If you haven’t watched the first three seasons, I’m afraid I’ve just screwed you royally. But I promise no weekly spoilers in this article though.

Here we are watching the 2-hour premier for the 4th installation of this originally Israeli series. And someone is missing. But is he? Between you and I, the show is going to be just fine, and so are you.

So what’s left without big red? Well plenty, it seems. Carrie’s got plenty on her plate and the season opens with just about every character in disarray. I’ll let you watch or read the vulture article to catch you up, but suffice to say there’s going to be plenty, including the unfolding of an interesting (if not initially non-threatening character) emergence.

Homeland Season 4 Premiere Recap: Bad Mom — Vulture.