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  • 'Homeland' Recap: Mission Unbearable

    'Homeland' Recap: Mission Unbearable | ARTICLE

    The acting director of the CIA has a plan. The first step: By publicly revealing that his protégée had an affair with a suspected terrorist during a bout of unmedicated bipolar disorder and having her involuntarily institutionalized...

    December 9, 2013 9:45 AM ET
  • 'Homeland' Recap: On the Borderline

    'Homeland' Recap: On the Borderline | ARTICLE

    Is it time to say "good night" to Homeland? That's the title of tonight's episode, and the trigger phrase that alerts the snipers accompanying Brody on his high-stakes mission into Iraq to open fire on anyone who's...

    December 1, 2013 10:05 PM ET
  • 'Homeland' Recap: In Too Deep

    'Homeland' Recap: In Too Deep | ARTICLE

    "If you keep yelling," Carrie Mathison says to her lover/nemesis Nicholas Brody, "this conversation is over." If the makers of Homeland had adopted that policy themselves, this would have been a very short episode. Actor Damian...

    November 24, 2013 10:05 PM ET
  • 'Homeland' Recap: Hey Man, Nice Shot

    'Homeland' Recap: Hey Man, Nice Shot | ARTICLE

    As a rule, rooting for the main character of the show you're watching to get shot is a pretty clear sign that something's gone really wrong with the show you're watching. But rules are meant to be...

    November 17, 2013 10:05 PM ET
  • 'Homeland' Recap: There Is No Dana

    'Homeland' Recap: There Is No Dana | ARTICLE

    If you're going to be faintly ridiculous, work that faint ridiculousness. That's the lesson Homeland appears to have learned, and I couldn't be happier. Well, okay, yeah, I'd be happier if Homeland were the truly great...

    November 10, 2013 10:05 PM ET
  • 'Homeland' Recap: Great Expectations

    'Homeland' Recap: Great Expectations | ARTICLE

    You know that moment in this week's installment of Homeland where Carrie Mathison takes off the polygraph equipment and ends her big "job interview" with terrorist mastermind Majid Javadi, and Javadi's all "What. Are. You. Doing?"...

    November 3, 2013 10:05 PM ET
  • 'Homeland' Recap: Carrie's Class Act

    'Homeland' Recap: Carrie's Class Act | ARTICLE

    "Previously, on Homeland . . ." Hearing that simple phrase in the dulcet tones of Mandy Patinkin can make me as twitchy and shifty-eyed as Nick Brody after a video chat with Abu Nazir. I mean, okay,...

    October 27, 2013 10:05 PM ET
  • 'Homeland' Recap: Carrie That Weight

    'Homeland' Recap: Carrie That Weight | ARTICLE

    Whoa. Didn't see that coming! Honestly, I'm not sure how much I'm gonna have to say about "Game On," tonight's game-changing Homeland episode, since most of my notes got digitally tossed out the window during that final...

    October 20, 2013 10:05 PM ET
  • Seven Ways to Save 'Homeland'

    Seven Ways to Save 'Homeland' | ARTICLE

    The Homeland is not secure. Three episodes into the series' third season, it's clear that it hasn't gotten back on track following its Season Two swerve off course, with plot holes, implausible character moments, and over-the-top Hollywoodisms marring...

    October 19, 2013 12:03 PM ET
  • 'Homeland' Recap: Leaning Tower

    'Homeland' Recap: Leaning Tower | ARTICLE

    There's a marvelous scene in "Tower of David," tonight's episode of Homeland, in which it all works. Awake from a drug-induced post-op haze, Nicholas Brody – wounded and on the run following his framing for the...

    October 13, 2013 10:05 PM ET
  • 'Homeland' Recap: Commitment Issues

    'Homeland' Recap: Commitment Issues | ARTICLE

    Well, it was fun while it lasted. After a promising premiere that gave us a relatively restrained and relaxed hour in the company of its most compelling characters, Homeland yanked the needle off the record, stranding...

    October 6, 2013 10:05 PM ET
  • 'Breaking Bad' Finale Recap: Heisenberg Certainty Principle

    'Breaking Bad' Finale Recap: Heisenberg Certainty Principle | ARTICLE

    Jesse Pinkman built the perfect box. He sawed it off, sanded it down, hammered it together, smoothed it out, and carried it away with all the pride of a first-time father. This is the fantasy-memory he retreated...

    September 30, 2013 7:25 AM ET
  • 'Homeland' Season Premiere Recap: Rising from the Wreckage

    'Homeland' Season Premiere Recap: Rising from the Wreckage | ARTICLE

    Forget blood and oil: The liquid spilled most profusely by the conflicts at the heart of Homeland is ink. Its first season was rapturously received by critics (and audiences, and Emmy voters) for its nuanced take...

    September 29, 2013 10:05 PM ET
  • 'Breaking Bad' Recap: The Abominable Snowman

    'Breaking Bad' Recap: The Abominable Snowman | ARTICLE

    The next time we see Walter White and Jesse Pinkman will be the last time we see them. Until then, these are the images we're left with from last night's Breaking Bad: Walt emerges from seclusion to...

    September 23, 2013 7:40 AM ET
  • Walt Jr. from 'Breaking Bad': 'It Gets Crazier'

    Walt Jr. from 'Breaking Bad': 'It Gets Crazier' | ARTICLE

    In anticipation of the Breaking Bad series finale on Sunday, September 29th, Rolling Stone has been publishing an exclusive interview with a new cast member every day.  So. How's it going?[Laughs] It's going. Busy week. What's even better is...

    September 21, 2013 10:00 AM ET
  • 'Breaking Bad' Recap: Walter White Unleashes His Most Awful Things

    'Breaking Bad' Recap: Walter White Unleashes His Most Awful Things | ARTICLE

    The worst-case scenario doesn't even cover it. Call it the Walt-case scenario.  Gomez dies. Hank is executed in front of Walt as Walt begs for a reprieve. Laughing Nazi sociopaths loot Walt's money. Walt betrays Jesse, hands him...

    September 16, 2013 7:55 AM ET
  • 'Breaking Bad' Q&A: Lavell Crawford Comes Clean on Huell

    'Breaking Bad' Q&A: Lavell Crawford Comes Clean on Huell | ARTICLE

    For a guy best known for playing someone who barely ever cracks a smile, Breaking Bad's Lavell Crawford is full of excitement. "Rolling Stone? It's an honor!" he tells me at the start of our interview....

    September 11, 2013 12:40 PM ET
  • 'Breaking Bad' Recap: White Supremacy

    'Breaking Bad' Recap: White Supremacy | ARTICLE

    This is the way the show ends: not with a Fring but a Nazi. From the moment an incognito Walter White bought a machine gun from an underground weapons dealer, we knew it was unlikely that the...

    September 8, 2013 10:05 PM ET
  • 'Breaking Bad' Q&A: Partner Up with Steven Michael Quezada's Gomez

    'Breaking Bad' Q&A: Partner Up with Steven Michael Quezada's Gomez | ARTICLE

    "It's hard to be a Mexican on Breaking Bad, I'm just letting you know that right now," says Steven Michael Quezada, laughing. "They're all dead. They only go a couple of episodes and then they're gone."...

    September 6, 2013 11:30 AM ET
  • 'Breaking Bad' Recap: The Suite Life of Walt and Skyler

    'Breaking Bad' Recap: The Suite Life of Walt and Skyler | ARTICLE

    Breaking Bad gets a lot of mileage out of shortcuts. We never see Hank approach Gomez, come clean, ask for help, convince him to give it – Gomey's just there, in the house, waiting for Jesse...

    September 1, 2013 10:05 PM ET
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