'Homeland' Season 4 Premiere: Quinn 'Concerned' For Carrie In New Episodes; Recognizes Negative Behavior In Her [VIDEO]

The Season 4 premiere of Homeland was screened at The Public Theater's Library in New York Thursday night and it appears that there might be some newfound interest between Carrie (Claire Danes) and Quinn (Rupert Friend).

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Danes spoke to TVLine at the premiere event about Carrie and Quinn's relationship. While their relationship might not be romantic in nature, it seems that Quinn might be trying to prevent Carrie from becoming what he was in the past.

"Quinn is eager to get out of the [espionage] business and is recognizing behavior in Carrie that he himself has had in the past as an assassin, and he's concerned for her," Danes explained. "So he trying to jar her into 'consciousness,' but she's reluctant to engage."

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Both Carrie and Quinn will be in the Middle East in Season 4, with Carrie being the new Station Chief in Islamabad, Pakistan and Kabul, Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, Mandy Patinkin, who plays Saul Berenson on the series, spoke to Variety at the premiere event about the overall nature of Homeland and its role in commenting on the geopolitical landscape.

"Our job is not to be reality TV. Our job, if we are doing it right, is to be the poets for the broken world we are living in," Patinkin explained. "What a poet's job, in my opinion, is to literally bring some light, hope and optimism to the darkness. And that's what I hope we do."

Homeland Season 4 is set to kick off Sunday, Oct. 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime. The series will be premiering the first two episodes of the season on the same night.

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