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Homeland: Carrie refuses to stand down in emotional season 6 teaser

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Carrie (Claire Danes) is back in her homeland — and Homeland‘s going back to basics.

In the sixth season of Showtime’s thriller, Carrie leaves Berlin behind and moves to New York several months later, where she takes a job at a foundation that aids Muslims in the U.S. At the same time, the country is undergoing a dramatic change of its own: After Election Day, the first female President-Elect Elizabeth Keane (House of Cards‘ Elizabeth Marvel) will have to transition to her new role before her inauguration. 

But as glimpsed in the trailer above, set to an eerie cover of Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight,” trouble finds Carrie again. After all, Saul (Mandy Patinkin) and Dar Adal (F. Murray Abraham) are brooding and plotting something-or-other over drinks, while Otto Düring (Sebastian Koch), Carrie’s boss from season 5, remains in the picture. Most tantalizingly, there’s a shot of an open blue eye under a flashlight — an eye that might just be Peter Quinn’s (Rupert Friend). Quinn will be back after surviving sarin gas — but will he catch a break?

And will Carrie ever be okay? Shots of pills, guns, soldiers, and prisoners offer a pessimistic answer, but maybe Carrie wants to face trouble again. “I don’t think you understand how vulnerable you are,” Dar warns her in the trailer. “I don’t think you do,” she responds. 

Homeland returns Jan. 15, 2017, at 9 p.m. ET on Showtime.