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TURNCOAT? U.S. marine Nicholas Brody (played by Damian Lewis) is suspected of being an al-Qaeda recruit in the TV series Homeland. © 2012 SHOWTIME NETWORKS, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Spies and traitors

I got into Homeland for local reasons. The action takes place in Washington, D.C., but the Showtime TV series is shot in my state—in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mandy Patinkin, the marvelous actor who was memorable as Inigo Montoya in The Princess Bride (“You killed my father. Prepare to die”), plays Saul Berenson, the mentor to Claire Danes’s lead spy. He’s not only been spotted around Charlotte, he’s made his home there and said nice things about it. As a southerner I find myself beholden to such niceties.

 

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