Homeland Season 2 Premiere Scoop
Originally posted on TVLine:
When last we tuned into the electric first season of Showtime’s Homeland, Marine Sgt. and recovered POW Nicholas Brody (played by Damian Lewis) set out on a mission to avenge the drone strike that killed most wanted terrorist Abu Nazir’s young son Issa, with whom Brody grew close during captivity. Brody, however, at first failed, and then opted not to, pull the trigger on the suicide vest that would have killed Vice President Walden and his cabinet.
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Confronted about his inaction, Brody likely saved his own life by selling Nazir on the notion of exacting change by affecting United States foreign policy from the inside, as a soon-to-be-congressman. But as Season 2 opens tonight at 10/9c — with six months having passed, and after six Emmys landed on the acclaimed drama’s mantel — it becomes apparent that Nazir has grown impatient. In other words, the deal is off.
“That’s a good way of putting it,” showrunner Alex Gansa tells TVLine. “Brody and Nazir made this sort of pact with each other, that Brody would not actually be involved in any overt terrorists attacks…. That’s been the détente between them. And that’s where the season opens, as that détente begins to break down.” Echoes exec producer Howard Gordon, “Brody’s pitch to Abu Nazir may not have been enough.”