'Homeland' Season 3: Five Spoilers You Need To Know

September 6th, 2013 3:39pm EDT

Homeland Fans are eagerly waiting for the next riveting season of "Homeland" on Showtime, which will focus on the aftermath of the terror attack at Langley and prompt a massive manhunt for Nick Brody (Damian Lewis).
According to the network, "As Carrie (Claire Danes) and Saul (Mandy Patinkin) begin to pick up the pieces of their shattered professional and personal lives, they are swept up in the political and media firestorm surrounding the terror attack and the subsequent search for Brody’s whereabouts."
Spoiler #1: At the start of season three, Carrie and Saul will be on trial, testifying for the CIA about the terrorist attack. Executive producer Alex Gansa told, "The CIA itself is on trial." The third season will center on "the cost that being an intelligence officer exacts on the people in that career," Gansa added.
Amy Morton will play Erin Kimball, Carrie's CIA appointed attorney.
Check out more spoilers from the upcoming season, which premieres on Sunday, Sept. 29, at 9 p.m. on Showtime...

Spoiler #2: After being framed for the Langley bombing, Brody is on the run. Absent from the first two episodes, when he reappears, his look will be significantly altered.
Brody's disappearance will greatly impact his family, particularly his daughter Dana (Morgan Saylor), who will be featured quite prominently in the first few episodes.
Gansa explained at the Television Critics Association's fall TV previews: "There is so much transpiring on the ground in Washington that Brody's flight from America made it impossible to include that story line in the first couple of episodes."
Lewis explained (via, "He's disappeared into a network, a tunnel system, an exfiltration system that Carrie has affected. He's the most-wanted criminal in the world at this point. He has to lay low. When you do see Brody, hopefully what will be of interest to the audience is: What state will he be in? Is he hidden away securely somewhere or is he lost?"

Spoiler #3: Claire's bipolar disorder will rear its ugly head again, and she will be off her medication. She told Access Hollywood at the Television Critics Association Summer Tour, "Carrie is always sitting on her own personal ticking bomb and it's just an impossible dilemma because she is not great on the meds and she's even worse off of them."
She added, "But there's a really great sweet spot… in the middle of those two states that she's always trying to land on where she's… exceptionally high performing, and we get to enjoy her process of finding that balance."
Danes continued, "It's pretty bleak in the beginning. She's gone off her meds for all sorts of reasons which, I think, she believes strongly in. But it's always a little precarious."

Spoiler #4: Carrie and Peter Quinn (Rupert Friend) won't be hooking up anytime soon. She's still obsessed with Brody and too busy dealing with Saul to think about Quinn in that way. Plus, Quinn may find a romantic interest with a new member on the team, according to E! Online.
However, Carrie and Quinn do find some common ground, notes "There's a mutual respect for someone who takes personal risks for their job," Friend explained. "They're both edgy and go to extremes to get the work done."

Spoiler #5: Carrie and Saul aren't getting along because he does something that Carrie takes as a betrayal. "She does feel a certain level of betrayal," Danes said (via "But they share an enormous and profound amount of guilt and responsibility for this bomb and this loss. Even though they are estranged from each other, they are very deeply connected. They experienced that trauma in a way that no one else has."

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