There is little question that Saul Berenson is a critically important part of the “Homeland” universe. However, he is not going to be anywhere near in the same situation in the season 4 premiere as he was in season 3. He’s not with the CIA anymore, and he will be causing problems due mostly to boredom. Let’s just say that the private sector is not going to be something that suits him very well.
Speaking to TVLine, executive producer Alex Gansa explains that as a result of his feeling somewhat-underutilized, he will try to find a way to bring himself closer to the action. Why? He just doesn’t have that same zeal for life without it:
“The money is good but Saul is an archetypal Washington figure, a guy who’s lived at the center of things for so many years … Now that he finds himself not in that gravitational pull of world events, he misses it desperately.”
Let’s just say that within the first two episodes of season 4, we are going to see Saul find a way to get closer and closer to Carrie and company in the Middle East. Even if he is not with the agency anymore, Claire Danes’ character does know just how useful a person he is to have around. He brings decades of experience, strategy, and much more to the table. Also, we’re not entirely sure that Carrie loves working for Andrew Lockhart, who we saw promoted to the title of Director at the end of season 3.
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