At the end of “Homeland” season 3, the series got what it probably should have at the end of season 2: A chance for a new beginning. Luckily, the rest of the show can build now on a foundation that may be a little more solid. (Warning: Spoilers ahead!)
During the season finale, Damian Lewis’ character of Brody was hanged to death in Iran after successfully doing what he needed to in order to redeem himself to the CIA and the American people, even if it did not change his status as a killer, the one thing that e was so desperately trying to avoid. Now, Carrie can move forward with her life in Istanbul after being stationed there, and is really getting to do now the one thing that she has been hoping for really since the start of the series.
At Showtime’s TCA event this week, Showtime head David Nevins acknowledged that there was a critical backlash to the third season, which was reflected in its snubbing at the Golden Globes earlier this year. However, he feels that season 4 will be an effective restart for the show with Claire Danes’ character “on the ground,” and being able to make an interest in a different way.
As for the status of Mandy Patinkin, whose Saul Berenson is currently not working with the CIA, Nevins said that he would still have a “central” role in the story. Even though he is in the private sector, his still could be contracted in some way by Carrie or the agency, given his robust knowledge of national security.
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