‘Homeland’ season 2 finale spoilers: What is Carrie searching for in episode 12?

Claire DanesTimes are changing in the world of “Homeland,” and on Sunday night’s season 2 finale, we are really going to see the meaning of the words “The Choice” that are part of the episode’s title. Basically, Carrie has to make a simple decision: does she want to be in a relationship with a man accused of being a terrorist, or is she more interested in trying to keep her job fighting future terrorist acts on America? Based on what she is told in the sneak peek below, it seems fairly obvious that she cannot have both.

Of course, the person conducting this conversation with her in Saul really may not have all that much room to talk. Why? He was let go from his CIA post last week, and basically told that he would be kicked to the curb and rendered unable to really do anything about it all thanks to him really figuring out that there was going to be an assassination plot on Brody’s life.

Since Saul for whatever reason is not telling Carrie this, is he trying to help her in his own way? While he may call her stupid at times and suspect that she is crazy, there is still a rather longtime friendship and camaraderie that exists between the two; he knows that there is really nothing that can be done to save Brody (at least from this perspective), and her keeping the job may be the best way to minimize her heartbreak.

What do you think about this sneak peek, and has this somehow make you even more in love with the fine work of Mandy Patinkin? If you want to watch the promo for Sunday night’s finale, you can do so over at the link here.

Photo: Showtime, video via SpoilerTV

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