Watch out, spoilers. The following paragraphs reveal intrigue elements from season 8 of the Homeland series. If you don’t want to know anything, don’t read the following.
Homeland’s eighth and final season is coming to an end and it’s time to say goodbye to Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes). His old friend Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin), who has become the national security adviser to the new President, is responsible for negotiating peace with the Taliban in Afghanistan. To carry out this mission, he called on Carrie despite a weak mental health and fuzzy memories of the trauma suffered in Russia. This return to Kabul, where she had already operated in season 4, will be a last explosive test for Carrie, monitored by the CIA and suspected of high treason as she resumes contact with the Russian Yevgeny (Costa Ronin) who had abused.
Carrie vs Saul
In recent episodes, the promises of peace have been shattered as the President of the United States and Afghan President Daoud died in a helicopter crash. If it is an accident and not an assassination, Carrie will have to prove it by getting hold of the black box of the helicopter recovered by Yevgeny. With several federal charges on her back and in the middle of a trial, Carrie has nothing more to lose and then makes a deal with Yevgeny. She can recover the black box if she provides him with the identity of the Russian spy who works for Saul. When the latter denies this information to Carrie, she discovers that Saul is in good contact with a person who has been giving him information for thirty years. We discover that it is a translator who works for Russian ambassadors.
Carrie discovers the secret means of communication between Saul and her informant but does not know her identity. Yevgeny then puts her on the wall: if Saul dies, the informant will have to work for Carrie and the Kremlin will be able to neutralize the spy. Yevgeny then promises to return the black box to the helicopter. The teaser for Homeland’s final episode then shows Carrie in a dilemma. Will she give in to Yevgeny’s blackmail and kill her former mentor? Time is running out and Carrie is torn between her duty and her deep friendship for Saul. The final episode of Homeland is titled “Prisoners of War”, in reference to the original Israeli series Hatufim – Prisoners of War from which the American series is adapted. It will mark the end of this spy thriller and will be broadcast on April 26 on Showtime in the United States and the next day on Canal + in France.