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'Homeland' recap: Plot twist propels drama toward season finale
'Homeland' recap: Plot twist propels drama toward season finale

In a season full of surprises, Showtime’s “Homeland” saved one of the biggest ones for “Krieg Nicht Lieb” as this penultimate Episode 411 called into question the status of Taliban commander Haissam Haqqani (Numan Acar). Is he still America’s most-wanted terrorist for masterminding a slaughter at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad? Or have American officials at the highest level negotiated a cynical agreement with Haqqani and Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency? Kept far away from the decision-making loop are Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes), the CIA station chief in Islamabad; and her politically-damaged-beyond-repair boss, CIA...

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