Homeland: The Choice Will Be Made - But Who Will Survive It?
Homeland - Episode 2.12 - The Choice (Season Finale) Promo VIDEO
'The Choice' Season 2, Episode 12
In the Season 2 finale, Carrie is faced with a pivotal decision, while Brody meets with Faber to contemplate the future of the family. Meanwhile, Saul undertakes a secret assignment; and Quinn has a decision to make that may prove to be a game-changer.
No matter what happens on the season 2 final of Homeland, I doubt very much that it will feel ambiguous. If you've been watching thus far you know that episode 2 or 4 or even 11 could have been concluding episodes rather than contained within the season. The writers are not afraid to drive the story at dizzying speeds--yet somehow never sacrificing the character development. With Brody unmasked as a terrorist, both Vice President Walden and Abu Nazir dead, Brody's marriage over and Brody, unbeknownst to him or Carrie, with a giant target on his forehead, how can this possibly end well? One would guess that Brody's must die. The CIA has sanctioned his death, he has a black ops assassin who is tracking him--the only thing standing between him and a bullet to the brain is Carrie--which is a pretty scary thought. There's no doubt in my mind that however this turns out, that Homeland's season 2 finale episode is going to be a real nail-biter. And we wouldn't want it any other way, right? See you Sunday!
Homeland : Balanced Life SNeak Peek VIDEO
Saul makes Carrie choose between Brody and the CIA.
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Homeland: A Preview of the Season Finale from EP Alex Gansa - Will Brody die?
With only one episode left in its second season, Showtime’s Homeland has already dispatched two very prominent characters: Vice President Walden (Jamey Sheridan) went last week, and in episode 11's shocking hour, elusive terrorist Abu Nazir (Navid Negahban) was finally caught and killed.
Had producers known from the beginning of season 2 that Homeland‘s big bad would perish? “I think the short answer to that is yes,” says executive producer Alex Gansa. “The long answer is we weren’t actually sure how that would happen. But the reason we wanted Walden and Nazir both dead is we wanted to open the possibility that Brody and Carrie could have a happy ending, that their doomed romance was not doomed after all. The only way to make that happen was to off these two antagonists.”
... So what can Gansa tease about next week’s season finale? “The final episode is called ‘The Choice,’ and what I can say about it is .... we’ve sort of left the thriller aspects of the show behind and now we come to a very personal story about Carrie and Brody and all the obstacles that lie in the way of them being together. That is what the finale is about. It’s a real character study of these two people, where they’ve come from, how they regard each other, and whether or not there’s a future for them.” Source
The one-two punch of DEXTER and HOMELAND continues to deliver record-breaking ratings for SHOWTIME on Sunday nights, as their penultimate episodes for the season delivered both series' highest ratings ever. The DEXTER season seven and HOMELAND season two finales air this Sunday night from 9 to 11 p.m. ET/PT.
DEXTER delivered 2.6 million viewers at 9 p.m., attracting the biggest audience ever for a SHOWTIME original series, as well as the best total night delivery ever for a SHOWTIME series with 3.08 million total viewers, topping the long-held record of the series' season four finale on 12/13/2009 (vs. 2.57 million at 9 p.m. and vs. 3.05 million for the night). Sunday's episode is not only the series' highest-rated episode in three years, but is also up 25 percent from the prior week (vs. 2.1 million at 9 p.m., and 2.6 million for the night - up 17 percent). Season-to-date, the seventh season of DEXTER is averaging 6.1 million total weekly viewers across platforms, its highest rated season ever, and up 12 percent above its prior season through the same time frame.
HOMELAND delivered 2.36 million viewers at 10 p.m., exceeding last week's record-breaking episode (2.2 million) by 8 percent to become the highest rated telecast for the series ever. The total night garnered 2.6 million viewers, surpassing last week's total (2.5 million) as the best total night delivery ever for the series. Season-to-date, the second season of HOMELAND is averaging 5.8 million total weekly viewers across platforms, up 35 percent above its freshman season.