I normally don't, I just did it to prove you wrong in this case. Because it seemed so ridiculous. I felt like I would have been more willing to accept Brody had been bitten by a radioactive spider who gave him superpowers then the silly excuse for writing we call the wireless pacemaker death.
Originally Posted by MagicHero3
Why wouldn't they be near it if he was in it? And for that matter wouldn't he be wearing a medical bracelet or something so that the Secret Service would be made aware of the fact he's dying? It's not very believable that Brody would be yelling downstairs the VP was dead or dying, when virtually every other story I've read involving terrorism or politics has pointed out that the president or VP has a bracelet indicating their health and location. They wouldn't need him to yell that down, they'd know as it happened.
and brody was screaming "Nazir" at the place that his family was being held up, which is where i was referring to. he SNUCK into the VPs office to get the serial #, nobody knew anyone was up there. youd have to be in the hallway outside the door to hear it. Why would any secret service ppl be up there if they knew the VP wasnt anywhere near it?
Ah yes, the old "you're not a writer so you can't tell what good writing is". That golden line always comes out when someone doesn't have a leg to stand on. I know a poor movie when I see one, and I don't have to be a writer to point out when a plot line or story is poorly executed.
its not dumb writing, its the character being an idiot, which she has proven to do time and time again. poor writing is if she starts doing backflips or shoots herself in the foot for no reason. are you a screenwriter? script writer? i think you are taking this a little far. look at the ratings, look at the critic's reviews... nobody with any credibility is taking the same stance you are on the "horrible writing" on this episode.
But you're right, nobody agrees with me. Except this guy. Money quotes:
I just finished watching the new episode of "Homeland" and boy, are my suspension-of-disbelief muscles tired.
Somehow, the world's-most-wanted terrorist, working alone but for the remote assistance of a hacker who specializes in medical devices, managed to crash his SUV into Carrie's car without injuring her or leaving any trace of his own vehicle. Because there couldn't be any easier way of kidnapping her. And only by kidnapping the woman Brody loves could Nazir force him to carry out a chore so preposterous that Diddy wouldn't have dared to propose it on Making the Band. (Meanwhile, when did Nazir find out that Brody loves Carrie? Is that what they discussed during their secret prayer session?)
Yes, after failing to kill Vice President Walden on two previous occasions -- the first having been foiled when Brody chickened out and the second when Brody snitched to the CIA -- Nazir has decided to pursue the Plan Z of all Plan Z's: get Brody to steal the serial number to Walden's pacemaker so the aforementioned hacker can access the device and fatally fibrillate the old bastard. And how exactly does Nazir know that Walden keeps this information on a bookshelf next to the treadmill in his home office at the Naval Observatory? "The New York Times, believe it or not," the wily old terrorist says. The writers are just laughing at us now, aren't they? (Oh, my mistake: Nazir is actually crediting the Times with teaching him how to hack a pacemaker.)
So yeah, I'm not the only one who thinks that episode was ridiculous. But I'm sure you can just as easily find someone to disagree.
Yes, there was a lot to disbelieve in this episode of "Homeland." Why does Dar Udal, a man who is so secretive that his missions don't exist, he changes addresses every few weeks and he holds business meetings on the bus, eat waffles at the same diner every Tuesday? Why isn't the CIA tapping Brody's cell phone and instead leaving him free to conduct heart-to-heart FaceTime conversations with Abu Nazir? Why do Jess and Mike insist on making out by the light of the aquarium in the middle of the safe condo where Dana is liable to materialize at any moment like the Ghost of Christmas Past?