We're big fans, but frankly this is a bit worrying - especially in light of last week's episode.

We know that Carrie and Saul know that Brody is a turncoat. A terrorist in US very dapper marine clothing. They have the taped "confession" to prove it. And we're only entering episode 4 of series 2 tonight (RTE2, 9.00pm). So how in the name of Jaysis are they going to stretch it out for another series and a half?!

Showtime president David Nevins said: "The Emmy wins for Homeland have certainly set the stage for a great second season. The writers, cast and crew of Homeland continue to create a remarkably entertaining and suspenseful rollercoaster ride, growing audiences week after week."

Yep, so please don't take the piss out of them.