Homeland

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Currently bingewatching ‘Homeland’ and it’s…

CIA – “NO, CARRIE! YOU CANNOT BE TRUSTED! YOU’RE OFF THE MISSION!”

*Carrie sprints after target wearing ‘I AM CIA’ t-shirt, overhears amazing intel*

CIA – “DAMMIT, CARRIE, YOU’RE UNORTHODOX BUT YOU GET RESULTS. BUT, NO, YOU’RE OFF THE MISSION! DO NOT, WE REPEAT, DO NOT ENGAGE TARGET!”

*Carrie pops out of a cake at a Hezbollah meeting stark-naked, singing Star-Spangled Banner, manages to pick-pocket bomb plans*

CIA – “NO, CARRIE, NO! YOU’RE COMPLETELY OUT OF CONTROL, WE DO NOT TRUST ANYTHING YOU SAY AND WE’RE GOING TO IGNORE YOU NOW!”

CARRIE – “DO THIS NOW, YOU FUCKING FUCK MOTHERFUCKING FUCKS!”

CIA – “OKAY, CARRIE!”

And so on and so forth…

Only on series two, one rather hopes they’ll change the dynamic for the next two seasons…

I’m enjoying for the wisp of moral ambiguity in regards to the CIA. But a US TV show could never actually display the CIA for what they are: a terrorist organisation that murders children with drones, kidnaps and tortures innocents and topples democratic governments.

Oh no.