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I May Destroy You
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No consensus yet.
The writers seem to be building towards a big new direction on a show that needed to replace its entire foundation.
The problem, as revealed in "Trylon And Perisphere," is that the show has no idea what it's doing with Carrie, a character it wants to make its emotional center.
Reeling from an airstrike gone horribly wrong and a murdered station chief in Pakistan, CIA Director Andrew Lockhart unfairly tries to make Carrie Mathison the scapegoat.
The episode skillfully constructs a mirroring effect in which Carrie faces the consequences of her personal and professional decisions, the thematic echoes between them amplifying both.
By the end of the second episode, there was a conspiracy firmly in place and people other than Carrie were starting to look responsible for her enormous screwup. If that's the direction they're going with... we're afraid we're going to have to bow out.
Carrie is as messed up as ever, and so is pretty much everyone else around her. We wouldn't have it any other way.
What would have been a one-sided affair of the two parts of Carrie's life is now made whole after the end of episode 2.