The growing consensus among those who saw Anne Hathaway’s brilliant impersonation of Claire Dane’s character in Homeland on SNL last year is that it’s now almost impossible to separate Dane’s cryface from the Hathaway impression. It’s a good cry face (both Hathaway’s and Danes’), and the brand-spanking new season three trailer for Homeland features it in abundance, as a morose Carrie Mathison is clearly bummed about the loss of Brody, who is on the lam after the events of last season.
In fact, everyone in the trailer seems pretty bummed out, especially Saul, whose wife wants a divorce and whose Teddy Bear soulfulness can break stronger men than I. Brody doesn’t appear as though he’s having such a great time, either: He’s shaved his head, he’s wielding a shotgun, he’s suffering from his own shotgun wound, and he, too, has the sads.
Hopefully, it will be a bounce back year, more like season one and less like season seven of 24. The trailer looks great, but man, it is a harsh mellow to your Friday afternoons.
If you need a pick-me up after that, here’s than SNL sketch to get you back in the right frame of mind.
Season three of Homeland arrives on September 29th.