it could reinvent and, to some extent, save itself for a renewed and reinvigorated season 3. From the beginning, the series has revolved around sgt. Do not read on if you have not yet seen the season 3 finale of showtimes homeland, titled the star. Javadi had carrie brought to him after nicholas brody was snatched from a safe house by members. Given the events of the season two finale, which saw the end of jessica morena baccarin and brodys damian. The following recap, by the very nature of the word recap, contains spoilers from the season 3 finale of showtimes homeland.
This piece divulges plot elements from season 3 of homeland. The notion that carrie and brody enjoy a special bond, one that cant really be explained, defined, or even justified in any rational way, has always been foundational to homeland, and the show. Emmywinner damian lewis conflicted heroturnedtraitorturnedhero died during homeland s season three finale last night, hanged to death in iran. How homeland season 6 will bring nicholas brody back into the. The ex marine turned terrorist turned vice presidential candidate seemed destined for destruction ever since the first season of the series. Damian lewis is breaking his silence on the season 3 finale of showtimes homeland. Brody dying by hanging in season 3, episode 12 of homeland as carrie watches. Homeland s kept brody alive two seasons longer than it should have, and kept insisting he was a grand romantic hero, even as he. Homeland was renewed for season 4 in october, meaning that the shows producers have at least a dozen or so more episodes to play out fun things like how carrie and her baby will assimilate to life in istanbul, where carrie will become the youngestever station chief appointed at the cia.
Dec 11, 20 homeland season 3 is drawing to a close, with the finale scheduled to air this sunday. Below, the emmywinning actor says goodbye to nicholas brody, his popular homeland starring character who was. Homeland finale analysis tonights homeland season finale is one of the biggest and best episodes of the season for obvious reasons. Did anyone else get the feeling that with spoiler gone, brody could return. Showrunner alex gansa confirmed brody was definitely dead and will not return to the show again.
This statement from the shows makers serves as pretty solid evidence that brody is really dead, but why did damien lewis return to the homeland set if his character died. Brody was killed off at the end of season three in a brutal public execution scene, only to make a surprise reappearance in season four during. Homelands kept brody alive two seasons longer than it should have, and kept insisting he was a. Having just killed akbari, brody damian lewis steals akbaris pistol and calmly. In fact, brody was becoming an albatrossa character that figured into less than half of season 3s 12 episodes and threatened to empretzel the entire series if. The star proves the most poignant and gamechanging episode of an uneven season. Saul is left out in the cold at the end of the season. He arranged to have the vice president murdered, knowing that he had already placed the bombs on brody s car during the helicopter kidnapping and that there would be a memorial service at the cia. Tonights homeland season finale is one of the biggest and best episodes of the season for obvious reasons.
That leaves the audience still willing to give the show the. Homeland season 3 is drawing to a close, with the finale scheduled to air this sunday. How homeland season 6 will bring nicholas brody back into. Carrie takes brody to a motel where dana is working as a maid but does. Nicholas nick brody, played by actor damian lewis, is a fictional character on the american television series homeland on showtime, created by alex gansa and howard gordon. Ep reveals whether spoiler is really dead, confirms spoiler will be back, teases season 4 storyline. Dec 17, 20 shock but no awe in homeland seasons end. For fans of showtimes tv show homeland, brodys death probably seemed pretty unavoidable at the end of season three. Brody is a usmc sergeant who is held as a prisoner of war by alqaeda terrorists for eight years.
The character met a shocking end on the season three finale. But you always manage to survive, like a cockroach after. The season three finale of homeland left a lot of doors open and the jaws of its audience collectively on the floor. Collura wrote, the star is perhaps one of the saddest hours of tv weve seen in some time, and its also a reminder that for all the carrie. Brody is dead, and hes not coming back to the show by any stroke of magic if he does, then the shows really jumped the. We are about to recap homelands seasonthree finale, the star. The season 3 finale of homeland was perhaps this years most polarizing episode of television. The third season of homeland, and the first eight episodes in particular, have shown that the writers are content to make the series about just carrie and saul. Its been 24 hours since the showtime drama killed off damian lewis brody and not everyone is convinced that hes dead. Homeland s season 3 finale titled the star was another big finish for the cia drama.
The star is the twelfth and final episode of the third season of the american television drama. Allison recaps the third season finale of homeland, the star, starring claire danes and damian lewis. Brody drags general akbaris body behind the desk, then mops up the blood with the pillow he killed him with. Now that the dust has started to settle, damian lewis has weighed in on what he. Oct 19, 20 this piece divulges plot elements from season 3 of homeland. Click here to visit our frequently asked questions about html5. Brody later abandoned this plan at the urging of his daughter. Jul 11, 2017 the season 3 finale of homeland was perhaps this years most polarizing episode of television.
The brody twist in homeland season 3 finale signals the. Shock but no awe in homeland seasons end the new york. Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. Homeland ended season 3 about exactly where it probably should have all along, and it did so in a very, very satisfying manner. Dec 14, 20 brody dying by hanging in season 3, episode 12 of homeland as carrie watches.
In 2012, brody won a special election for the virginia congressional seat vacated by congressman richard johnson. Homelands damian lewis weighs in on the moving season 3 finale. The season 3 finale of homeland sunday shocked fans of the series with the public execution of longtime lead character nicholas brody. In many regards, the choice managed to do just that without the massive reboot some had predicted, while. Its actually kind of funny that each of homelands three season finales have, in one way or another, hinged on the same question. The complete third season was released as a widescreen region 1 fourdisc dvd and threedisc bluray box set in the united states and canada on september 9, 2014. Oct 06, 2014 homelands fourth season kicked off on oct. The episode picked up right where we left off last week. Shock but no awe in homeland seasons end the new york times. The brody twist in homeland season 3 finale signals the death of. How homeland season 6 will bring nicholas brody back into the story. Do not read on if you have not yet seen season 2 homeland finale episode 12, titled the choice. Apr 10, 2017 the homeland season 6 finale featured the demise of another beloved character.
When last we left homeland, it seemed an impossible scenario for troubled brody. He arranged to have the vice president murdered, knowing that he had already placed the bombs on brodys car during the helicopter kidnapping and that there would be a memorial service at the cia. A complete version of the seasons finale was leaked on december, 20, almost 48. If you havent watched it yet, now would be the time to click away. Homelands damian lewis weighs in on the moving season 3. Season 4 of homeland will premiere on showtime sunday at 9 p. The eighth and final season of the american television drama series homeland is scheduled to premiere on february 9, 2020, on showtime and consists of 12 episodes. Shock season three ending makes way for an exciting season four. No matter how this season of homeland is thought of as a whole, the one thing that cannot be taken away from season 3 is that, despite all the rough starts and sometimes meandering plot threads that failed to take the audience to a place as dramatically astonishing as seasons past or were simply started and. Jul 11, 2017 in fact, brody was becoming an albatrossa character that figured into less than half of season 3s 12 episodes and threatened to empretzel the entire series if he somehow escaped from tehran. We are about to recap homeland s season three finale, the star. Carries failure to make her case against brody, and her subsequent electroshock therapy, concluded one of the most bummer. Read on for homeland season 3 spoilers, and watch the finale.299 69 872 912 1280 502 1178 277 1085 1474 1416 793 288 18 223 656 1508 608 1115 900 725 407 1199 612 1491 1235 28 1299 670 1252 402 504 528 232