Homeland is still good, so let’s stop talking about how surprising that is and get to this week’s episode, huh?
A lot happened this week, but the best avenue in may be this rather conspicuous observation: Quinn is the new Carrie. Or, rather, he’s assumed what used to be one of Carrie’s defining functions: the rogue agent. He’s out on his own now, working to track Haqqani down with no backup and against Carrie’s direct orders. That puts Carrie in Saul’s old role of the level-headed skeptic whose responsibility it is to reel in the passionate underling.
“Scandal” has always been the kind of show you hate-watch. It’s the equivalent of eating a bag of candy corn: It’s sweet at first, but it inevitably leaves you with an upset stomach. This season has exemplified that with some strange plotting and more storylines than the show knows how to handle. But more importantly, #FreeJake.
It’s only been two episodes, but Season 4 of “Scandal” is already much more enjoyable than its predecessor. Without a central villain (i.e. both Pope parents), the show has been free to return to its roots of Olivia solving problems and the White House slowly crumbling from its own lies. You know, the usual trashy, intoxicating mess that drew people to “Scandal” in the first place. Let’s discuss where we’re at two episodes in: