Review of Homeland season four finale, "Long Time Coming"

December 22, 2014 2:02 PM

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On Sunday’s Homeland, Carrie dealt with the aftermath of her father’s death and the re-appearance of her estranged mother–which not only raised old resentments but cast sharp light on her own efforts to adjust to motherhood. In the process, she struggled between her feelings for Quinn and her conviction that she wasn’t suited for a relationship, all of which was complicated by his disappearing on a dangerous mission in Syria. Meanwhile, her partnership with Saul was tested when she learned that he knew about Dar Adal’s deal with the terrorist Haqqani. It was a slow episode, but not a bad season premiere!

If you can somehow manage to forget that, “Long Time Coming” looks much more promising. Say season four ended at the end of last week’s episode, with Dar Adal driving off alongside Haqqani, who’s cheated death again. Or even earlier, on the dark note of the U.S, cutting off relations with Pakistan a...

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