To our anonymous asker… you asked, she answered. Maggie Mathison will be back in Homeland season 8.
Amy Hargreaves: “I’m thrilled to be able to play Maggie again before the show rides off in the sunset.”
She couldn’t say anymore about what Maggie will be up to.
At the end of season 7, Maggie took custody of Carrie’s daughter Franny as Carrie left for a CIA mission in Russia. As we all know, that didn’t end well for Carrie… so we expect that Maggie’s storyline will have plenty of suffering, anger, and nagging (even though she is the most virtuous of all characters).
It’s… um, me, Julie. And the Homeland Spy blog on tumblr is run by Gail and me. Together with Frangi we hunt and analyse Homeland-related spoilers on the internet, which is actually a great source! I don’t want to go into details about our sources or what we know so far because we still hope for more spoilers to come. But I can assure you there will be a time we will post the stuff we know! So I ask you for some patience. And keep connected with us and follow the spy blog!
“Paean to the People” had quite a few Easter eggs for astute watchers. The scene at the Arlington National Cemetery featured several gravestones with crew member names. Not all were visible in the final cut of the episode, but several crew members shared theirs on Instagram (links below).
I think the end gives the writers the chance to set the story in any possible direction. And with a time jump of a year or more, the past is “so long ago” that Carrie can have fully recovered to live a life without limitations and be back at work. It’s not the first time she’s been in a difficult situation, and we know she can control and suppress feelings to just work, which can be helpful to get back on track.
Having survived imprisonment without meds (?) and not taking drastic measures as she get more and more sick shows she stayed strong. She told Franny to come back, which she did.
I’m with you, though. This terrible experience might change her for the better, since she went through the disaster this time by herself.