One of the most anticipated panels for Comic-Con had to be for Showtime’s Homeland. The series has a lot to show with its upcoming second season set to begin airing in September which had series creator Howard Gordon answering some huge questions. As expected, there were not any bomb shells that were dropped; however, he did manage to set the tone for the fall run. Hit the jump for some spoilers.
It looks as if Claire Danes’ Carrie Mathison has come out of her manic episode as she will be a teacher for the CIA now. Now, we do not expect that to hold for long because season two left Mathison with the realization that Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) knew the deceased son of known Muslim extremist Abu Nazir. The only thing we can conclude from this is that the information has been pocketed and the former CIA field agent may come upon this fact at a different point in time leading her to get back to what she does best–stalking war heroes.
Of course, season one left us with Brody wimping out when it came to blowing up the Vice President. He came up with a solution though that was an acceptable change for Nazir. Instead of causing instantaneous damage, he would instead infiltrate the U.S. government by being elected to congress. Flash forward to season two and he was not only elected, but he is now in the inner circle of the VP.
On that end, we have nothing further to report, but now that leaves us to ask why two episodes were shot in Israel. Now we have our answer. Apparently, an Israeli attack on Iran is going to be a major plot point in the upcoming season of Homeland. Bringing in such a real geopolitical scenario should provide some degree of intrigue. We just hope things do not get too fantastical as it is the show’s realism that makes the series so good..
Homeland season two premieres on Sunday, September 30.