Review: 'Homeland' Season 4 Episode 6 'From A to B and Back Again' May Have Broken Carrie

November 3, 2014 8:00 PM

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Quinn's reaction to seeing Aayan killed, while a kidnapped and helpless Saul looked on, said it all about the sixth episode of "Homeland." Episode 6, "From A to B and Back Again," served as a miniature encapsulation of what's happened in the fourth season so far. Early on, things seemed a bit slow, with Carrie and Aayan making (fake) plans we knew would never come to fruition and Quinn maddeningly spinning his wheels in regard to the abrupt disappearance of Saul and Farhad Ghazi. (To the latter, I get why Quinn wouldn't be panicking until he heard Saul never boarded the plane, but shouldn't he have put two and two together when both people went AWOL at the same time and from the same location?)

In the last 10 minutes, almost everything so far established in Season 4 was turned on its head, starting with the execution of Aayan by his uncle in front of his men, Carrie's drone, and the man we're most concerned for, Saul Berenson. Things weren't exactly looking up for Aayan at any point in "Fr...

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