“Everyone missed something that day,” says Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin), a CIA operative in response to Carrie Mathison, the agent he recruited and trained played by Claire Danes. We all know the day he’s referring to is September 11, 2001.
Danes is completely absorbing as Carrie, a driven, highly intelligent woman who is single-mindedly obsessed with her work. She’s also suffered from a psychotic disorder since the age of 22 that she’s hiding from the agency.
Damian Lewis is the previously presumed dead marine and instant hero, Nicholas Brody returning home after eight years of captivity in Iraq. Carrie suspects he is the American prisoner of war an Iraqi source informed her has been turned. She may be out of her mind but in this case, she may also be right.