Watched the season finale and can't wait to see how (spoiler)
I clicked on the spoiler thinking there was no way you saw it before it aired, like it was a joke or something lol.Then did a search online after to find it was leaked online. I watched it as well and wasn't really surprised at the ending.
My wife said the writers were trying to kill Brody off before but he was too good an actor fan favorite and his story was compelling. It somehow felt like a series finale as well. Brody is dead and he was the main story line in the show. He was the best actor as well (great acting in this show as well as in Band of Brothers). Carrie is off to Istanbul and Saul is off to NYC to do his private sector thing, and the agency is with a new director and a new direction with Iran situation turning for the better. They can't bring Brody back anymore. And I'm not sure if the show would work as well with just the Carrie and Saul characters. At least Brody got a good death ending, -- "When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." -Jimi Hendrix
"The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it." Neil deGrasse Tyson
I'm still 2 or 3 episodes back. The last episode I saw was Brody leaving for his mission. I hope the last few episodes are as good as what came before them. -- "Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats." - H. L. Mencken
The finale also leaves doubt about the entire casting of "Homeland": Is Mandy Patinkin off the show for good, or will Saul continue working with Carrie now that he's in the private sector in New York, and concoct a Javadi-esque plot to oust Lockhart as the director of the CIA? Just as Season 2 ended with Carrie's future at the CIA in shambles, Season 3 ends with Saul's tenure at the CIA at an end. But other questions arise now that the show's Season 4 structure is roughly shaping up: Will Peter Quinn, Max, Virgil and chums join Carrie overseas? Or will we be introduced to an entirely new cast of characters? What will happen to Dana and Jessica? Does anyone even care? And what of Chris Brody, the forgotten man of the series, left glumly unpacking the dishwasher with a vaguely overwhelmed look on his face in the permanently washed out background of the suburbs of Washington, D.C.? If we're left with one regret from this series, it's that we still don't really understand Chris -- like, really get him at a deep level, you know? (We don't.) --
I'd have to say that overall, this season was a disappointment. I just didn't get into it and just kept watching because I'd already invested time into it and wanted to see where it went. Fortunately, the last 4 episodes or so finally delivered and I started enjoying the show again.
Personally, I'd have no problem if they ended the series right now. I think the end of the finale was perfect....But yeah, I know a season 4 is destined to arrive next year. I HOPE it doesn't sputter along like season 3 did.