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The ending for this was stupid imo.
 

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Was it ever revealed who the CIA mole was (early series). Likes of Saul were suspected and I did wonder if they'd be a big reveal right at the end but appears not unless we just link Saul's Russian spy to things.

Anyway thought series 1 and 2 were superb but then lost interest after Brody was killed off. Started watching again this final series and was just like old times.
 

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It was the best series since series 4 but it also highlighted what a big mistake handicapping then killing Quinn was.
 

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I think the story wrapped up nicely and I enjoyed the season overall, but the last two episodes felt a little flat for some reason.

It was good to see the pride on Saul's face at the end, though.
 

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Really good ending.
Thought it was going to end with Carrie dying or something. Looking like a traitor. Like The Boss from metal gear solid 3.
 
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Just finished the last episode. I thought overall the season was decent, though some of the twists were a bit too obvious. I thought the ending was true to Carrie's "for the greater good" approach she's been following throughout all seasons.
I think in general the show can be quite proud for having maintained a certain level of writing for 8 seasons.I think few thriller shows can say that, the venture into politics (well aside from the assassination plot in s6) was quite rejuvenating, as it moved the story into a realm bordering on realistic. The Alex Jones homage and the last POTUS with his war hungry advisor in particular seemed on point.
 

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So for everyone who has watched all the season's where would you rank them as top to last?

For me
Season 1
Season 4 (would be top based on the first 11 episodes but a crap finale puts it 2nd)
Season 8
Season 2
Season 5
Season 3
Season 6
Season 7

I enjoyed the top 5 on my list but the bottom 3 were naff. Season 3 was basically a boring all be it necessary transition from the storyline of the first two season's to season 4 in Islamabad and season 6/7 was too Keane centric, during season 7 especially it really looked like they ran out of ideas and I wouldn't be surprised if the decision to fully end things was based on that (I only got into Homeland recently and binged the first 7 season's on Netflix so don't know exactly when they decided that was that).
 

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So for everyone who has watched all the season's where would you rank them as top to last?

For me
Season 1
Season 4 (would be top based on the first 11 episodes but a crap finale puts it 2nd)
Season 8
Season 2
Season 5
Season 3
Season 6
Season 7

I enjoyed the top 5 on my list but the bottom 3 were naff. Season 3 was basically a boring all be it necessary transition from the storyline of the first two season's to season 4 in Islamabad and season 6/7 was too Keane centric, during season 7 especially it really looked like they ran out of ideas and I wouldn't be surprised if the decision to fully end things was based on that (I only got into Homeland recently and binged the first 7 season's on Netflix so don't know exactly when they decided that was that).
Thought season 5 in Germany was the worst tbh.

Hated all those new characters.
 

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Been watching this recently. Half way through season 3. It’s extremely watchable. It just kind of keeps ticking over very well. Nothing amazingly exciting. Even the big moments almost seem played down, but it keeps things interesting.

Carrie is quite a frustrating character. I found her relationship with Brody a bit unbelievable, but it obviously adds a lot to the story element. She’s always either crying or looking like she’s about to cry, which you wouldn’t exactly expect from such an experienced and hardened CIA agent. I guess you could explain that away with her being pretty unhinged though.

I really liked Saul, but what the flip were those comments about the hijab after the bombing? Seemed incredibly immature of him.

Jessica is probably the best looking person I’ve ever seen. Great actor too. In fact they all are.
 

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Was Series 3 when Langley got bombed? If you're waiting for the mole to be identified....it dosen't actually ever happen. :lol: Wonder if a movie version will ever happen. Left things hanging a tiny bit with Carrie ending up in Moscow and still in contact with Saul.
 

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Saul locking that bellend in the conference room :lol:

Carrie continuing being a complete liability and getting shot for it. Saul even knows she helped Brody get out the country. She'd surely be binned off fully by this point.
 

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Actually doing my head in now how often she’s crying on the job
 

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I'm half way through season 5 now. What a drag this one is. They've taken everything you cared about and made it either non-existent or annoying, and somehow made a story about Carrie on a kill list boring. Carrie is still crying or having a wobbly bottom lip at absolutely everything.

I enjoyed season 4 though. Even though it was weird going from a 3 season story to something entirely different. It felt right that it was all in a different country, considering it's CIA and all. I also fully expected Saul to get kidnapped at some point so it was nice to be right about that too.
 

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I'm half way through season 5 now. What a drag this one is. They've taken everything you cared about and made it either non-existent or annoying, and somehow made a story about Carrie on a kill list boring. Carrie is still crying or having a wobbly bottom lip at absolutely everything.

I enjoyed season 4 though. Even though it was weird going from a 3 season story to something entirely different. It felt right that it was all in a different country, considering it's CIA and all. I also fully expected Saul to get kidnapped at some point so it was nice to be right about that too.
The show rights itself in the final few seasons, especially with its prescience.

I won’t say anything more than that, but don’t give up on it.
 

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The show rights itself in the final few seasons, especially with its prescience.

I won’t say anything more than that, but don’t give up on it.
Yeah I’ve heard that a few times so gonna crack on. Looking forward to this one being over though
 

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Wait, they got 8 seasons out of this! Jesus Christ :lol:



:lol: holy shit, this picked up on so much stuff I've thought about it. I want a series of that.

How Carrie kept her job in the CIA despite constantly fecking up to the point of actually falling in love with the terrorist, constantly being over-emotional in the worst two ways (angry and upset), and always going against orders including one time having to actually shoot her to get her to not do the thing, I do not know. I say kept her job, but she was somehow doing work for them despite not actually even working for them and leaving on a terrible note, which is something even a low level employer probably wouldn't be keen on, nevermind the CIA.