'Homeland' Season 4 Premiere Recap: Mother Of The Year

October 6, 2014 12:38 PM

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There’s some burning questions to answer about the season premiere of Homeland. Is Carrie blonde or brunette? Did Quinn have to show off his penis again? Did Dana finally tie her goddamn laces? I kid. The real question is - does it look like Homeland will survive without its co-anti hero, Sgt. Nicholas Brody? Spoiler alert for last season - dude bounced around til’ death on the end of a bright red rope in the season finale. Answer? Well, I have a stomach ache after watching the two-episode mega premiere. That’s indicative of the show being in top form! Brody’s gone, but not forgotten. Carrie is as unstable as ever but she seems to have traded in her bipolar condition for a case of postpartum depression. It's postpartum depression that is so bad that she skipped Istanbul and went straight to Afghanistan. Saul is present, and still has his beard. And Quinn has good taste in women. YAY, HOMELAND!

Carrie is running things as the station chief in Kabul, Afghanistan, where she discovers via her birthday cake that she’s referred to as “The Drone Queen.” That sounds like the villain in a 1950s B-Horror movie so yes, I love it. There’s some big to-dos going on. An important member of the Taliban h...

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