It’s that time of the week again…
“Homeland” returned to the small screen for another installment on Sunday. Fans tuned in to see what was to befall on Brody and they got an eyeful of juicy CIA drama.
Nick Brody (Damian Lewis) is now in custody, and Sunday’s episode took viewers from start to finish of his interrogation. Things got messy and both Damian and his costar Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison handled the intense encounter with the poise and expertise that their devoted fanbase has come to expect.
Previously, in an interview featured in November’s GQ, Lewis hinted that he enjoyed playing a badass on screen, telling the gentlemen’s interest glossy that Bordy was “a lot of fun to play.” But maybe that’s because he’s just so freakin’ good at it.
During the episode, Brody was able to wiggle his way out of trouble yet again.
The traditional good cop, bad cop exchange went down in the interrogation room with the show’s new addition Peter Quinn (Rupert Friend, Keira Knightley’s ex) having the first go. The analyst took “bad cop” to a new extreme, stabbing Brody in the hand.
Enter Carrie to sweeten things up. The CIA vixen is able woo the prisoner of war-turned-terrorist into admitting that there was an attack on the US planned.
With another solid co-performance as proof, some are calling the Danes-Lewis on screen chemistry the best thing since Julia Roberts and Richard Gere in Pretty Woman. And by “some people,” I mean me…
But Lewis writes it off his foolishly good ability merely as a fluke…the best fluke so far of his career.
“I know it looks like I'm thinking deep thoughts on the show," he says in the interview, "but I'm probably just trying to remember my next line."
Brody is able to walk in the episode, giving up the names of Abu Nazir’s network. He agrees to help the CIA stop the attack in order to avoid a defaming public trial.
Meanwhile, fans were left picking up the pieces of their brains that exploded throughout the hour of television gold.
“Homeland” airs Sundays at 10/9 c on Showtime.