Homeland: Watch the First Episode Before It Airs
09.30.11 by REELZ
One of the new series this fall that's got our interest piqued is Showtime's Homeland. Claire Danes stars as maverick CIA agent who becomes convinced that a rescued U.S. soldier (Damien Lewis) is part of an Al Qaeda conspiracy. Trouble is, she has a history of mental illness and is not exactly on solid ground with the agency.
As a special offering, Showtime has given us the premiere episode to share with you before its October 2nd debut on the network.
Maverick CIA agent Carrie Mathison doesn't like playing by the rules. Haunted by her failure to anticipate the 9/11 attacks, she is determined to ward off further terrorism against U.S. targets, almost at any cost. She is already skating on thin ice within the CIA after a disastrous attempt to get information from a condemned Iraqi source sparks a diplomatic crisis. But Carrie was able to get a small piece of unsettling secret intelligence from her source before he died, and she is convinced it has alarming significance to the return of MIA Sgt. Nicholas Brody. The crucial question is, is Carrie's conviction based on fact or is it the product of a delusional obsession?