HOMELAND Episode 203 – “State of Independence” Fresh from her adventures in Beirut, a restless Carrie prepares for what she hopes will be a triumphant return to the CIA. Meanwhile, Brody learns that the Gettysburg bombmaker is on a terrorist watch list and in danger of imminent discovery. With no time to lose, Brody attempts a last-minute exfiltration. And Jessica takes risks of her own as she steps into the political limelight.Written by Alexander Cary Directed by Lodge Kerrigan (SOURCE: Showtime)
The scene above literally made me cry, not specifically because of what was happening but what happened in the lead-up to this moment and what the ramifications of it could be. It was truly illustrative of the very best of what Homeland offers, which I must fess up are the scenes in which both Carrie (Claire Danes) and Saul (Mandy Patinkin) are featured in the same frame. Do not miss Homeland episode 3!
‘HOMELAND’: WHAT NOW?! SPOILER!
... Now that Saul has found Brody’s confession tape (!!) where does that leave us?
Homeland EP executive producer Howard Gordon previewed the next steps (in Homeland) “[Saul] comes back to let everybody know — and let Carrie know, in particular — that what drove her to her breakdown was wrong and that she was actually right,” he says.
“The second season doesn’t really begin until episode 3. Episodes 1 and 2 were, in a way, a preamble to the rest of the season.”
Says Gordon. “The trick is finding these two characters who are in such wildly different places — Carrie’s character having had a breakdown and Brody on his political rise — and finding a way to get them back together again, which I think you begin to intimate how that might happen.”
Also next week? There’s blood on someone’s hands (literally), Jessica gets a chance to shine, and Saul once again wows by being two steps ahead of his peers and the audience.
SOURCE: EW InsideTV