Homeland recap: 'Halfway to a Donut'

November 17, 2014 3:02 AM

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Homeland recap: 'Halfway to a Donut'

Considering that pastries are established harbingers of doom on this season of Homeland, an episode called "Halfway to a Donut" was never going to be good news. It was, however, damn good television, as Homeland has once again taken all the elements that ever made it work—the intrigue, the espionage, the cat-and-mouse tangos with the Taliban, and the ever-present wildcard of Carrie Mathison's mental state—and thrown them together in a configuration that's at once familiar and thrillingly original.

This week, we open with Carrie on the morning after her hallucinogenic reunion with Brody, as she wakes up in Aasar Khan's guest room with what we can only assume is a world-class hangover. (Or, y'know, whatever you get when you've spent half the night on an acid trip to Crazyland.) And now, embarra...

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