Brody's gone off the grid and, jokes "Homeland" show runner Alex Gansa, he's either sporting a serious lumberjack beard right now or has "shaved his head completely." Meanwhile, Saul is the agency's senior guy, and Carrie's love for her man will be put on the back burner by necessity.
Some thoughts on "Homeland's" upcoming season by way of Gansa:
How Season 3 won't open:
"Exonerating Brody will be in the back of Carrie's mind, but as you will see when you tune in to the first couple of episodes, that is not the narrative engine that takes us through the first half of the season. It's there; she hopes to clear Brody at some point. But there's a whole lot more going on in her life than that."
Does that mean we'll be seeing less of Brody?
"Perhaps not as much as we have. You have to understand where he is. He is the most wanted man on the planet. By definition, he's going to be hiding somewhere. And if he's hiding, that limits what he can do."
Does special agent Quinn regret not killing Brody?
"That's a very interesting question. If he hadn't had that last-minute pang of conscience and had actually offed Brody as he was tasked to, a lot of people would still be alive. But Quinn is going to be wrestling with a bunch of things this season — including that."