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Homecoming Test (2018– ) Online

Homecoming Test (2018– ) Online
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TV Episode / Drama / Thriller
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Directror :
Sam Esmail
Cast :
Julia Roberts,Bobby Cannavale,Stephan James
Writer :
Micah Bloomberg,Eli Horowitz
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TV Episode
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Homecoming Test (2018– ) Online

By letting go of the past, the client will be able to fully embrace his or her future.
Episode cast overview:
Julia Roberts Julia Roberts - Heidi Bergman
Bobby Cannavale Bobby Cannavale - Colin Belfast
Stephan James Stephan James - Walter Cruz
Shea Whigham Shea Whigham - Thomas Carrasco
Sissy Spacek Sissy Spacek - Ellen Bergman
Marianne Jean-Baptiste Marianne Jean-Baptiste - Gloria Morisseau
Ayden Mayeri Ayden Mayeri - Reina
Sydney Tamiia Poitier Sydney Tamiia Poitier - Lydia (as Sydney Poitier-Heartsong)
Billy Stevenson Billy Stevenson - Abe (as Bill Stevenson)

For Ellen Bergman's home, the production team found an exterior in California that was a believable fit for Florida, then built interiors to match that façade.

The location manager on "Homecoming" found a barge in Long Beach, and the production team turned it into Fat Morgan's diner, adding custom-built neon signs for it.

A former Toyota facility in Torrance, California, was chose to represent the exterior the "Homecoming" lobby. The style of the architecture, as well as the nearby palm trees, made it feel like Florida, where the story is set.

The music towards the end of S1E7 (Test) was from the original soundtrack of John Carpenter's "The Thing."

One of the biggest challenges of producing Homecoming was passing California locations off as Florida. This meant keeping various Hollywood landmarks and structures off camera, along with L.A.'s distinctive heavy traffic.

The location for Heidi's 2018 apartment was on a waterway near Venice, California. Anastasia White's set design choices reflect the fact that Heidi hasn't yet made the place her own.

Production designer Anastasia White and costume designer Catherine Marie Thomas collaborated on the color palette for "Homecoming" to make sure everything was complementary. Thomas often adjusted her costumes according to the set design, as well as what's best for the characters.

The music towards the end of S1E7 (Test) was from the original soundtracks of John Carpenter's "The Thing" and "Halloween 3."

User reviews



The two most interesting characters in "Homcoming" are (a) Walter Cruz's deeply concerned mother and (b) the officious DOD investigator Carrasco. This episode gets interesting when the two characters have a long scene together.

There is a terrific moment that occurs after Walter's mom refuses to speak to Carrasco and he trips and falls in a sea of bicycles at a community college bike rack. That human moment changes the dynamic of the relationship of the mother and the investigator. She then permits him to take possession of the recorded tapes from the "Homecoming" facility. The tapes will be used by Carrasco in an attempt to jog Heidi's memory about what happened to Walter and why Heidi left her job at Homecoming.

In the meantime, the truth has begun to emerge about Colin's role in the duping of the vets being treated at the Tampa center. It turns out that Colin's goal was to erase painfully memories from the minds of the vets through the use of an experimental drug given to the men without their knowledge or approval. With the their minds cleared, the vets will promptly be sent back to the duty in America's seemingly ending string of foreign wars. But the side effects of the drug are unknown.

The brazen Colin, using the alias of "Hunter," has wormed his way into the Heidi's life to the degree that he will now accompany her back to the "Homecoming" center to search for a man she recalls from her past by the name of Colin.


Homecoming is using several soundtrack pieces from John Carpenter's movies, The Fog, The Thing, parts of Halloween. Great show and highlighted in this episode with terrific sound bites.



Esmail's brisky sci-fi thriller is more mysterious than smarter it attains to be. It is a breath of fresh air is what it is. From breaking down the barriers on the relationship among characters to the perspective that keeps changing and which helps makers start the clock from zero every time. It is smartly constructed, if the material is familiar, and it is that structure that glosses over the series. Not only the season, but each episode ends on a mellow note that is soothing and works as a healer to all the wiped out objects by the storm in that episode.

The narration; despite of shifting from one timeline to another, couldn't be more simple, its non-linear storytelling is justified and so is the way it is shot. It keeps you busy and tangled in its mysterious bubble with tiny notions and hints that the entire frame is brimmed with; even the quacks and an obsession over little things. The conversations are pragmatic and written with such flamboyancy that it is a character in itself. The way someone argues or talk on a phone or fumbles in an interview or attempts fatally to hide something, on each steps, Esmail has delivered unflinchingly and his awareness is what makes it a near perfect series.

Roberts is in her A game. Her character might not have given much range to flaunt in, but she is giving her all in and there are times where she has to and she does carry all the work in her shoulder especially in the last act, which cannot not melt you down; it is a real tearjerker. Esmail's vision is crystal clear and he isn't distracted on any of the step; it is finely edited.

Season 01

A firm head start with cunning and sharp narration that is so aware of its characters and the world they revolve around it, that even its error and omission method, works brilliantly especially when the makers changes the point of view; a well crafted act.


You can sense the end game now, all the parallel lines that were drawn since the beginning are about to merge and the plot that was shady and kept behind the curtain is disclosing itself with a scary essence that is projecting a newer shade of light on the stage.


Sissy Spacek may be a good actress, but she hasn't really added much to her recent projects, this one included.

It was an okay episode, but the show continues to be really underwhelming. We better be in for a good twist at the end.