I think one of the things I love about Homeland is how dynamic the characters are and how mental illness doesn’t have to define you.
Carrie is dealing with a mental disorder, she loves her job, but she’s obsessive, goal oriented, and she’s lying to her employers about a condition that could threaten her emotional stability as a CIA officer. But she does her job well. and she’s in love with a man, but he’s a Marine turned terriorist turned double agent and also married.
Brody loves his family, but he has severe PTSD. ontop of that, he lies and he’s sleeping with a CIA agent, but he won’t leave his kids. he turned on the Marines because he was tortured for eight years straight, but he turned on the Al-Queda and became a double agent.
they don’t let one trait define them.