With blows to the head, kidnappings, shots and explosions, the first teaser trailer for Homeland’s fifth season contains a lot of the stuff we’ve come to expect from the high-octane political thriller. But not everything is as it was.
Carrie Mathison has packed in the CIA – and packed up her old life – to move to the German capital of Berlin.
The 30-second clip catches up with her two years after her “ill-fated tenure as Islamabad station chief”, seeing the troubled former agent working in Europe “as the head of security for a German philanthropist.”
She seems at peace with her new life away from the CIA, but former mentor Saul Berenson clearly doesn’t agree with Carrie’s decision…
“You’ve turned your back on your entire life,” Saul says. “What are you atoning for? Keeping America safe? You’re being naive and stupid, something you never were before.”
“I’m not atoning. I’m just trying to do good work,” responds Carrie.
But, as ever in Homeland, there’s more to it than that, with the teaser’s caption reading that the new mum is “struggling to reconcile her guilt and disillusionment with years of working on the front lines in the ‘war on terror.'”
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