Even though I love to hate on Dana, I agree that Morgan Saylor is excellent in the role, and the writers are ultimately to blame for my frustrations with the character. At her best, she's a moral compass for the show. At her worst she's an afternoon special. As much as I abhor the teen sexting trope, coupled with the scene of her taking down the posters in her room, the show has an opportunity to treat a girl's transformation into a woman realistically. Plenty of kids who don't have AWOL military fathers-turned-terrorist send out nudie pics, so to suggest that it is some horrible symptom of the tough circumstances Dana is facing feels a little lazy. Hopefully the writers can manage to withhold the judgement, and let Dana grow up a bit for the better. Either way, grandma is showing herself to be a far more annoying character.
Between the Brody family dramz, the thriller spy stuff and all the political undertones, "Homeland" has a lot on its plate. Here's hoping it cooks up something good.