‘Homeland’ 2×08 ‘I’ll Fly Away’ review

5:00 pm EDT, November 19, 2012

For a number of Homeland fans, “I’ll Fly Away” was in indefinite make or break episode, and with all of Brody’s lies flowing between his family, the CIA and Roya, did “I’ll Fly Away” keep fans hungry for more?

After several disappointing episodes,Homeland seems to be finding its feet again. An episode that felt very similar to many of its debut season, “I’ll Fly Away” kept a steady pace of tension with no over the top action. And in keeping with its debut season, we return to Nicholas Brody at breaking point, with his mental state a complete and utter mess.

There’s no surprise that all the lies and secrets Brody is keeping are becoming far too much for him, and we think it’s only a matter of time before he’s going to let something huge slip. He still cannot give any reason of his actions to anyone around him, with his family demanding answers of why he’s backed out of filing a police report, let alone his connections with the CIA. Brody then turns up late to a meeting with Roya. She grills him hard, and still Brody begins to tell more and more lies. We then see the preview’s “We’re through!” line, and Brody sends Roya back to Abu Nazir fuelling much more speculation.

Carrie discovers Brody in the fetal position bringing him back from the brink of what appears to be an almost mental breakdown. Kudos for Damian Lewis here, who once again, much in alignment of Homeland‘s debut season brings all his acting qualities on show with a very convincing display of a damaged US Army Marine. In all the confusion of whose side both Carrie and Brody are actually on is anyone’s guess. The inevitable meeting with Carrie ends in some passionate kissing and sex, after talking over their future together. It’s clear that these two are completely compatible, and the exact same goes for Jess and Mike. Homeland‘s love plot surely could rival the likes of True Blood at this rate!

Soon after, we see Brody talking on the phone with Roya and has to get his issues off his chest. He explains his troubles at home with Jess and wants everything to return to how things were. This, begs the question of whether Jess truly wants the same. We think it’s irreparable. But things aren’t quite over yet with Brody and Roya’s meeting. Roya meets Brody in a parking lot and disables his cell phone’s tracking device. Meanwhile, Carrie is following them close behind and has an inkling that something isn’t quite right. Carrie asks for another car to follow them.

Roya and Brody stop in a nearby lane and as they exit, Roya’s insider emerges from a tree line. Carrie is too far away and is none the wiser. As Carrie’s car passes she sees Brody climb into a different car, but without Roya and the insider. Carrie is quickly on the phone to Quinn, and demands that they must stop whatever Brody is up to. Quinn doesn’t comply, and orders for Carrie to stand down.

With Carrie still too distant, her cell phone picks up loud sounds of a helicopter, and Brody is gone. He’s in a helicopter that’s appeared from nowhere and it’s too late for Carrie. Brody is transported to somewhere we believe we haven’t seen before, and before we know it, Brody has landed with a black saloon car awaiting his arrival. Out steps a shadowy figure, and it’s none other than Abu Nazir. He’s in America.

A fantastic episode that has really lived up to the last few week’s of disappointment.

Be sure to check out next week’s trailer for episode nine, “Two Hats” which can be seen right here on Hypable.

Check out the next instalment of Homeland on Sundays at 10PM ET/PT only on Showtime.

Fox has moved the third and final Maze Runner movie to 2018.

The cast and crew were only a few days into filming The Death Cure in March when Dylan O’Brien suffered serious injuries on set, prompting the production to be put on a break so he could recover. When his recovery ended up taking longer than expected, the production was put on an indefinite hold.

Now, a plan to resume the shoot seems to be in place. Fox announced Friday The Death Cure will be hitting theaters January 12, 2018, which is nearly a year later than the original February 2017 date. The last Maze Runner movie, The Scorch Trials, opened last September.

Production on The Maze Runner: The Death Cure likely won’t resume until late this year or early next. Dylan O’Brien has already committed to another movie which is expected to shoot this summer.

Getting the rest of the cast and crew back together to shoot The Maze Runner finale may be a bit of a challenge since they may’ve committed to other projects that were supposed to be shooting after they finished The Maze Runner. However, the new Death Cure release date suggests Fox has found a time that’ll work for everyone.

Tom Cavanagh will return to The Flash in season 3 as a series regular, though which character he’ll be playing remains to be seen.

Cavanagh has had a unique acting challenge on The Flash, playing a different version of his character in each of the first two seasons — and now it looks like he’ll be doing it for a third season in a row, as EW confirms that he will be a series regular in season 3.

In season 1, Cavanagh played Eobard Thawne, aka the Reverse Flash, in Harrison Wells’ body. Thawne, after traveling back in time, killed the original Wells and took his form to expedite the development of the particle accelerator so he could return to his own time. Thawne was written out of existence in the season 1 finale, though, leaving fans curious about who Cavanagh would be playing in season 2.

This past season, Cavanagh played the Earth-2 version of Harrison Wells, nicknamed Harry, who was a significantly different character from the man we thought was Wells in season 1. However, in the season 2 finale, Harry and his daughter, Jesse, returned to Earth-2.

The Flash season 2, episode 6 recap Wells

So, who does that leave for Cavanagh to play in the third season?

My guess would be the Earth-1 version of Harrison Wells, who we only briefly met in a flashback in season 1. Why the original Wells? Because in the final moments of the season 2 finale, Barry traveled back in time and stopped Thawne from killing his mother. This means the timeline in which Thawne killed Wells and took his form no longer exists, so Earth-1 Wells would be the version left alive.

Assuming he does play the original version of the character, the one who was killed and had his identity stolen, it will be interesting to see Cavanagh inhabit yet another version of the character. While we already met Wells briefly in the flashback to his death, that was a small sample size. I look forward to seeing him differentiate another Wells from those he’s already played for entire seasons.

Are you excited to see more Tom Cavanagh on ‘The Flash’?

‘Glee’ alum Mark Salling indicted on child pornography charges

The actor is facing a lot of jail time.

4:55 pm EDT, May 27, 2016

Following an arrest in December, Glee star Mark Salling (who played Puck on the Fox series) is now facing child pornography charges.

A federal grand jury has charged the 33-year-old actor with two counts of child pornography after a search of his home turned up “thousands” of images and videos involving children, TMZ reports. He will be arraigned in early June.

Salling’s charges potentially come with big sentences: 5 to 20 years in prison for receiving child porn, and another 20 years for possessing it.

After Glee went off air last year, Salling has worked on only one project: The action movie Adi Shankar’s Gods and Secrets which is slated to hit theaters later this year.

The actor has been in trouble with the law before — he was sued for sexual battery in 2013.