Dar's anonymous defender here. We need to look closely at this "Real Truth" host. There's a reason that S6E5 almost inexplicably opened with his segment. "Homeland" could be exploring a connection between right-wing media and "deep state," which parallels what is happening in real life to an extent. Dar might be unintentionally helping their cause in his desire to impose sanctions on Iran, but he's not a direct link to Carrie's neighbor and others trying to undermine Keane in a different way.
Hey Dar’s Defender Anon, I’m totally with you on all of this. It is absolutely no coincidence that the episode opened with Brett O’Keefe and, like you, I suspect the alt-right will be somehow tied to the conspiracy.
I’m wondering who you’re thinking is in this “deep state”? (Fore those unfamiliar with the term, see here). It means different things to different people, as you know.
Have you watched 6x06? There are a lot more clues in it:
- Saad tells Conlin that the guy in the picture “Looks like you. He looks government.” Carrie tells Quinn that not even the FBI can ID the guy in the picture, and she calls him a “deep fucking spook.” So we’re getting the finger pointed at deep government, as you suspect.
- We’ll have to throw the Secret Service or some faction of it into the pool of suspects. The way she’s being sequestered and kept apart from her chief of staff should be raising alarms by now.
- This mysterious private tech company, Onyx, that Conlin visits has some kind of big role in the conspiracy. This is the missing piece I’ve been looking for – the private industry piece of the military-industrial complex. Live I’ve been saying, I think big $$ is at stake somehow.
Like you said, Dar’s all into his little Iran scheme. If he’s somehow looped into the broader conspiracy, it’s unbeknownst to him.
Come back and share your thoughts after you watch 6x06, Smart Anon. I like how your mind works ;)