State of Play Review – Homeland Season 6: “Alt. Truth”

By Michael Sulick

Michael Sulick is the former director of CIA’s National Clandestine Service and is currently a consultant on counterintelligence and global risk assessment.  Sulick also served as Chief of Counterintelligence and Chief of the Central Eurasia Division where he was responsible for intelligence collection operations and foreign liaison relationships in Russia, Eastern Europe and the former republics of the Soviet Union.  He is the author of Spying in America: Espionage From the Revolutionary War to the Dawn of the Cold War and American Spies: Espionage Against the United States from the Cold War to the Present

The prospect of foiling the plot against the President-elect appears even bleaker as the CIA’s Dar Adal stymies our heroes at every turn. By the end of this episode, Saul’s planned meeting between President-elect Keane and Iran Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) chief Javadi backfires miserably, and Quinn is almost murdered by the mysterious stranger in the knit cap.

Dar never disappoints when the viewer wonders what new depths of depravity he can reach. To discredit the President-elect even more, Dar now conspires with right-wing TV host Brett O’Keefe. The Rush Limbaugh clone has now prepared a show featuring soldiers who served under Keane’s son and claim he was a coward in the battle in which he was killed—so much for respecting Gold Star mothers.

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