State of Play Review: Homeland, “R is for Romeo”

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Viewers can’t step out for popcorn while watching Homeland, or they might miss a fleeting glimpse of a person or object in a scene that foreshadows a later plot twist. Last week, while Dar toured the domestic propaganda operation, he noticed a photo on the computer of his co-conspirator, right wing TV host O’Keefe, and asked him about it. The photo, which only flashes for a brief second, is of Quinn.  O’Keefe brushes Dar off and continues the tour.

Dar decides to probe further. He arranges to free Max, Carrie’s friend locked up by O’Keefe’s security after he is caught with a smartphone with a clandestine video of Dar and O’Keefe. Dar whisks Max away and asks him to hack O’Keefe’s computer. Max discovers a website purportedly sponsored by Quinn and dubbed “Toxic Soldier,” laden with conspiracy theories and threats against President-elect Keane.

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