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‘Homeland’ Finale – Mental Illness as Superpower

Posted on 12/12/2012 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Personal HealthThe season finale Sunday of Homeland marks the climax of a trifecta of sorts. The Showtime spy thriller is joined by a nearly surefire Oscar nominee for Best Picture (Silver Linings Playbook) and one of the best-reviewed Broadway musicals of recent years (Next to Normal) — completing a trio of powerful genre-busting works of art in which bipolar disorder drives the plot and is at the heart of the main character’s identity. So what does this mean for the rest …