I’ve been looking for an excuse to talk about the new season of Homeland for weeks now, and I guess this is it. Let’s get to the business at hand. Morena Baccarin (who plays Brody’s wife in Homeland) gave birth on Tuesday! In this current season of Homeland, you can really see her pregnancy, although the directors are really trying to hide it. I kind of wonder why they didn’t just write it into the story? She could be carrying Mike’s baby. That would have been a much more interesting storyline than the mess with g—damn Dana. Anyway, Morena’s baby news is interesting because she not only gave birth naturally… she gave birth BREECH and naturally.
It’s a boy! Actress Morena Baccarin and her husband Austin Chick welcomed their first child, a son, on Tuesday, Oct. 22, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.
Born in Glendale, Calif., Julius weighed in at just under eight pounds.
“Julius and his mother are happy and healthy,” the rep adds.
Despite being breech, the Homeland actress successfully delivered her baby boy naturally with the help of Dr. Ronald Wu at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. He is the only doctor in the Los Angeles area who offers expectant mothers the option to birth a breech baby in a hospital.
“I’m so happy I was able to deliver with Dr. Wu,” Baccarin, 34, tells PEOPLE. “Breech delivery is a dying art and he gave me the birth experience I wanted.”
You know how queasy I am about childbirth and such, so this story made me want to vom. No disrespect! In fact, all the respect out there to the ladies who feel this strongly about having a natural childbirth. As soon as I hear the word “breech,” I’m already reaching for the stronger drugs I have in my house. Let’s change the subject.
SPOILERS for Season 3 Homeland…
I kept waiting for the conspiracy theories of Season 2 to come to fruition in the first few episodes. I feel like the writers still have some big cards to play about Brody’s involvement in the Langley bombing, but so far those cards have not been played beyond Carrie’s Senate hearing freak out. I was so disappointed in Carrie for going off her meds, but I was actually enjoying the storyline about Carrie getting better in the psych ward and all of that. But then this week’s episode with the twist ending… okay, was anyone else crying? At first I was just so pleased that the writers had played the audience so beautifully, but then I had the sinking realization of just how far Carrie had taken it so her downfall could be “authentic”. Many were left wondering just when Saul and Carrie had put their plan into place – Homeland’s showrunner discussed the backstory with EW. Apparently, Carrie and Saul decided to “controversialize” Carrie just weeks after the Langley bombing.
As for the continued storylines with the Brody family… Jesus, I couldn’t care less. And that’s no slam on poor Morena – if the writers put some time into making her into something other than a harried mother, that character might be interesting. But as it is now, it feels like that part of the show is a completely different show. Also: Brody in Caracas? Blah. I kind of wanted to see more of that creepy doctor though. Make him a terrorist!
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