Shouting love at the world
Steihm says Carrie is “in a completely different role now that she’s overseas,” but one part of that role won’t be as a mother. Season 4 picks up about six months after the end of Season 3, and the life Carrie has in Pakistan is no place for her love child with Brody. “The baby exists as a marker for her emotionally,” Gansa says.
There’s also Peter Quinn (Rupert Quinn), who Gansa describes as being on the sidelines of Carrie’s life waiting for her to be emotionally available for a relationship with him. “Carrie has a process of grief to go through before she can be open to something like that,” he says. “We’re working on that.”
Gansa says the romantic drama element of “Homeland” will still be in place in Season 4 and that Carrie will still be a very sexual woman, even though he won’t elaborate. He also says that there will be a Season 4 moment that is the equivalent of Carrie and Brody’s weekend getaway.