Homeland Season 3 opens during the aftermath of the horrific terror attack that decimated the U.S. intelligence apparatus, and prompted a global manhunt for the world’s most wanted terrorist, Nick Brody. Peter Quinn protests to Saul, on account of Carrie being blamed solely for the Brody and bomb disaster. Peter visits her in a CIA psych ward, where she';s collocated due to her erratic aggression which extends even to him. As the Brody family struggles to live within their means amidst Brody';s terrorist status, Brody himself is in hiding in Caracas, Venezuela, effectively being held prisoner by his captors until Saul';s arrival.
The first episode of season three lags in some areas, but it manages to cram a whole lot of story, duplicity, and action (mostly offscreen) into a single hour of television, which is good enough for me.
The very best TV is almost never about the destination. It's about appreciating the perilous journey taken to get there. And that's something worth remembering as Homeland's writers once again attempt to tiptoe across a crater they themselves created.