The film is based on the Israeli television series Hatufim by Gideon Raff. This season continues to tell a story of Carrie Mathison working at a foundation to provide aid to Muslims. She must go through the ups and downs because of presidential election when it occurs between election day and inauguration day.
Still, I enjoy the slow scene-setting and anticipate that Homeland's tales of a terror-besieged state will be necessary escapism as we succumb to the coming darkness. It's the calm before the stupid, basically.
Is a counterterrorism spy drama capable of making the kind of meaningful insights its showrunners aspire to make? Frankly, no, at least not without making itself incoherent, as season six threatens to do.
Typically in a long-running series, a character - especially a female protagonist - tends to get her rough sides sanded down. Not Carrie. She still acts as a force for good, but she's stubborn and reckless as always.