New episodes of 'Homeland' are just around the corner! With season four of the hit CIA Showtime thriller premiering on October 5, more details regarding the cast and plot points are coming out each day. However, last week brought fans the most exciting thing they could wish for: a season four teaser trailer.

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It may only be a minute long, but it's as heart racing as Homeland always is. The trailer cuts to various scenes from the upcoming season, including Claire Danes reprising her role as Carrie Mathison in her new position as station chief of CIA. You see her stationed in Pakistan on the frontlines of war, and you've also got a familar shot of her downing some prescription meds with wine. Some things never change. Most notably? Carrie is seen sitting on her bed beside a picture of her and her newborn baby. Last we saw at the end of 'Homeland's season three, Carrie was eight months pregnant when her father offered to take care of the child as she worked overseas. Sadly, the actor who played her father, James Rebhorn, passed away last March from melanoma. The show plans to honor the actor but hasn't said how yet.

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As far as the other cast members go in the trailer, you can find Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin) in a position of importance, telling Carrie "Happy hunting" as the clip concludes. Though his appearance is brief, it's safe to assume that his impact on the season won't lessen from the previous ones. Rupert Friend, on the other hand, is back as the super badass Pete Quinn, and he's level of awesome is definitely going to be turned up a notch. Seen shirtless and choking Dar Adal, shooting a gun at somebody at point blank range, and asking Carrie, "What the hell is wrong with you?," there's going to be plenty of conflict surrounding one of Homeland's most intriguing characters.

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