Tuesday, March 25, 2014

RIP James Rebhorn -- ‘Homeland’ Actor Dies At 65

James Rebhorn, who played Carrie Mathison's Father on Homeland, died on March 21 after battling melanoma he was 65. Rebhorn's agent said in a statement that he had been diagnosed with the cancer in 1992 and was surrounded by his family in his last days.  Rebhorn's character in homeland had the same bipolar disorder as Carrie's character and was frequently shown helping Carrie cope as she struggled to deal with manic episodes. Rebhorn had 40 year carrier as a character actor and his talents will be missed. Our thoughts prayers go out to his family and  friends.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Some Season 4 News

I know everyone was shocked when Brody was killed at the end of season 3!! Could he be back for more? Not according to show producers. Brody will not some how slither out of this one. The show plans a "big reset" for season 4. Read all about it here! This might be the last year we see Homeland in Charlotte, because the tax incentive used to lure the show here expire on January 1, 2015!!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Season 3 Finale

The finale of season three of Homeland wrapped up almost all of the shows existing plot lines- EVEN BRODY"S!!! The downside for me is that there were no new locations for me to introduce to finish up the season. Most of the episode took place on location in Morocco (Serving as Iran) just like the last episode. Saul and Dar have waffles at Walter's Waffles which is really the Circle G Diner on Rozelles Ferry Road in Charlotte. The Circle G has now appeared in all three seasons of Homeland. Use all the search feature of the blog to find other times it has been shown. Well, since this is the last episode of the season the post will probably be fewer and far between, but as news comes out about season 4, I will post it here!!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Brody is the "Big Man in Tehran"

The name of episode eleven of season three is "Big Man in Tehran" and as the title suggests most of the episode takes place at a location outside of Charlotte. Because of the unrest in Syria, the team moved the middle east locations from Israel to Morocco and that is where most of this episode was filmed. Morocco has a film makers incentive program similar to what North Carolina offers to draw film makers to our state. Just one more episode of season three left, so I will post any new Charlotte locations here next week if any are shown.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Brody and Team in the Iraqi Desert

Brody and his team make it to the Iraqi desert near the Iranian border at the beginning of episode ten of season three. These scenes are filmed on location at a private rock quarry outside of Charlotte, NC. This is really the only new location during this episode as most of the time is spent in the desert setting. The other locations are the same as ones used in previous episodes.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Dana's New Job at the Motel

There is only one other location in the 9th episode of season 3 when Carrie takes Brody to see Dana at the Motel where she works. This is the Carolina Country Inn in Mt. Pleasant, NC northeast of Charlotte. This motel is in the same general area as the Airport where Javadi flew back to Iran in a previous episode and was also featured in an ESPN movie called the "The Dale Earnhardt Story" back in 2004.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Brody Recovers and Gets in Shape

Most of episode nine of season three takes place at a CIA training facility where Saul tries to get Brody back into shape for a new mission. The show uses the Gastonia Police Firearms Training Center as the location for these scenes. I would like to thank location manager Karl Golden again for help identifying this location. This has been a busy fall for the firearms training center, not only did they serve as the location for almost the entire episode of Homeland this week , they hosted the 7th Annual World Class Sniper Conference just last month. This is one of the few conferences of its type around the country for law enforcement and military snipers to hone their craft. Here is a link to the story on the conference from a local Charlotte TV station.