"She's in a very bleak, dark place. She lost 217 of her peers and feels responsible," Claire Danes says of her CIA analyst character, Carrie. It doesn't help that her lover, Brody (Damian Lewis), is on the lam and she and her mentor, Saul (Mandy Pantinkin), are on the outs. Then there's the fact that she's off her meds: "Carrie is always sitting on her own personal ticking bomb. It's am impossible dilemma: She is not great on the meds and she's even worse off," says Danes.