In case you missed last night’s season two premiere of Showtime’s ‘Homeland’ you can now watch it right here. Sepinwall loved it:
“The Smile” has to lay a lot of groundwork for the new season, including establishing the (timely but fictional) tensions between Israel and Iran, having Walden float the idea of Brody as his running mate and putting the Brody family into a much higher social circle (including the private school where Dana causes trouble at Quaker Meeting). And it does all that ably. But these two scarred human beings are the heart of the show, and “The Smile” was first and foremost about seeing how they’re doing after all they went through a season ago. And on that level, it was terrific.