SHOWTIME’s twisty political thriller Homeland is returning for its third season in exactly two months from now, and the network is tormenting fans desperate to know what’s next for Sgt. Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis), now the world’s most wanted terrorist after being framed for a car bombing in season two’s game-changing finale.
The network just released a thirty-second teaser featuring some dialogue from the new season delivered via distorted radio transmission (because a clip from the premiere would have been too easy). I could only make out a few audible phrases, but maybe you’ll fare better.
Got it? All I could make out was the following:
Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin), now the CIA’s new acting director after a devastating bomb blast took out David Estes (David Harewood) and other high-ranking intelligence officials in the season two finale, admitting, “We don’t know where he is,” after being questioned as to Brody’s whereabouts.
And Brody pleading, “Just take me to the next station,” then “Does Carrie know I’m here?”
Other snippets, likely all Brody, included, “I just need to get my strength back,” “No more,” “I can’t say,” “I need my passport,” and “I’m a Muslim,” followed by some muffled Arabic, then “I’ll survive.”
So, what does that tell us, if anything? No really, what? I have absolutely no idea. And our main character, the lovable and completely insane Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes), is nowhere to be seen (or heard, in this case).
Homeland will return on September 29th. Will you be watching, or did the show’s miscellaneous plot twists go too far and send it over the edge from thrilling to ridiculous?