Friday, April 12, 2024

“Homeland” Season 3 Gets All T.S. Eliot: Episode Titles Revealed


“Homeland” comes back to Showtime on September 29th– although who knows if Time Warner subscribers will get to see it since the cable carrier is having its usual fee war, this time with CBS/Showtime. Anyway, the first seven episodes of the Emmy award winning series are out. Episode 7 is titled “Gerontion” after the T.S. Eliot poem that precedes “The Waste Land.”

If the episode actually follows the poem– time shifts, religious observations, a look back over time by an old man (Mandy Patinkin?), then it will be something to behold. Right now I’m worried that the “Homeland” writers don’t have enough ways to keep working Brody (Damian Lewis) back into the story. He’s currently considered dead.

The titles of the first seven episodes are: “Tin Man is Down.” “Uh Oh Ah,” “Tower of David,” “Game On,” “Yoga Play,” “Still Positive,” and “Gerontion.”

Episode 9, still untitled, is being cast right now. The producers are looking for three Navy SEALS “of Middle Eastern descent” but who were raised in America.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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