Surprise! “Homeland” has a trick or two up its sleeve. In the form of a one legitimately surprising and significant development, yes, but also an all-around solid, enjoyable episode of television marred mostly by damage the show has already done to itself this season rather than any specific transgression in this week’s episode.
I was right last week in predicting that this episode would be Asher’s time to shine, as both the COTW and our flash forwards focus on Asher and his father’s legal history. The episode opened with Asher dancing alone in his apartment, drinking beer and throwing money in the air.