[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from the Season 4 premiere of Homeland. Read at your own risk.]
Homeland's Carrie Mathison certainly won't be winning any Mother of the Year awards any time soon.
On the Showtime drama's two-hour season premiere, it became clear that Carrie (Claire Danes) had purposefully chosen a CIA posting in Kabul, Afghanistan that wouldn't allow her to bring along her new daughter, Frannie. Instead, the baby was being cared for by Carrie's sister and father stateside, whom Carrie occasionally checks in with via Skype.
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But after one of Carrie's drone strikes kills dozens of civilians...
Bye bye, Brody.
Once the creative team behind Homeland (finally) decided to kill off Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) in the Season 3 finale, they realized they could pretty much take the hit Showtime drama anywhere they wanted.
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"There's no question that we closed a big chapter of the show last season when we dispatched with Nicholas Brody, and there's no question that at the beginning of this year, we really sat down and realized that it was tabula rasa," co-creator and executive producer Alex Gansa tells TVGuide.com....
Rupert Friend, Claire Danes
If last season (and the last parts of the season before) left you wanting to run away from Showtime's Homeland, the good news is that it's safe to come back. The show may never again achieve the intensely suspenseful and emotional heights of year one, with its psychosexual tango between Carrie and the enigmatic war hero/possible terrorist tool Brody, and I'm still not convinced that basket-case analyst Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) should be posted anywhere hotter than Antarctica. But this Emmy-winning international spy thriller suddenly feels much more topical and urgent again in its fourth season, where the only remaining remnant of the Brody storyline is the infant daughter — a ginger baby, naturally (hauntingly Damian Lewis in aspect) — whom Carrie bore after witnessing the father's cruel fate.
Alex Lanipekun and Claire Danes
There's no denying Homeland took a major fall from grace last season, but based on the latest trailer for Season 4 it seems not all is lost for the Showtime series.
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Showtime has released the first trailer for Homeland's much anticipated fourth season.
The two-hour premiere of the Emmy-winning drama picks up six months after the events of Season 3, with Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) back in the Middle East and...
Homeland is pushing the reset button.
The Emmy-winning drama, which ended Season 3 with Carrie (Claire Danes) pregnant with the late Brody's baby just as she was promoted to a position overseas, was the target of heated criticism from fans as well as critics.
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