If Homeland's Morena Baccarin were a lesser actress, Jessica — the betrayed wife of Al Qaeda operative-turned-double-agent Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) — would be a forgettable obstacle in the way of Brody's passionate bond with CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes). But Baccarin plays what she calls her "incredibly emotionally layered character" with moving subtlety and fierceness. "She's got some brass knuckles this season," says Baccarin, 33, who also doesn't hold back when it comes to opening up. Here's what you need to know about her.
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In this exclusive clip from Science Channel's Firefly 10th anniversary special Browncoats Unite, airing Sunday at 10/9c, the cast gathers to discuss behind-the-scenes secrets of the beloved gunslinging sci-fi series that ended after only 14 episodes. Star Nathan Fillion, who played Capt. Mal Reynolds of the Serenity ship, reveals an idea that series creator Joss Whedon had for an episode that never got a chance to be made.
[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Sunday's episode of Homeland. Read at your own risk.]
No one can argue that Homeland is dragging things out this season.
First, Brody's suicide tape ended up in the hands of Saul (Mandy Patinkin) in Beirut. Then, rather than waste a couple episodes deciding what to do with the tape, Saul showed it to Carrie (Claire Danes) as soon as he could. Carrie then took the baton and, instead of flirt-interrogating Brody (Damian Lewis) for several days/weeks, she promptly blew the mission and had him arrested. So why stop now?
Homeland Boss: Latest Twist "Turns the Whole Series on Its Head"
Sunday's episode saw Carrie & Co. go after Brody in the interrogation room with everything they had...
Carrie Mathison is finally in the driver's seat. In a scene for an upcoming episode of Showtime's Emmy-winning hit Homeland, the bipolar former C.I.A. agent — played by the mesmerizing Claire Danes — is gripping the wheel with such ferocious intensity, you'd think she's doing 120 even though the car is parked. In the passenger seat is...
"See that?" shrieks one of the band of zombie-slaughtering survivors in AMC's The Walking Dead, eyes wide and wild in bloodthirsty pride as we bear graphic witness to a new way of dispatching a "walker" — this one tricked out in riot-gear armor, befitting the new season's prison setting. Yes, of course we see. It's not as if we can look away, much as we might want to at times. Granted, we might need to look twice, because in the tradition of the greatest horror-movie thrill rides, we're sometimes watching through our fingers as we climb the back of our chairs and sofas in revulsed shock and awe.