The "Homeland" Season 2 premiere is only a month away, but to whet your appetite, check out this Season 1 deleted scene (courtesy of ET) in which Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) and Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) are reunited.
The scene, which is on the "Homeland" Season 1 DVD being released on Tues., August 28, takes place three months after Season 1 wound up ending on Showtime. In the clip above, Brody visits Carrie in the psych ward where the fallen C.I.A. agent was admitted for shock therapy in an attempt to overcome her bipolar disorder.
Carrie seems surprised to see Brody at first, but then he asks how she is and says he thought he'd drop by to see how she was getting along. He pulls a chair up to her bedside and, as they smile awkwardly at each other, he compliments her on the slippers her nieces made for her.
Carrie talks about life there -- the ECT treatments, which widen Brody's eyes, and all the pills she's been taking. Basically, "my fun scale ranks with Nuremburg trials," Carrie says.
"Carrie has had, for the first time in her life, the benefit of professional help for her disease," "Homeland" co-executive producer Alex Gansa told HuffPost of what's to come in Season 2. "She will have been in the psych ward for awhile. She will have been in the care of a psychiatrist for six months. She will have undergone a series of these ECT therapies. [The treatment we saw in the Season 1 finale] is not just a one-off ... When we find her as the second season picks up, she will be in a place where she is centered and quiet and together in a way that we haven't seen her before."
Will the ECT treatments affect Carrie's memory, particularly Brody mentioning Issa? Gansa said that topic "will be important, but not in the way people think."
"Homeland" Season 2 premieres Sun., Sept. 30, 10 p.m. ET on Showtime.