Mandy Patinkin ‘Broke Down In Tears’ Over ‘Homeland’ Plot Twist

Mandy Patinkin, who plays Saul Berenson in Homeland, the hit Showtime series, said he “broke down in tears” when he read the the plot twist in the fourth episode of this season’s show.

Patinkin gave an interview to CBS This Morning. He told them that he specifically asks the writers on the show not to tell him what’s happening in upcoming episodes:

“(The writers) blow me away. When I read what happened in the fourth episode which was aired this past Sunday, I’m a very emotional person…I couldn’t get over the creativity of the writing team. I mean, I read that…I couldn’t believe what they’d done,” he said.

Mandy Patinkin then spoke about what has attracted him to Homeland in the first place, commenting that the special father-daughter relationship between Carrie and Saul is so powerful:

“I felt a great deal for someone struggling with bipolar issues in the midst of trying to manoeuvre the world toward peace, if possible… and the writers, their ’24,’ sit-on-the-edge-of-your-seat business. But it really grew as it went along,” he added.

Patinkin went on to discuss the fact that he became emotionally involved with his character in the show:

I could see immediately the potential for it, but as I became more involved with it, the nerve it touched for me was the lost art of listening that I feel we suffer from everywhere in our country and our Congress, the world at large. I think it asks us on a family level — both the family of Saul, the Brody family, Saul and Carrie, the FBI, the people of the United States of America, the people of the world — to try to learn to listen to each other again.

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