Homeland Scoop: 'Carrie Gets Her Mojo Back'

Carrie Mathison will be less of a basket case when Homeland kicks off its second season on Sept. 30, the byproduct of a CIA-free lifestyle and “six months of psyciatric care,” exec producer Alex Gansa told reporters Monday at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour in Beverly Hills.

“She doesn’t have the same defensiveness,” elaborated Claire Danes, whose alter ego is quickly lured back to the front lines of the war on terrorism by Saul. “She’s been very humbled and she’s suffering from a crisis of confidence. She gets her mojo back but it takes some time.”

Other spoilery highlights from the Homeland panel at press tour…

* Danes, who is pregnant with her first child, confirmed that art will not imitate life, saying, “Carrie remains fervently non-pregnant.”

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* “Huge portions” of the first two episodes were shot on location “in Israel doubling as Beirut,” said exec producer Howard Gordon.

* Damian Lewis revealed that Brody spends the season “in a state of heightened anxiety and paranoia… He’s more knowingly juggling balls. But essentially he’s everybody’s bitch.”

* Producers explored a number of scenarios for Season 2, including “Carrie and Virgil work[ing] as private investigators.”

* Lewis teased that there’s a “pivotal moment” in Season 2 that recalls Season 1’s seminal “Weekend” episode, only this time, “Carrie very much has the upper hand [and] it’s less romantically inclined than professionally inclined but it’s just as complex.”

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11 Comments
  1. martina says:

    The Weekend was the best episode, personally, so I’m thrilled to know that there a similar but more complex
    episode! Can’t wait for Sept 30!

  2. I just hope they’ll eventually kiss Carrie’s ass and beg her forgiveness when they realize she was right all along. I don’t think I’ve ever been so angry and frustrated with a show in my life! <3 Carrie <3

    I hope she thrives in the season and I wish Brody would just blow the whole country up so they'd SEE she was RIGHT! Argh!

    • Britta Unfiltered says:

      But then that would be the end of the series. Why would you hope for the series to end?

      • Newo says:

        Why would that be the end of the series ? Damian Lewis is not essential to the continuation of the show. Yes, obviously, hes been a big part, but if he went full bad and was killed it does not mean that they couldnt continue the show with another terrorist they go after, the CIA can go after any number of people

  3. Britta Unfiltered says:

    Homeland! F yeah! (Picture me singing that in the tune from Team America). The Weekend was a very good episode, I was surprised when I read that they weren’t submitting that as one of their best show episodes to the Emmys.

  4. JB Smooove says:

    “…juggling balls.” “everyone’s bitch” I mean come on!

  5. i have never had a show make me so frustrated in my life. i really wanted to scream at the TV at the end of the season!

    • stephanie says:

      I know! I saw the whole season in 2 days and I felt so emotionally drained by the end of it. I mean I just wanted to scream you where right realize it! Ask the name of the son ahhhh! OMG just blow everybody up just so they can realize what idiots they are being.
      And you just have to hate Brody for making her feel so crazy and bad even though he knows she´s right, but what amazing acting by Lewis.

  6. Dale Mays says:

    Best show ever…. I do think “Brody” is essential to the show. Who is the mole in the CIA?????

  7. JJ says:

    Garbage. Writers will always have a way to bring you back for more- only the weak will be frustrated

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