'Homeland' Season 2: 5 Spoilers You Need To Know
August 30th, 2012 2:50pm EDT
"Homeland" season one revolved around U.S. Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis), who turns up 10 years after going missing during the invasion of Baghdad. CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) stopped at nothing to prove he's a traitor - including sleeping with him to gain his trust.
In the final episode, Carrie's erratic behavior results in her getting fired from the intelligence agency, and she is about to have electroshock therapy to manage her bipolar disorder. Just as she's about to go under, she remembers an important key detail. During a night together at her family's cabin in the woods, Brody mentioned the name Issa - who happens to be the dead son of terrorist Abu Nasir and Brody's former charge.
So what happens in season 2? There are several interesting developments. Check out some spoilers...
1) There will be a time jump. Executive producer Alex Gansa told E! News earlier this summer, "By jumping some time, we're going to be able to put our characters in different places than they have been this season." He added, "There will be a reset, probably after a jump in time, and both [Carrie and Brody] will be in very different places than they are now."
It's since been confirmed that the season will pick up after Carrie has been in the psych ward for about six months. She will have gone through a series of electroshock treatments, according to the Huffington Post.
2) Carrie is no longer a CIA agent. Zap2It.com reports that Carrie is a professor and spends her time grading papers until the agency approaches her to do a three-day undercover mission in Beirut. The first two episodes take place there. Carrie goes back in the field as a brunette with colored contact lenses. According to showrunner Howard Gordon, the episodes were actually filmed in Israel.
3) As the season opens, Brody is a congressman, filling a seat that was unexpectedly vacated. The governor approached him to take the position temporarily until the election, according to the Huffington Post. The trailer for season 2 shows Brody still practicing his Islamic faith. In one scene he gently places down a copy of The Holy Qur'an.
4) Executive producer Gansa revealed to E! News that like season one, season two will focus on the Carrie-Brody relationship. He said, "The reason why we decided not to kill Brody off in the finale is because that relationship hasn't run its course yet. That's what we always come back to—whenever we can intersect those two characters, that's when we feel most alive as writers, that's when the series really soars."
5) During the TCAs, Showtime's president of Entertainment David Nevins teased that there could be unexpected deaths in season 2. "Anybody can go at any time. Absolutely, it's always a possibility," he confessed (TVGuide.com).
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