Originally Posted by Future
Don't agree. Carrie is often shown as wrong, and here she appears right because the CIA is manipulating info for reasons unknown. She was wrong about dismissing Quinn though
Quinn noticing something awry is consistent with his character, and makes sense given the fact he's home all the time. The earlier episodes were not about just showing his current state after last season, but also showing why carrie (and the viewer) wouldn't trust him
Isreali dude knows Saul and worked with him in the past. That connection caused him to be let go and also not really "captured." He's not an enemy
All pretty good writing to me
Carrie isn't 'often' wrong. She is mostly right and always depicted as the only person 'astute' enough to figure out what's going on. That's the shtick every season that makes it all a farce.
And again this season. Roadblock? Carrie ofc has a friend that can get her recordings. No matter how adamant that person was refusing to help her when they talked, next morning the thumb drive was waiting for her.
I don't need Quinn being saved by the writers only to play Carrie's role and be the guy that saves the day or cracks this case or that manages to observe and track what no one else seemingly can.
Saul was kept in a room with the plan to keep him overnight and with no communication. He was imprisoned. There's no other way of calling it. Which is preposterous that the Mossad would treat CIA's #1 or #2 guy like that or that's the plan of action they chose to take. Saul was leading the CIA in one of the past season. They made it sound like the Israelies were going to keep him imprisoned as if no one would inquire what happened to him and only 'thanks' to the attack they are letting him go.
Originally Posted by royalan
Saul isn't a public face.
As the #1\#2 person in the CIA, he is. It was his name and his face all over the news and all over those Senate hearings 2-3 seasons ago. Arresting him the way they did isn't sound espionage. But 'sound' or 'espionage' haven't been Homeland's concern for ages. And so far this season isn't offering cheap thrills, pace, action or insanity.