So Carrie had one helluva' season opener as she heads into the next episode of Showtime's Homeland, "Catch and Release". Under the cautious eye of the U.S. Government over concerns abiut bow much intel she may have given up during her months in captivity, Carrie (Claire Danes) is tapped by Saul (Mandy Patinkin) to help save the now-falling-apart Afghanistan peace talks.
Unable to trust her own memories let along those around her, Carrie's world explodes even further when she sees her Russian captor Yevgeny Gromov (Costa Ronin) – coming out of the office of the vice-president of Afghanistan?
Think that's confusing to you, imagine how Carrie feels – especially after she finds out that the terms of her release prohibit her from going after him… as you'll see in the following promo and preview clip:
"Homeland" season 8, episode 3 "Catch and Release": Carrie reconnects with an old ally. Tasneem seeks counsel. Saul finds hope.
The final season of HOMELAND finds Carrie Mathison (Danes) recovering from months of brutal confinement in a Russian gulag. Her body is healing, but her memory remains fractured – which is a problem for Saul (Patinkin), now National Security Advisor to the newly ascendant President Warner (Emmy and Golden Globe winner Beau Bridges). The top priority of Warner's young administration is an end to the "forever war" in Afghanistan, and Saul has been dispatched to engage the Taliban in peace negotiations.
But Kabul teems with warlords and mercenaries, zealots and spies – and Saul needs the relationships and expertise that only his protégé can provide. Against medical advice, Saul asks Carrie to walk with him into the lion's den – one last time. Along with Danes and Patinkin, the final season stars Maury Sterling, Linus Roache and Costa Ronin, with Nimrat Kaur and Numan Acar also returning from season four in series regular roles.
Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios for Showtime, Homeland was developed for American television by Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon, and is based on the original Israeli series Prisoners of War by Gideon Raff. Along with Gansa and Gordon, executive producers for season eight include Chip Johannessen, Debora Cahn, Lesli Linka Glatter, Patrick Harbinson, Claire Danes, Michael Klick, Avi Nir, Ran Telem, and Gideon Raff.