What I kept thinking about the wonderful motel room scene between her and Brody (Damian Lewis) in a recent episode is how much more powerful it would have been if it had been the first time we saw Dana this season: if we saw the wreckage Brody had caused in his family at the same time he did.
But no, that's not what's happened this season on Homeland, which has devolved from Season 2's frustrating murk into its current state of aimless, laughable nonsense.
In her Times piece, Anna Gunn mentioned January Jones' Betty as a victim of the same syndrome as Skyler.
"It’s notable," Gunn wrote, "that viewers have expressed similar feelings about other complex TV wives — Carmela Soprano of The Sopranos, Betty Draper of Mad Men.
Guys that don't still have feelings for their ex-girlfriends.