'Homeland' showrunner explains that shocking premiere scene

October 6, 2014 12:42 PM

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'Homeland' showrunner explains that shocking premiere scene

Homeland hit the reset button Sunday night with a gripping season 4 premiere that was squarely focused on Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) in her new role as CIA’s station chief in Kabul. Though Brody is gone, the memory of Carrie’s departed lover haunted the action as she struggled to cope with a drone bombing that went terribly wrong and deal with her rather severe detachment to her baby, now being raised by her sister back in the States. Below, showruner Alex Gansa takes our burning questions about the premiere, including that shocking bathtub scene.

EW: Carrie was riveting yet scary in these first two hours. Aside from one scene we’ll get to in a moment, she seems very stable and capable, yet also cold and selfish and sort of a terrible person. Is it because she’s emotionally shut down after Brody? ALEX GANSA: I think that’s exactly right. What...

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