'Homeland': Another call of duty for Brody

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homeland-personal.jpg "Homeland" somehow manages to surprise us every week, so we're not even going to attempt to prognosticate where things will end up when all is said and done on Sunday's (Dec. 4) upcoming episode.

But two new clips from the upcoming show do offer tantalizing peeks at where we'll start out. In the first, Brody ( Damian Lewis) calls Carrie ( Claire Danes) and asks her to meet. Knowing what we now know about Brody (wink wink) we have to think he's assuming he can play her like a piano. Still, we're not convinced that special agent Mathison is so easily fooled:



In the second, as expected, political fame knocks on Brody's door in the form of the vice president, who asks the returned war hero to run for office in a special election to replace a disgraced Congressman. Will Brody, as instructed by his handlers, jump into politics as a sort of Manchurian (or al Qaeda-ian candidate)? We'll find out Sunday:




One note: Being a military brat, I was curious about whether or not active duty military personnel -- which Brody is -- can legally run for office. According to my quick Google search, the answer is no. An active duty soldier or Marine or sailor can not run for elective office, although he or she could serve if appointed by the president with the "advice and consent" of the Senate. Brody could, however, run for the local school board -- as long as he's not engaging in any partisan activities. But we're sure the creative team has thought of that.
Photo/Video credit: Showtime