For those of you who don’t know, the first episode of the new season of Homeland is available On Demand. It premieres on January 17 but I just couldn’t wait. I had to watch the finale of season 5 beforehand to remember where it left off.
The new season has a promising storyline. Carrie is now in NYC with her daughter. She appears to be running a non-profit organization that assists disenfranchised people. In this episode, Carrie and a lawyer at the organization represent a young Muslim American who is arrested for running a website which allegedly incites violence against the USA. Otto During is somehow involved (perhaps the funder?).
Quinn is alive but appears to have a brain injury. I so hate to see him in this state, to the point where I wished he had died instead. I hope he recovers but that seems unlikely.
Saul seems to be on the outs due to his sympathy for the president-elect. Isn’t it interesting that Homeland cast Elizabeth Marvel from House of Cards in this role? She does have the gravitas to carry it.
Where is this all going? The scenes suggest that Saul is sent abroad on a mission and gets captured. Perhaps that’s orchestrated by Dar, et al.? It’s obvious that Carrie will get dragged back in, probably when Saul is in trouble, or possibly related to her organization’s new client.
I suspect that Quinn believing that someone is watching Carrie will be met with suspicion due to his brain injury, but it will end up being true.