By the end of Sunday night’s new episode of “Homeland,” it may be fair to say that some jaws are going to hit the floor. The show has already proven that they are wasting no time in getting the story with Carrie off the ground in Lebanon, and we are seeing effectively the same exact thing with Brody as he starts off on his journey to try and become Vice-President of the United States.
So what does one of the show’s stars have to say about some of the surprises that are approaching us hastily? Speaking in an interview with Rolling Stone, Emmy-winner Damian Lewis explains that in many ways, one of the biggest surprises of all is just how this man he plays is going to even be still around by the midway point of the season:
“I think you’re going to be even more staggered by the reveal at the end of episode two – you know, I couldn’t blame you if you thought Brody’s gonna be done by episode six. The walls close in much quicker than you would expect, and from Brody’s perspective, it’s gonna create a season of high level anxiety. Really extreme high level anxiety where, any moment he tries to wrest control for himself and have some sort of control over his life, the rug will be taken from under his feet. That’s kind of Brody’s psychological state.”
Lewis also has an interesting perspective on his character’s conversion into Islam in the series, claiming that Brody’s choices to become a terrorist are not some form of brainwashing done by Abu Nazir, but rather the result of a form of Stockholm Syndrome that he developed where he started to feel some sort of sympathy for his captors, and even ended up starting to rally for his cause. In addition to that, he also cites rage as the other primary contributing factor.
Do you think it is possible that a terrorist could end up becoming Vice-President on this show? If you want to catch a preview for several upcoming episodes, you can do so over at the link here.