The new blind spot

Monday, 11 March, 2013

According to the Oxford Dictionary, one of the definitions of blind spot is “an area in which a person lacks understanding or impartiality”. The noun served as the title for the fifth episode of the first season of Homeland, which was originally broadcast on 30 October 2011. Storyline: The lone survivor of the al-Qaeda group that held Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) for eight years is captured and the CIA operatives Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) and Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin) are assigned to interrogate him. At one point, Saul says to the captive:

“So, you’re a religious man and a torturer. What are you? A Catholic?”

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