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"There's Something Else Going On" is an apt title for this episode of Homeland, which ably balances nerve-rattling action with continuously suspenseful plotting.
Talk about truth in advertising: The writers behind Sunday's episode of Homeland telegraphed a big clue by titling the episode, "There's Something Else Going on." (And) damn, there really was something else going on.
Well, that was terrifying. Leave it to Showtime's best terrorism-themed thrill ride (outside of Californication) to wring as much suspense from whether Saul will take a phone call from his wife as it does from a missile attack.
The s--- hits the fan in the riveting "There's Something Else Going On," an hour of looming catastrophe that counts among Homeland's finest.
C'mon, Homeland! Just when I think you've pulled everything back in line --or at least reasonably back in line -- you have to throw a 24-style curveball. And this episode was actually reasonably rock-solid until that final reveal.
A nerve-racking prisoner exchange turns out to be a small piece in a much larger Taliban plot against Americans in "There's Something Else Going On," Episode 409 of Showtime's espionage thriller Homeland.
Despite the fact Homeland hasn't revealed all of its Season 4 secrets, it's nice to finally see where the season is heading and that the manipulation of Carrie, capture of Saul and chase after Haqqani are all three pieces of the same puzzle.
The top tier work by a game ensemble and a writers' room more confident in how they pace and reveal story information continues to make Homeland must-watch television.
This was another strong episode of Homeland that managed to maintain the tension surrounding the rescue of Saul while also setting up a doozy of a cliffhanger.
If season 4 is going to stand a chance of being as strong as the premiere suggested, it must knock the next four episodes out of the park. Thankfully, [this episode] has managed to put things in the best possible position to achieve just that.
After some bumps here and there, Homeland has constructed quite the turn of events as it enters the last third of the season. Carrie was correct --things are going to get so much worse. Hopefully the show just continues to get better.
It was apparently right up front that something wasn't right about the trade-off of Haqqani's top prisoners and Saul, but nothing quite prepared anyone for the final five minutes.