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, December 4, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
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
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.
Friday, November 22, 2013
The CIA has a operation team setup around a hotel where they believe a terror suspect is staying at the end of episode 8 of season 4. This is the Days Inn Center City on North Tryon Steet in Uptown Charlotte. A place that has really gone down hill the past few years, so I will bet that Homeland filming here was the best thing that happened to this place in a good long while!! While this place is near all the Uptown Charlotte attractions it does not live up to the luxury all around it. Just read the reviews here to get the full story. You can be budget and still be clean!!
As we reach the end of episode 8 of season 3, Carrie sets up a meeting with Franklin to let him know the CIA is onto his firm. Carrie is seen lighting a candle and is asked if she is Orthodox. This location is actually an Orthodox Cathedral - Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral on East Boulevard in Charlotte. The Cathedral was built in 1954 and the property takes up an entire city block. The grounds include the Cathedral, Greek School and Hellenic Center that was completed in 1967. The Greek orthodox community hosts a festival called "Yiasou" ( The Greek work for hello) every fall to celebrate the culture, cuisine and craftsmanship of the Greek community. Yiasou was started in 1978 and has grown to be one of the most popular events in Charlotte every year.
When Mira decides to break up with her love interest and return to Saul in Epsiode 8, she invites him to a bakery for the big news. He, of course, is not to happy. This all takes place on location at the Fourth Ward Bread Company near uptown Charlotte. This bakery is in the same neighborhood as Carie's Condo and other locations used in past episodes. It is nice to have a local place like this for coffee and a bagel to escape all the chain places that have taken over in recent years.
It appears that episode 8 of season 3 made home base near SouthPark Mall in Charlotte. The next scene we see is Leland Bennett as he interviews a new hire and is interrupted by Dar Adal. The restaurant is Del Frisco's a couple of blocks away from the Mall. The restaurant is located in a development called Piedmont Row, which combines upscale restaurants with condos and office space. The food here is good, but is overpriced in my opinion. Who knew you would get a restaurant review in a Homeland blog!