‘Homeland’ pays off headline-fueled season with taut finale

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( CNN) The following contains spoilers about “Homeland’s” sixth-season finale.

More than most presents in the genre, “Homeland” are present in gray areas, eschewing facile answers or easy-going reacts. Where most dramas preoccupied with terrorism gravitate toward the good and bad, this one often deals in dreary options between the lesser of two evils.

That was extravagantly genuine of the season finale, which accompanied the end of what amounted to a coup strive against the president-elect( Elizabeth Marvel) and a thwarted assassination plan. What followed, nonetheless, also supported pertains that she would overreach as president, flashing forward to the embroiling purge undertaken in response to those events.