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'Homeland' Recap: Carrie's On The Trail Of Her Attackers

11/17/2015 9:06am EST
'Homeland' Season 5 Episode 7 Recap: Carrie's On The Trail Of He
Previously - Saul was what experts call “a dick” to Carrie, and refused to help her. He later changed his tune, gave the hacked CIA documents Carrie needed to Düring, and was promptly arrested by the agency. Quinn survived his wounds and fell in with a band of Syrian jihadists.

It’s more than halfway through Season 5, and I’m feeling this one’s a “not bad.” It’s maybe even a “pretty good for most of it.” It’s not causing my head to explode like last season which, let’s face it, was Homeland rising from the ashes of Brody and moving on. Everyone’s kind of subtle this go-round, and I like i...

'Homeland': Saul Is Done With Carrie

11/10/2015 4:01pm EST
'Homeland' Recap: Saul Is Done With Carrie
Previously - Quinn was in a bad way until he was picked up by a mysterious stranger. Allison was revealed to be behind the attempts on Carrie’s life. Carrie sought out Saul for a look at the hacked CIA documents.

Did anyone else have their heart broken when Saul basically told Carrie to eff off and die (in this case it would be literally)? No one does the ugly cry like Claire Danes. Her Gollum-face kills me, and Saul was so mean to her crazy ass! It was like losing a father all over again. Gee, Saul - maybe you shouldn’t have gone against everything you taught your protege by snuggling up ...

'Homeland': Carrie And Saul Are Reunited

11/5/2015 10:21am EST
'Homeland' Recap: Carrie And Saul Are Reunited
Previously - Quinn was badly wounded. Carrie inadvertently called the seeming mastermind behind her attempted assassination - Allison. Her friend from the CIA, and Saul’s new boo. General Youssef’s plan exploded, putting a crimp in Saul and Dar’s plans to overthrow Syria’s current regime.

Firstly, a correction. Miranda Otto is Australian, not British. Secondly, I owe her an apology. I’ll admit it, I thought she was kinda basic. I know she played Eowyn in LOTR and was in Spielberg’s War of the Worlds, but I just found her presence to be a little “meh.” So the reveal that she’s the enemy las...

These Celebs' Kids Wound Up On The Wrong Side Of The Law

10/27/2015 4:12pm EDT
Thanks To Some Poor Life Choices, These Kids With Famous Parents
Let’s face it. In the end? In the final analysis? You DON’T want to be the child of a celebrity. Sure, you grow up in the lap of luxury and enjoy privileges that that the rest of us can only dream, but the pitfalls can -- and usually are -- much worse.

Imagine having to live up to the career standard set by your world-famous, multi-millionaire parent?

Imagine having your every mistake, false move or indiscretion trumpeted across all the blogs and tabs?

Imagine if -- heaven forbid -- you’re not as blessed with the great looks of mom and dad?

That’s pressure. And that kind of pressure can...

'Homeland' Recap: Carrie's On The Run

10/27/2015 8:45am EDT
'Homeland' Season 5 Episode 4 Recap: Carrie's On The Run
Previously - It was kind of early in the season, but Crazy Carrie came out to play in hopes of figuring out who’s trying to kill her. Carrie and Quinn were reunited. She shot him, he choked her out. Romance! Oh, and Saul and Dar are planning to stage a coup in Syria.

That wig. Really think about it. That wig was a major part of Carrie’s backup plan. What if it’s symbolic of the rest of it? That is one scraggly-lookin’ wig piece. If she has hopes of sexy reunion times with Quinn, that wig is not going to be helping her cause. Yes. this is the Homeland recap that focuses on wigs. I think the...

'Homeland' Recap: Carrie Gets Her Crazy On

10/21/2015 9:15am EDT
'Homeland' Season 5 Episode 3 Recap: Carrie Goes Off Her Meds (A
Previously - After Otto Düring was attacked during the refugee camp visit, Carrie discovered that SHE was the actual target. Quinn discovered that Carrie was HIS next target. Carrie better move to the Arctic.

It only took THREE episodes to call up Crazy Carrie this season. Three. They either wanted it out of the way because they figured we expected it because who doesn't love Crazy Carrie, or the writers' room is experiencing a dearth of ideas.

Carrie is holed up in the German countryside with Jonas and Frannie, trying to figure out who is trying to vaporize her. That list is long. SO ...

'Homeland' Episode 2 Gets Back On Its Fast Paced Track

10/13/2015 9:02am EDT
'Homeland' Episode 2 Recap: A Vast Improvement From The Season P
Previously - Carrie is living in Berlin, working as the head of security for a billionaire philanthropist, acting like a mother to her daughter, AND going to church regularly. She’s got it together. Unless this is some sort of robot duplicate. Actually, she HAD it together for about five minutes until her boss insisted on visiting a Syrian refugee camp. Quinn is still killing everyone. Carrie might have c***-blocked Saul’s bid for the CIA throne (he’s still head of Europe for the agency, though). Tons of CIA documents were hacked by a smart guy working in the back of a cam girl joint. One o...

'Homeland' Season 5 Premiere Recap

10/7/2015 8:35am EDT
Homeland Season 5 Premiere
Previously - Carrie, Saul, Quinn, and Max (MAX!!!) survived the attack on the US embassy in Islamabad. Carrie discovered that gnarly (I don’t mean that in the same sense as “rad”) CIA ogre Dar is in cahoots with last season’s super—villain, bloodthirsty terrorist Haqqani. Saul pretty much handed off his soul to get back in the CIA by ignoring Dar’s usage of Haqqani to bring down all the OTHER terrorists. Carrie was freaked by this and was also dismayed to have JUST MISSED a chance to have a romance with Quinn. As happens.

It turns out last season’s finale was foreshadowing the excitement l...

'Orphan Black' Season 3 Finale Resolves Issues And Creates New Ones

6/23/2015 9:30am EDT
'Orphan Black' Season 3 Finale Recap: Ending An Uneven Season
Previously - This recap ended being hella long, so just click here.

Well, that was fast. Didn't the season just start? Season three of our favorite (and only) clone epic is over and out, and I'm left feeling a little deflated. I'll say it - it wasn't their best season. It had its high points and actually started to hit its stride halfway through. But if you've only got 10 episodes per season...

The Castor plot was, frankly, the first big misstep on Orphan Black's part. They gave it a good try but either the acting was off (I'll be diplomatic and say that I'm sure Ari Mullen is capable of ...

'Orphan Black': 'Insolvent Phantom Of Tomorrow' Will Leave You With Chest Pains

6/16/2015 3:04pm EDT
Orphan Black
Previously - The Original Castor’s in London. Dr. Greasy Curls smuggled Rachel out of Dyad and replaced her with the delightful (and now comatose) Leda aesthetician Crystal. Jason beat Donnie’s ass.

Orphan Black continues their ascension from the ashes of that terrible rendition camp storyline, although this is still “The Season That Sarah Manning Got Boring.” It’s probably the biggest shocker the show’s every thrown at us because SARAH MANNING. Maybe she’s just out of story? All she really has left do so is figure out whether Kira is magic or not. Wait, Miriam Bowles does own another chil...