I knew something would happen. First, I knew Damian Lewis was seen on Homeland set in September.
And then when he heard I was boycotting Homeland because of him in Cheltenham, Damian Lewis told me: “I may have a little surprise for you later on down the line.” So… I have been waiting for that little surprise since… and it came in Episode 7 aptly named “Redux.”
Well, hats off to the writers and the two wonderful actors… the scene was masterly done. It was smart in a way that it could make you believe, just for a brief moment, that Brody was back… Carrie wanted to believe… and I wanted to believe, too… 🙂 Nicholas Brody once again stole the scene, and he made Carrie finally express her true feelings: “I was willing to let you die…” What a heavy baggage for anyone to carry for the rest of her life… It gave me the creeps, but also helped me understand why she could not connect even with her own child. She has such a guilty conscience about what she did to her child’s father.
As a die-hard Brody fan, who even called herself a “Brody widow” several times, what did I feel? Well, I had mixed feelings — felt happy and sad at the same time. I felt happy because the scene was a sweet reminder of the incredible chemistry Brody and Carrie had and put a smile on my face… I felt sad at the same time, because, it is over… And, the real bad news is that I have found myself at the same place that I was almost a year ago… I am still heart-broken. Is this crazy or what? I have talked about closure for a year now, and look at me, that closure has still not arrived.
I MISS Nicholas Brody.
And, thank God, I know for a fact that I am not the only one! Zillions of tweets after the episode attested to the fact that fans missed Brody dearly, and a few minutes of screen time with him was the highlight of this season…
Moreover, it turns out Brody fans were not the only ones that were happy to see him, but also Homeland cast and crew were very happy to see Damian Lewis on the set in Cape Town. The director of the episode, Carl Franklin, told Variety that shooting THE scene was not hard: “They obviously have that strong chemistry and it worked really well,” Franklin said. Lewis’ visit to the set in Cape Town, South Africa was a treat for the cast and crew. It only took one day of shooting to nail the Carrie-Brody reunion scene, but Lewis hung around for an extra day just to watch them work.
Now… we know that Homeland cast and crew adore Damian Lewis and he loves them, too, but we also know Showtime likes Damian Lewis. He is currently shooting a NEW Showtime drama pilot Billions, co-starring Paul Giammatti, Maggie Siff and David Costabile in New York City.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed Billions gets the green light as a Showtime drama series soon, and we get to see Damian in our living rooms, again, every week!