Homeland ended its second season with a bang on Sunday – however, it also left its viewers with a barrage of questions. Who was the mole? Did Brody actually know about the bomb in his car? Will Quinn come back in Season 3? Where will the show go now that Brody is a wanted man? What will happen to Brody’s family? In a conference call with reporters on Monday, the show’s executive producers, Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon, answered some of the questions plaguing viewers about the finale as well as about season 3.
When talking about how involved Brody [and his family] will be in season 3, Gansa told TV Line that they are all, “open questions for us right now. We had a much clearer picture of what the first two seasons would be than we do of what the third season would be…. Damian’s involvement and [the actors who fill out Brody's family] is very much up in the air.” The mole also seems like they’ll be sticking around as Gansa suggests, ““our ever-present mole who could have been responsible for moving [Brody's] car to in front of the auditorium.”
When asked about how Brody will be able to stay hidden after his confession video aired on TV and he’s now a wanted terrorist, Gansa replied, “the investigators are going to believe that Brody was actually in his car when it exploded. Plus, Brody does have a head start of a couple of days, and he is privy to Carrie’s best contacts. He has the benefit of that network.”
Gansa also suggested that even though we know Brody is alive, we might not even see him for the entire third season, saying, "I do think that there is value in the fact that he's still alive and still in the world somewhere, even if he doesn't make an appearance in season three. And I'm not saying that's necessarily going to happen. But the fact that he's still alive would mean something to Carrie." Gordon also adds, “Obviously, you can't let the tail wag the dog. All the awards in the world won't give rise to a character or a story that's either run its course or had whatever shelf life it has. As Alex has said, we love this relationship, it's become one of the defining pillars of the show... Whenever the relationship is no longer the center of the show. I think as tempting as it is, and as afraid as we are, you can't let all the awards and acclaim — and Damian's brilliance — dictate the story in terms of where it needs to go."